What would a Disney Channel movie be without a talented, charismatic, yet wholly accessible star? A ratings flatliner.
Kenny Ortega, director and choreographer of "High School Musical" 1 and 2, credits several factors for his recent success, but chief among them is his ability to relate to the young performers he's…
Dylan and Cole Sprouse aren't afraid of the paparazzi.
Save the cheerleader. See a career blossom. While 18-year-old Hayden Panettiere had been working steadily since appearing as a young girl on sudsers "One Life to Live" and "The Guiding Light,"
Britney Spears' kid sister Jamie Lynn made an appearance on "Oprah" in 2002 that changed her life. Paula Kaplan spotted her on the show and flew the 10-year-old from Louisiana to L.A. for a sit-down.
HBO's "The Wire" is strictly for grown-ups, but the cast boasts some of the finest young actors on television. Thank Alexa Fogel for the discovery. With two Emmy Awards on her mantel, casting…
While some sitcom kids are relegated to being background fillers with the occasional punchline, Angus T. Jones is the third lead, with his role referenced right in the "Two and a Half Men" title…
A former child actor who appeared in "Head of the Class," Dan Schneider has built a tween empire at Nickelodeon, creating such lineup staples as "The Amanda Show," "What I Like About You," "Zoey 101"…
You might think he'd be slouching toward an early retirement, after more than two decades of generating signature hits for Nickelodeon, the N, the Disney Channel and others. But Tom Lynch seems to be…
What’er the only two new shows to crack TiVo’s top 50 Season Pass (no relation) rankings? Surprise, surprise: "Private Practice" and "Bionic Woman." ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy" spinoff "Practice"…
Unlike her smallscreen alter ego, Miley Cyrus can't hide her fame from her friends. The 15-year-old star has struck more than just a musical chord with kids worldwide: "Hannah Montana" is the…