What is it about a uniform that makes people so attractive. And celebrities in uniform? Well, that’s even better. Take a look at some of your favorite celebrities and the uniform they used to wear. Some had to wear uniforms as part of their military service, others had to wear them when they played professional sports, and some simply had careers that called for that kind of attire.
So, who used to be a cheerleader? Who used to wear a nursing uniform to work every day? and who used to be a Marine before becoming a musician? Keep reading to find out.
What is it about a uniform that makes people so attractive. And celebrities in uniform? Well, that's even better. Take a look at some of your favorite celebrities and the uniform they used to wear. Some had to wear uniforms as part of their military service, others had to wear them when they played professional sports, and some simply had careers that called for that kind of attire.
So, who used to be a cheerleader? Who used to wear a nursing uniform to work every day? and who used to be a Marine before becoming a musician? Keep reading to find out.
Julie Walters' time as Molly Weasley on "Harry Potter" is just a line on her increasingly growing resume. After all, it is no secret that Walters is one of the most successful British actresses of all time. What people don't really know is that she was trained as a nurse when she was just 18 years old! She wore her uniform for a year and a half.
Most recently, she has appeared in "Calendar Girls", "Brave", "Mamma Mia!", "Mary Poppins Returns", and is scheduled to play a role in "The Secret Garden", which is in production. She has also written a number of books, the latest of which is an autobiography. As far as we know, she hasn't worn her uniform since.
Like many of us did growing up, Kurt Russell took after his father, Bing, in creating a similar career path. Russell’s acting career has blossomed from a heartthrob hero to a transcendent action star. He also played professional baseball just like pops.
Russell already had plenty of acting roles under his belt by the time he decided to give professional baseball a try. His minor league run was no gimmick, however, as he lasted a few years in his baseball uniform, playing at the Class A and Double-A level as a switch hitter.
Wait, what?! Wonder Woman is an actual Wonder Woman in real life! This woman is not only famous for her part, but she also made a name for herself before her show business career started. Did you guys even know that she was in the Military? Now that is a huge surprise.
Gal Gadot, enlisted as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, where she taught her fellow officers gymnastics, calisthenics. She was also a combat instructor. Woah! Is this not blowing your mind?! Serving as a soldier in the IDF is mandatory in Israel, so her enlistment was not by choice. Still, her time wearing the IDF olive green uniform has certainly made a very big difference in her career.
Tom Selleck’s acting career is about as diverse as it gets. He acted in widely popular shows and movies like "Magnum, P.I.", "Friends", and "Three Men and a Baby". Selleck’s 6’4” frame also served him well on the court as a basketball player.
Selleck’s high school play was good enough to earn him a scholarship to USC where he would go on to play two seasons wearing the Trojans uniform on the court. He wore the number 25 on his shirt whenever he was on the court.
Cameron Diaz has become famous after starring in 1994's "The Mask", alongside Jim Carrey. During her teen years, however, she was already on her way to fame, appearing as a fashion model for brands such as Calvin Klein and Levi's. But even before all of that, this famous blonde wore the uniform of a top cheerleader at Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
There's nothing like pretending to be excited for basketball to help build your acting skills. Especially in the weird combination of a mini skirt and a sweater. Also, being a former cheerleader is a great experience for someone who does most of her own stunts.
Of course, who could forget about Chuck Norris? This American Martial Artist, actor, film producer, and screenwriter joined the United States Air Force. He wore his military uniform for 4 years before getting discharged in 1962. So, it’s no wonder how he took an interest in martial arts. This action-packed movie star was stationed in Korea. At the time, he also worked as a security policeman, which means another set of uniform.
After his service, he also studied Tang Soo Do, and Taekwondo, and eventually became a middleweight karate champion for six years. He was untouchable! After all of his achievements, he also pursued his career in show business.
Emma Watson stole our hearts as Hermione Granger in the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Of course, Watson wasn’t just acting like a smarty. She demonstrated her brainiac abilities by earning her bachelor’s degree at the prestigious Brown University.
Not only did Watson pull off the impressive feat of earning a college degree between various acting roles, she played collegiate field hockey! The red uniform of her team suited her well. The thought of an international star like Watson even having time to attend a game as a fan seems improbable, let alone putting on her uniform and competing.
