9 Famous Former Mickey Mouse Club Members

You’ve probably heard that many celebrities got their start in The Mickey Mouse Club, but since that was before the internet, you may not know much about it

Disney aired The Mickey Mouse Club as a means to finance Disneyland. It was an hour-long afternoon variety show featuring a cast of young kids and teens known as “Mouseketeers” 

Many of the young people featured in the Mickey Mouse Club went on to become stars on their own. Here are a few names you might recognize

Britney Spears also had her humble beginnings as a Mouseketeer in The All-New Mickey Mouse Club. She was 12 years old when she joined in 1993

Britney Spears

Timberlake was also a former cast member of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club when he was just 12 years old, spanning from 1993 to 1994. A year after, he and fellow Mouseketeer JC Chasez teamed up with three other singers to form the boy group *NSYNC.

Justin Timberlake

Crawford was also a 1955 MMC alum. He was just nine years old when he joined.  He became an illustrious child star, appearing in Little Boy Lost and The Lone Ranger.

Johnny Crawford

After watching her ballet balance, Walt Disney personally invited 12-year-old Annette Funicello to join the cast.

Annette Funicello

Keri Russell joined the third reboot of the MMC when she was just 15 years old. She was a Mouseketeer from seasons four to six (1991-1994).

Keri Russell