12 Celebs That Decided To Take Normal Jobs

Being rich and famous is something that most people dream of accomplishing. The appeal of being adored by millions and having a plethora of free things given to you are some of the desired perks that come with the territory. The thing about fame is that it’s fleeting, and the stars of yesterday may find it very hard to obtain decent work today. Some might even want to take a completely different path after being fed up their current profession. We’re taking a look a 12 celebrities that had to switch things up drastically and get a normal job.

 

12. Frankie Muniz

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Frankie Muniz is best known for his Emmy-nominated role in the hit Fox sitcom “Malcolm In The Middle.” The New Jersey native slowly turned away from acting to become the drummer for the rock bands You Hang Up and Kingsfoil and dive into the world of car racing. Recently, he started managing bands.

 

11. Jon Gosselin

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Jon Gosselin gained fame with the TLC reality series “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” but the Wisconsin native would find himself with a smaller role on the show due to his divorce from Kate Kreider. Recently, Gosselin found work as a waiter at TGI Friday’s, but he left after scandalous photos of him leaked online. He is currently a resident DJ at the Building 24 night club in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

 

10. Taran Noah Smith

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Taran Noah Smith is best known for portraying Mark Taylor on the hit ABC sitcom “Home Inprovement,” which earned him two Young Artist Awards. In 2005, he started a non-dairy cheese manufacturer/vegan restaurant with his ex-wife Heidi van Pelt called Playfood. After the company went out of business, Smith began working as a charter sailboat captain.

9. Chris Owen

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Chris Owen is best known as Chuck “Sherminator” Sherman in the “American Pie” series. Acting gigs became scarce, so he decided to become a waiter at a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles in order to pay the bills. His most recent role was in the 2014 music video for Coone’s remix of “Mammoth” from MOGUAI and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

 

8. Vanilla Ice

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After a tanking music career, Vanilla Ice focused more on real estate, which is something he’s done since the early ’90s. He worked on the reality show “The Vanilla Ice Project,” which has been on the DIY Network since 2010. Because of the show’s success, Ice launched a real estate advice website and released the book “Vanilla Ice Project – Real Estate Guide.”

 

7. Peter Ostrum

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Peter Ostrum’s only acting role was Charlie Bucket in the beloved 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” After the film, he retired from acting and focused on becoming a veterinarian after receiving a horse from his parents. He currently works at the Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Lowville, New York.

6. Josh Saviano

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Josh Saviano is best known by millions as Paul Joshua Pfeiffer in “The Wonder Years.” After a few more roles, he quit acting to go to college. He became a lawyer, and recently, he founded the law firm JDS Legal and celebrity brand consultancy Act 3 Advisors. In 2014, he returned to acting to play a lawyer in a few episodes of ” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

 

5. Danny Tamberelli

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Danny Tamberelli is best known for his work on “All That,” “The Magic School Bus,” and “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” A decade ago, the New Jersey native turned his attention to music. He is currently the lead singer in the rock band Jounce. He also played bass in the band Every Good Boy.

 

4. Kirk Cameron

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Kirk Cameron shot to TV fame as Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom “Growing Pains.” Towards the end of the series, he became a born-again Christian and wanted to find a new life away from acting. Along with Ray Comfort, he co-founded the ministry The Way of the Master in 2002.

3. Nikki Blonsky

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In 2007, Nikki Blonsky gained fame with her portrayal of Tracy Turnblad in the film “Hairspray.” Aside from a leading role in the failed 2010 drama series “Huge,” the actress hasn’t been getting a tremendous amount of opportunities. Luckily, she gained a cosmetology license and started working as a hairstylist and make-up artist in between auditions.

 

2. Jeff Cohen

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Former child actor Jeff Cohen is best known for the role of Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen in “The Goonies.” After graduating from the UCLA School of Law in 2000, he became an entertainment lawyer and co-founded the Cohen & Gardner firm with Jonathan Gardner. He also writes for The Huffington Post and CNBC every now and then.

 

1. Dylan Sprouse

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Dylan Sprouse rose to fame with his twin brother Cole with the hit Disney series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” While he was enrolled in New York University to study video game design, the California native started working as a waiter in a New York City restaurant. He took the job simply to keep himself occupied outside of school.

As you can see, some celebs have found success with their new career path. Others have simply found another way to pay the bills while they still struggle in their field. Whatever the case may be, none of them are ashamed of their new careers. It’s all honest work. If they somehow get another shot of fame in their field, it’s up to them to decide if they’re going to take another crack at it or simply let it go to someone else. In the end, it’s all about what makes them happy and keeps them financially safe.

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