Olivia Munn spent a great deal of her life in Japan, where her stepfather was stationed in the Air Force, so she has been around people in uniform for years. However, when her mother and stepfather split up, Olivia returned to her mother's home in Oklahoma, where she put on her own uniform as a cheerleader and cheered for the Putnam City North High School squad. She later went to school for journalism and moved to Los Angeles to pursue show business.
This combo led her to become the host of "Attack of the Show!", which discussed pop culture, general news, and previews of video games, movies, and digital media. She has since jumped to movies, playing Psylock in "X-Men: Apocalypse".
Patrick Dempsey is best known for playing Dr. “McDreamy” Shepherd on the hit medical drama "Grey’s Anatomy". On the show, he had to wear blue scrubs as part of his doctor's uniform. After retiring from the, he turned to a whole different kind of uniform.
After his most recent film ("Bridget Jones’ Baby") was released in 2016, he stated his desire recently to quit acting and become a race car driver full time. He said that he wants to “walk away” from show business altogether. For now, the public appearances made by Dempsey is in his racing uniform.
Sean Connery is another celebrity worthy of a shot in Hollywood’s walk of fame. In case you didn’t know, he was famous for being one of the best James Bond actors in History. And if that's news to you, you probably have some other issues to be taking care of instead of reading this.
Being the action-packed “James Bond” actor that he is, he didn’t learn all of his fighting skills from just anywhere. At 16 years old, he first put on the uniform of the Royal Navy, where he learned how to discipline himself. He was taught all kinds of battle tactics, but he had struggled with his health for three years while serving his time, which is why he got discharged so early and lose the uniform.
Matthew Perry, one of the stars of the iconic sitcom, "Friends", was often in the headlines during the show’s heyday due to substance abuse that led to repeated fluctuations in his weight. These dramatic changes in appearance likely paint a picture of a far more sedentary life than Perry used to lead.
A younger Perry not only played tennis competitively, but he was also nationally ranked! Perry was ranked as high as No. 17 in junior singles and No. 3 in junior doubles. He would reportedly put in up to 10 hours of practice a day! That is a long time to be spending in those white uniform. He has since hung his racket and uniform to pursue an acting career.
Ciara Princess Wilson, now known just as Ciara, acted as the captain of Riverdale High School's cheerleading squad and has gone on record saying she loves everything about the sport: the dancing, the energy, the excitement, and of course — the uniform. This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who has seen her dance. This woman is a machine!
In an interview, the famous R&B singer said that she had to quit the sport, and the uniform that came with it, to pursue a career in music. She now has multiple platinum albums, with millions of copies sold. She could still wear her cheerleader uniform for fun, can't she?
A Hollywood Veteran, Tom Selleck certainly has a passion for service and uniform. His name in Hollywood’s Crime Department certainly does not make it surprising that he joined the Military. In fact, Tom Selleck enlisted in the California National Guard in the 160th infantry regiment during the Vietnam war.
Being one of the few good souls in Hollywood that still have a little bit of kindness left, he was always proud of his service, his khaki uniform, and his hardhat. He served his time in 1967 to 1973.
Graham Chapman is British comedy royalty. But other than that, he is also a medical doctor. Chapman was born in Leicester, England, and two of his earliest interests have been, of course, comedy and acting. However, other than those two fields, he has also enjoyed science. He majored in medicine at Emmanuel College, which will ultimately result in a white doctor's robe.
Chapman later completed a Medical Degree at St. Bartholomew’s Medical College and became a certified medical doctor and could start wearing the proper attire for the profession. It seems that contagious laugh is the only thing this inspirational man didn't try to cure.
Eat your heart out Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin, Ed O’Neill is the ultimate king of the couch TV dads. Before O’Neill’s fatherly role in "Modern Family", he was the lovable loser living in his high school football glory days as Al Bundy on "Married… with Children". What makes O’Neill’s bitter role even better is that he was a legitimate star on the gridiron! Just look at him in his football uniform!
O’Neill’s jersey had the number 55 on it, and he was talented enough in high school to earn a football scholarship to Ohio University. He later transferred to Youngstown State and finished out his collegiate career as a defensive lineman.
