If the Disney Channel has proven one thing over the years, it’s that the network is a pro at finding the next big thing. In fact, dozens of A-list celebrities from Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling to Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have gotten their start on the Disney Channel.
Whether they’ve gone on to pursue acting, singing, or both, there’s no denying that the Disney Channel has a knack for introducing us to young stars who go on to do great things. And now, there’s a whole new generation of Disney actors who are poised for major success. But which of them will follow in the heels of an Ariana Grande or Miley Cyrus and truly break big?
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best and brightest who are currently taking The Disney Channel by storm (and added a few notable alums whose series only recently wrapped up). Now, it’s up to you to vote for which Disney Channel star you think will have the biggest breakout success.
Of course, the choice is far from easy — particularly since so many young stars on our list are already making a name for themselves outside of Disney.
Take for instance, Zendaya: Thanks to her role on KC Undercover, and her strong fashion game on the red carpet, Zendaya has amassed over 8 million followers on Twitter alone. Up next, she’ll be turning her sights on taking the big screen by storm when she co-stars opposite Tom Holland in Marvel’s highly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Zendaya isn’t the only Disney Channel star set to take the big screen by storm, though. Bunk’d and Jessie star Karan Brar is set to share the silver screen with action star Scott Eastwood in 2018’s Pacific Rim: Uprising.
Brar’s fellow Jessie co-star, Cameron Boyce is gearing up to have a pretty exciting summer, too. The actor will be reprising his role as Carlos in the highly anticipated musical sequel, Descendants 2, alongside fellow notable Disney Channel star, Dove Cameron.
Cameron, meanwhile, has also been keeping pretty busy these days. On top of delivering an unforgettable performance as Amber in NBC’s live production of Hairspray, the Liv and Maddie alum recently revealed to her 1.9 million Twitter followers that she’s planning on releasing solo music soon.
Of course, we can’t forget about recent Disney star Sabrina Carpenter, who is focusing a lot of her attention on her music career. In fact, the talented actress is currently on tour!
And if there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about touring, it’s Austin & Ally’s, Ross Lynch. The 21-year-old, who has amassed over 2.6 million followers on Twitter, has found success making music as part of the band, R5. Up next, Lynch will pull a 180 when he stars in My Friend Dahmer. Lynch is set to play serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, in the upcoming biopic.
Now that we’ve highlighted a few of the awesome projects some of our favorites have in store for their fans, the time has come for you cast your vote for which Disney Channel star you think will be the next to break out in a big way! Once you’re done voting, remember to hit the comments below and let us know who you picked and why.
Voting closes August 15.