30 Celebs Who Now Work Regular Jobs

The life of a celebrity is not an easy one, and there’s no shame in taking other jobs between acting gigs. Actors sometimes need to pick up extra jobs in order to pursue their dreams. And also, some actors are just tired of acting! Although it may look glamorous, acting is just like any other job, and it’s certainly not for everyone.

30. Nikki Blonsky

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After her success in Hairspray, Nikki stepped away from the spotlight and went to cosmetology school. Now she works as a make-up artist. Yo go, girl!

29. Jeff Cohen

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Remember Chunk from The Goonies? He’s a lawyer now. Feel old yet?

Click to see what other beloved child stars are up to nowadays!

28. Peter Ostrum

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The adorable Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory didn’t find a golden ticket to the Hollywood business and grew up to be a large animal vet, which sounds almost as cool as running Willy Wonka’s factory.

27. Nick Offerman

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Just like his character on Parks and Rec, Offerman is a passionate woodworker. He runs his own business and makes custom pieces, as well as teaching classes in woodworking.

You won’t believe which Disney star is working as a contractor nowadays…

26. Kevin Jonas

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The ex-Disney star who broke thousands of hearts all around the world next to his brothers has been working as a contractor ever since The Jonas Brothers broke up. He has formed a beautiful family and has stepped away from the spotlight since then.

25. Tony Danza

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In 2009, Tony Danza took a year off acting to work as a public school teacher  in order to support the public school system. He wrote a book recounting his experience and has been an advocate for public school reform ever since.

Click the next slide to see which star of The Shining became a teacher.

24. Danny Lloyd

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Who can forget the adorable little boy in the tricycle from The Shining? He never acted again and now teaches biology at a community college in Kentucky.

23. Freddie Prinze Jr.

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Freddie Prinze Jr. went from breaking hearts during the 90s, to writing cookbooks and becoming a chef. He now spends his time with wife Sarah Michelle Gellar and their beautiful children. Oh, and he’s still cute!

Guess what his wife is up to nowadays by clicking the next slide.

22. Sarah-Michelle Gellar

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After slaying vampires for several years, America’s sweetheart stopped acting and set up a boxed-food business. Oh, and she writes cookbooks along with her hubby, Freddie.

21. Ashton Kutcher

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After That 70s Show was canceled, Ashton briefly worked as a high school football coach. Although he is known for being a goofball, according to the kids in his team, he was too harsh as a coach, and the job didn’t last long.

Up next, another adorable child star who quit acting.

20. Angus T. Jones

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After playing Jake on Two and a Half Men, Jones became an event planner in LA and has retired from acting.

19.Mara Wilson

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Mara stole everyone’s hearts in the 90s. Who could resist her cuteness? After starring in hits such as Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara quit acting and became a writer instead. Also, she makes hilarious tweets!

Click the next slide to check out another Disney star on our list.

18. Dylan Sprouse

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Unlike his brother Cole, who continued to pursue acting after The Suite Life of Zack and Cody ended, Dylan became a restaurant host in New York City. According to him, he enjoyed working in the food service industry, and now owns a brewery in NYC.

17. Karyn Parsons

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Karyn had her big break on The Fresh Prince alongside Will Smith. After the show ended, however, she quit acting and founded a non-profit organization,which  untold stories of African Americans in animation.

Remember Malcolm in the Middle? Check the next slide to see what he’s up no now.

16. Frankie Muniz

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Beloved child star, Frankie Muniz, quit acting to become a professional car racer. Sadly, he suffered many crashes and endured several health problems ever since.

15. Mike Vitar

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Remember Michael Vitar from The Sandlot? He’s a firefighter now. How cool is that?

Up next on our list, check out what one of the most famous pairs of twins in Hollywood is doing nowadays.

14. Mia Sara

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Mia Sara‘s only big role was playing Ferris’ girlfriend Sloane in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but now she is a poet and has two beautiful children.

13. The Olsen Twins

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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were everywhere during the 90s and early 2000s. After starring in Full House and making multiple movies, the twins stepped away from the acting business and created their own fashion line, as well as their own production company, Dualstar.

Check out the next slide to see what 60s icon left her celebrity days behind.

12. Doris Day

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Doris was an icon during the 60s, but she gave up her acting career to run her own hotel called the Cyprus Inn in California. She’s 96 years old at the moment, and still co-owns the hotel.

11. Leelee Sobiesky

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After starring in hit movies such as Deep Impact and Never Been Kissed, Leelee quit acting in 2012 and became a painter and sculptor instead.

Next on our list, another child star who became a lawyer.

10. Charlie Korsmo

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Korsmo chose to get a degree in law and retired from acting. He is now a law professor.

9. Taran Noah Smith

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The youngest brother on Home Improvement grew up to become a carpenter. He even helped out those who lost their homes after Hurricane Harvey.

Coming up next, another teen heartbreaker who turned away from acting.

8. Michael Maronna

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After starring in Pete & Pete, Maronna realized acting wasn’t for him, and became an electrician working behind the scenes.

7. Michael Schoeffling

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Remember the teenage hearthrob from Sixteen Candles? He became a woodworker to support his family, as acting wasn’t a job stable enough for him. He even runs his own shop now.

Check out what the star of Hocus Pocus is up to on the next slide.

6. Omri Katz

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Apparently, reviving three witches on Halloween scared Omri out of the showbiz, and now he earns his living as a hairstylist. 

5. Andrew Shue

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After starring in Melrose Place, Shue founded a website called CaféMom, which is devoted to parenting and mom-related issues.

What other former celeb became a lawyer? Check out the next page to find out.

4. Josh Saviano

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The Wonder Years star founded Act 3 Advisors, an entertainment start-up, and also pursued a career as a lawyer.

3. Al Green

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Once a famous soul singer, Al Green devoted his life to religion, and is now a preacher in Memphis.

Ever wondered what The Sherminator is up to today? Click on the next slide to see.

2. Chris Owen

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Unfortunately, Owen didn’t manage to book any major gig since the success of American Pie, and now works as a waiter. The showbiz is not an easy one!

1. Shirley Temple

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Although she was extremely successful as a child actress, Temple had trouble getting acting roles after growing, so she pursued a career in politics. She was actually the US ambassador to Ghana and the former to Czechoslovakia. Who would’ve thought!