Actors leave the industry for a variety of reasons. Early life celebrities decide that the spotlight isn't for them; longtime celebrities really would like to start something different or simply try a new life's purpose. 

Your T.V. screen is a flat area is an appropriate analogy because you'll never believe what goes on beneath the surface. Money troubles, power dynamics, drama... It's no surprise that some actors choose to leave shows usually when they have choices to make in the matter instead of just being shown the door, probably in a rude fashion.

Well, with a collaborative team of T.V. show business, it's natural for differences of opinion to arise on set, considering the insane anxiety that comes with producing a hit series. Whereas many shows had already survived disputes between actors, artistic minds, and show producers, others had crumbled when the backstage environment became too toxic. Have you ever been written off by somebody? It happens to us pretty much weekly. That has to change.

Hippie Hankerings

Leo disappeared from THAT '70s SHOW because Tommy Chong went to jail (over pot). Just like Leo Chingkwake, Chong is a huge stoner - which landed him in the big house. Не admitted to selling a whole lot of bongs and served nine months, which prevented him from appearing in Season 5 and 6 of the show.

Source: CBR

Teenagers With (a Bad) Attitude

The BLUE POWER RANGER quit because of on-set homophobia. David Yost, the original Blue Power Ranger, just walked off the set one day, sick and tired of the abuse he got for being gay. I was called 'f-' one too many times, Yost said. I had just heard that several times while working on the show from creators, producers, writers, directors...

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Someone Was Listening In

Eddie Lebec died in CHEERS because his actor dissed Rhea Perlman. According to Cheers writer Ken Levine, Jay Thomas fielded a question in a radio show about how it was to be on the show. It's brutal, Thomas said. I have to kiss Rhea Perlman. Much more brutal than that was Eddie's death by Zamboni shortly thereafter.

Source: Looper

Enough of Not Getting Enough

Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park were paid less than their white co-stars in HAWAII FIVE-O. Despite negotiations to achieve pay parity, CBS's final offer was still 10-15% lower than what the network paid Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan. So when Season 8 rolled in, detectives Kelly and Kalakaua were no longer around.

Source: Variety

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