15 Celebrities Who You Might Not Know Were In '90s TV Commercials

Before they were famous, these celebs had to pay the bills somehow.

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1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a Pop-Tarts commercial:

Before he won our '90s hearts as Tommy Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun, Joseph Gordon-Levitt played a sweet little kid who just wanted to get his dad to start off his day with a "healthy" Pop-Tart.

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2. Sofía Vergara in a Pepsi commercial:

Sure, Sofía Vergara may be a famous Pepsi spokesperson now, but believe it or not her relationship with the soda company goes back to 1990, when she appeared in a commercial for them at just 17 years old (yes 17!).

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3. Aaron Paul in a 1-800-COLLECT commercial:

Like any working actor, Aaron Paul appeared in various commercials before making it big -- most famously his Corn Pops commercial. But this 1999 commercial for 1-800-Collect may be his crowning achievement, mainly 'cause the commercial starred Mr. T.

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5. Mila Kunis in a commercial for Glitter Hair Barbie :

So it's no secret that in the '90s, Mila once starred in a commercial for the ultimate '80s and '90s girl stationary brand, Lisa Frank. But she also starred in a commercial for the ultimate toy brand, Barbie.

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6. Leonardo DiCaprio in a Kraft Cheese commercial:

Back in 1991, Leo DiCaprio tried to convince us that Fat Free Kraft Singles are as good as regular Kraft Singles -- now that's some serious acting. And, for the record, they're both gross.

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7. Vincent Kartheiser in a commercial for the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

Before he played snotty know-it-all Pete Campbell on Mad Men, Vincent Kartheiser played a snotty know-it-all teenager in this local Minnesota television commercial.

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8. James Franco in a commercial for Pizza Hut:

James Franco appeared as an extra in this creepy mid '90s Pizza Hut commercial, where Elvis resurrected from the dead and decides to have a dance party at Pizza Hut.

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9. Rashida Jones in a commercial for the Gap.

Remember those late '90s Gap commercials where a bunch of models melancholily sang popular old pop songs? Well, Rashida Jones was one of those models!

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11. Seth Green in a commercial for Nerf:

In retrospect, I don’t think you could think of a better person to star in your toy commercial than Seth Green. I mean, the guy plays all day with toys on Robot Chicken. But that hair, yeesh.

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13. Brad Pitt in a commercial for Levi's 501:

Brad Pitt appeared in a 1991 commercial for Levi's, where the message was clear: Being locked up in a Mexican jail is hard, but being separated from your Levi's 501s is even harder.

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14. Paul Rudd in a commercial for Super Nintendo:

In this 1991 ad, Paul Rudd lived out every gamers' dream by playing Super Nintendo on a huge drive-in movie theater screen, which, apparently, also came with three-dimensional effects.

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