18 Stars That Enjoyed Success As Actors And Athletes

FeaturedStarsDeveloping multiple skill sets and talents makes a person a much more valuable commodity in any profession. While valuable, can be a difficult feat to accomplish, especially if you’re trying to be an expert in multiple categories as opposed to simply being adequate.

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Professional athletes are used to being watched by thousands of people and feeling the pressure of spectators, and some love the spotlight so much that it’s somewhat of a natural transition for them to start acting as well.┬áThere are a number of actors that have had incredible careers as professional athletes. Find out who in the slides to follow!

#18 Jason Lee

001--18-jason-lee-261252Jason Lee’s first real occupation was that of a professional skateboarder and extreme sports entrepreneur. After trying his hand at acting in the early 1990s, he was discovered by Kevin Smith who decided to use Lee for a lead in the 1995 film “Mallrats”. To many, Lee is most well known for his role in the NBC comedy “My Name Is Early.”