Reality TV is full of people who haven’t quite made it in the music or acting industry. That’s part of the reason it has such a bad reputation. It’s not the first choice for those who want to make it in the entertainment industry, but a lot of current well-known celebrities got their start on reality TV shows. So who appeared on reality TV? Here are 15 celebrities who got their start on reality shows.
1. Jon Hamm on The Big Date
The Mad Men star appeared on the reality TV dating show, The Big Date, in 1996. The female contestant didn’t choose him — she must be kicking herself now — but Jon Hamm seems to have a good attitude about it. The video clip is worth watching for the ’90s fashion alone.
Next: This famous comedian showed off her acting chops early on.