Where Are They Now? The Stars of the Best Disney Channel Original Movies

Brandon Baker

Most iconic role: Johnny Kapahala in Johnny Tsunami (1999)
Age: 27
Place of birth: Anaheim, CA
Most recent project: Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (TV Movie, 2007)

Disney's had their mitts on Brandon Baker for too long. When he was 13, the studio put him in a diaper to damage the image of South Asians onscreen a little bit for 1998's live-action version of The Jungle Book. The next year, the suits had him hanging ten on a surfboard and then whatever the equivalent of that feat is for snowboarding in Johnny Tsunami. They even put him on Even Stevens and The Proud Family.

In 2007, Baker reprised his Hawaiian role for Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board. He's out now. In fact, his role in the possibly soon-to-be-released The Formula will be the first work he's done as an actor since '07. How's the break been, brah? —RS

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