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You Won’t Believe These 11 Celebrities Who Left The Spotlight and Got Normal Jobs

There are lots of celebrities who have decided, for one reason or another, to ditch the spotlight and get normal jobs. Some of them take on normal jobs simply because their careers have dried up, while others choose to take on normal jobs because they’ve had enough of fame and want to be something else for a while. Check out these 11 celebrities who left the spotlight and got normal jobs.

  1. Kevin Jonas

via Bravotv.com
via Bravotv.com

While brothers Nick and Joe have stayed in music, Kevin has taken another direction and is now a certified contractor. He felt inspired to take on this new role after building his own home and even made an appearance as a contractor on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

2. Vanilla Ice

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via Aux.tv

The former rapper now has his own DIY TV show and works in property.  He even set up a training course so people can learn all about making wise real estate investments.

3. Amanda Bynes

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via Betches.com

Amanda hasn’t had the easiest of times in the spotlight. The former Nickelodeon’s actress has had numerous legal troubles and has retired from acting. Nowadays she’s shunned fame altogether and works as a fashion designer.

4. George Foreman

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via Celebrity.money

The Olympic gold medallist and two-times world heavyweight champion now works as an infomercial salesman for the George Foreman Grill.

5. Chris Owen

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via En.r8lst.com

The actor, best known for his role in the American Pie films, works as a sushi restaurant waiter.

6. Nikki Blonsky

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via Pinterest.com

Nikki was an unknown before she starred in the musical Hairspray and nowadays the former actress fittingly works in as a hairstylist in New York. She had to take on this work to pay her bills and still hopes to make it big as an actress.

7. Frankie Muniz

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via Buzzfeed.com

The former Malcolm in the Middle star now works as a rock drummer and a Formula race car driver.

8. Peter Ostrum

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via Youtube.com

The original Charlie Bucket from the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory gave up on acting after deciding it wasn’t for him and now works as a vet.

9. Dylan Sprouse

via Zap2it.com
via Zap2it.com

Remember The Suite Life of Zack and Cody? Dylan Sprouse, the twin who played Zack, now works as a restaurant host. He’s said that it isn’t because he needs the money, but because he wants get out the house and socialize a lot more.

10. Jon Gosselin

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via Abcnews.go.com

The TV personality and star of Jon & Kate Plus 8 found that opportunities don’t always last and nowadays he works as a waiter in two Pennsylvania restaurants.

11. Danny Lloyd

via Mentalfloss.com
via Mentalfloss.com

You might not recognise the name, but you’ll definitely recognise Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance from the classic horror film The Shining. At the tender age of 8, he gave up on acting and these days he works as a biology professor at a community college.



James Gibson
I'm a Classics graduate and have been writing for over three years. Hopefully going to go into novel writing some day. I'm mostly interested in theme parks and roller coasters - I've been on 300 coasters and plan on going on lots more!

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