Cole Sprouse is an American actor. He is currently starring in the CW television series Riverdale as Jughead Jones, the moody best friend of Archie Andrews. Sprouse was a child actor and along with his twin brother Dylan appeared in 87 episodes of the popular Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. As a child actor he also appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy Big Daddy, and as Ross Geller’s 7-year-old son on NBC’s Friends.
Cole hasn’t used his fame to advocate for a particular religion or whether he has a chosen faith or not.
Publicizing a photoshoot that he did for photographer Alex Hainer, Sprouse remarked, “I’m not religious but if you cross me I’ll cross you.” Take that how you may.
Cole seems to not like the present direction of the Republican party. In a December 15, 2015 tweet he told his fanbase:
Don't encourage poor politics by watching the #GOPDebate, the "grand old party" is now nothing but the inbred child of a once proper gene.
— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) December 15, 2015
He has also made multiple comments on Twitter against the decisions made by President Trump, such as this January 29, 2017 tweet: “Your brand is not in jeopardy by public opposition to Trump. Your nation is in jeopardy without it.”
That said, he isn’t afraid to use current politics to be a goofball either. In April 2017, he retweeted a tweet by President Donald Trump to his followers, asking both then and the POTUS how many retweets Cole needed to get Trump to take him to prom.
On the issue of racism, Cole has been more direct. He has used his Tumblr to post his thoughts on the issue. “Racism has no pre-requisites. It does not need to come from a position of power,” Cole said in one such Tumblr post. “Racism is hate. Don’t let your past stereotypes about any one person become a lens in which you judge that person’s worth, and that can be an individual or a group.”
After The Suite Life of Zack & Cody ended, Cole and his brother Dylan both enrolled at New York University. At first Cole thought about majoring in film but then decided to change his mind, pursuing a degree in archaeology. His minor is in photography, and he is starting to use this skill professionally.
Cole also enjoys writing and keeping a personal journal. This hobby was incorporated in the show Riverdale for his on-screen character Jughead Jones.
Video games is another one of his passions. He is also a big fan of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.