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STARS With Regular Jobs And Lives

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While it is hard for us, mere mortals, to imagine an unhappy life as a celebrity, it happens. Sometimes the pace, pressure, media, and travel get to be too much. They want to take a break in order to pursue something else they love. Sometimes, people don’t even realize they once started off in Hollywood once they became so well adjusted back into “normal life.” So, who are the celebs that left the fame behind for a more low key life? Keep reading to find out!

Kirk Cameron – Religion

Kirk Cameron is best remembered for his role on Growing Pains. Despite getting two Golden Globe nominations, he decided to give up acting and make a larger commitment to his faith. He is very active with his Church, hosts an evangelical television show, and occasionally makes appearances.

Kirk Cameron – Religion

Celebs With Regular Jobs And Lives

Josh Saviano – Lawyer

Josh Saviano left Hollywood for good. He became well known for his role on The Wonder Years. After the show, he went to Yale and earned a degree in political science. He then decided to pursue a law degree and graduated from Cardozo. He worked as a lawyer for many years at Morrison Cohen LLP and currently works on his own law-related projects.

Josh Saviano – Lawyer

Josh Saviano – Lawyer

Greta Garbo

Leaving Hollywood in the height of your career is almost unheard of. But this is exactly what Greta Garbo Did.  Three-time Academy Award-nominated actress started her career in silent films before making her speaking debut in Anna Christie in 1930. After a spell as “box office poison,” she decided to retire at age 35. Garbo enjoyed a life of leisure in retirement vacationing. She also began a massive art collection which was worth millions by the time she passed away.

Greta Gerbo

Greta Garbo

Peter Ostrum – Veterinarian

Peter Ostrum is best known as Charlie in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. He decided acting wasn’t his passion and realized he wanted to do something to help animals. He got a degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is currently a practicing vet and mostly treats horses.

Peter Ostrum – Veterinarian

Peter Ostrum – Veterinarian

Celebs With Regular Jobs And Live

Danny Lloyd

Danny Lloyd played Danny Torrance in “The Shining.” He retired from acting in 1982. He is currently a professor of biology in Kentucky.

Dany Lloyd

Dany Lloyd

MC Hammer

Stanley Kirk Burrell, aka MC Hammer, had an amazing music career. After he accumulated 13 million dollars of debt, he decided to switch careers. He currently officiates weddings, teaches and develops apps for Apple.

Mc Hammer

MC Hammer

Jeff Cohen – Lawyer/Writer

Jeff Cohen is well known for his chubby character in The Goonies. He played “Chunk.” He worked hard to change his image after the film. He started playing football and lost a lot of weight. He went to Berkeley for college and then to UCLA for law school. He is still practicing law to this day. We’re proud of you, Jeff!

Jeff Cohen LawyerWriter

Jeff Cohen Lawyer/Writer

Gary Coleman – Security Guard

During the 70s and 80s, Gary Coleman was a household name after his role in hit Tv show Diff’rent Strokes. He was an adorable young actor who won over Americs with his humor. But it seems his career was shortlived. Although he was seen as one of the most promising stars of the time, Coleman later struggled financially. He sadly passed away in 2010 while working as a security guard!

Gary Coleman
Gary Coleman

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Harvard Graduate

Jonathan Taylor Thomas was a super cute teen heart throb. He decided to leave acting to pursue his education. He studied at Harvard, Columbia, and St. Andrew’s University in Scotland. Pretty impressive school’s, JTT!

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Harvard Graduate

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Harvard Graduate

Carrie Henn

Carrie Hen was the adorable girl in Alien starring alongside Sigourney Weaver. That was actually her only role. She decided to pursue teaching and is still in the profession!

Carrie Henn

Carrie Henn

Doris Day

Doris Day was the talk of the town during the ’60s and ’70s, becoming one of the biggest stars of that time.  A true Hollywood Legend, her name could never be forgotten. However, this star took herself out of the spotlight after facing personal issues of her own. She shifted her focus to her family life and also helping to recover injured animals!

Doris Day

Doris Day

Lark Voorhies

Lark Voorhies was Lisa Turtle on Saved by The Bell. She has taken a few other small acting roles during her career. She left acting to pursue writing. She has 3 books published to date!

Lark Voorhies

Lark Voorhies

Barret Oliver

Beginning as a child actor in  The Never Ending Story, Barret Oliver temporarily stole our hearts. His career ended when he became an adult and decided acting wasn’t for him after his last role in 1989. He decided that acting was not for him and that he preferred being on the other side of the camera. He now works in print and photography, and he has proven successful in this field. His work has been displayed in museums and gallery exhibitions.

Barret Oliver

Barret Oliver

Rick Moranis

This Canadian actor is most known for lead roles in Hollywood films such as Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. After losing his wife in 1991, Rick decided to give up his acting career 6 years to focus on his children. The traveling that went along with filming was too much to handle when being a single parent. However, he’s made a comeback to voice acting in the past decade.

Rick Moranis
Rick Moranis

Brittany Ashton Holmes

Brittany Ashton Holmes played Darla in Little Rascals. Her acting career was short-lived and she decided she didn’t want to be in the limelight as she grew up. She is currently working on a degree in political science and is a barista.

Brittany Ashton Holmes
Brittany Ashton Holmes

Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson was the not so loveable King Joffrey on Game of Thrones. He decided to take a break from acting because he wasn’t enjoying it as much as he used to. He is currently a full-time student and deciding what to do with his career.

Jack Gleeson
Jack Gleeson

Celebs With Regular Jobs And Lives

Karl Malone

55-year-old Karl Malone has long left the days of his super successful basketball career. Following his career on the court, Malone took on a number of interesting jobs. He took his shot at the silver screen, as well as wrestling. After all that, he decided to become a lumber trucker.

Karl Malone
Karl Malone

Macaulay Culkin

Who could forget our favorite 8-year-old who got left at home alone? Although for the most part he fell off the grid when he entered his late teens, we’ve seen minor appearances of him here and there. One such example of this was his spoof commercial of Home Alone for Google. Nowadays he’s pursuing a newfound interest – creating a comedic rock band.

Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin

Celebs With Regular Jobs And Live

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr. was certainly a teenage heartthrob. He played major roles in I Know What You Did Last Summer and She’s All That. Since he left the big screen, he has put a lot of time into cooking. He published his own cookbook in 2016.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

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