You've probably seen Kirsten Dunst in cheerleader uniform as cheerleader Torrance Shipman in the movie "Bring It On". So it should come as a shock to nobody that Kirsten Dunst was a real-life pom girl all the way up until the movie came out.
As her career grew, she was a cheerleader at Laurel High School and Notre Dame High School. Her uniform included a blue dress and a pair of red and white pom-poms, like a true American.
Paul Newman was the ultimate American handsome man back in the ‘50s and ‘60s. He was known as an avid car racing fan and was even a race driver in the Sports Car Club of America. In the early ’70s, he put on racing uniform for the first time and fell in love. He’d been introduced to racing cars through his role as the pro driver, Frank Capua, on the film "Winning" and decided to take it up in real life, too.
He first got into his racing uniform at age 46, in a Datsun 510. But no one knew just how serious he was about the whole thing until it started to evolve into so much more than just a hobby. Some say that his driving career even became as important to him, if not more than, his acting career. He loved it so much that he kept driving professionally up until a month before he passed away, at age 83.
Eva Mendes has everything that women of this world could want — a glamorous acting career, beauty beyond compare, and Ryan Gosling. However, she didn't always have all those things. Yes, she was always beautiful, but things like Ryan Gosling and being recognized in Hollywood take time. Before she became a world-famous actress, Mendes has had to work in other jobs until she made it big.
One of those jobs was selling hotdogs at the Hotdog on a Stick franchise. The job included serving hotdogs and wearing a waitress uniform that would never look like what she wears on the red carpet these days. A version of the red-white-blue uniform was worn by Katy Perry during her 2016 halftime show at the Superbowl!
Being one Celebrity who exudes all kinds of “Macho”, we are certainly not surprised to see Clint Eastwood Military uniform. This cultural Icon of Masculinity was made famous for his many action films.
Although he comes off as this portrait of real-life action, he may not have been as heroic as you would have expected. He was a lifeguard at Ford Ord, which means he probably didn't spend all of his military time in uniform.
Known to many as Pam Beasley from the American sitcom "The Office", Jenna fisher has also had her fair share of first-time jobs before her acting career took off. When coming on as a guest on Conan O'Brien's show, Fischer revealed that she used to wear Long John Silver's uniform when she took customer orders at the restaurant.
The real kicker, however, was not her uniform, but the fact that she found out that the fry cooks were getting better pay than she was! She then applied for a job as a fry cook too, much to her manager's dislike, as he wanted the girls to "stay up front". Fischer ended up getting the job anyway, but probably still had to wear her yellow uniform.
Joel McHale developed into a bigtime celebrity as the host of the wildly popular pop culture show, "The Soup". As for his acting chops, adoring fans most notably know him for his star role as Jeff Winger in "Community". He probably would have made it big in his sports uniform if he hadn't opted for acting.
McHale has shed his shirt in various scenes, showing that he’s not only tall, but pretty fit too. Well, it turns out he’s more than just “pretty fit,” as McHale was a talented enough rower to be recruited out of high school. Instead, McHale chose to join his friends at the University of Washington and put his 6’4” frame to use as a walk-on tight end with the Huskies and wear their jersey.
Meryl Streep is one of Hollywood's leading ladies, much-loved the world over thanks to her kind demeanor, her acting prowess, and cheerfulness. One sleuth managed to dig up her high school yearbook in 2012, and found photographic evidence that Streep was a varsity cheerleader at Bernards High School in New Jersey.
The picture features Streep – instantly recognizable – wearing a classic uniform, carrying a huge megaphone, and sporting a sunny grin. She went on to make her mark with the help of blockbusters like "The Devil Wears Prada", "Out of Africa", and "Doubt".
Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, or Ken Jeong, is an Asian-American comedian, actor, and wait for it, a licensed physician. You might recognize him as gangster Leslie Chow from the film "The Hangover". He created, wrote, and produced an ABC sitcom titled "Dr. Ken", which he also starred in. That way he could wear his white robe on screen too.
He finished his internal medicine residency in New Orleans while starting his stand-up comedy career at the same time. He is a licensed physician but is no longer practicing medicine so you get to see him in proper doctor attire only on screen.
