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Real Jobs That Real Actors Have Had (Outside of Their Biggest Roles)!

Written by Brooke Sharland. Published: September 06 2018


Outside of the glitz and the glam of Hollywood, many assume that once you make it big on a hit show or blockbuster movie, you’re set with jobs in the industry for the rest of your life. But, unfortunately, that’s not always the case.


After a photo of former "The Cosby Show" actor Geoffrey Owens working at Trader Joe's was released this week, the actor has been criticized and shamed for working at a grocery store. But many celebrities took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the matter, discussing the jobs they’ve worked between their most notable and memorable roles to show that there's nothing to be ashamed of.


Here’s a list of just a few (of the very many) types of jobs your favorite celebrities have had!


"General Hospital" star Julie Berman: Hosting at a restaurant


"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews: Sweeping floors


"Glee" star Heather Morris: Cashier at a pizza parlor


Broadway actress Liz Callaway: Gift shop employee


"Mad Men" actress Stephanie Drake: Swim instructor


Voice actor Pamela Adlon: Retail


And Many, Many More...


Lucky for Geoffrey, though, it looks like after the online storm of support, he might have another gig lined up.


Moral of the story: the industry is hard, y’all. Just because you land one great role doesn’t mean you always will. Never shame someone for working a good, honest job to make a living. You do what you need to survive! And if you recognize an actor while they work one of these jobs, be polite! Respect their hustle. Never hurts to just be kind.


(Image via Prince Williams/Getty Images)

- Brooke Sharland, YH Contributing Writer