He in particular became close with Timberlake as they both lived together and Timberlake’s mother became Gosling’s legal guardian when Gosling’s mother had to return to Canada for work related purposes.
At the conclusion of the show, he returned to Canada to star in numerous family television shows such as in the lead role.
He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club (1993–95) and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark?
(1995), Goosebumps (1996), Breaker High (1997–98) and Young Hercules (1998–99).
He is an activist having worked with numerous nonprofit organizations, such as PETA and Invisible Children Inc.