One for the Money, Two for the Show! - As made popular by none other than the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley. Even with his rising career during his time, he still managed to put on his uniform and serve his country. Ain’t that just heartwarming?
In 1958 to 1960, Elvis Presley put on his khaki ensemble and served in the US Army. What makes this really interesting, was the fact that he was already on the rise to fame, when he decided to enlist. Even though he was given that option to join in special services, he chose to enroll as a normal soldier.
Paul Newman apparently felt very comfortable in uniform. Not only did he wear a racing suit for his racing career, but he also served in the military. He has always wanted to become a pilot. Newman joined the US Navy though a college training at Yale V-12. Sadly, due to colorblindness, he never got to wear the uniform of a pilot. He then opted to take up basic training, where he became a rear-seat radioman and gunner for the torpedo bombers.
In 1946, he was discharged with Military honors, which included a Medal for Good Conduct, the Victory Medal for World war II, and a Campaign Medal. These must have looked great on his lapel. After his discharge, he then continued to pursue his career in acting.
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones has been in enough action and western movies for 10-15 lifetimes, but long before he was kicking alien butt Men in Black style with Will Smith, he was whooping human butt on the gridiron as a uniformed member of the Harvard Crimson football team.
With the number 61 on his jersey, Jones played offensive guard from 1966-69 and earned first-team All-Ivy League for an outstanding 1968 season.
Wow, another award-winning actress who got her start in a cheerleader uniform. Sandra Bullock has been in numerous incredible movies and television shows, but guess what? She was once a cheerleader. She led pep rallies at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia.
However, Bullock already had her eye on the prize, since she was a big part of the school's theater productions before graduating in 1982. This means she spent a lot of time in a cheerleader uniform, but in theater costumes too.
Arnold Schwarzenegger started out as a bodybuilder, then became an Actor, and then became a governor. But, it does not come as a surprise that he served in the Austrian Army in 1965. Well, he is a big guy after all. However, he didn't put his uniform on by choice. Due to a requirement, at the age of 18, all Austrian males should serve at least a year in the Army.
During his time, he managed to bag the Mr. Europe Contest and still be actively serving in the army. After his time wearing his camouflage uniform, he continued to build his resume towards being an actor and a bodybuilder. He became the Governor of California starting 2003 to 2011.
David Duchovny has starred in a plethora of great films and television shows, though he is most widely known for his Golden Globe performances as Fox Mulder on the out-of-this-world smash hit "The X-Files" and Hank Moody in "Californication".
Before Duchovny established himself as an acting phenom, he was flaunting his talents in basketball uniform on the hardwood. Duchovny was the captain of his high school basketball team before playing for the JV team at Princeton. There, he put on the number 32 and a pair of shorts and had his collegiate career.
The first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actress did plenty while she was attending Bedford High School in Cleveland. As the daughter of a hospital manager and a psychiatric nurse, Halle Berry was bound to wear a uniform at some point In her case, it was a cheerleader uniform.
Her television debut came in 1989, and two years later she reached the big time with a breakout thanks to Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever". Her Oscar came in 2001, when she acted in the film "Monsters Ball".
Remember Shaggy, the reggae singer from the 90s? Before we danced to his hits “Bombastic” and “It Wasn’t Me,” he served as part of the 10th Marine Regiment in the United States Marine Corps, looking very formal in his uniform. Having moved to the US from Jamaica at 18, he found some early success with his music, but when it proved difficult to keep the success going, he signed up for the Marines.
Two years after joining, the Gulf War broke out and in 1991 he was deployed to Kuwait. The war sobered him up and helped him focus. He dedicated himself to his music and in 1993 released his debut album. He is now known for wearing clothes that are a lot less restricting than the ones he had to wear as a Marine.
Uzo Aduba may play her part as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on "Orange is the New Black" almost a little too well, because it’s just plain hard to picture her wearing something other than a prisoners uniform. But before Aduba embarked on her career in theatre and film, her focus was on sports.
Aduba was an incredible sprinter and one of Boston University’s top talents, running the 55, 100 and 200-meter dash. For a little perspective on just how fantastic her time in BU uniform was, her personal best of 7.07 seconds in the 55-meter – that’s only .04 seconds shy of the school record.
