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The Cast Of Zoey 101: Then And Now

We all have our favorite television shows while growing up as kids. These images get permanently etched in our memory. As we gradually grow into adults, we invariably experience a sense of longing for our childhood memories. It is easy to get nostalgic while remembering our favorite television programs or our favorite characters. Over the years, Nickelodeon has produced some great shows for teenagers such as iCarly and Drake and Josh. But none comes close to matching the awesomeness of Zoey 101.  

For the uninitiated, Zoey 101 was an American teen drama, which originally got telecasted from 2005 to 2008 on Nickelodeon, about the lives of a bunch of teenagers-Zoey Brooks, her brother, and her friends-studying at a fictional boarding school in Southern California. Created by Dan Schneider, Zoey 101 was nominated for an Emmy in 2005. It was also Nickelodeon's most expensive production ever.

To mark the 10th anniversary of the airing of the episode titled "Time Capsule" from the second season of the series, TeenNick telecasted a short clip featuring Chase Matthews and Michael Barret on September 18, 2015. The clip makes it apparent that Zoey and Chase have broken up and that he is now seeing someone else. Just as Chase is about to propose to his current girlfriend Alyssa (portrayed by Jamie Snow), Michael barges in to inform him of what Zoey had said on the DVD from the "Time Capsule" episode. The DVD makes the revelation that Zoey was aware of Chase's crush on her even before she left for England and even considered getting together with him as she thought of him as her soulmate, but failed to act on it until after she went to England. The clip ends on an uncertain note as Chase chooses to abandon his girlfriend so as to find Zoey, his true love.

Zoey 101 characters are amongst the most memorable television characters of all time. But after a successful run of four seasons, the entire cast completely went off the radar. But the beautiful thing with the internet is that no one famous ever disappears forever. So today we will see what the cast of Zoey 101 has been up to ever since the show went off the air.

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The Cast Of Zoey 101: Then And Now

The Cast Of Zoey 101: Then And Now

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1. James Lynn Spears

1. James Lynn Spears

The younger sister of singing sensation Britney Spears, James Lynn Spears played the titular part of Zoey Brooks in Zoey 101. The news of her pregnancy at the age of just 16 became took the form of a major controversy in 2007. Six years later in 2013, Spears started a career in country music by releasing her debut single: "How Could I Want More".

Spears released an EP called The Journey in the year 2014. A year later, Jana Kramer recorded the song "I Got the Boy" which Spears co-wrote. In 2016, Spears performed at Nashville's at the Grand Ole Opry wherein she was introduced by her older siblings, Britney and Bryan. Spears released her second single "Sleepover" in June 2016.

2. Paul Butcher

2. Paul Butcher

Best known for playing the role of Zoey Brooks' brother Dustin Brooks in Zoey 101, Paul Butcher started his showbiz career in 2001, at the age of 7. He went on to make guest appearances in a number of movies and TV shows, the most notable role being in the Season 5 Premiere of Criminal Minds.

In the 2007 film The Number 23 starring Jim Carrey, Butcher played the role of young Walter in. He made his acting debut on an episode of The Bernie Mac Show. He was only 7 at the time.

In 2008, Butcher made three cover versions of the songs: "This Love" by Maroon 5, "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber, and "Gimme That" by Chris Brown. In July 2010, he released a single titled "Don't Go", which followed it up with "Stop Calling" in January 2015.

3. Sean Flynn

3. Sean Flynn

While Sean Flynn is best known for playing Chase Matthews in Zoey 101, he has also appeared in the second season of Devious Maids, which got aired in 2014. His filmography includes movies like Simon BirchThe GrailScorchedThe Last of Robin Hood, and The Conjuring.

In September 2015, TeenNick aired a short clip featuring Chase Matthews to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the airing of the episode titled "Time Capsule" from the second season of the series. 

4. Christopher Massey

4. Christopher Massey

Best known for playing the part of Michael Barret in Zoey 101, Christopher Massey appeared in commercials for Cap'n Crunch and Pop Tarts in the early 2000s. Massey has also received several awards and nominations including the Outstanding Young Performer in Live Theatre Award in 2002 for his role as Young Simba in The Lion King.

Christopher is also a rapper, song writer as well as a music producer for many big names in the music industry. He formed a group known as the Massey Boyz with his younger brother Kyle Massey, and, in 2009, the duo released on YouTube a new single titled "Ridin Wit My Brother".

In April 2016, Christopher Massey got engulfed in a major controversy and was arrested for domestic violence for allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, Cassalei Jackson, in Las Vegas.

5. Victoria Justice

5. Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice made her television debut at the age of 10 when she made a guest appearance on a Gilmore Girls episode. It was in the year 2005 that she moved to Los Angeles and soon got selected into the musical theatre program at Millikan Performing Arts Academy. Since then she has appeared in several films and television series such as Zoey 101VictoriousThe Naked Brothers BandTrue JacksonVPThe Penguins of MadagascariCarly, etc. Justice has made several movie appearances, including in the 2006 thriller The Garden as well as Unknown.

In addition to her film and television endeavors, Justice is also involved in her musical career and has performed several songs for Nickelodeon musical Spectacular!  Her musical influences include Madonna, Britney Spears, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Elton John, and Carole King. Also, she has recorded songs for the Victorious series. Justice has done advertisements for companies such as Gap, Guess, and Ralph Lauren. She has also appeared in various national commercials.

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