It wasn't until I saw him in the Pilot episode of "Lie To Me" (a really fantastic program) that I started taking him seriously. He was scary-good in that Pilot episode!! He grew up a lot between "Lizzie McGuire" and "Cory in the House", and I didn't even know it was "Matt" from LM until I read about it here.
Either way, this dude has some good talent! He is not to be dismissed simply for being "a Disney kid".