Nickelodeon Stars vs. Disney Stars: Who’s Been Arrested More?
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Nickelodeon Stars vs. Disney Stars: Who’s Been Arrested More?


Disney and Nickelodeon probably prefer to see their child stars grow up to become law-abiding, productive members of society. But this is Hollywood, so no such luck!

Joey Cramer, for example, seems to have brought great shame to Mickey Mouse. The former child star, best known for his role in 1986's Flight of the Navigator, was arrested on May 1 for armed robbery in Sechelt, British Columbia.

Joey, now 42, allegedly wore a wig and stuck up Scotiabank and has been charged with "robbery, disguise with the intent to commit and indictable offense, failing to stop for a peace officer, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle," according to the Coast Reporter.

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But which kid-friendly company has more child stars-turned-troublemakers in its alumni? Here are all the arrests we found for former child stars from Disney and Nickelodeon, sorted alphabetically.

Disney Stars

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  • Adam Hicks (Zeke and Luther, Pair of Kings, Lemonade Mouth) — arrested in 2018 for allegedly committing 4 or 5 armed robberies.

  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) — arrested in 2013 for DUI

  • Mischa Barton (A Ring of Endless Light) — arrested in 2007 for DUI

  • Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats) — arrested in 2016 for having a fake ID

  • Brian Bonsall (Blank Check) — arrested in 2004 for DUI, 2007 for second-degree assault, and 2009 for assault and failure-to-appear

  • Orlando Brown (That’s So Raven) — arrested in 2007 for marijuana possession; in 2011 for DUI; twice in 2012 for violating his probation; and in 2016 for domestic battery, obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, bringing a controlled substance into a jail, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. He was also arrested in 2018 following a family dispute and charged with battery against a spouse, resisting a peace officer, and possession of a controlled substance.

  • Joey Cramer (Flight of the Navigator) — arrested in 2016 for armed robbery

  • Omar Gooding (Smart Guy) — arrested in 2013 for DUI

  • David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place) — arrested in 2010 for challenging a person to a fight but quickly released

  • Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) — arrested in 2005 for assault with a deadly weapon, in 2007 for misdemeanor criminal trespassing, in 2014 for disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, and in 2015 for public intoxication

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  • Lindsay Lohan (Life-Size) —  arrested twice in 2007 for DUI, arrested twice in 2012 for leaving the scene of a car accident and for allegedly punching a woman at a nightclub

  • Justin Martin (High School Musical 3) — arrested in 2015 for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon

  • Ryan Merriman (The Luck of the Irish) — arrested in 2011 for DUI

  • Mitchel Musso (Hannah Montana) — arrested in 2011 for DUI

  • Debby Ryan (Jessie) — arrested in 2016 for DUI

  • Kirsten Storms (Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century) — arrested in 2007 for DUI

  • Billy Unger (Lab Rats) — arrested in 2014 for DUI

  • Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven) — arrested in 2006 for DUI

  • Lalaine Vergara (Lizzie McGuire) — arrested in 2007 for possession of crystal meth

  • Jason Weaver (Smart Guy) — arrested in 2011 for urinating in public

  • Dutch Elijah Whitlock (High School Musical) — arrested in 2008 for aggravated robbery

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Nickelodeon Stars

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  • Amanda Bynes (All That, The Amanda Show) — arrested in 2012 for DUI; in 2013 for criminal possession of marijuana, attempted tampering with evidence, and reckless endangerment; and in 2014 for DUI.

  • Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) — arrested in 2015 for DUI

  • Omar Gooding (Wild and Crazy Kids) — arrested in 2013 for DUI

  • Cody Longo (Hollywood Heights) — arrested in 2013 with DUI

  • Chris Massey (Zoey 101) — arrested in 2016 for domestic violence

  • Emma Roberts (Unfabulous) — arrested in 2013 for domestic violence

  • Ryan Rottman (Gigantic) — arrested in 2011 for DUI

  • Matthew Underwood (Zoey 101) — arrested in 2012 for cannabis and paraphernalia possession and contributing to the delinquency of a minor