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Mickey Mouse Club

Ryan was part of the principal cast of Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club in season six. Season six also features Nikki DeLoach, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake.

Production Photos

(More photos in our “Mickey Mouse Club” gallery)

Trivia & Facts

• Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were all casted in the six season of “The Mickey Mouse Club” alongside Ryan. Timberlake, Spears and Aguilera are all Grammy-winning artist now.
• “The Mickey Mouse Club” was Ryan’s television debut.

Quotes from Ryan

“It was kind of depressing because when I got there, they realized that I wasn’t really up to snuff in comparison with what some of the other kids were able to do. I remember one time they put four of us in a dance routine, but I was so off. I was on the end, so they just pushed the shot in closer on the other three guys to frame me out. I would just come in at the beginning of the show and then come back at the end, and occasionally I’d have a sketch here or there, but I didn’t end up working that much, which was disheartening.”
Ryan Gosling, looking back in working in The Mickey Mouse Club (Interview Magazine, October 2010)

“[…] But I didn’t end up working as much as I wanted to on the show, so I had a lot of free time, which I ended up spending in the Disney World park itself. It was interesting as a kid to go backstage to the commissary, and to see all of the people who were playing the characters with their heads off next to them while they were eating lunch. I remember there was one guy who I became friends with. He played a genie and was this great dancer. He took us to a place called Pleasure Island, which was for adults to go after the kids had their days. It was geared toward an older crowd. It was completely inappropriate, now that I’m thinking about it, but he would sneak us in and we would go to a club there called 8 Trax and dance with the secretaries, who were grinding on us . . . Now, that sounds completely inappropriate. I can’t imagine how it was possible.”
Ryan Gosling, looking back in working in The Mickey Mouse Club (Interview Magazine, October 2010)

Quotes from Cast & Crew

“What’s funny is I didn’t know at the time that the people around me would go on to so many great things. The exception was Christina Aguilera. […] And also Ryan Gosling. I thought he had charisma that was just beaming, which has turned out to serve him really well as an actor. Even now I still root for that family of actors. I still love to see people from those days making good on their talent. It’s a special connection.”
Justin Timberlake, on expecting Ryan to break through (Playboy, June 2011)

“We weren’t into anything too dangerous. Ryan and I were partners in crime on that show, and I remember one time we skipped school, took a golf cart and rode to the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids set. We got milk shakes. Those are the kinds of badasses we were.”
Justin Timberlake, on spending time with Ryan on set (Playboy, June 2011)


(More videos at our “Mickey Mouse Club” youtube playlist)