Even celebrities have to pay the bills, and sometimes that means working a normal job, no matter how much it hurts their pride. Check out these former celebs, who left the spotlight and began working at an “average joe” job.
Tara Reid Is A Restaurant Entrepreneur
Tara Reid was the hottest star of her generation following the major success of the American Pie franchise. However, Her moment of stardom was sadly shortlived. Today Tara is a seasoned restaurant entrepreneur, with shares in several Los Angeles restaurants.
Frankie Muniz Worked As A Racecar Driver And Rock Drummer
Frankie Muniz was a child star in the late 90s and early 2000s, landing lead roles in movies such as Big Fat Liar and My Dog Skip, and TV show, Malcolm in the Middle. However, in 2004, he began racing cars and signed a 2-year deal with Jensen Motorsport. He continues to race professionally today. Muniz also had a short stint as a drummer for Kingsfoil, a pop-rock group in Pennsylvania.
Jon Gosselin Worked As A Line Cook & DJ
The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star now is a full-time DJ. He has a residency at the Building 24 nightclub in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. However, he has also taken up a part-time job, at TGI Friday’s, as a line cook. He said he works there 8 hours per week, and he does it because he enjoys doing the work. He also said he began working there to help out a friend.
Taran Noah Smith Became A Vegan Farm Owner
Many people remember Taran Noah Smith from playing the younger son on Home Improvement. At 17 years old, he married Heidi Van Pelt. Heidi was 16 years Smith’s senior. However, he wanted to get control of his trust fund and was able to do so by marrying Heidi. Heidi was a long-time vegan, so she and Taran decided to open up a non-dairy cheese manufacturer and restaurant, Playfood, which specialized in vegan and organic foods.
Brittany Ashton Holmes Is A Barista
Brittany Ashton Holmes played the adorable Darla in The Little Rascals. However, she left Hollywood soon after that role and was raised as a normal kid. She is currently pursuing a political science degree. In order to subsidize her tuition, she is a barista at Starbucks. She is more than happy with her normal job, as she has said “I was [an] actress when I was little, and did this movie called Little Rascals. It’s like really embarrassing to watch, and I don’t want to act anymore.”
Chris Owen Serves Sushi
Chris Owen played The Sherminator, in the American Pie films. He still continues to act. However, he needed a job to supplement his acting pay. He reportedly became a waiter at a sushi restaurant. However, he still lives in California and has a few thousand followers on his social media accounts. Maybe The Sherminator will make a comeback.
Vanilla Ice Was a Real Estate Investor
Vanilla Ice certainly had his glory days back in the 90s. However, when his records stopped selling he needed a way to make money. Therefore, he turned to the real estate market. Ice would buy, flip and sell houses. He once said “When ‘Ice, Ice Baby’ was selling a million records a day, I bought several properties… then, a few years later, I took a break from touring, saw that my properties had cobwebs, so I sold them, and to my surprise, I made a huge profit.”
Peter Ostrum Is A Veterinarian
Peter Ostrum can be best remembered for his role as Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Unfortunately, even after the success of this film, Ostrum was never seen in Hollywood again. However, he has managed to make a pretty good life for himself. He decided to go to veterinary school and moved to upstate New York. He is still a practicing veterinarian.
Ali Macgraw Is A Yoga Instructor
Ali Macgraw is an American actress, model, and animal rights activist. Her first role in the 1969 film Goodbye Colombus gained her worldwide recognition. Due to her incredible performance, she was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress and eventually won the Golden Globe Award. Several years ago, Macgraw decided to take on a new challenge in life and become a yoga instructor. According to Ali, yoga has always been something she was passionate about and decided that acting was no longer for her.
Michael Maronna Is An Electrician
If you’re a 90s baby, you may recognize this guy from one of your favorite Nickelodeon shows – The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Michael Maronna played Big Pete Wrigley. Maronna decided to take a step out from in front of the camera and jumped to behind the scenes work. He is now an electrician in Hollywood. He has worked on the productions of Sex and the City, Notorious, Nurse Jackie and Elementary.
Kirk Cameron Preaches As A Minister
Kirk Cameron is most known for his role as Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains. During his time on Growing Pains, Cameron became a born-again Christian. This led him to a new life once the show was canceled. Cameron is now a minister and trains Christians in evangelism. With his partner, Ray Comfort, the two founded the ministry of The Way of the Master. The Ministry also has a weekly TV show which Cameron hosts.
