Cole Sprouse smiles for photographers as the cast of the Disney Channel series The Suite Life on Deck appears at the World of Disney Store in New York City. The date was March 6, 2009. The haircut of Cole Sprouse certainly looks like an homage to the sideswept mane of teenaged pop star Justin Bieber. Bieber first gained fame in 2007 on YouTube, so the timing is right. But perhaps it's just a coincidence. Cole Sprouse was born in 1992, so he turned 17 the year this photo was taken.