15 Actors Who Retired From Hollywood Or Took A Protracted Break To Pursue A New Career Path

The acting industry isn’t all glamour and glam. hollywood actor and actress both are more important role play in this industry.If you’re a child actress, you might want to step away from the spotlight and pursue a career in a more traditional employment field.

The list below includes 24 former actor who are now working in “normal” employment.

Michael Schoeffling

 Jake Ryan’s actor Michael Schoeffling entered the furniture business.

 Kal Penn

From 2009 to 2011, Kal Penn worked as an associate director in the White House Office of Public Liaison, where he played Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar film.

Donnie Dunagan

Donnie Dunagan was cast in the part of Bambi’s protagonist when he was six years old and stayed incognito until 2005, when he returned to the public eye after serving in the military for over two decades.

Carrie Henn

Carrie Henn left acting after playing Newt in Aliens to become a teacher.

Her family relocated from London to the United States while she was filming Aliens. Despite her retirement, she continues to attend conventions and autograph DVDs of the film for her elementary-aged children. Thunder Island, a 2020 animated feature film, features her voice.

Actors Who Retired from Hollywood

Jennifer Stone

Jennifer Stone plays Harper, a registered nurse, on Wizards of Waverly Place.

Erik Estrada

Francis Llewellyn “Ponch” Poncherello, played by Erik Estrada on CHiPs, is currently a real-life police officer in St. Anthony, Idaho.

Dylan Sprouse

Dylan Sprouse, who currently owns All-Wise Meadery in Brooklyn, plays Zack Martin, the main character in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

Matt Kwan

Matt Kwan, a friend he met at NYU, and Doug Brochu, who portrayed Grady on Sonny with a Chance, are among his business partners.

In 2017, he made a comeback with Dismissed. He had previously appeared in The Curse of Turandot.

Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons, who portrayed Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, started Sweet Blackberry, a non-profit organisation that creates educational tools about Black history for children.

Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas worked as a contractor before making a comeback into the music industry in 2012, in addition to performing in Camp Rock and Jonas L.A. with his brothers.

Reed Alexander

Reed Alexander’s character on iCarly, Nevel Papperman, is now a financial news journalist for Reuters. He has also written and released a cookbook. He reprised his role as Nevel Papperman on Sam and Cat in 2014, and on the iCarly relaunch in 2021.

Phoebe Cates Kline

Phoebe Cates Kline, the Fast Times at Ridgemont High actress, owns the Blue Tree store in Manhattan.

Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis, a stay-at-home father, is most remembered for his portrayal as Louis Tully in Ghostbusters.

Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen, who played Chunk in the Goonies, is a lawyer now.

Lucas Babin

Lucas Babin, a former School of Rock star, has been named the new district attorney for Tyler County. She played Spider in School of Rock, has been elected as Tyler County’s new district attorney.

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