Matthew Sprouse is an educator who is best known for being the father of some of the most famous actors in the world, Cole and Dylan Sprouse. He has worked as an English teacher for most of his life. While that is a noble profession in its own right and deserving of appreciation and respect, it is his relationship with the Sprouse brothers that has earned him global recognition and fame. As their father, he was in charge of their careers for a while during their early childhood years, so he is quite accustomed to the tricks and workings of the entertainment business. Matthew is an excellent father who was not only present for his kids, he also made sure that he offered them much needed support in all their endeavors and raised them to be good, kind, and independent men.
His boys are deeply appreciative of him and the sacrifices he made to be there for them even at the expense of his own comfort and desires. Matthew has a social media page where he posts throwback photos of his now-famous sons, as well as personal moments from his own life and family vacations that they go on together. He tries to keep a low profile and live his life away from the media frenzy, but as it turns out there is no escaping the breadth of popularity that his sons have managed to achieve. He frequently gets calls from media houses and journalists looking to do a story or two on his sons or the Sprouse family. Currently, Matthew is focused on spending time with his wife and family, traveling, and experiencing worlds beyond what he is used to.
Matthew Sprouse – Bio (Age)
This celebrity dad was born Matthew Thomas Sprouse on November 16, 1963, in the United States of America. There is a dearth of information available about his early life or family background. He completed his high school and college education in the States, before going on to find work as an English teacher. After a while, he decided he needed a change of pace, so he relocated to Italy and made a home in a little town called Arezzo.
As an English teacher, it wasn’t hard for Matthew Sprouse to find work. He landed a new job at one of the local schools, teaching English to the students there. He also taught English classes outside of the school to earn a little extra cash on the side.
While in Italy, he and his wife welcomed their sons, Dylan and Cole, identical twin boys born 15 minutes apart on August 4, 1992. Shortly after the boys were born, Matthew moved back to the United States with his family and they made their home in California. He held a number of different jobs to provide for his family and make ends meet.
His Wife and Children
Matthew Sprouse has made two trips to the altar. The first was when he married Melanie Wright, the mother of his children. The pair met when they were both working as English teachers. They soon began dating and before long they were in love and walked down the aisle to exchange vows. Melanie moved with her newly-wedded husband to Italy, where they both continued working in their chosen professions. She also moved back with him to the United State, but their marriage came under a lot of strain. After trying hard to make things work, they finally got divorced in 1997.
After putting the pieces of his heart back together, Matthew began dating again and soon married his second wife, whom he is still with today.
Matthew has two children (Dylan and Cole Sprouse), who are both famous actors. They began their professional journey when they were only eight months old after their mother began entering them into auditions for television commercials. The family needed to earn a little extra income, so their grandmother advised Matthew Sprouse and his wife to consider getting the boys into the entertainment business.
Commercials soon turned to roles on television and movies, with Cole and Dylan often playing the same character to mitigate the effects of child labor laws which restricts the number of hours a child can spend filming. Some of the most notable appearances the boys have made are in Grace Under Fire, Big Daddy, Friends, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and The Suite Life on Deck.
Matthew Sprouse’s Height and Other Facts
1. The happy father is of average height and has a slim build. He is healthy and in shape thanks to the exercises he tries to do a few times a week.
2. His sons used to be some of the highest-paid child actors in the movie industry.
3. The Sprouse family has three wonderful dogs named Curry, Bubba, and Pinky.