Disney Channel stars have a lot to prove once they leave the network. They often find themselves getting into trouble, but others use this time afterward to really showcase just how talented they are.
Many of them take on roles in famous television shows that are far from, and often a lot more serious, than what they were used to on the Disney Channel. Some actors have gone on to play the roles of serial killers and characters with mental illnesses. These roles seriously showed their acting chops and versatility as actors, which established them as more than just kid actors.
Click through the gallery to see which ones of your favorite actors starred in grown up shows after leaving the channel.