George W. Bush
Former U.S. President George W. Bush wasn't always a senior man in the White House. Before he was one of the most recognized men on Earth, Bush was a preppy cheerleader wearing the uniform of the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Since he also played baseball, he often had to change from cheerleader uniform to player uniform for different practices.
He went on to attend Yale University and Harvard Business School, which eventually led him to the coveted position of being president of the free world.
Jimi did not put on the military uniform because he wanted to; after getting busted for stealing a car, he was given a choice – the US Army or prison.
He enlisted and got assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. Jimi didn't enjoy his time in the army and made sure to wear flamboyant outfits that stood out when he performed on stage later in life.
For Mexican-American actress Eva Longoria, her days in cheerleader uniform led directly into her Hollywood career. While cheering at Roy Miller High School in Corpus Cristi, Texas, and at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Longoria appeared in pageants and won the Miss Corpus Cristi pageant in 1988.
Soon after, a theatrical agent in Los Angeles discovered her, and the rest is history. Longoria is best known as Gabrielle Solis in the ABC series 'Desperate Housewives', who wore anything but a cheerleader's uniform.
For those of you who know Bob Ross, then you may have seen, heard, or even tried to place a few of those simple "happy little trees" in your own artwork. Maybe you’ve found yourself deep in trance by his soothing soft voice.
Not many know that Bob Ross has served in the military, let alone climb the ranks of the Air Force to achieve Master Sergeant, where yes he screamed, yelled, and drilled in some of the most demanding ways. No longer wanting to be that “guy,” Ross found himself taking his uniform off and starting his world-renowned art show. His hair would never fit under his old hat anyway.
The quickest way to a man’s heart is with Chuck Norris’s first. Or so they say. Chuck Norris used to wear a sheriff's uniform on the "Walker, Texas Ranger" series, but that's not the only kind of uniform he used to wear.
Norris isn’t just a man in martial arts uniform, he is a full-on guru. Earning a black belt in any discipline is a remarkable accomplishment. Norris has a collection: 9th-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, an 8th-degree black belt in taekwondo, a 5th-degree black belt in karate, a 3rd-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a black belt in judo. Oh yeah, he also invented the martial art Chun Kuk Do.
Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Gifford was in cheerleader uniform by the age of fourteen, having been born in Paris but moved to Bowie, Maryland by the age of four. This future famous name won Maryland's Junior Miss Pageant in 1970, which gave her a springboard to stardom.
After graduating from high school, Gifford went to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and studied drama and music. After a fifteen-year run on "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee", there aren't many people who don't recognize this cheerleader whether she is in uniform or not.
J.R.R. Tolkien was an English poet and writer, best known for his fantastical literary works like “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” He was also a soldier in the British military uniform.
Tolkien is a war veteran and served with the British Expeditionary Force during World War I as Second Lieutenant in the 11th Battalion. He saw many bloody battles, including the Battle of Somme. Maybe this is why none of his characters wore uniforms.
"Smokey and the Bandit", "Deliverance", "The Longest Yard", "Boogie Nights"…. yeah, Burt Reynolds is a legend. The craziest part about this Hollywood hunk’s unbelievable career is that it may have never even existed had it not been an unfortunate twist of fate.
Reynolds was a star football player growing up in Florida. An outstanding high school career earned him numerous scholarships provided he wore their football teams’ uniform, but he chose to play at Florida State with the number 27 splayed across his jersey.
You've certainly seen Steve in some of his blockbuster comedy films thanks to a career that has spanned more than five decades. But have you seen him in cheerleader uniform? We think not. Before he grew to fame in the sixties, he was a member of his high school cheerleading squad in Garden Grove, California.
Quite surprisingly, his uniform included a cardigan and a buttoned-down shirt. How could he train in those? Anyway, the funnyman also tried his hand at writing cheers for the squad to perform, but they ended up not using them for one reason or another. Don't worry young Steve, your time will come.
Kris Kristofferson is famous for his work in film and music. What is less known is that he has an impressive military career. He traveled around a lot as a kid due to his dad’s military career. Kristofferson has been around people in uniform since he was very little. It was only a matter of time until he wore them himself. He joined the army after graduating from college.
