The INSIDER Summary
- Jake Paul and Disney Channel said they mutually agreed that the former Vine and YouTube video star will be leaving “Bizaardvark.”
- Paul played Dirk Mann, a lead role on the series.
- “Bizaardvark” is set to continue production on its second season on Sunday without Paul.
- The social media star is known for his outlandish stunts and pranks, and has been accused of turning his formerly quiet West Hollywood neighborhood upside-down.
Jake Paul, one of the stars of “Bizaardvark,” is leaving the Disney Channel series, which is currently airing its second season. He won’t be back when production on Season 2 resumes tomorrow. Filming is slated to continue through the summer and wrap in the fall.
“We’ve mutually agreed that Jake Paul will leave his role on the Disney Channel series ‘Bizaardvark,’” a spokesperson for the network said in a statement. “On behalf of the production company, the cast and crew, we thank Jake for his good work on the TV series for the past 18 months and extend our best wishes to him.”
The network declined further comment on the reasons for the departure but the decision comes as YouTuber-turned-Disney star Paul has been making local headlines in Los Angeles with complaints he had been getting from neighbors over alleged partying and pranks at his West Hollywood rental house.
On “Bizaardvark,” Paul played Dirk Mann, the star of “Dare Me Bro,” where he takes dare requests that he performs. He had been one of the series five leads, alongside Madison Hu, Olivia Rodrigo, DeVore Ledridge, and Ethan Wacke.
Paul also issued a statement about his exit on Twitter:
Love you all! Thanks for the support❤️
Can’t wait to continue to grow and conquer