Oh Disney Channel. You always offer us the best in wholesome entertainment. The whole family can enjoy your shows together. Crime is rampant in the world today and in a world gone wrong, we can always depend on the Disney Channel to make things feel alright.
Well, except for the fact that a lot of folks who starred on the Disney Channel wound up being criminals. Okay, maybe that was an exaggeration, and I do apologize, but still, there is no way around the fact that a fair amount of folks that appeared on the Disney channel ended up being arrested. Most of them were for relatively minor issues, but still, an arrest is an arrest.
So, which of these fresh-faced stars of your childhood ended up being the guy that broke into your car in your driveway while you were sleeping? You will have to read on to find out. Because the child star of yesterday sometimes turns into the meth-head of tomorrow.
Here is TheRichest’s list of 15 Disney Channel Stars Who Were Arrested.
15. Kirsten Storms – Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
Kirsten came to fame as the star of the Disney movie Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, and has appeared in numerous soap operas over the years. She is now married and has a baby. Back in 2007, though, she was popped for having a DUI after blowing a 0.13. She was placed on three year’s probation.
14. Shia LaBeouf – Even Stevens
We all know about Shia. It seems like he gets arrested every time he steps out of the house. He has been charged with a whole bunch of things over the years, and it doesn’t seem like that is going to stop anytime soon. It isn’t that Shia seems like a bad guy, he just appears to be totally insane. His latest arrest was for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass at a theater in New York where he seemed drunk and was acting very oddly.
13. Lalaine – Lizzie McGuire
Most of us know Lalaine for being Lizzie McGuire’s best pal. What most of us don’t know is that she was arrested for possession of crystal meth back in 2008. She completed drug treatment and the charge was removed from her record. She hasn’t been very active in the entertainment world over the past 10 years.
12. Dutch Elijah Whitlock – High School Musical
Whitlock had a small role in High School Musical- he was the “Dude, I play the cello!” guy. He was arrested in Utah for robbing a pizza place while armed with a gun . It wasn’t too hard for the Po-Po to figure out who did it, as Whitlock was a former employee of the joint. Dude. Not too smart.
11. Orlando Brown – That’s So Raven
Brown, one of the stars of That’s so Raven, has had a whole raft of legal problems since his time on the show. He was arrested for possessing marijuana, then was arrested for a DWI. He then kept missing court appearances and was arrested a few more times because of that. He was recently arrested for disturbing the peace and public intoxication after showing up at a woman’s apartment and threatening to kill her. He hasn’t acted much lately. We wonder why…
10. Jason Weaver – Smart Guy
This next incident is something that you certainly don’t want to be arrested for. Weaver, the star of Smart Guy, was arrested in Atlanta for urinating and defecating on someone’s lawn. “Hello police? I think a guy that I used to watch on the Disney channel is pooping on my lawn right now.” Not a good look Jason. Not at all.
9. Ryan Merriman – Smart House and The Luck of the Irish
Ryan has not only appeared in a couple of Disney shows, he has been in a lot of other things as well, including Pretty Little Liars and the movie Final Destination 3. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI in Newport Beach California in 2011.
8. Brian Bonsall – Blank Check
Okay, what the heck happened to Brian? While he appeared on the Disney show Blank Check, he is most well known for playing Andy Keaton on the ridiculously popular TV show Family Ties. Since then Brian has spent his time collecting really bad tattoos and has been arrested for two DUIs and for assaulting his girlfriend. He has said he does not wish to return to acting. Really Brian? Because I’m sure if you did you would be a huge success. Umm. Right.
7. Anneliese van der Pol – That’s So Raven
Anneliese broke through on the show That’s So Raven, but has continued on to a very successful career in Broadway where she continues to thrive. One thing I’m sure she would like to forget, though, is her arrest for DUI after driving with a 0.19, which for those of you who don’t know, means she was really, really drunk. She was arrested after driving into a parked car.
6. Omar Gooding – Smart Guy
It must be frustrating being an actor and the younger brother of Cuba Gooding Jr. It must be even more frustrating if you also get arrested for a DUI, which happened to Omar, who starred in Smart Guy, in 2013. Omar continues to get work in movies and as a voice actor.
5. David Henrie – Wizards of Waverly Place
David not only starred in the Wizards of Waverly Place, but also played the son of Ted Mosby in the ridiculously popular How I Met Your Mother. He was arrested in 2010 for challenging someone to a fight. It supposedly was in self defense and was all a big misunderstanding. No charges were filed. It almost makes us feel bad for putting David on the list but still, he was arrested after all.
4. Phil Lewis – The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
This one is a little odd, as it worked in reverse. Most of these people were stars on Disney, then arrested afterwards. Not Phil Lewis though. Lewis was known as Mr. Moseby in the Suite Life of Zack and Cody. He has also appeared in numerous other movies and TV shows over his career and continues to be a successful actor. In 1991 he was driving drunk and crashed his car into another, killing the other driver. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison with 4 suspended. It does seem that Lewis has really turned his life around.
3. Mitchel Musso – Hannah Montana
Mitchel, who starred on Hannah Montana, and did voice acting for Phineas and Ferb, was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving. He was appearing on the Disney show Pair of Kings and was written out of the show because of his arrest. He had this to say: “In becoming an adult, I have learned first hand that stepping up and taking responsibility is the best way to move forward. I am especially thankful to my family and fans for their unwavering support and encouragement. I am glad to now put this in the past.” Ya think?
2. Mischa Barton – A Ring of Endless Light
While Mischa was in the Disney movie A Ring of Endless Light, most of you know her from her role in The O.C. She was arrested for DUI in 2007. She said this about her arrest “I was pulled over… just that. Obviously, I’m 100 percent responsible for my actions in this case and I’m really disappointed in myself… I don’t know what to say about it, except that I’m not perfect and I just don’t ever intend to do something this stupid again.”
1. Lindsay Lohan – The Parent Trap
Who else would be number one on a list like this other than good ol’ Lindsay Lohan? From 2007 to 2012 she was arrested a ton of times for alcohol-related driving offenses, drug possession and for violating her probation. She went from a cute kid to a trainwreck almost overnight. She seems to be trying to get herself back together now, and continues to work in entertainment.