The twins would also appear together in several movies, including the Adam Sandler comedy Big Daddy. In 2000, however, Cole went it alone to portray the son of David Schwimmer’s character, Ross, in Friends; he followed that up with a small role in That ’70s Show.
Then, in 2005 the boys began to appear in the show that would make them stars: Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. There, the Sprouses played mischievous twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin, who lived in Boston’s Tipton Hotel. And The Suite Life of Zack & Cody was a big success; it even received three Emmy Awards nods.
In 2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody eventually came to an end, although that wouldn’t be the last that the public saw of its twin leads. That’s because Cole and Dylan went on to star in spinoff The Suite Life on Deck. This time, the show – which ran until 2011 – followed the fictional characters aboard the SS Tipton.