Check out these former celebs, who left the spotlight and began working at an “average” job. You would never have thought that their careers in the spotlight would have inspired different paths, let’s see where their childhood actor days have taken them to.
Josh Saviano Is A Lawyer
Kevin Arnold’s best friend, Paul Pfeiffer, was played by Josh Saviano. After The Wonder Years, Saviano never got the big break he was hoping for. However, he studied political science at Yale and then went on to law school. He is now a practicing attorney, married and living in New York. Ok so he doesn’t have it to bad, unlike some of them…
Big Hoss Is A Bar Owner
Corey Harrison aka “Big Hoss” is an American businessman, 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.’ He recently bought the famed Beauty Bar on the historic Fremont Street. During the day the bar offers services such as manicures and at night hosts musical acts.
Frankie Muniz Worked As A Racecar Driver
Frankie Muniz was a child star in the late 90s and early 2000s. He bagged himself lead roles in movies such as Big Fat Liar and My Dog Skip, and the popular TV show, Malcolm in the Middle. In 2004, he turned his passion to racing cars, and signed a 2-year deal with Jensen Motorsport. He still continues to race professionally.
Actor Gary Dourdan is mostly known for his portrayal of Warrick Brown on the popular CSI series. Appearing on the show for 8 years, fans were completely in shock when Dourdan’s character got killed off in the beginning of season 9. He also participated in several video games made after the popular franchise.
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 a the Building 24 night club in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. He has also taken up a part-time job, at TGI Friday’s, as a line cook. Is he struggling that much? He said he works there 8 hours per week, because he enjoys it. Each to their own.
Taran Noah Smith Became A Vegan Farm Owner
Taran Noah Smith played the younger son on Home Improvement. At 17 years old, he married Heidi van Pelt. Heidi was 16 years older, can we get a cougar alert. 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.She shut the door on Hollywood soon after that role, and wanted a normal childhood. She is currently pursuing a political science degree and is a barista at Starbucks. “I was [an] actress when i was little, and did this movie called Little Rascals. It’s like really embarrassing to watch, and it don’t want to act any more.” That’s a shame because it’s one of our favorites.
Chris Owen Serves Sushi
Chris Owen played The Sherminator, in the famous American Pie franchise. He still continues to act. However, he needed a job to supplement his acting pay. He reportedly became a waiter at a sushi restaurant. Maybe The Sherminator will make a comeback.
Kirk Cameron Preaches As A Minister
Kirk Cameron is most recognised for his role as Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains. During his time on the show, Cameron found religion and became a born-again Christian. Once the show was canceled, he knew what he wanted to do. 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.
Jeff Cohen Is An Attorney
Cohen played Chunk in the 1985 hilarious hit movie, The Goonies. His last acting role was in 1991. However, acting was not the only career path he wanted to go down. Cohen went to law school. After graduating, he founded Cohen & Gardner, LLP.
Dylan Sprouse Is A Brewmaster
Remember the adorable twins from 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 was the grand opening of his local 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”. At 24 years old, Dylan is the youngest master brewer in the United States.
Jonathan Bennett Teaches Spin Classes
Who could forget the gorgeous heart throb Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls? 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
Steven Seagal once worked as a Deputy Sheriff. 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 not stand so tall at just 4 feet and 7 inches, but you do not want to cross 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 broke out. 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 the child star best known for his role in Hook, playing alongside Robin Williams. However, he has left Hollywood and decided to become an expert in law. This is becoming a pattern it seems. 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.
Michael Schoeffling Makes Furniture
Jake Ryan was known for being the heart throb in the cult movie Sixteen Candles. After this big movie, Schoeffling landed a few more roles, but called it quits in 1991. After he left the acting world, he moved to Virginia to focus on his passion carpentry. He creates handmade furniture and owns a woodworking shop.
Mara Wilson Is A Writer
Mara Wilson was a huge child star throughout the 90s. She starred in blockbuster films such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda. She has told the media that she has quit acting to focus on her passion for 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.
Dylan & Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit Are Working Seperately
Dylan and Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit are best known for playing Alex and Nicky, the twin sons of Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky on the popular 90s sitcom Full House. However, they grew up and decided to work apart. Blake is a fire fighter 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 App Entrepreneur
Kevin Jonas is the oldest brother in the pop band, The Jonas Brothers. Their rise to fame began around 2005, until 2013, where women fans couldn’t get enough. Kevin decided to take a step back from music. 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.
Leana Creel Is A Production Company CEO
Leana Creel started acting throughout the 1980s, along side 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 landed the coveted role of Tori on “Saved by the Bell”. Today, Creel is the founder and CEO of a full service photography and video production company that specializes in food, travel and lifestyle content.”
George Forman Designs Grills
George Forman is a two-time boxing heavyweight champion, as well as a Olympic Gold Medalist. After his retirement, Forman was offered the job to endorse a healthy cooking product 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 beloved 90’s TV series “Boy Meets World”. Fishel turned to journalism after her acting gig ended. She has been a host on Style Network’s The Dish, as well as is a resident reporter for PopSugar- a lifestyle platform.
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”. Today, she is very happily retired from acting, and concentrates on being an author, speaker, writing teacher and yoga teacher.
Jennie Garth Curates A Subscription Box For Moms
Jennie Garth is best known for her portrayal of Kelly Taylor in the original series “Beverly Hills, 90210”, as well as the 2008 reboot. Since this, she has landed a few small roles. However, she focuses today other ventures. 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 ended, Call decided to give up acting for good. He hasn’t been spotted that often, however, today, many have reported that he works at his parent’s gas station in California.
Karyn Parsons Runs An Educational Video Company
Karyn Parsons played the spoiled and demanding cousin of Will Smith, on the hit 90s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. Parsons landed herself a few ok 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.
Tom Selleck Owns An Avocado Farm
Tom Selleck has had many well-known roles through his acting career including in Magnum, P.I., Three Men and a Baby, and Friends. He actually focuses mainly today on avocados, surprisingly. He lives on a 60 acres avocado farm in Westlake Village, CA. “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.”
Danica McKellar Is A Mathmetician
Danica McKellar began acting at the age of 12. Her breakthrough role came in 1988, when she landed the role of Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years. After The Wonder Years ended, McKellar went back to school and graduated from UCLA with a degree in mathematics. She even wrote her own mathematical theory.
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, which 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.”
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 worlwide fame came from her portrayal as Buffy, in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” In 2015, Gellar co-founded Foodstirs, a startup that sells baking kits for kids. She also released a cookbook in 2017.
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 at all happy. Photos of her “not impressed” face quickly went viral on the internet. She has since left the gym due to an injury and turned her focus 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.”