PAST CELEBRITIES THAT HUMBLY WORK REAL JOBS

"Who's the Boss" star Tony Danza got a job teaching at a high school in Philadelphia.
“Who’s the Boss” star Tony Danza got a job teaching at a high school in Philadelphia.
It’s not always easy to maintain a glamorous lifestyle, and the fact is very few celebrities plan for their financial future. When the other shoe finally drops for celebrities and famous athletes, like it or not, the majority of them have to buckle down and get a real job.

This post is not an attempt to poke fun or to ridicule, but more to offer a glimpse of reality and how everyone, at some point, has to face their own reality squarely, including doing whatever it takes to make ends meet.

Former Supersonics superstar Shawn Kemp had to roll up his sleeves and coach high school basketball to help pay child support.
Former Supersonics superstar Shawn Kemp had to roll up his sleeves and coach high school basketball to help pay child support.
Robert Matthew Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice, began renovating and flipping homes and now teaches classes on real estate investing.
Robert Matthew Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice, began renovating and flipping homes and now teaches classes on real estate investing.
Action star Steven Seagal returned to his post as a Louisiana officer, which of course became the premise for a reality show.
Action star Steven Seagal returned to his post as a Louisiana officer, which of course became the premise for a reality show.
MC Hammer became a humbled pastor after becoming surprisingly broke.
MC Hammer became a humbled pastor after becoming surprisingly broke.
Former NBA guard Delonte West got a job at a furniture store and was also reported to have worked at Home Depot during the NBA lockout.
Former NBA guard Delonte West got a job at a furniture store and was also reported to have worked at Home Depot during the NBA lockout.
Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna became a cab driver to pay the bills.
Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna became a cab driver to pay the bills.
Reality star Dutchess got real when she became a stripper after her stint on "Black Ink Crew."
Reality star Dutchess got real when she became a stripper after her stint on “Black Ink Crew.”
Pop singer Cyndi Lauper allegedly had to get a job in retail even after being signed to a record deal.
Pop singer Cyndi Lauper allegedly had to get a job in retail even after being signed to a record deal.
Former NBA all-star Antoine Walker started playing one-on-one basketball for money after blowing $110 million.
Former NBA all-star Antoine Walker started playing one-on-one basketball for money after blowing $110 million.
Sonny Liston, former world famous boxer, turned nightclub bouncer after his career was over.
Sonny Liston, former world famous boxer, turned nightclub bouncer after his career was over.
Jon Gosselin, the former star of "Jon and Kate Plus 8," now waits tables in Pennsylvania.
Jon Gosselin, the former star of “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” now waits tables in Pennsylvania.
Jeff Cohen, better known as Chunk from "The Goonies," is now an entertainment lawyer.
Jeff Cohen, better known as Chunk from “The Goonies,” is now an entertainment lawyer.
Charlie Korsmo, another childhood star from movies like "Hook," "What About Bob" and "Can't Hardly Wait," currently works as a law professor.
Charlie Korsmo, another childhood star from movies like “Hook,” “What About Bob” and “Can’t Hardly Wait,” currently works as a law professor.
Nikki Blonsky, the "Hairspray" musical actress, ironically received her cosmetology license to work as a makeup artist in a New York hair salon.
Nikki Blonsky, the “Hairspray” musical actress, ironically received her cosmetology license to work as a makeup artist in a New York hair salon.
Tiffany, the '80s pop star whose hit song was the 1987 cover "I Think We're Alone Now," worked in reality TV and posed in Playboy after her records failed to sell. Now she runs vintage shops in Tennessee.
Tiffany, the ’80s pop star whose hit song was the 1987 cover “I Think We’re Alone Now,” worked in reality TV and posed in Playboy after her records failed to sell. Now she runs vintage shops in Tennessee.

And there are more … many more very recognizable faces that have had to make serious choices in their post-celebrity life, proving that fame is fleeting, and the sting of reality’s bite is directly proportional to the degree of responsible planning and personal accountability.