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Top 25 Athletes Turned Actors

When I sit down to watch a television show or a movie I never really thought about where the actors came from, if an actor is really good, they become the character they are portraying.  

That is their ultimate job to make you believe they are that character, I came across a list recently that listed athletes that have become actors, that brought me back to my first point, what did the actor do before they became a star.

Quite a few had odd jobs but some were athletes before they became famous for their on-screen abilities.

Now the sports stars on the list used their sports fame to leap into the world of acting, for instance The Rock, Dwayne Johnson was huge in the wrestling world before his leap into the acting world.

There are some other “sports stars” that made the jump that I didn’t even know were athletes like Jason Lee, or Mark Harmon!

Take a look at the list and see who you knew were ‘jocks’ before they were stars.

Here’s the top 5:

5. Mark Harmon

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4. Merlin Olsen

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3. Carl Weathers

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2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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