Nikki Blonsky Works With Hairspray
Nikki Blonsky became a household name after landing the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in the movie adaptation of Hairspray. She continued to land small roles. However, she needed a side job in between acting auditions. Therefore, she decided to get her cosmetology license. She now works part-time as a hairstylist and make-up artist, in her hometown of Great Neck, New York.
Jeff Cohen Is An Attorney
No one could make the truffle shuffle look so good – except Jeff Cohen. Cohen played Chunk in the 1985 hit movie, The Goonies. His last acting gig was in 1991. As he puts it “puberty hit and forced Cohen into early retirement.” However, acting was not the only career path he had in mind. Cohen decided to go to law school. After graduating, he founded Cohen & Gardner, LLP.
Jonathan Bennett Teaches Spin Classes
Who could forget the gorgeous Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls? Lindsay Lohan’s character would worship every word he said and hated Regina when she was dating him. Nonetheless, Jonathan Bennett has moved on from his Mean Girls days and is now a spin class instructor. He was instructing at Flywheels is Los Angeles.
Steven Seagal Served As Deputy Sheriff
This job should actually come as no surprise. Steven Seagal once served as Deputy Sheriff. He was sworn in, in rural Doña Ana County in southern New Mexico. The country’s department’s coverage area includes the U.S.-Mexico border. Seagal has a special interest in border issues, and he also offered to train the new officers.
Gary Coleman Worked As A Security Guard
Gary Coleman may be only 4 feet and 7 inches tall, but you still do not want to mess with him while he’s on duty. Coleman may be best remembered for his role on Diff’rent Strokes. In 1998, while working security, a fan approached Coleman and asked for his autograph. Coleman refused, and a fight ensued. Coleman punched the woman multiple times in the face. He was suspended for 1-year.
Charlie Korsmo Became A Lawyer, Activist & Professor
Charlie Korsmo was a child star best known for his role in Hook, alongside Robin Williams. However, he has left Hollywood and decided to become an expert in a different field – law. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then received his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 2006. He now is an Assistant Professor of Law.
Macaulay Culkin Is A Musician
Macaulay Culkin became a huge star overnight when he starred in the mega-hit “Home Alone.” The 10 year old star, considered one the most successful child actors ever, went on to act in several more hits, including the Home Alone sequel, before deciding on taking a break in 1994. Since then he has occasionally appeared in projects made by friends and instead chooses to focus on his music career. Started in 2012, The Pizza Underground is a comedy rock group in which Culkin sings and plays the kazoo. Be on the lookout for the band when they tour your town!
Jim Carrey Is an Artist/Painter
Jim Carrey, the Canadian-American actor, and comedian is known for his great sense of humor and of course his well-known films like Liar Liar and Dumb and Dumber. Jim Carrey had a very bright acting career but has recently decided to leave Hollywood to work on his “artistic career.” Jim Carey is known not to do things by halves, and when it comes to his art he has the work to prove so. His art sells at a minimum of 10,000 dollars and many celebs are fans of his work, like Lebron James for example.
Michael Schoeffling Makes Furniture
Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles was certainly great eye candy. After Sixteen Candles, Schoeffling landed a few more roles but called it quits on acting in 1991. After he left Hollywood, he moved to Virginia to help raise his children with his ex-model wife and focus on carpentry. He creates handmade furniture and owns a woodworking shop.
Mackenzie Rosman Is A Philanthropist
Mackenzie Rosman is best known for her role as Ruthie Camden in the hit TV series 7th Heaven. After the series wrapped in 2007, she received small roles on various TV shows and movies. However, she has mainly stayed away from acting. Instead, she does a lot of philanthropy work. She is the national honorary chairman for CureFinders, a school fundraising program to help fund the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Rebecca Ritters Became A Journalist
The only child of Philip and Julie Martin, on the hit show Neighbours, was Hannah Martin, also known as Button. Hannah was played by Rebecca Ritters. Since leaving the show Rebecca Ritters had a few roles on TV. She received a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Melbourne. She was later offered a position as a news and current affairs producer for the Australian Broadcasting Company. Today, she works as a producer for Deutsche Welle, in Berlin.
Ariana Richards Is A Painter
Ariana Richards helped bring dinosaurs to life in the blockbuster film Jurassic Park. She reprised her role of Lex Murphy in the sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, however, essentially stopped acting in 2001. However, she did appear in a TV movie in 2013. Instead of acting, she decided to pursue a different art, painting. She attended Skidmore College and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and Drama.
