8 Celebrities Who Worked As Truckers Before They Got Famous

They started from the bottom and eventually managed to summit the mountain. Celebrities were not always celebrities (at least back then you had to work for it), and some of them had rather interesting jobs before they got their first big break.

Before rising to stardom as an actor and comedian, Chase held down a wide range of normal person jobs. At different points in his younger years, he worked as a cab driver, construction worker, wine salesman, motorcycle messenger, and of course as a truck driver. Imagine getting a cab ride from Chevy Chase.

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We all remember Neeson for his iconic roles, specifically when he played Oskar Schindler in the Oscar winning film Schindler’s List and more recently from his starring role in the Taken series. But while he was back in Ireland, before he had risen to fame as an action star, he worked as a forklift operator at the Guinness Brewery, and also as a trucker.


Before the world famous director would go on to make movies like Titanic and Avatar, he was in college majoring in physics. He was working as a truck driver in order to support his hobby of making films, and after seeing Star Wars he decided it was time to take his chance so he quit trucking and jumped into film making.


Sean Connery, the Scotsman who played the original British super-spy James Bond, was actually already a tough S.O.B, before he broke into the film industry. He was the son of a truck driver, and after he left her Majesty’s Royal Navy, he went into the family business. Luckily for us, he decided to pursue an acting career as well.

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Isn’t it surprising to see who people were before they got wildly famous? Keep reading to see who else drove the big rigs before making it big.

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