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The Wizards Of Waverly Place Episode You Likely Forgot Dwayne Johnson Starred In

After dominating the ring as a professional wrestler throughout the 1990s — earning championships and accolades galore while becoming a tentpole figure during WWE's "Attitude Era" — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson set his sights on a new career path in the early 2000s. He appeared in 2001's "The Mummy Returns" as the Scorpion King, setting up a solo film for the character that arrived in 2002 and kicking off his acting career proper. In the years to come, Johnson became a Hollywood icon and eventually left wrestling behind entirely to focus on becoming a big-screen star.

Despite his incredible success under the WWE banner, it took Johnson time to ascend to the top of the entertainment world. Following "The Scorpion King," he'd take part in such forgettable titles as "Walking Tall" and "The Game Plan," with the 2010s treating him much more favorably. Throughout the decade, Johnson starred as Roadblock in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," joined the "Fast & Furious" family as Luke Hobbs, and later played a big hand in the likes of "Jumanji: The Next Level" and "Rampage," which certainly buffed up his filmography as the 2020s loomed in the distance.

These days, Dwayne Johnson is clearly a bonafide film actor, but he hasn't avoided the small screen by any means. As a more obscure example of his TV work, he once appeared on an episode of Disney's "The Wizards of Waverly Place." Here's who he played and how he factored into the plot.

The Rock stopped by to meet Max Russo

For those unfamiliar, "The Wizards of Waverly Place" was a sitcom that called the Disney Channel home from 2007 to 2012. It centered on the Russo family — predominantly the daughter, Alex, as played by Selena Gomez — and the magical hijinks they'd get up to in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. It's among the most beloved and well-remembered programs of its time and stood tall next to contemporaries such as "Hannah Montana" and "Good Luck Charlie," although few of its fans tend to discuss or remember its bizarre Season 2 cameo from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

The former WWE Champion appeared in the episode "Art Teacher," which focuses on Alex's friendship with her school's new art teacher. Meanwhile, the B-plot puts the spotlight on her younger brother, Max (Jake T. Austin), as he concocts a plan to get out of gym class. He comes up with a fake disease called Mono-oranegeosis that he claims prevents him from seeing the color orange. This situation causes Misty May-Treanor, as well as Dwayne Johnson, to visit him and express their sympathy shortly before he's called out for making the whole thing up.

Even if you're a devoted "Wizards of Waverly Place" fan, it's understandable if you didn't recall Dwayne Johnson's presence in "Art Teacher." He doesn't do a whole lot, nor does he play a major role in the story at hand, so you can file this cameo in the "cameos that happened just for the fun of it" category.