10 Of Our Favorite Disney Channel Sidekicks: Where Are They Now?

Selena Gomez went on to be an international pop star with hits like “Good For You” and “Come and Get It.” Demi Lovato is also a successful singer, currently on tour with her bestie Nick Jonas. And, Miley Cyrus, forever making waves by twerking on Robin Thicke or having tension with Nicki MinajBesides their post-Disney Channel success, Selena, Demi and Miley have even more in common, they began their careers as teenage actresses starring in their own shows, Wizards of Waverly PlaceSonny With a Chance, and Hannah Montana respectively. But what about the actors who supported them along the way?

Have you ever wondered what happened to your favorite Disney Channel sidekicks? The Harper Finkle’s and Keely Teslow’s of the world? Well, you’re not alone, because we did, too. While some of them are still hard at work pursuing acting careers, others became stay-at-home moms, and some appear to run really awesome, selfie-driven Instagram accounts with 75K followers. Hey, to each his own.

Here is what 10 of your favorite Disney Channel sidekicks are up to now.

1
Tiffany Thornton in Sonny With a Chance
Disney / Wenn
Disney / Wenn
Since co-starring as Demi Lovato's on-screen bestie/nemesis on Sonny With a Chance, and then reprising her role in the spin-off series So Random! in 2012,Tiffany Thornton hasn't done much acting. Most recently, Tiff voiced a character in the animated series Muertoons, opposite Demi Lovato's little sister Madison De la Garza. The former Disney actress is a mom to two boys and most unfortunately, lost her husband in a car accident in December.
2
Jennifer Stone in Wizards of Waverly Place
Disney / Wenn
Disney / Wenn
Jennifer Stone played Alex Russo's right-hand girl, Harper, and one of the only people in the "real world" who knew of the Russo family's secret magical identity. Once Wizards of Waverly Place ended, Jennifer played the role of babysitter in the TV series Deadtime Stories from 2013-2014. According to IMDB, she is currently filming The Perfect Night, starring as the main character, Sloane.
3
Emily Osment in Hannah Montana
Disney / Wenn
Disney / Wenn
Emily Osment used to play Miley Cyrus' on-screen BFF in Hannah Montana, but now that Miley has left TV to pursue her music career full-time, she's the only actress left in this duo. For the past two years, Emily has been fronting her own Free Form series Young and Hungry, as the eager and hilarious cook Gabi Diamond.
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4
Mitchel Musso in Hannah Montana
Disney / Wenn
Disney / Wenn
From 2006 to 2011, Mitchel Musso was known as Oliver Oaken, Miley Cyrus' other on-screen best friend. Directly after Hannah Montana ended, he starred in his own Disney XD show, Pair of Kings, but the gig was short-lived. Since then, he's stuck with the Disney Channel, continuing to voice the character of Jeremy in Phineas and Ferb until the series ended in 2015. His most recent project is a 2016 film called CHARACTERz, a comedy about costumed mascots at an amusement park.
5
Raven Goodwin in Good Luck Charlie
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From 2010-2014, we lived off of every word of Raven Goodwin's Good Luck Charlie character, Ivy. Why? She was indubitably sassy, she called it like she saw it, and she had a way of capturing our hearts with her hilariously truthful insight. Since ceasing to play Teddy Duncan's faithful sidekick on Disney, Raven has portrayed Niecey on BET's Being Mary Jane.
6
A.J. Trauth in Even Stevens
Disney / Instagram
Disney / Instagram
Some may argue that A J Trauth's Even Stevens character Twitty was the OG Disney sidekick. Since the show ended in 2003, AJ has guest starred on a slew of shows like CSI7th HeavenKim PossibleReba, and House, but most recently, the Disney sidekick alum filmed a movie called Camp Cool Kids, in which he co-stars alongside Leigh-Allyn Baker, the mom from Good Luck Charlie. Bet they shot the breeze about the good ol' Disney days, don't you think?!
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7
Lalaine in Lizzie McGuire
Disney / Wenn
Disney / Wenn
Woah, Miranda! What happened to your scrunchie and pink, braided hair extensions?! These days, Lalaine is filming One Night Alone, a movie about online dating. She also appeared in Easy A in 2010, and starred in her own YouTube series called Off the Clock from 2009 to 2013. Also, let us never forget she pled guilty to possession of crystal meth in 2007, though it has been since removed from her record since she completed treatment.
8
Margo Harshman in Even Stevens
Disney / Wenn
Disney / Wenn
Let's just put this out there right now: Tawny and Louis were the OTP. She was always down to play along with his hi-jinks, even if she didn't always agree. These days, the real Tawny Greene, AKA Margo Harshman plays Deliliah Fielding on NCISShe's also appeared on CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationBonesThe Big Bang Theory, House, Grey's Anatomy, and Modern Family.
9
Aly Michalka in Phil of the Future
Disney / Wenn
Disney / Wenn
Keely and Phil from 2004's Phil of the Future taught me the meaning of "shipping" an on-screen relationship. While the unlikely duo never quite got together before the program ended, we'll never forget the quirkiness of Keely Teslow all the same, and just how perfect she was as Phil's best friend. Aly Michalka hit a major stride with her band Aly & AJ around 2008 before rebranding her musical endeavors with her sister, AJ, as Violet79 in 2010 and departing from Disney's record company Hollywood Records. But that name change didn't last long, as the sisters began making music under the moniker Aly & AJ again in 2015. They are currently working on their comeback album.
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10
Matthew Timmons in The Suite Life on Deck
Disney / Instagram
Disney / Instagram
My, Woody, how you have changed! Matthew Timmons, best known for his dorky role on The Suite Life on Deck as the Sprouse twins' on-screen best mate, hasn't acted since appearing in the Disney show Jessie in 2013. While we're not entirely sure what Matthew does now, it's undeniable that he has grown out his hair and posts tons of fashionable Instagram selfies. He's also very active on Snapchat and isn't opposed to occasionally posting a throwback to his past life as a Disney Channel star.

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