• Matthew Sprouse is a TV producer, best known as the father of twin actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse.
• He grew up in Long Beach and attended college, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
• He is the founder of York + Wilder Studios and has worked on numerous popular series.
• He has two children with his first wife Melanie Wright, and is married to his second wife.
• Cole and Dylan Sprouse are both actors, film producers and musicians, gaining recognition in 2005 for their role in the family comedy series "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody".
Who is Matthew Sprouse?
Matthew Sprouse was born in Long Beach, California USA on 16 November 1963 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds American nationality. He’s a TV producer, who’s probably known best for being the father of Dylan and Cole Sprouse, the twin boys who are famous American actors.
Early life and education
Matthew was raised in Long Beach by his parents, about whom nothing’s known as he respects their privacy; it’s said that his father was a businessman, and that his mother was a housewife. Matthew hasn’t talked about having any siblings, which is why most of his fans believe him to be an only child.
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He grew up being interested in sports, and started playing football while still attending a local elementary school; he soon took on various others, including soccer and baseball, while occasionally acting with the school’s drama club. His interests somewhat changed after he enrolled at a local high school in 1978, as he became interested in creative writing, and gradually stopped playing sports.
Upon matriculating in 1982, Matthew enrolled at college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986.
Matthew has been keeping the details regarding his career away from media, but some things about it are still known.
He was once an English teacher.
He’s the founder of York + Wilder Studios, and has helped produce various shows, including “Casey Anthony’s Parents Speak”.
Matthew is today working at Jupiter Entertainment as their vice president of programming; he has worked on numerous popular series, including “Welcome to Myrtle Manor”, “Sons of Guns” and “Modern Marvels”.
Love life and wife
Matthew prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, and very little about it is known.
He was married to Melanie Wright, and as she’s also trying to stay away from the media’s attention, nothing about her career is known; it’s believed by some that she was a dancer when she met Matthew.
They spent an undisclosed amount of time together, and divorced before their twin boys turned 10; it’s known that Matthew has remarried, but he has been keeping his second wife away from the media’s attention, and not even her name is known. Judging by Melanie’s Instagram account, she’s today single.
As of December 2021, Matthew is married to his second wife, and has two children with his first wife Melanie Wright.
Hobbies and other interests
Matthew was physically highly active during his 20s and 30s, and had multiple training sessions at the gym every week. He no longer goes to the gym, but plays a couple of sports with his friends, including tennis and golf.
Matthew’s into travelling, and his career has taken him all around the USA; he today spends most of his time in California and New York State. He has also been to several European countries, with some of his favorites being Germany, England and Italy.
Matthew likes to drink alcohol, and his favorite is red wine.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Robert Downey Jr, Vin Diesel and Meryl Streep, and a couple of his favorite movies include “Iron Man”, the franchise “Fast and Furious” and “Kramer vs. Kramer”.
Age, height and net worth
Matthew’s age is 58. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million, while his son Dylan’s net worth is reputedly over $8 million, and his son Cole’s at more than $9 million.
Who are Cole and Dylan Sprouse?
Cole and Dylan Sprouse were born in Arezzo, Italy, on 4 August 1992 – their zodiac sign is Leo, and they hold American nationality. They are both actors, film producers and musicians, and have both appeared in close to 50 movies and TV series. The boys gained recognition in 2005, when they were cast to play the lead characters Zack and Cody Martin in the popular family comedy series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”. It was created by Jim Geoghan and Danny Kallis, and follows the identical twins Zack and Cody who are being raised by their single mother, who’s working at Tipton Hotel as a lounge singer; the series aired from 2005 to 2008, and won eight of the 34 awards for which it was nominated, including three Primetime Emmy nominations.
Dylan is 15 minutes older than Cole. Their parents were vacationing in Italy when they were born; the family moved to Long Beach in California only after Dylan and Cole were four months old. Acting was somewhat forced onto the boys, because their grandmother, Jonine Booth Wright, a former actress and drama teacher, started teaching them acting when they were only eight months old. They shared most of their early roles, and were only a year old when they started playing the same character, Patrick Kelly, in the romantic comedy series “Grace Under Fire”. It was directed by Chuck Lorre, starred Brett Butler and Casey Sander, and follows the recovering alcoholic Grace, who has recently divorced her abusive husband, and is raising their children all by herself; the series aired from 1993 to 1998, and won seven of the 31 awards for which it was nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations.
The boys then acted alongside in a couple of TV series and movies, including the critically acclaimed 1999 comedy movie “Big Daddy”, science fiction thriller movie “The Astronaut’s Wife” also in ’99, and the 2001 episode “Scareful What You Wish For” of the family fantasy horror series “The Nightmare Room”.
It was around this time that the boys started winning roles in different movies and series; Cole appeared as Ben Geller in seven episodes of the hit romantic comedy series “Friends” between 2000 and 2002, while Dylan gained recognition with his portrayal of Clayton, in the 2008 adventure crime comedy movie “Adventures in Appletown”.
Cole seems to be a bit more popular than his brother, and since 2017 has been playing one of the lead characters, Jughead Jones, in the hit mystery crime series “Riverdale”.
It was created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, also stars Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes, and follows the teenage boy Archie as he’s navigating through life in Riverdale, a city full of mystery; the series won 35 of the 90 awards for which it was nominated.
Dylan has won three of the 11 awards for which he has been nominated, while Cole has won 11 of 29.
The boys both enrolled at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2011; Cole graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in humanities and particular archeology in May 2015, while Dylan graduated in the same month, with a Bachelor’s degree in video game design.
Dylan started dating the famous Hungarian model Barbara Palvin in 2018, and they’re today living together in Los Angeles, California.
Cole is today in a relationship with the American model Ari Fournier.