Tony Danza Once Taught English
From 2009-2010, Tony Danza took a break from acting to become an English teacher. However, there was also a reality show involved. For the 2009-2010 school year, Danza taught a 10-grade English class, in a Northeast Philadelphia High School. Teach: Tony Danza was filmed throughout that year and 7 episodes aired. About teaching, Danza has said, “The emotional tug of war that goes on is just unbelievable, and then in the midst of that if you feel that the system doesn’t support you, that your job is at risk, then it’s a very, very difficult situation to be in.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar Is A Start-Up Founder
Gellar’s television breakthrough came in 1993 when she played Kendall Hart on “All My Children.” However, her widespread fame came from her portrayal as Buffy, in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Buffy broke the norm of the helpless horror movie female victim and became a strong inspiration to girls everywhere. In 2015, Gellar co-founded Foodstirs, a food-crafting startup that sells baking kits for kids. She is also set to release a cookbook in 2017.
Andrea Barber Is An University Officer
Andrea Barber is best remembered as the slightly annoying best friend of D.J., Kimmy Gibler, on the 90s sitcom, Full House. However, she also had recurring role on Days of our Lives before Full House. After Full House wrapped, Barber graduated from Whittier College with an English Degree, and then received her Master of Arts in Women’s Studied from the University of York in the United Kingdom. She then returned to Whittier to work in its Office of International programs. However, Barber did return for the Netflix reboot Fuller House.
Maia Brewton Is A Lawyer
Maia Brewton may be best remembered for her role in Parker Lewis Can’t Lose or the Thor-loving trouble maker kid in Adventures in Babysitting, alongside Elisabeth Shue. Brewton grew up and studied theatre at Yale University. She then became a bartender, but she decided mixing drinks wasn’t her thing and went to study for the real bar, and went to Law school. She is now an attorney.
Jason Zimbler Is A Software Designer
Melissa Joan Hart is still a very relevant name in Hollywood, due to her enormous fame in the 90’s. However, her little brother on her breakout show Clarissa Explains It All, seemed to disappear out of the limelight. After the show wrapped, he went on to study at the University of Notre Dame. He went back to Hollywood, but has stayed behind the camera. He now works as a software designer for HBO.
Hank Aaron Owns A Car Dealership
Hank Aaron is a legendary, former major league baseball player. He gained international recognition when he beat Babe Ruth’s homerun record. After retiring, he stayed working with the Atlanta Braves. However, he also took on some other ventures. He opened Hank Aaron BMW dealership in Georgia. It has been reported that he gives an autographed baseball with every car sold. He also worked as the corporate vice president of community relations for TBS.
Dylan & Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit Are Working Separately
Dylan and Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit are best known for playing Alex and Nicky, the twin sons of Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky on the 90s sitcom Full House. However, they grew up and decided it be best for them to work apart from now on. Blake is a firefighter based in Atlanta. Nicky has returned to TV, but has stayed behind the scenes and works as a sound technician. However, they both returned for a short stint on the Netflix Full House reboot Fuller House.
Kevin Jonas Is An App Entrepreneur
Kevin Jonas is the oldest brother in the pop brother band, The Jonas Brothers. Their rise to fame began around 2005, but the brothers officially split in 2013. Kevin decided to take a step back from music and explore other options. He created and launched a food searching app call Yood. Yood gives you the location and phone number of the highest rated restaurant closest to you. He also dabbled in construction for some time. In 2014, he appeared on an episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey to help build Kathy Wakile’s home.
Jack Gleeson Is A Student
King Joffrey was the character everyone loved to hate on “Game of Thrones”. His evil antics as King of Westeros drove viewers mad, but the drama it created was loved. Sadly (or luckily), King Joffrey was murdered in 2014. Since playing Joffrey, Jack Gleeson has kept a low profile. He went on to study theology and philosophy at Trinity College in Dublin. However, he still randomly attends conventions to show his appreciation to fans.
Danny Lloyd Is A Biology Teacher
Danny Lloyd became synonymous with horror movies at a young age. He starred in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. In the DVD release of the film, Danny said he did not even realize he was filming a horror movie. He believed the movie was just about a family who lived in a hotel. However, we left acting and decided to pursue other passions. In 2007, Lloyd became a biology professor at a community college in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Leana Creel Is A Production Company CEO
Leana Creel began her acting career, in the late 1980s, alongside her identical sisters, Monica and Joy. They had roles in TV movies “The Wonderful World of Disney: Parent Trap III” and “Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon.” After appearing on an episode of “Beverly Hills, 90210”, Leana was able to land her first big solo break as Tori on “Saved by the Bell”. Today, Creel is the founder and CEO of Creel Studio. According to the company’s website “Creel Studio is a full-service photography and video production company that specializes in food, travel and lifestyle content.”
