Raven-Symoné and Zendaya are not only two of Hollywood’s most iconic faces, they’re also two of the biggest stars to debut on Disney Channel. However, they are not the only ones.
Here are 16 Black celebrities you probably didn’t know started with Disney:
Nia Long played Darla Perkins in the Disney TV movie in her first role. BRAT Patrolpremiered as part of Disney’s Wonderful World.
Before acting on Nickelodeon Right Jackson, vice presidentKeke Palmer played a major role in the double Dutch DCOM Jump. He also made a pilot movie for a Disney Channel series called. Keke & Jamalbut not received.
at the age of 12 Bel Air actor Coco Jones competed in Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing music competition. He signed with Disney’s record label (Hollywood Records) and made guest appearances on two of their shows (Good luck Charlie and random) and in a musical DCOM (let you shine). He was promised a sequel and his own series, but those plans never came to fruition.
before that Riverdale Back in the days, Vanessa Morgan starred in three DCOMs — Spy Harriet: Blog Wars, My Babysitter Is A Vampireand Geek Fascinating. He also starred in the Disney Channel series. My Babysitter Is A Vampire (a spin-off of the movie) and had a recurring role. ant farm.
One of Chloe Bailey’s first roles was as a choir member. let you shine. He also guest-starred in one episode as himself. Austin and Ally.
Halle Bailey appeared alongside her sister. let you shine and Austin and Ally. She is set to play her first lead role in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation. The Little Mermaid.
Before exit role in BET to be Mary JaneRaven Goodwin had a recurring role as Ivy Wentz. Good luck Charlie.
Trevor Jackson’s first professional role was as Young Simba on Disney’s national tour. Lion King musical at 8 years old. One of her first major TV roles was as Kris McDuffy in DCOM. let you shine. He also appeared as a guest actor. Austin and Ally.
Before starring on Nickelodeon Zoey 101Christopher Massey had a guest ad This is so raven with her younger brother Kyle.
Walking Dead actor Sydney Park made her on-screen debut as the recurring character Sydney. This is so raven.
Now known for Freeforms Fosters and ABCs grand hotelChris Warren first appeared as Zeke Baylor. High School Musical trilogy
Before booking a lead role in a Nickelodeon series big time RushTanya Chisholm played a small role High School Musical 2.
Twitch streamer/influencer/entrepreneur Khleo Thomas had first roles in two Disney movies: holes and Going to Mat.
The first main TV role Kyla Pratt booked was the voice of Penny Proud. Proud Family. He repeated his role The Proud Family: Higher and Prouder.
En Vogue member Rhona Bennett started out as a member of Vogue. Brand New Mickey Mouse Club.
And finally, one of Jordan Fisher’s first big screen roles was as Seacat in the musical DCOMs. Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach Movie 2. He also had a recurring role. Liv and Maddie. More recently, he voiced Robaire in the Pixar movie. Turning Red.
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