17 Crazy 'Where Are They Now' Stories Of Folks Who Quit Fame

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Being famous is its own goal now, so it's baffling to think that some people who honestly deserve to be in the spotlight would choose to abandon their life of (we're guessing) mansions, parties, and millions of likes. But some of them do, and sometimes they make some surprising choices about what to do with their time, instead.

We're here to catch you up on the the wild, weird lives of some formerly-famous people.

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Frankie Muniz, known for playing the title character in Malcolm iN the Middle, went on to become a professional racecar driver. TOYOTA J08 BnIDGESTONE

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Gerard Way, the former lead singer of the rock band My Chemical Romance, writes comic books. GERARDWAY GANRBEL BA UMBRELLA THE ACADEMY SUITE APOCALPTI

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SINCE RETIRING FROM NBA BASKETBALL, KOBE BRYANT HAS CREATED BOTH AN OSCAR-WINNING ANIMATED SHORT FILM AND A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING NOVEL ABOUT WIZ

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Barret Oliver, star of THE NEVERENDING STORY dropped out of acting just 5 years after his best-known role and has found success as a photographera and

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CRACKEDcO COM After playing Will Smith's ame-hungry cousin Hilary Banks in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Karyn Parsons stepped away from the spotlight and

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In 2013 NBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley took up a job as a school crossing PUFFALO guard. While he admits the pay helps cover his insurance bill, he

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Freddie Prinze Jr is known for movies such as She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scooby Doo. He has relaunched himself as a celebrity

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HDOT Former NBA all-star player Vin Baker worked at Starbucks as a barista and manager. Also, he was a youth minister at Abyssinian Baptist Church. Th

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CRACKEDce COM Isaac Lidsky, who played Weasel in Saved by the Bell: The New Class, retired from acting when he was diagnosed with a slowly blinding di

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CRACKED COM In 1991, John Hughes CHome Alone, Ferris Bueller's Day Off) left directing. He lived on his farm until his 2009 death, and filled over 300

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NFL legend Drew Bledsoe retired from pro football to open his own winery. $1 c LRNA NONOLANVS He grew up in the Walla Walla Valley, which happens 085

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Michael from E.T. is now WPACE BVADER a mailman. Robert MacNaughton stayed in show-business for 13 years after his break-through role, but he was cons

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MC Hammer is an ordained minister. The rapper, known for songs such as'2 Legit 2 Quit' and 'U Can't Touch This,' now gives sermons at the Jubilee Chri

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CRACKEDOON Blur bassist Alex James used his rockstar money to become an -winning cheesemaker. ALEXJAMES XJAMES NO. 2 NO. BLUE FARLEICH 02 WALLOP MONDA

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Charlie Korsmo, known for Hook and Dick Tracy, is a former lawyer and current law professor. He went to MIT majoring in physics before entering Yale L

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It turns out Vic Mackey wasn't the most evil cop on THE SHIELDY. CRACKED COM Actor Michael Jace, who portrayed Officer Julien Lowe, murdered his wife