Cameron Diaz Is Just Taking A Break
Like most normal people, Cameron Diaz got stressed out from work and needed to take a mental health day (or 3 years, we should say). Her last appearance was in the movie musical Annie, in 2014. She has since been trying to “make herself whole.” She appeared on a Goop Wellness Summit panel in June 2017, and said, “I just went, ‘I can’t really say who I am to myself.’ Which is a hard thing to face up to.” She has not announced any upcoming projects.
George Forman Designs Grills
George Forman is a two-time boxing heavyweight champion of the world, as well as a Olympic Gold Medalist. Forman retired twice from boxing. After his second retirement, he said healthy eating was the reason why he was able to be so successful. A home appliance company, which was producing a fat-reducing grill at the time, saw Forman as the perfect endorsement guy. Forman was offered the job and he even helped give advice on the designs. Today, the George Foreman Grill has sold over 100 million units worldwide.
Danielle Fishel Is A Reporter
Danielle Fishel is best known for her role of Topanga on the TV series “Boy Meets World”, a role which she reprised in the recent spin-off series “Girl Meets World.” Fishel has always been loved by the public. Therefore, it is no surprise she turned to journalism. She has been a host on Style Network’s The Dish, as well as is a resident reporter for PopSugar (a lifestyle content platform targeted towards women 18-34.)
Sasha Obama Is A Student
Sasha Obama is the youngest daughter of former U.S. President Barack Obama. When Sasha did not attend his farewell address, people everywhere began questioning where she was. It was reported that she had an exam the following day, so she had to study. That is currently what she is still doing, being a student. She is a junior at Sidwell Friends School, and the Obamas will remain based in Washington, D.C. until she graduates in 2019.
Roseanne Barr Is A Politician
Most known for the indisputably iconic domestic goddess lead in “Roseanne” (1988-1997), Barr has since been up to all kinds of non-acting related endeavors. In 1989, she released her autobiography titled Roseanne-My Life As a Woman. As of 2011, she, her boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake run a macadamia nut and livestock farm on the Big Island, Hawaii. On August 4, 2012, Barr won the presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party. She came in 6th place in the general elections with 67,326 votes nationwide.
Nick Offerman Is An Amazing Woodworker
By now Nick Offerman has become infamous for his character Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation”. Ron Swanson’s character is an avid bacon lover, OG gentleman and accomplished woodworker. But here’s the big reveal: Nick Offerman is just as brilliant a woodworker as the character he portrays. Nick would say he’s ‘fair to middling at best’ but his work will clearly tell you otherwise. For 12 years Nick has owned the distinguished, yet unpretentious, Offerman Woodshop in East LA. Nick and a small team of talented and passionate craftsmen create everything from canoes to redwood root tables.
Danny Tamberelli Is A Musician
Little Pete has evolved into a man that wears many hats. He is a graduate of Hampshire College, culminating in a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts focusing on music performance and booking management. Tamberelli is the bassist and vocalist for the rock band ‘Jounce’, formed in Northern New Jersey. He also was the bassist for the folk/pop band ‘Every Good Boy’. He made a guest appearance in the comedy podcast “The Comedy Button”, as well as an episode of the podcast “The Indoor Kids”. Tamberelli lends his voice to the voice and physical inspiration for Jimmy De Santa in Grand Theft Auto V. In 2014, he started a podcast with former “The Adventures of Pete and Pete” co-star Michael Maronna.
Susan Boyle Applied To Be A Cashier
Susan Boyle rose to international stardom after singing “I Dreamed a Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent. She placed second on the show, but that didn’t stop her success. Since her appearance on the show, in 2009, she has released 7 studio albums. In 2014, she drew quite the speculation when it was reported that she had applied to be a cashier at a betting shop in her hometown. She told the London Evening Standard, “I just went in on the off-chance. It was kind of a desire to be normal. And it was a quiet period. I just got panicky (about fame). But I wouldn’t want to scrap the job I already have (music). I absolutely love it.”
