Remember Ross' son Ben who he had with lesbian wife Carol? Well now Cole Sprouse is all grown up and kind of cute...


Adorable Ben! When did he first appear in Friends?

We grew to love Ben as the newborn son of Carol Willick and Ross Geller in Season One. Ross was stunned to discover his ex wife, who now had a lesbian lover Susan Bunch, was expecting his first child. Audiences lapped up the gorgeous blonde-haired baby. Who can forget when Uncles Joey and Chandler left him on the bus when they were trying to chat up a couple of women? Priceless.

Who played Ben?

It took all of five men! Well babies.

Ben was played as an baby by Michael Gunderson, then brothers Charles Thomas Allen and John Christopher Allen took over from Season 3 to 5. But the most famous Ben was the adorable Cole Sprouse from Season 6 to 8.

How long was Ben in the show?

Ben appeared in ‘The One With The Birth’ in Season One, and his final appearance was in ‘The One Where Joey Dates Rachel’

Ben’s best bits?

Ben the Prankster was fun. When he became mischievous and stuck swear words on his dad’s back, then fooled Rachel into thinking his Ross had fallen down a flight of stairs, when it was really a dummy in ‘The One With The Truth About London.’

Another fan’s favourite starring Ben is ‘The One With the Holiday Amadillo’ where Ross endeavours to teach Ben about his part-Jewish roots.

And cover your ears for the scene where he enters Aunt Monica’s apartment only to find Aunt Phoebe turning the air blue with a string of expletives after losing on the in ‘The one after “I do”’

What happened after Friends?

He also starred with his twin brother Dylan in Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and earned an impressive $40,000 per episode.

The twins starred in the show from 2005 to 2008, and in its spin-off The Suite Life on Deck for three years until 2011.

They also popped up in Miley Cyrus’ series Hannah Montana.

What’s Ben up to now?

Prepare to feel incredibly old.

Ben has recently graduated from university.

Well, actually, actor Cole Sprouse has – and he’s 23-years-old!

And his degree is in archeology. Which would only be more perfect if it was in palaeontology just like his dinosaur on-screen dad, played by David Schwimmer.

Cole, shared cute pics on Twitter as he donned his cap and gown to celebrate completing his education at New York University alongside his twin brother Dylan, who studied video game design. Both intend to return to acting. Watch this space…