Whenever someone mentions Hannah Montana we get really happy. The Disney Channel show, which ran from 2006 to 2011 was totally epic. Seriously, it brought Miley Cyrus into our lives, which is amazing all on it own. Yes, she has gone a little crazy and completely changed since her Disney days, but we love her just the same and it’s thanks to Hannah Montana that she even became a star, so duh we love the show.
Although the TV show was all about Miley’s character Miley Stewart and her alter ego Hannah Montana, there were a lot of important characters that we have missed since the series came to an end four years ago. Remember, Miley’s on-screen BFF, Lily, played by Emily Osment? Ya, she’s still acting… on ABC Family. To see what the rest of the cast is up to these days read on.
Miley has come a long way since her days playing both Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel series. She has gone from long hair and country music to short locks, tattoos and pop music that is all about good times, partying and well, anything she wants. Career wise Miley focused on her music once she left the Disney show and she began to shed her good-girl persona and started channeling her wild and crazy side, which we have grown to love.
She has released three solo albums, including her 2013 Bangerz album, and has become iconic for her outrageous performances. Basically she is the hot mess we love to love. PS: Miley has a movie coming out in 2015 called The Night Before so she's officially heading back to the acting world!
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Miley's BFF on the series, Lily Truscott, was probably one of the greatest Disney characters ever. She was awesome! Emily, who played that hilarious character, has continued to act since the series ended in 2011. The Los Angeles native was on Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Cleaners and guest starred as a recurring character on Family Guy for 14 episodes.
The 23-year-old actress is currently the star of ABC Family's Young & Hungry where she plays a young chef who is super sassy. Overall Emily is pretty successful, wouldn't you say?
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Mitchel began acting when he was only eight years old and he has continued to act in roles we've loved since then. He played Oliver Oken, in case you forgot, on the Disney Channel series and he was awesome. Before the show wrapped he landed a role on Pair of Kings, for two seasons. He then acted in two films before focusing solely on his role on Phineas and Ferb.
In fact, before Mitchel was on Hannah Montana he was voicing Jeremy Johnson (and numerous other characters) on the Disney animated show starting in 2007. He continued to voice those characters until 2014 when the show went off the air. The Texas native is currently filming The Sand which is set to hit theaters sometime in 2015.
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Disney LOVES Jason. We first became fans of the funny actor when he played Miley’s big bro Jackson Stewart on Hannah Montana and Disney Channel decided not to let him go after the show ended. In fact he was picked up for Disney XD's karate series, Kickin' It in 2011, which is the same year the show ended. Yes, Jason has appeared as a guest star on other series like Fish Hooks and The Most Popular Girls in School, but his most consistent acting gig as been playing Rudy and Bobby Wasabi on Kickin' It for four seasons.
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Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray played his real-life daughter’s on-screen father, Robby Ray on the Disney show and he was great. It was kind of like watching the lives of Miley and Billy on TV, which we definitely miss. Since his Disney Channel days, Billy has focused on his country music roots. He released a patriotic album called I'm American in 2011 and in 2012 he released another new album titled, Change My Mind.
Acting wise, Billy appeared on 90210 in a few episodes and recently he was in Sharknando 2: The Second One as Doctor Quint. He is also working on a new movie called Still the King, which is slated to come out in 2016. Oh and he has continued to help raise Miley and her siblings with his wife Tish Cyrus.
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The New York City native played our favorite annoying, rich kid who own Rico's Tacos on the music-driven show. Since his time on the show, he has appeared in films like, We the Party and The Kings of Summer. He briefly played Sue Heck's love interest on The Middle before voicing Antonio in Despicable Me 2. One of the bigger films he was in was Ender's Game in 2013.
Moises is currently working on another film titled Ben-Hur, which is in post-production. When he's not acting, Moises can be seen hanging out with Hollywood's famous teens including, Jaden Smith and both Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.
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