10 Actors Plucked From Obscurity

Before Ken Jeong gave The Hangover wolf pack a cocaine mountain of troubles, and before he was delivering the result of Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen’s one-night stand in Knocked Up, he was actually giving out real medical help as a physician. In fact, he’s still licensed to practice medicine in California!

Jeong isn’t the only actor to land a breakout role out of sheer luck and good timing. Check out our gallery of 10 actors who were plucked from obscurity:

Credit: Universal Pictures

The Hangover 3 hits theaters May 23.

Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum | Follow Hollywood.com on Twitter: @Hollywood_com

More:
‘The Hangover 3′: Is Someone Going to Die?
After ‘The Hangover 3′ Ken Jeong Dreams of a Chow Spin-Off
‘The Hangover 3′ Might Abandon the Formula – Trailer 


From Our Partners
Stars Pose Naked for ‘Allure’ (Celebuzz)
Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)

Writer Sydney Bucksbaum likes to think her hobby of watching insane amounts of TV isn't an obsession... it's not an obsession, okay, so just drop it! As the resident CW-lover on the Hollywood.com staff, she truly believes her Clark Kent/Dean Winchester/Damon Salvatore/Lucas Scott/Oliver Queen/Chuck Bass/Seymour Birkhoff/Wade Kinsella/Vincent Keller/Micah Barnes is out there somewhere, waiting for her, in real life (just go with it). After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, Sydney has made it her mission to campaign for more shirtless scenes for her favorite CW hunks. You're welcome.

MORE WE LIKE

SIMILAR ARTICLES