Lizzie McGuire legend looks unrecognisable 22 years after Disney hit and sudden show axing | The Sun

A LIZZIE McGuire star now looks worlds apart from his character 22 years after the Disney show was axed.

The actor was known for his role of Matt McGuire, on the hit kids TV programme from 2001-2004.

Jake portrayed Lizzie's younger brother, who was always up to no good and trying to ruin his big sister's life with his silly but hilarious pranks.

Age only 11 at the start of the show, Jake is now 31 years old and is totally unrecognisable over 22 years later.

Of course, he was just a child when the show first started airing, but even the most loyal Lizzie McGuire fan would find it hard to identify him nowadays.

The child star has grown a pretty distinctive moustache, and frequently posts life updates on his Instagram account.

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Jake recently decided to don a Team McGuire jacket from his noughties TV wardrobe and had a photoshoot for his fans to get all nostalgic over.

Since the show – which was considered his breakthrough performance – Jake went on to star in the Steven Spielberg film A.I. Artificial Intelligence, before graduating from high school followed by California State University with a degree in screenwriting and Japanese.

Though he continued to act – with shows such as ER, Cory in the House, CSI Miami, Rules of Engagement, Criminal Minds and House all padding out his credits nicely – Jake has changed direction slightly in his career.

He's now focusing on his work as a commercial entertainment photographer and director.

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Appearing on the Wild ‘Til 9 Podcast with hosts, Lauren Riihimaki and Jeremy Lewis, Jake spoke about his time on Lizzie McGuire.

The official Instagram account of the podcast posted a short clip, with the caption: "Auction anyone?"

In the video Jake now looks worlds away from the cheeky young prankster that graced our screens in the noughties.

He was supposed to reprise his role in the series' continuation on Disney+, however the show was pulled before it could be released in December 2020.

The show skyrocketed its leading star Hilary Duff's career, with the actress – now 34 – going on to front some huge roles after the series ended.

The Disney Channel comedy followed the life of high school student Lizzie McGuire as she navigated life as a teenager.

The series also starred the likes of Lalaine Vergara-Paras as Miranda, Adam Lamberg as Gordo, and both Hallie Todd and Robert Carradine as Lizzie's hilarious parents.

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