Celebrities Served in The Military:
Serving one’s own country is an opportunity that women and men are proud of. There are famous celebrities had taken time out of their careers to serving in the military when their country needed them. We have enlisted some veterans who wore the uniform before or after getting famous.
1. Elvis Presley
The handsome singer who gave us the iconic “Can’t Help Falling in Love” joined the military after becoming famous. He was at the peak of his career with “Hound Dog”, and “Heartbreak Hotel” when he joined the army. He was deployed in Germany as a soldier and was later promoted to the Sergeant post.
2. Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris is a renowned martial artist, actor, and producer known from The Way of Dragon in which he worked alongside Bruce Lee. Norris is a champion in Tang Soo Do and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Judo. His journey in martial artist started when he joined the United States Air Force. From there he went on to master in the discipline of self-defense.
3. Morgan Freeman
The Oscar-winning actor from Million Dollar Baby, Driving Miss Daisy, and The Shawshank Redemption, is one of the most valued gifts of Hollywood. Morgan, who is best recognized for his unique voice had joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 18 and became Airman First Class.
4. Gal Gadot
The DC star, Gal Gadot is no less than Wonder Woman in real life. Before joining the show business, Gal served in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat trainer for 2 years. After completing the mandatory years, she was titled, Ms. Israel.
5. Bob Barker
Bob Barker is the well-known host from The Price is Right who also guest-starred in the comedy How I Met Your Mother as himself. The patriotic man received training in the US Navy in his younger days and deemed as Lieutenant Junior Grade.
6. Clint Eastwood
A multi-talented celeb who has excelled in both acting and directing has presented the best movies such as Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, and many more. He was in the military during the Korean War as a swimming trainer and lifeguard.
7. Hugh Hefner
All of us might not know of Hugh Hefner but he was the founder and editor-in-chief of the famous Playboy Magazine. The late publisher also did himself proud by joining the US army during World War II as a military newspaper comic section editor.
Followers of Ice-T must have heard about his difficult childhood from his rap lyrics. The rapper lost his parents as a young boy and later joined the infantry in the United States Army.
9. Bob Ross
Bob Ross was one of the well-renowned painters and TV anchors who created and hosted The Joy of Painting in the 1980s. He found his inspiration when he was serving in the army and was posted in Alaska.
10. MC Hammer
MC Hammer was hit rapper once, whose career and popularity rose and shattered in a flash. He had served in the army for 3 years before releasing his record-breaking music albums such as Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em.