Cody From Disney’s The Thirteenth Year Is A Kick-Ass Artist Now

He's fin-tastic (sorry)

It's hard to believe The Thirteenth Year, one of the earliest Disney Channel Original Movies, turns 17 this year. Seems like only yesterday ‘90s kids were hardcore crushing on Cody Griffin (Caesaray "Chez" Starbuck) as he was turning into a mermaid -- fitting, as the logo for Starbucks is a Siren, a.k.a. a twin-tailed mermaid. Of course, if fans saw him today, they'd still be crushing on him.

  • He went from this cute teen...
  • ...to this total dreamboat.

Starbuck's last acting credit on IMDb was when he played himself on The Real L Word: Los Angeles in 2011, but his manager told MTV News he was recently cast in The Long and The Short, "an indie film bound for Sundance." He's also a super talented artist, sharing his work on Instagram and Facebook.

  • He takes inspiration from pop culture.
  • And is insanely detailed.
  • He even did a portrait of fellow DCOM star Ty Hodges, from Don't Look Under the Bed.

    The two worked together on a project, according to his acting reel.

  • And he's admittedly into "messing around making weird shit."
  • And also does pieces for commission.

Of course, we're still waiting for a mermaid portrait.


If you'd like to see more of Starbuck's work, check out his Fine Art America account.

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