Freddie Prinze Jr. Is A Chef
Freddie Prinze Jr. was a Hollywood heartthrob in the 90s. He appeared in hit movies such as She’s All That and I Know What You Did Last Summer. I Know What You Did Last Summer is also where he met his future wife, and also huge 90s star, Sarah Michelle Gellar. The two actors have seemed to disappear from the limelight. However, they have stayed busy. Freddie has taken up cooking, and released his first cookbook in 2016. The book contains 75 recipes and stories by the actor.
Lisa Jakub Is A Writing Teacher
Lisa Jakub was a child star and is best remembered for her roles in “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Independence Day”. Her last role was in the 2000 film “Double Frame”. However, this was by choice, as Jakub wanted to have a life outside of Hollywood. Today, she is a happily retired actor, along with being an author, speaker, writing teacher, and yoga teacher.
Lark Voorhies Is A Book Publisher
Lark Voorhies played rich girl, Lisa Turtle, on the TV sitcom “Saved By The Bell”, from 1989-1993. For her performance of Turtle, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award six times. After attempting to start a career in music, Lark turned to writing. Since 2010, she has written and published 3 books: Reciprocity, Trek of the Cheshire, and A True Light.
Rick Moranis Is A Comedic Singer
Rick Moranis is best known for playing the nerd in several films such as “Ghostbuster”, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, and “Little Giants”. When his wife suddenly passed, he decided to take time to focus on his family and left the acting world behind. However, he still is connected to his creative roots and has released successful comedy albums. He was even a nominee for the Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
Marisa Tomei Is A Fitness Instructor
After winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Mona Lisa Vito in the 1992 film “My Cousin Vinny,” Marisa Tomei’s acting career skyrocketed. She quickly began landing roles in hit films such as “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” and “The Big Short.” More recently, she landed the role of Aunt May in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite being so busy, she has found ways to share her other passions with the public. Tomei loves to workout and even released to fitness videos.
Jennie Garth Curates A Subscription Box For Moms
Jennie Garth is best known for portraying the role of Kelly Taylor in the original “Beverly Hills, 90210”, as well as the 2008 reboot. Since last appearing on the reboot in 2010, she has landed a few small roles. However, she has strayed away from acting in order to pursue other ventures. Today, she owns MomGiftBox.com, which sells a bi-monthly box subscription targeted towards moms.
Brandon Call Works At A Gas Station
Brandon Call began his career as a child actor in the mid-80s. He appeared on shows such as “Baywatch” and “Magnum P.I.”. However, his most memorable role was also his last. He played J.T. Lambert on the series “Step By Step” from 1991-1998. When the show wrapped filming, Call retired officially from acting. He has done a good job of staying out of the limelight since he retired. However, today, many have reported that he works at his parent’s gas station in California.
Andrea Elson Is A Yoga Teacher
Andrea Elson was a child star and model. She is best remembered as Alice Tyler for the CBS series “Whiz Kids”, and as Lynn Tanner of the NBC series “Alf”. Andrea landed various guest appearance roles on several TV series throughout the 90s but ultimately decided to leave Hollywood. Today, she is a yoga teacher and runs her own health and lifestyle blog.
Jessica Sierra Is A Waitress
Jessica Sierra rose to fame as the tenth-place finalist on the 4th season of “American Idol”. Despite not winning the competition, she was signed by a record label and released her first single “Unbroken”, in 2007. She released her second single, “Enough”, in 2010. But, the single received little success. After a battle with substance abuse, Jessica remained off the radar. Today, she works a waitress at Hooters.
Karyn Parsons Runs An Educational Video Company
Karyn Parsons played the spoiled and dumb-witted cousin of Will Smith, on the 90s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. Parsons landed a few roles after the sitcom ended in 1996. However, she has mainly stayed away from the big screen since in the early 2000s. Today, she runs a company that creates videos to educate children about unsung black heroes.
Matt Lauer Will Become A Retiree
Matt Lauer was once one of the most loved news anchors on television. Unfortunately, negative allegations have surfaced. Lauer was fired from his position at NBC. A close friend of Lauer told People, “I think he’ll retire…He wanted to run away and live with the money he had made and be with his family…This is definitely not the way he wanted to go out, but I don’t think he feels the need to be on air like some people, doing specials. I think he’ll have a quiet life and go golfing a ton.”
Ann Curry Is A Photographer
Ann Curry has always been a celebrated news anchor. However, she also has several other interests she has chosen to pursue, such as photography. During an interview with O, The Oprah Magazine, she discussed how she began working in photography. She recalled how she went through a breast cancer scare and after receiving the negative results, her doctor told her to take some time for herself. Curry said this conversation really helped her slow down in life, and she began setting aside time every week to take photos. “I choose to fill my days with what I’m passionate about, and live with purpose,” Curry said.