He enlisted in 1960, put on the uniform, completed Ranger School, and became a helicopter pilot. He was offered a teaching position at West Point but turned it down so he could focus on his music. Here is how he feels about our troops today: “I’m an Army brat; I was a captain in the Army and my brother was a jet pilot in the Navy. I identify with the soldiers. But I sure as hell don’t identify with those who sent them over there.”
Before wearing her cheerleader uniform for El Camino High School in Oceanside, California, Denise Richards was an athletic Illinois Tomboy. Once moving beyond schooling, Richards took the nineties by storm in shows like "Saved By The Bell" and "Married with Children".
She wasn't required to put on a similar uniform for any of her iconic roles. Richards has recently appeared in "Reality Queen!", "My Adventures with Santa", and "Adventures of Dally & Spanky".
Laurence Olivier was a famous English actor. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, a BAFTA, and a Uniform of the Year Award. Okay, we made the last one up, but the rest are real.
Olivier wanted to join the Royal Air Force when World War II started, but he was already obligated to other parties. Olivier served for two years as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm, wearing a traditional uniform which included a coat most of us would love to wear on a daily basis. He was never called into battle.
Those outside the U.K. may not know that Vinnie Jones has been a bad boy in uniform since long before appearing on the big screen. The Englishman’s signature tough-guy character has made for classic roles like the Juggernaut featured in "X-Men: The Last Stand" and his legendary role as the crazy soccer firm leader in "EuroTrip".
Jones had the perfect experience to play the role of a crazed British soccer hooligan in "EuroTrip", as he wore the yellow and blue uniform of one of Britain’s most notoriously tough teams, Wimbledon FC’s “Crazy Gang.” From bad boy on the pitch to bad boy in the pictures, Jones keeps on crushing it.
Kelly Ripa has always had an affinity for performance while growing up in southern New Jersey. When she attended Eastern Regional High School, she became a cheerleader with a winning smile and adorable uniform. Her drama teacher, one Jim Beckley, encouraged her to pursue acting, and Ripa found her calling in life.
Her cheerleading uniform didn't follow her to college, but that's okay because she didn't graduate after landing a major role in the soap opera "All My Children". She's gone on to do plenty during her long career, including appearing as the host of "Live With Kelly and Ryan".
Drafted into the Army in 1956, Jerome Silberman (Wilder’s real name) trained for service in the medical corps. He was working as a uniformed paramedic at Valley Forge Army Hospital in Pennsylvania when he began taking acting classes.
After his honorable discharge in 1958, Jerome Silberman changed his name to Gene Wilder and went on to star in a number of comedies, notably teaming up with director Mel Brooks (also a uniformed member of this list) in “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein.”
Carl Weathers dazzled us on one of the biggest stages in boxing history as Apollo Creed in the classic "Rocky" series. It should be no surprise that the man who made up half of the manliest handshake in history has his own history wearing a football uniform.
Before putting up some big hits in his acting career, Weathers was laying down some big hits in a 49 jersey on the gridiron. Not only did he play D-I football at for the SDSU Aztecs, but Weathers also played a pair of NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders and spent a season in the CFL.
Famous redhead Lindsay is the daughter of a former Wall Street trader and grew up on Long Island in New York. She was part of the cheerleading team for both Cold Spring Harbor High School and Sanford H. Calhoun High School before switching to homeschooling and hanging her uniform for good.
Her Hollywood career began before she even started high school, when she was a child model for famous fashion icons like Calvin Klein and Abercrombie, and even appeared in TV spots for Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jell-O. No commercial involved her wearing a mini skirt with a turtleneck, that's for sure.
You may know him as the first black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. Sidney Poitier moved to the US at age 16 from the Bahamas. He lived in New York City and desperately wanted to escape the bitter winters of the northeast, and putting on a uniform were the best way to do it.
He lied about his age so he could enlist in the United States Army where he served as a medical attendant in a mental hospital. Essentially a kid in khaki uniform, he soon grew tired of that role, but instead of just admitting his age, he decided to try and get discharged by faking insanity. With the threat of shock treatment, he came clean. After talking to a psychiatrist for several weeks, he was eventually granted release from the Army.
