First Episode / Last Episode: 15 Career Changes No One Saw Coming

Actors have it tough -- they spend their precious time on this earth pretending to be some oddly specific thing or another. So you can't blame them for wanting to get out of showbiz and pursue their dreams of becoming racecar drivers, avocado farmers, and horse doctors.

Here are a few actors who managed to get out of the game and join civil society: 

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MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE Frankie Muniz TOY ESTONE TOYOT mestune CRAGKED CO The perpetually youthful child actor dabbled in everything from film productio

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EVEN STEVENS Beans CRACKED CON Actor Steven Anthony Lawrence now teaches acting seminars at USC and Berkeley, but still keeps up his performing chops

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Rick Moranis RICK MORANIS Theagerephobic Comboy CRACKEDCON The quintessential 80's dweeb left the biz to care for his kids after his wife's death. Now

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THE NEVERENDING STORY Bastian CRACKED Actor Barret Oliver got really into photography. He teaches the subject, and became a published expert on Woodbu

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Daniel Day-Lewis CRACKEDC The legendary method actor may have just been preparing for a role we never heard about, but he quit acting for 3 years to a

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HAIRSPRAY Tracy Turnblad Actress Nikki Blonsky, who played the lead in the 2007 remake, went on to become a hairdresser on Long Island.

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Gene Hackman G ENE HACKMAN NATIONAL F WWW NNG T ANOVEL O YE AMERICAN OWY PAYBACK AT MORNING PEAK CRACKED CON The Oscar-winning actor has become a prol

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A CHRISTMAS STORY phie CRACKEDCOR Actor Peter Billingsley is technically still in the biz -- he's produced on Iron Man, directed Couples Retreat, and

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Freddie Prinze Jr. WLIve CRACKED.COM The 90's teenage heartthrob started getting into WWE, as a fan, when his career stalled. He met Vince McMahon, wh

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HOOK Jack Banning Mi CRACKED CO Actor Charles Korsmo got physics and law degrees from MIT and Yale, was named to a special scholarship board by Presid

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THE SHINING Danny Torrance CRACKED COM Actor Danny Lloyd quit acting as a teen, and went on to teach biology at a community college in Kentucky.

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Tom Selleck CRACKEDCO Magnum P.I. moved out of the guest house and bought a farm. He's taken up avocado farming -even though he hates the fruit, yet f

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WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Charlie Bucket CRACKEDcO Actor Peter Ostrum bought a horse with some of his Wonka money, studied veterinary medi

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THE GOONIES Chunk CRACKED.CON Actor Jeff Cohen went to law school at UCLA, then cofounded an entertainment law firm.

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John Carpenter Once a legendary horror filmmaker, Carpenter has since released 2 albums and gone on tour with his 80's synth-pop project.

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