Lizzie's younger bro was one of the best parts of the show. He was funny and manipulative, but deep down he was the sweetest lil brother around.
That being said, he did love terrorizing and insulting Lizzie. Like the time the siblings were handcuffed together and he said, "I'd rather chew off my hand than spend the rest of the day with you." Anybody with a sibling can relate, right?
Yep, this is what Matt looks like now. Like a real grown up.
The actor who played Matt, Jake Thomas, is now 27 years old. He's still working as an actor, while also pursuing his passion for photography. And the best part? He still keeps in touch with his Lizzie McGuire castmates!
5. Like When He And Miranda (Lalaine) Reunited With Lizzie (Hilary)
“So we went bowling the other night…and we heard Hilary’s voice a few lanes down and we weren’t really sure if it was her at first,” Thomas told MTV News.
“We looked over and eventually we were like, ‘Yeah, that’s her!’ Neither of us had seen her in well over a decade. We thought it’d be funny if we sent a drink over. So the waiter goes and brings the drink to her and she looks over and sees us and then we all hugged and talked and caught up a little bit."
Are you getting lots of warm, fuzzy, nostalgic feels? Yeah, me too.
If you check out Jake's Instagram, you'll see a handful of pics of the hunky, grown up Ethan Craft...errr, I mean Clayton. Looks like Lizzie's younger brother and Lizzie's crush are besties IRL now. And our hearts couldn't be more full.
9. Jake's Acting Career Didn't Stop After 'Lizzie'
Jake also starred in a popular web series titled Storytellers. Sure, it's no Lizzie, but it was actually quite popular on the YouTube sphere, and it proves that Jake is really hustling with his acting career. Keep it up, Matt, I mean, Jake.
Jake's Instagram is full of beautiful photos from around the world, and so is his photography website. If you want to take a brief virtual tour of the world through the eyes of a former Disney child star, here's your chance.
15. Matt Is All Grown Up, And He's Doing Just Fine
Jake Thomas hasn't been affected by the Disney-child-star-curse. He isn't washed up, in therapy or living in some boring town in the middle of nowhere. He's working in the arts every day, hanging out with other Lizzie stars and living his #bestlife. Good for you, Matt/Jake!