10 Celebrities Who Appeared On Game Shows Before They Were Famous

It’s always interesting to see what celebrities were up to before they became famous. Shockingly, a lot of them were trying to find love or money on game shows! After all when you think about it, celebs without money and fame are just like us. So which celebrities got lucky or lost big on TV? Here are 10 celebrities who tried their luck before they were famous.

1. Aaron Paul on The Price Is Right

You know him as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad, but before that Aaron Paul was just a very excited contestant on the game show. He even called Bob Barker his idol!

2. Jon Hamm on The Big Date

Before he was Don Draper on Mad Men, Jon Hamm was a regular guy trying to find a date. In the clip from 1996, you’ll him with the popular floppy hair style that was so popular back in the 90’s.

3. Lady Gaga on Boiling Points

Lady Gaga is a household name now, but back in 2005 she was on this MTV show, she had to stay calm while a waitress served her food covered in trash.

4. Simon Cowell on Sale of the Century

Now judging competition shows and being a music producer is Simon Cowell’s bread and butter. But back in 1990, he was just trying to win big on TV himself. He definitely looked different back then!

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger on The Dating Game

Back in 1974, Arnold Schwarzenegger had a smaller claim to fame. He had the titles Mr. World and Mr. Olympia, but he still decided to go on the dating show find love.

6. Joey Fatone on Nick Arcade

Before he was in N*SYNC, Joey Fatone was showing off his knowledge on this kid trivia show. Back then, he was rocking a different hair color.

7. Farrah Fawcett on The Dating Game

Before she started her acting career Farrah Fawcett was in beauty pageants and made art through sculpting. She also tried finding love on the popular game show back in 1969.

8. Kirstie Alley on The Match Game

Before Cheers, Kirstie Alley was an interior designer from Kansas. Back in 1979, she also went on the fun game show to try and win some money.

9. Steve Martin on The Gong Show

Back in the day, Steve Martin was still just a writer, and his face wasn’t really on camera. However, he was also keeping up with his musical interests. On The Gong Show he played “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” with his banjo.

10. Paul Reubens on The Gong Show 

Before he was Pee-wee Herman Paul Reubens performed on the show in 1979 as half of the Betty and Eddie act. The two had fun rocking top hats and wigs while singing and dancing.