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About the KIF International Ambassadors (SKFIA)

KIF International Ambassadors (SKFIA) are celebrity advocates who represent the organization’s mission, primary objectives and programs in the global society. The purpose of the KIFIA is to promote the understanding of peace, friendship, education and cultural diversity within the international youth community. KIFIA is overseen by the KIF Ambassador Committee.

 

About the KIF International Ambassadors (KIFIA)


Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse were officially appointed as the KIF International Ambassadors in 2012.

 

The Sprouse brothers have been close friends to Shin for many years. Shin starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie called Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior in 2006 and has worked on many Disney Channel projects together with Dylan and Cole for many years since they are much younger.

 

The brothers are fans of Japanese anime and manga. They are tentatively scheduled to visit Japan for the first time to interact with youth to learn more about Japanese culture and promote American culture and education as well as the friendship between the US and Japan in the upcoming Summer 2013 as the KIF International Ambassadors.

 

The identical twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse were born on August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Italy, with Dylan being born 15 minutes before Cole. The two shared roles on the ABC hit series "Grace Under Fire" and in the Adam Sander movie "Big Daddy." Cole and Dylan shared the spotlight in the TV series "The Suit Life of Zack and Cody."

 

Along with his twin brother, Cole, the fair-haired Dylan Sprouse reportedly commenced television appearances as early as six months old, when the two boys were cast as Patrick Kelly, the eight-month-old son of acid-mouthed oil-refinery worker Grace Kelly (Brett Butler) in the popular ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire. After that program's cancellation in 1998, the Sprouses signed to appear opposite funnyman Adam Sandler in his 1999 comedy Big Daddy, directed by Dennis Dugan. In that vehicle, the then-five-year-old twins played Julian, a little boy adopted by misfit and loser Sonny Koufax (Sandler), who hopes to prove to his estranged girlfriend that he's capable of juggling "adult" responsibilities.

As they aged, the twins branched out into separate roles and careers, such as Cole Sprouse's stint on the sitcom Friends, without Dylan in tow. In 2001, the Sprouses reunited onscreen (and re-teamed with Adam Sandler) to voice the K-B Toys Soldiers in Sandler's dreadful animated holiday comedy Adam_Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights. From this point on, the Sprouses typically appeared together in lieu of playing the same role interchangeably. For example, they portrayed soccer-playing twins in the family-friendly 2003 comedy Just 4 Kicks, directed by Farrelly Brothers collaborator Sidney Bartholomew Jr. The brothers hit a zenith of sorts with their 2005 Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, in which they play a couple of wiseacre twins who reside in a Beantown hotel and wreak all sorts of havoc there. Bit roles in Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana followed after The Suite Life with Zack and Cody went off the air in 2008, and after reteaming with Cole for The Suite Life on Deck that same year, the siblings stuck together for The Suite Life Movie in 2011.

The brothers are currently attending the New York University.

 

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