Danielle Colby Is A Dance Studio Owner
Danielle Colby is best known for her work on the History channel series “American Pickers.” However, before she helped sort collectibles, she worked as a dancer. She was inspired by a show she once saw in Chicago and decided to begin her own burlesque dance troupe. Her troupe was very successful in the mid-west. Due to her success, she was able to open her own burlesque dance academy called “Dannie Diesel’s Bump ‘n’ Grind Academy.”
Rita Wilson Is An Online Magazine Writer
Rita Wilson is best known for appearing in films such as Sleepless in Seattle, Now and Then, Jingle All the Way, The Story of Us and Runaway Bride. Along with starring in several 90s movies, she is also known as the wife of actor Tom Hanks. Today, Rita Wilson uses her creativity in a different way – through writing. She has contributed to some of the most popular online magazines such as “Huffington Post”.
McKayla Maroney Is A Musician
McKayla Maroney gained international fame as a part of the “Fierce Five” at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The team won gold overall. She won silver on vault and was not happy about the outcome. Photos of her “not impressed” face quickly went viral on the internet. She has since left the gym and turned to music. In summer 2016, she released a single called “Ghost.” She told Us “I like to say my genre is vulnerable pop because it’s all melody and lyrically driven and heart driven.”
Allen Iverson Is In Between Jobs
Allen Iverson is considered to be one of the best athletes to ever play in the NBA. His salary reached up to $20 million per season. He retired in from the NBA is 2013. However, after highly publicized financial problems, he entered back into the limelight. But, he refuted the claims saying he wasn’t broke. In 2001, he signed an endorsement deal with Reebok that has a clause stating the company will pay him $800K per year for life, along with a $32 million trust fund he can access starting 2030. Therefore, its no surprise that Iverson is currently relaxing, and not looking for a job. However, he did announce he would play in the 3-on-3 league recently founded by the entertainer Ice Cube.
Bo Derek Produces & Sells Pet Care Bathing Products
Bo Derek is most remembered for her role in the 1979 film “10.” The scene where she wears a flesh-colored bathing suit, in a dream sequence, skyrocketed her into fame. Although she has appeared in other productions since, Bo Derek’s name will always be synonymous with her first big film, “10.” She has always had a love for animals. Therefore, after entering semiretirement, she launched “Bo Derek Pet Care.” The company sells shampoo, conditioner and face wash for your furry friends.
Lyssa Chapman Is A Tanning Salon Owner
Lyssa Chapman is the daughter of Duane Chapman and was featured on the reality series “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” Although she, like her father, is a bounty hunter, she also owns her own business on the side. She is the founder and owner of No Tan Lines LLP in Hawaii. The salon offers a variety of tanning bed options but is most known for their red light therapy. According to the No Tan Lines LLP website, red light therapy “has been proven effective for a wide range of healing and rejuvenating uses including anti-aging, hair loss prevention & regrowth, skin conditions, wound care, pain relief, and much more.”
Duane “Dog” Chapman Is An Author
Duana Chapman, better known as Dog The Bounty Hunter, rose to fame after capturing the heir to the Max Factor fortune, Andrew Luster. However, he was shot into the national spotlight after his self-titled series debuted in 2004. His life isn’t just chronicled on TV. He has also retold his stories in books. He has published 2 books, one of which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Julia Stiles Is An Activist
Julia Stiles is well-known for many roles. She is only 35-years-old and has over 50 acting credits to her name. However, a little less known fact about her is she has had a side job throughout her acting career. She does a lot of charity work. She has worked for Habitat for Humanity, and also Amnesty International to help raise awareness for the harsh conditions of immigration detention of unaccompanied juveniles.
Tom Selleck Owns An Avocado Farm
Tom Selleck has had multiple well-known roles through his acting career including in Magnum, P.I., Three Men and a Baby, and Friends. Something Selleck has always done, throughout his career, is farm avocados. He actually lives on a 60 acres avocado farm in Westlake Village, CA. About the farming, he has said, “So I like to get outside and work on the farm, from fixing roads to clearing brush. I hate going to the gym, so sweating outdoors sure beats sitting on a stationary bike staring at my navel. And I work cheaper than anyone I could hire to do it.”
