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Former Disney Star Reveals the Horrendous Paycheck He Once Received From the Studio

Lizzie McGuire
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Robert Carradine, best known for his role as Sam McGuire on the popular Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, recently made headlines after receiving a residual check from Disney for a whopping $0.00. The news left many fans and fellow actors stunned, shedding light on the ongoing issues surrounding actors’ residuals and the aftermath of the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Lizzie McGuire

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Actor Robert Carradine Exposes Disney’s Low Residuals

For those unfamiliar with Lizzie McGuire, it was a beloved TV show that aired on the Disney Channel from 2001 to 2004. The series followed the life of Lizzie McGuire, played by Hilary Duff, as she navigated the ups and downs of being a teenager. Robert Carradine played Sam McGuire, Lizzie’s lovable dad, and his portrayal of the character made him a favorite among viewers.

Despite only getting two seasons,¬†Lizzie McGuire¬†was a massive hit for Disney and continued to get reruns for the years to follow. Actors typically receive residuals for their work in TV shows, especially when their work is aired in reruns or distributed through streaming platforms. In Carradine’s case, however, the residual checks he earned were shockingly low. The actor posted a photo of a check from Disney that was for $0.00, captioning it, “Why we’re striking…”

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The issue of Carradine receiving a $0.00 check highlights the ongoing struggle faced by many actors when it comes to residual payments. Carradine may not be the only actor affected, but his situation brings attention to the massive problem in the industry.

Lizzie McGuire

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This news also comes while rumors of the Lizzie McGuire¬†reboot still happening have been swirling. The cancellation happened after the showrunner, Terri Minsky, left the project after some major creative differences. Even if a reboot were to happen, Disney still wouldn’t be able to move forward until an agreement is settled with the talent unions.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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