25 Celebrities Who Had Strange Jobs Before Becoming Famous

Posted by on September 13, 2012

Although sometimes we think of movies stars, musicians, and other celebrities as having always been members of the elite upper class, the truth is that at one point many of them also held normal, boring, underpaid positions at the local fast food restaurant. With everything from road side dancers dressed up as chickens to creepy gravediggers, these are 25 celebrities who had strange jobs before becoming famous.


Eva Mendez

Before hitting the big screen Eva sold hotdogs at a stand in the mall.


Patrick Dempsey

Known for his role in Grey’s Anatomy, Patrick used to be a juggler and even placed in national competitions.


Ozzy Osbourne

You shouldn’t be too surprised to hear that before achieving rock star fame Ozzy worked in a slaughterhouse.


Hugh Jackman

Famous for playing Wolverine in the X-Men, Hugh really came a long way from wearing a clown suit to birthday parties.


Tim Allen

Before starring in Home Improvement, Tim was a notorious coke dealer…and we’re not talking about Coca Cola.