Oftentimes we watch movies or television shows and get extremely attached to the characters. For example, George Clooney played the handsome Dr. Doug Ross in E.R., and eventually moved on to much more challenging roles, such as Ocean’s 11. He then proceeded to directing movies like Good Night and Good Luck or The Ides of March; in which he acted in as well. Tom Cruise was a huge success in Top Gun, Risky Business and Jerry Maguire early on, and his success seems to keep rising with movies like the Mission Impossible series and Oblivion.
Not everyone seems to be a fortunate as Clooney and Cruise, conversely. What ever happened to that guy from the A-Team with the gold chains? How about the teenager from the original Halloween movies? Or perhaps, our favorite sports stars that were once all we ever saw on television and have since “disappeared”? Well, you answer lies within this article. Here is a list of celebrities who were once the most popular faces in television and are now doing commercials.
John Stamos started out as Blackie Parrish on General Hospital in the early 1980’s but most of us know him as Jesse Katsopolis from Full House. Since ending in 1996, Stamos has partaken in shows such as Friends and ER, and has appeared on the television programs: Thieves and Jake in Progress, although, they did not last very long.
9 Who Doesn’t Love Bacon?
8 The Man Who talks to Inanimate Objects
When one thinks of actors who typically portray a crazy character, the name Gary Busey quickly comes to mind. He has played his fair share of men who have “gone off the deep end,” including movies such as Lethal Weapon, Predator 2 and Under Siege, where he played the outspoken Commander Krill alongside Steven Seagal. Busey also appeared in Point Break as an F.B.I. agent, alongside Keanu Reeves and was also in The Apprentice created just for celebrities in 2011.
7 She Was and Will Always Be the Scream Queen
Jamie Lee Curtis was a household name when the Halloween series came out in 1978; where she played Laurie Strode, a teenager who was the object of affection of a masked serial killer. She also acted and starred in several other films, including the “B” movie The Fog, Trading Places, Perfect, A Fish Called Wanda and True Lies in 1994.
6 Everyone Wanted Her Haircut
Jennifer Aniston started acting at a very young age, but was never really noticed until she got the part of Rachel on Friends back in 1994. She originally tried out for the part of Monica, played by Courteney Cox, but found Rachel’s character matched her personality better. There was a time when Jennifer got a different haircut, and it appeared as though everyone in the world wanted that hairstyle.
5 He Changed the Pronunciation of Diabetes
4 The Bad Boy of Television
Carlos Irwin Estévez grew up with a famous father, Martin Sheen and decided to follow in his footsteps. His siblings were all actors, as well. After changing his name to Charlie Sheen, he appeared in many movies that included Men at Work, Platoon, Wall Street, a brief part in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, major roles in Young Guns, Major League, three of the Scary Movie series and Red Dawn.
3 Thirteen Is A Lucky Number
Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl with the Miami Dolphins, but he is still considered one of the best quarterbacks to have ever lived. His number thirteen jersey might have been bad luck, due to the fact that the Dolphins never won a Bowl game with Marino, but his arm proved that thirteen was just a number. Dan was not only an excellent football player, but tried his hand in acting as well. He played himself in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, a short part in Little Nicki with Adam Sandler, a few other short roles in movies and even did a voice-over for himself in one episode of The Simpsons.
2 Beam Me Up, Scotty!
1 The Eighties Called
There are characters from the 80s decade that seemed to have disappeared, yet ended up in a commercial together for Radio Shack. The former professional wrestler, Hulk Hogan, The Alien ALF (from the television show of the same name), Chucky from the Child’s Play movies, Dee Snider from the rock band, Twisted Sister and the band, Devo are some of those involved in the making of the advertisement. They were joined by CHiPs actor, Erik Estrada, the video game character Qbert, gymnast Mary Lou Retton, Cliff from the tv show, Cheers and several others, bringing back the decade in a fun commercial showing that the 80s are not dead just yet.
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