After his breakout performance at steps and Cheaper than Dozen, and his recurring role in Zack & Cody’s Suite Life, Stoner took on the part of aspiring producer and dancer Caitlyn Gellar in Camp Stone and its sequel.
Except for the return of the two steps follow-up films, Stoner also portrays the characters in Heart of the Kingdom video game franchise for nearly a decade, as well as Isabella in Disney’s hit animated series Phineas & Ferb.
The 27-year-old wrote an essay for Teen Vogue in 2018, opens up about his sexuality and his experience of falling in love with a woman — his dance instructor. Stoner also released a single, “When It’s Right,” that inspired the relationship.
He told E! The news came soon after that the exit was “somewhat scary” but worth the risk. He said, “The most important thing is that it’s an exciting, new time for me to feel more about myself than ever before.”
In 2019, Stoner debuted his shaved head in his “Stripped Bare” music video, and later opened up about his past struggles with mental health and overcoming an eating disorder.
“Shaving my head is an act of mental health and confidence, not self-destruction,” he said. People. “I can’t tell you how many beliefs and opinions and uncertainties have fallen to the floor with every tuft of hair, and I leave them there.”
Later that same year, he made headlines for stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards when he teamed up Missy Elliott for an epic performance of “Work It,” 17 years after he starred in the music video for the hit song.