ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Since Disney became the biggest thing to impact our childhoods decades ago, the House of Mouse has been churning out child actors like there's no tomorrow. Yet, while we may recognize the following stars for their signature Disney TV series, did you know that they appeared in the studio's shows way before getting their big break?

Take a look at the Disney stars's first ever appearances:

1. Victoria Justice in 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody'

As Rebecca in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Victoria Justice only appears in one episode and gives Cody his first kiss. Later, she became known for her role of Lola Martinez in Zoey 101 and Tori Vega on Victorious.

2. Demi Lovato in 'As The Bell Rings'

Before she became the star of Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance, Demi was gracing our small screens as Charlotte Adams in As The Bell Rings between 2007 and 2008.

3. Yara Shahidi in 'Wizards of Waverley Place'

Today Yara Shahidi is best known for her role on Black-ish. Yet, it turns out she actually made her Disney Channel debut way back on an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place.

4. Selena Gomez in 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody'

Yep, back before we even knew who she was and she became the household name that she is today, little Selena was also sassing it up on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody in 2006.

5. Sabrina Carpenter in 'Austin & Ally'

Although we know her as Maya Hart from Girl Meets World, Sabrina Carpenter actually appeared in a brief cameo in Austin & Ally in 2013.

6. Zendaya in 'A.N.T. Farm'

Zendaya rose to fame on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up, where she landed the role of Rocky Blue. Yet earlier in 2012, she had actually appeared in one episode of A.N.T. Farm, another Disney show about a musical prodigy at a local high school.

7. Miley Cyrus in 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody'

Before she went full-throttle into Hannah Montana mode, Miley actually appeared in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody at the beginning of it all -- a fact that some people might forget.

Can you think of any other stars that had Disney roles before their big Disney Channel break?


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