Candace Cameron Bure Is A Winemaker
Candace Cameron Bure is best known for her role as D.J. Tanner on the 90’s sitcom “Full House,” as well as the modern Netflix version of the series “Fuller House.” She has also authored several books as well as acted in several other TV series and films. However, out of the limelight, Candace has other business ventures. With her husband, former NHL star Val Bure, Candace runs a wine label out of Napa Valley, California called Bure Family Wines.
Debby Ryan Is A Singer
Debby Ryan began her professional acting career working on the TV series “Barney & Friends.” Soon after, she was noticed by Disney. In 2008, she began playing the recurring role of Bailey Pickett in “The Suite Life on Deck.” She played the role until 2011. However, unlike most Disney stars Debby Ryan was able to leave her innocent persona behind without any scandal. She chose to form a band, which she called The Never Ending.
Dylan Sprouse Is A Brewmaster
Remember the cutie pie twins that co-starred opposite Adam Sandler in Big Daddy? They moved from LA to New York 7 years ago to attend NYU. In the dorms, Dylan started brewing mead, a fermented alcoholic beverage derived from honey featured as the beverage of choice in “Game of Thrones”. Summer 2017 marks the opening of his locally owned and operated mead brewery, All-Wise Meadery, in Brooklyn, NY. His brother Cole returned to acting after graduating, moved to Vancouver and is currently starring in the teen drama “Riverdale”. Dylan’s upcoming meadery isn’t his only foray into the service industry. Sprouse had a job at Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where he realized he wanted to be a career Brewer. At 24 years old, he is the youngest master brewer in the United States.
Hilary Duff Is An Author
Hilary Duff was a child star that became a household name after she began portraying the title character on the Disney series “Lizzie McGuire.” From there, she was able to extend her resume and she worked in productions such as “A Cinderella Story” and “Gossip Girl.” In recent years, Duff’s acting career has slowed down. However, she has many other ventures in which she concentrates. Along with being a popular recording artist, Duff is also a successful author. She has released 3 young adult fiction books since 2010.
Chuck Norris Is A Philanthropist
After fighting Bruce Lee in the film “The Way of the Dragon,” Chuck Norris showed he was an action star. Throughout his career, he has used his athleticism in karate along with his acting talents to create quite the resume. He may be best remembered for his title role of “Walker, Texas Ranger.” However, his passions go beyond acting and karate. He loves helping others in any way he can. One way he does this is through his charity Kickstart Kids. The mission of the charity is to “use karate to teach character-building values to students in public schools.” Today, over 8,500 students participate in the program.
John Travolta Is A Pilot
Since the 1970s, John Travolta has been sharing his acting talent with the world in TV shows and film. Since the beginning of (and even before) his career, he had been fascinated with aviation. Therefore, aside from acting, he also pursued his other passion and became a licensed pilot. He owns several planes, which he can easily access at his home as it features his own personal runway.
Beth Chapman Is A Political Advocate
Beth Chapman is best known for her partnership, in both life and business, with her husband, Duane Chapman. Duane, better known as Dog, and Beth have been featured on several reality series including “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and “Dog and Beth: On The Run.” “On the Run” was canceled because Beth and Dog had other things to do they felt were a priority over filming the series. The couple has since traveled the U.S. protesting against law legislation that acts against bail bondsmen.
Richard Rawlings Is A Bar Owner
Richard Rawlings is the main personality of the reality series “Fast N’ Loud.” The series chronicles Rawling’s business, Gas Monkey Garage. At the garage, Rawlings and his team turn old cars into profit. However, you may find Rawlings outside of the garage at either his Bar N’ Grill and live music venue. Each place is appropriate given the prefix Gas Monkey.
Robin Wright Designs Pajamas
Robin Wright rose to fame with films such as “The Princess Bride” and “Forrest Gump”. Her career has not slowed down with recent roles in “House of Cards” and “Wonder Woman.” However, she has said that actress is not her favorite or most important title, but rather entrepreneur-philanthropist. Her biggest and current venture is “Pour Les Femmes”, a socially conscious luxury sleepwear company.
Danica McKellar Is A Mathmatician
Danica McKellar began acting at the age of 12. However, her breakthrough role came in 1988, when she landed the role of Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years. After The Wonder Years wrapped, McKellar went back to school and graduated from UCLA with a degree in mathematics. She is actually super intelligent and helped write a mathematical theorem (which is named after her). After school, she slowly entered acting again and has appeared in shows such as The West Wing, How I Met Your Mother, and The Big Bang Theory.
