Disney Channel has been known to kickstart many careers of the stars of today. Whether it's through starring on their shows or landing the lead in some pretty popular Disney Channel Original Movies, there have been many celebrities who can thank the Disney Channel for opening the door to their success. Now well into their adulthood, many of these same stars have gone on be successful in many other areas, including parenthood. Though many of the stars were women who became great moms, there are still a few of your favorite Disney Channel stars who became amazing dads, too.
Growing up, I never thought that I'd still swoon over Disney stars as an adult woman. Although some stars didn't continue on after their big start with the channel, that didn't stop them from going on to do something more amazing: becoming a terrific dad. There aren't too many who have been in the limelight since or that have even had children, but the one's that have are surely setting the bar high for those to follow.
If you're not sure which cool dads got their start by putting on a pair of Mickey's ears, this list of six guys may shock you.
1. Justin Timberlake
Before Justin Timberlake became the most beloved member of *NSYNC, he was the most adorable Mouseketeer from The Mickey Mouse Club. Now a successful solo artist, actor and dad, Timberlake's wife Jessica Biel says their son Silas gets his sense of humor from his dad, Refinery29 wrote.
2. Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling is also an alumni of Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club. According to People, Gosling and his wife Eva Mendes recently welcomed their second daughter together.
3. Tony Lucca
Also an alumni of The Mickey Mouse Club, Tony Lucca went on to compete in season two of The Voice. Though there hasn't been much news on him since then, but according to his Instagram he's been spending a lot of time with his family and performing.
4. Taran Killam
After stealing hearts in the Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck in the Suburbs, Taran Killam went on to star in Saturday Night Live. According to InStyle, along with wife Cobie Smilders, Killam welcomed his second child last year.
5. Kevin Jonas
Noted as one of three Jonas Brothers, Kevin Jonas made a big splash as a Disney Channel star with the Camp Rock movie series and the Jonas L.A. TV show. Though he and his brothers have since decided to disband their group, he has still been rocking at being a dad. E! Online noted that Kevin and his wife Danielle Jonas are expecting their second daughter soon.
6. Billy Ray Cyrus
Technically a father before he starred alongside his daughter Miley Cyrus in Disney's Hannah Montana, Billy Ray Cyrus told Billboard in 2011 that the Disney show ruined his family because it sent his daughter out of control.