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27 Retired Actors And What They Do Now

"Hey, weren't you in that thing?"

Actors quit acting for a whole bunch of reasons. Childhood stars decide the life isn't for them, lifelong celebrities want to try their hand at something new, or people simply discover a new calling in life.

Whatever their reasons, these are some actors who left the biz and are working in entirely new fields.

1. Frankie Muniz is a racing driver, musician, and entrepreneur.

2. Peter Ostrum is a large-animal veterinarian.

3. Mara Wilson is a writer.

4. Mike Vitar is a firefighter.

5. Karyn Parsons is a philanthropist and writer.

6. Jeff Cohen is a lawyer.

7. Lark Voorhies is a novelist and singer.

8. Angus T. Jones is the president of entertainment at a management company.

9. Phoebe Cates is a boutique owner.

10. Sarah Michelle Gellar is now an entrepreneur.

11. Josh Saviano is a lawyer.

12. Andrew Shue is an entrepreneur and soccer player.

Andrew Shue speaking at a public event dressed in formal clothes

13. Danielle Fishel is a director and presenter.

14. Gene Hackman is a novelist.

15. Ali MacGraw is an animal rights activist and yoga instructor.

16. Danny Lloyd is a biology professor.

17. Jennie Garth is an entrepreneur and philanthropist.

18. Jonathan Taylor Thomas is a director.

A young Jonathan Taylor Thomas at a press event

19. Taran Noah Smith is a disaster relief volunteer, restaurateur, and submarine instructor.

Taran Noah Smith at a press event smiling at the camera

20. Nikki Blonsky is a beautician.

21. Dylan Sprouse is a brewmaster.

22. Jack Gleeson is a student and theatrical actor.

23. Michael C. Maronna is an electrician.

24. Kirk Cameron is an evangelical minister.

Kirk Cameron wearing a fedora

25. Charlie Korsmo is a lawyer (and general all-around smart guy).

26. Doris Day became an animal rights activist.

27. Kevin Jonas is a contractor, entrepreneur, and writer.

Which other actors are up to entirely new careers nowadays? Let me know in the comments!