Fabio Sells Vitamins
Fabio Lanzoni, better known just as Fabio, rose to fame as the cover model of romance novels in the 80s and 90s. His modeling allowed him to expand into acting. He appeared in several B-list movies as well as commercials for products such as “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.” However, looks don’t last forever and Fabio branched out into other ventures. He opened “Happy Planet Vitamins.”According to their website, their mission is “to empower individuals to lead healthier, more balanced lives through diet, exercise, and Healthy Planet Vitamins purest whey protein, purest glutamine, and purest colostrum products.”
Big Hoss Is A Businessman
Corey Harrison aka “Big Hoss” is an American businessman and was well known for his role in the reality tv show Pawn Stars. Corey began working at the shop at the age of 9 and worked his way up to manager. As of now, he has 10 percent partnership in the shop, and has recently claimed that he is ‘focusing on other aspects of his business.”
Lucy Liu Is A Visual Artist
Lucy Liu has been appearing on your TV since the early 90s. Her breakthrough role was arguably from 1998-2002 on the hit TV series “Ally McBeal.” After the show, she landed roles in films such as “Charlie’s Angels”, “Kill Bill: Vol 1” (and Vol. 2) and “Kung Fu Panda”. She has since largely remained out of films and has had been starring on the show “Elementary.” However, she has also had a side job, which she tried to keep hidden for a long time. Under the pseudonym, Yu Ling, Lucy Liu is a visual artist and is proficient in several media (collage, photography, and painting). She has hosted several shows and donated many of her works to charity.
Frank Fritz Is A Motorcyclists’ Rights Organization President
Frank Fritz is one of the co-presenters on the reality series “American Pickers.” On the show, it is evidence that Frank Fritz loves motorcycles, as often times his partner, Mike Wolfe, has to stop him from buying them. Frank is an avid motorcyclist. Along with participating in several motorcycle rallies, he also acted as the President of his local ABATE chapters for several years. Fritz has been passionate about motorcycles his whole life and even wrote a book about his passion, which was titled “How to Pick Collectable Motorcycles.”
Katherine Timpf Was A Video And Print Recorder
Before she was tearing down the house on the Fox News Network, she was in a similar job slowly working her way up to the big times. Let’s go back to when the young Katherine Timpf was much younger and was in University. While she was there she worked as a video and print reporter. If anything was happening around campus she knew about it and she’d be on the scene and would make sure that everyone else heard about it.
Chumlee Works At A Candy Shop
Chumlee has been working at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop since he was 21-years-old. That was five years before the show even started airing. He was good friends with Big Hoss from an early age and that pretty much secured him a job at the shop. It wasn’t till after the fame that he started venturing into other things. He has recently opened up a candy shop across the street from Gold & Silver Pawn Shop called Chumlee’s Candy on the Boulevard
Danica Patrick Works With Wine
Danica Patrick rose out of the world of NASCAR as one of the only recognizable racers by people who don’t even care much for the sport. The 36-year-old racer doesn’t specialize solely in the world of racing. She had slowed significantly and has decided to start producing her own wine. Her brand of wine is called Somnium which mean “dream” in Latin.
Cote de Pablo is a Singer
Cote de Pablo isn’t just a fantastic actress, she’s an accomplished singer too. When she went to New York at the age of 15 to study music at Carnegie, she had no idea that she would end up being so successful. Some of her work includes being involved in Tom Wait’s hit song Temptation on an NCIS episode and being featured on The 33 soundtrack.
Kimora Lee Simmons Is A Youth Advocacy Board Member
Kimora Lee Simmons is best known for her work in the fashion industry. After getting her start at 14 as a model, she has since worked her way up to fashion label founder and President. However, she believes it is important to give back. Therefore, she sits on the board of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF). According to their website, RPAF “is dedicated to providing inner-city youth across New York City with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities.”
Mara Wilson Is A Writer
Mara Wilson was a big star in the 90s. She appeared in blockbuster films such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda. It seems as though some of her Matilda traits stuck and really loved books. She has told the media that she has quit acting and wants to focus on writing. She had previously written for Cracked.com and published a book in 2016 titles Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame.
Josh Saviano Is A Lawyer
Kevin Arnold’s best friend, Paul Pfeiffer, was played by Josh Saviano. After The Wonder Years, Saviano did not see too much action in Hollywood. However, he had a backup plan. He studied political science at Yale and then went on to law school. He graduated in 2003. He is a practicing attorney, living with his wife (who is also a lawyer), and child, in New York.