Walk of Fame The Best Athletes Turned Actors of All Time! Published 3 years ago on Mar 31, 2016 By Dana Marvin Just because you start out in one career path, doesn’t mean that you’ll stick with it for the rest of your life. One of the big problems with being a professional athlete is that your career will definitely be limited by your body, and the minute that you get injured you’re no longer a big deal in the sports industry. What many famous athletes do is when they are already well known and already have a great fan base from their athletic careers, they make the jump into acting to continue their career in the spotlight. Eonline Since acting does not necessarily have an age limit, they can continue their acting career well after they are done playing on the field or on the court. 5. Mark Harmon Yes, the guy from NCIS was an athlete before he turned into the amazing actor that he is today! He played football for UCLA when he was in college, but did not move on to anything close to professional after his college days were over. craveonline.com He decided to make the career change to acting, which was a great choice on his part as he has had a very impressive career! Besides his leading role on NCIS, he’s also been featured on “West Wing”, “Chasing Liberty”, and “Freaky Friday”. 4. Bruce and Caitlyn Jenner express.co.uk In the 1970’s, no one was more famous in the sports world than Bruce Jenner. He was the winner of the Olympic decathlon in the track and field events during the 1976 Olympics, which was easily the biggest win for the United States throughout that entire Olympic games that year. From there, Bruce went on to marry Kris Jenner, starring on the hit show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. He also acted in other minor roles, making a guest appearance on “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Love Boat”. Now that Bruce has made his transition into becoming a woman known now as Caitlyn Jenner, she has her own reality television show “I Am Cait” that airs on E! News! 3. Lou Ferrigno myfitnesscloset.net Before he became a famous actor in many different shows and movies, Lou was known for being a body builder and football player for the Canadian Football League. He won the IFBB Mr. America title as well as two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, which is incredibly impressive in itself. Still being known for his large size and incredible strength, he seemed liketeh absolute best pick for the part of “The Incredible Hulk” in the original movies. From there he also had acting roles in shows such as “King of Queens”, “Sinbad of the Seven Seas”, “Hercules”, and “”I Love You, Man.” 2.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar forbes.com Back when he had an amazing career in the NBA, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was best known for being the top scorer in all of the NBA during his time on the court. After twenty seasons playing for the LA Lakers and Milwalkee Bucks, Abdul-Jabbar hung up his jersey and opted to start acting. His most well-known role for sure was in a movie called “Airplane”, but he has also appeared in other movies such as “21 Jump Street”. He also had small guest roles on “Different Strokes”, “Full House” where he played himself, and “Uncle Buck” as well. 1.Terry Crews dailymail.co.uk After six years playing in the NFL for the LA Rams and Washington Redskins, Crews took a career change to join the entertainment industry. He is much more well known for his very successful acting career, which is still incredibly active to this day. Between starring in hit shows like “Everybody Hates Chris”, “Are We There Yet?”, and now currently starring on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, his television career is an accomplishment all in itself. 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