17 Disney & Nickelodeon Stars Who Got in Trouble With the Law (PHOTOS)

Laura Anastasia | Feb 14, 2016 TV

Disney and Nickelodeon stars have a reputation for being squeaky clean .. at least in the beginning. Not every actor on the hit channels stays a goody two shoes, however. In fact 17 (and counting) Disney and Nick stars have ended up in trouble with the law. 

Whether for driving under the influence or (gasp) fatally stabbing someone, these Disney and Nickelodeon stars have shed their super-clean reputations for good. Find out which of your favorite child stars had run-ins with the cops.


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  • Shia LaBeouf


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    LaBeouf hit it big with Disney Channel's Even Stevens then hit it even bigger with blockbusters, including Transformers. He was arrested in 2014 for acting bizarrely and disrupting a Broadway performance. Despite a stint in rehab, he was arrested a year later for public intoxication.

  • Christina Aguilera


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    Aguilera did her best to play up her bad girl image after leaving Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. She outdid herself in 2011. She and now-fiance and baby-daddy Matthew Rutler were pulled over for driving erratically. He was arrested for driving under the influence, she was arrested for public intoxication. Officers took Aguilera to jail until she sobered up. 

  • Ricardo Medina Jr.


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    Power Rangers are good guys, right? Former Power Rangers Wild Force star Medina allegedly fatally stabbed his roommate to death with a sword in 2015 during an argument. He was arrested and charged with murder in January 2016. 

  • Orlando Brown


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    Brown's time on Disney's That's So Raven didn't send him down the right path. Since filming ended, Brown has been arrested for drug possession, multiple DUIs, and most recently two counts of disturbing the peace and one count of public intoxication for allegedly threatening to kill a woman and her son in 2014. 

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  • Emma Roberts


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    The former Nickelodeon Unfabulous star got too rough in July 2013. Roberts was arrested for domestic violence after giving her boyfriend a bloody nose. 

  • David Henrie


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    The Wizards of Waverly Place actor probably wished he could have used some magic to undo this gem. In 2010, he and his younger brother were arrested at Universal City Walk for allegedly getting into a confrontation and verbal argument with people leaving the park. The brothers were reportedly arrested and released the same day.   

  • Lindsay Lohan


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    Lohan was the Disney ingenue who could do no wrong ... until her string of arrests started in 2007. Since then, the starlet has gotten more attention for DUIs, drug use, jail time, house arrest, rehab, an ankle monitoring bracelet, and alleged car accidents -- not to mention a possible $2,500 necklace theft -- than for her acting. 

  • Matthew Underwood


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    Underwood may have stolen our hearts on Nickelodeon's Zoey 101, but his real life crimes haven't been nearly as sweet. Underwood was arrested in 2012 for possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia and for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, because cops found a 17-year-old girl in his bedroom. He was later arrested for violating his probation.  

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  • Brian Bonsall


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    As a kid, Bonsall played the youngest Keaton on Family Ties and starred in the 1994 Disney movie Blank Check. Since then, he has had multiple run-ins with the law, including arrests in 2007 and 2009 for assault and an arrest in 2004 for drunk driving. 

  • Amanda Bynes


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    Bynes was hilariously adorable on Nickelodeon's All That as a kid, but her antics weren't funny a decade later when she started behaving oddly and getting into trouble with the law. In 2012 and 2013, Bynes was arrested for drunk driving, multiple hit and run accidents, and criminal possession of marijuana. 

  • Ryan Rottman


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    Rottman ran into trouble just a few months after his TeenNick show, Gigantic, went off the air, while he was dating Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice. Rottman was arrested for drunk driving in July 2011. 

  • Britney Spears


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    Just a few months after Spears started acting strangely and shaved off her hair, the former Mickey Mouse Club star was arrested for a hit and run with damage to a parked vehicle and for driving without a valid driver's license. 

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  • Justin Martin


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    Martin sang and danced his way to fame with High School Musical 3 -- and continued to act on TV and movies afterward -- but his performances may have come to a halt. The former Disney star was arrested in July 2015 for being involved in a gunfight with police officers. 

  • Lalaine


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    Lalaine was squeaky clean as best friend Miranda Sanchez on Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire. Off-screen, she plead guilty for possession of crystal meth after being arrested in 2007. 

  • Billy Unger


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    The star of Disney's Lab Rats got pulled over for speeding in 2014 and got slapped with a DUI. Unger's blood alcohol level was reportedly at the legal limit, but he was 18 at the time, and California is said to have a zero-tolerance law for drivers under 21. 

  • Mischa Barton


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    Barton starred in Disney's 2002 movie, A Ring of Endless Light, before landing her breakout role on The O.C. The popular star was arrested for driving under the influence in 2007 and ended up having a "full-on breakdown" two years later, she told People

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  • Cody Longo


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    The Nickelodeon Hollywood Heights star was arrested for driving under the influence in June 2013. So much for steering clear of trouble.   

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