Surely you remember Bernard “Beans” Aranguren from the seminal 1999 to 2003 Disney Channel series, "Even Stevens." He was the annoying neighbor that was always getting in Louis’ way and he loved, loved, loved, bacon.
Here’s what Beans aka actor Steven Anthony Lawrence looks like now:
Earlier this year, the 25-year-old told Huffington Post that it is “really weird” that people still recognize him as Beans. “I feel like I’ve changed so much when I look in the mirror,” he said. “But I’ll be walking down the street and people drive by for two seconds and automatically they’ll go, ‘Oh, my God! You’re Beans! Ahhh!’ God, even I would have to at least do a double-take.”
While fellow "Even Stevens" alum Shia LaBeouf has been busy getting arrested and staging rather, err, interesting performance arts pieces, Lawrence works as Santa’s helper at the Sunvalley Shopping Center in Concord, Calif.
BEANS FROM EVEN STEVENS WORKS AT THE MALL AS SANTAS HELPER OMFG WHY AM I CRYINGFDHRNGNB pic.twitter.com/WEw6IWElel
— ryan (@iamryanestrada) November 29, 2015
And it’s safe to say people DEFINITELY still recognize him!
Lawrence still acts and his IMDb page says he's set to appear in "Holly, Jingles and Clyde 3D," about two "bumbling" elves who team up with Santa's daughter to try to help a family in danger of losing their Christmas-tree farm, so some have wondered if he is going method, just like LaBeouf.
Either way, once word got out about his gig, fans have been flocking to the mall to get their own selfie with Beans, and he seems to be having a good time with it.
My friends met beans from even stevens wow pic.twitter.com/NGP74PAFPU
— harley QUEEN (@hashtagsophiaaa) November 12, 2015
If Instagram captions are to be believed, he’s making dreams come true!