Phil Robertson’s name did not become a household one until his later years thanks to the success of his A&E reality show, "Duck Dynasty". The camouflage he wears on the show is ironically not the uniform we are here to talk about.
The lifelong Louisianan played quarterback for Louisiana Tech on scholarship. Better yet, the starting QB was playing ahead of Steelers legend and future Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw. Craziest of all, Robertson was reportedly offered a shot at playing with the Washington Redskins uniform, but chose not to because it’d get in the way of his hunting!
Sally Field has done plenty during her half-century in the entertainment biz, including starring in hit movies like "Forrest Gump" and "Mrs. Doubtfire". But we are here to talk about what happened years before that.
Field has been performing since she was a teen, as a cheerleader for Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California. It seems that cheerleading uniforms haven't changed much over the years apart from the skirt length. Nice uniform, Sally!
Robin Quivers is the co-host of the "Howard Stern Show" but she is also a former Air Force Captain. She originally had qualified with a nursing degree from the University of Maryland (so, either way, she would have to wear a uniform), but believed that she could put her degree to better use so she joins the United States Air Force.
After three years she reached the rank of captain before being discharged one month later. Quivers remained a member of the US Air Force Reserves until 1990 but was never recalled so she hasn't worn her uniform again since.
Forest Whitaker has been spitting words of wisdom in countless classics on the silver screen for decades, but it was his second gig ever that gives us a glimpse into his past life. It was easy for him to get into a football player’s uniform on "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" because he used to wear the exact same uniform in the past.
Whitaker was a standout defensive tackle in Palisades Charter High School uniform. He has even earned a scholarship from nearby California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Had it not been for an apparent back injury that led to a change in universities, we may never have been gifted one of our favorite wiseman of the movies.
Famous American model Cynthia Bailey has fanned out to become a reality TV star and actress. However, before she grew into the gorgeous woman she is today, Bailey used to beam as a cheerleader at Deshler High School in her hometown of Alabama.
Flaunting her white and red uniform, Bailey cheered all through high school. Fortunately for her, she left Alabama at the young age of 18, leaving her uniform behind to pursue a career in New York. The rest, as they say, is history.
Perhaps so we can truly appreciate the lives we have, British Actor Michael Caine believes we should all serve at least six months in the military. Caine was drafted into the British Army during the Korean War. He spent time on the front lines and almost lost his life wearing the uniform he loved so much.
After contracting Malaria, he was medically discharged and headed home to London to pursue acting. Turns out this offered him the experience he needed for his very first movie role, which was also in uniform. He got his big break playing a British Army Private in a war movie called, "A Hill in Korea".
Terry Crews and his titanium armor-looking body makes for a sight that evokes the same thought in all of us on his athletic endeavors, “It’d be a real shame if he didn’t use that to destroy some opponents.” Imagine that all wrapped up in football pads and a huge red jersey. Simply formidable.
Before Crews was laying down the law in blockbusters like "The Expendables" and "Everybody Hates Chris", he was laying out running backs and quarterbacks at the college and pro level. Crews won a MAC championship during his time at Western Michigan before seeing action at the NFL level with the Rams, Chargers, and Redskins. Those who still want to see him in (different) uniform can watch him playing a cop on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".
Zellweger is a cool cucumber now, but just like most of us, she was once a high school student trying to find her way through life. While she was at Katy High School in Katy, Texas, Zellweger showed off her athleticism and ability to manipulate the crowd as part of the cheer squad al donning flouncy white uniforms.
In fact, Renee has kept up with the flips and dips even after being done with her uniform. She showed them off on the "Jimmy Fallon Show" and demonstrated her physical abilities. After appearing in "Bridget Jones's Diary", Zellweger went on to dominate the box office every time she showed her face.
Funnyman Mel Brooks served our country during World War II. He had to put on his uniform before he had the chance to finish his degree. Known then as Melvin Kaminsky, he joined the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a Corporal in the 1104 Engineer Combat Battalion.
As a combat engineer, his job was a dangerous and important one; duties included deactivating enemy land mines. It sounds like he needed to wear a lab coat rather than a uniform!