Category Archives: Before They Were Stars

Before They Were Stars: 15-Year Old Michael Phelps is Interviewed on WJZ-TV Baltimore

Before he was the most decorated Olympic athelete of all time, Michael Phelps was just a kid who loved swimming and wanted nothing more than to “get faster.” With the Olympics in full swing, reddit user “stevethenewsguy” decided to dig … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Star Trek: Voyager

The Rock had established himself as a wrestler by the time the year 2000 arrived, but he had yet to break into the world of professional acting. Before his extended cameo at the beginning of The Mummy Returns helped propel … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Tom Green Raps on “Street Cents”

Street Cents was a TV series that aired on CBC in Canada in the early 90’s. The show was focused on such teen-centric topics as how to save your money, shop smart, which deodorants worked best, and stuff like that. … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt in a Barbie Workout Video

Before she found fame on Party of Five, Jennifer Love Hewitt had a truly hilarious gig as a backup dancer in this video titled Dance! Workout with Barbie. What better way to get in shape than by imitating the moves … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 13-Year Old Steven Spielberg Directs “Escape to Nowhere”

There haven’t been any new updates from me in awhile because I’ve been quite busy enjoying the long Canada Day weekend. However, one person who probably didn’t enjoy this past weekend was Steven Spielberg, as his latest film, The BFG, … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: WWE Version

I’ve done a lot of “Before They Were Stars” features on World Wrestling Entertainment superstars, but the official WWE Youtube channel recently released their own compilation of “Before They Were Stars” clips. Some of these clips have been featured on … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Susan Sarandon in a Pampers Commercial

Here’s a Pampers commercial from the early 1970s featuring a young Susan Sarandon, who pretty much looks exactly the same 40+ years later. ┬áIn this ad, a pair of women with babies are lucky enough to visit a shoe salesman … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Dean Ambrose Wrestles a Dark Match for TNA

One week ago today, Dean Ambrose reached the top of the pro wrestling world and became the World Wrestling Entertainment World Heavyweight Champion. Quite an achievement for a guy who used to wrestle matches in which his forehead was sliced … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Anton Yelchin in “Along Came a Spider”

Later today, our newest episode of Shouts from the Back Row will be posted and we will be discussing the all-too-brief career of the late Anton Yelchin, who died tragically in a freak accident last weekend. Looking back at his … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Linda Cardellini in Dee Snider’s “Strangeland”

Yes, that’s the same Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame! Before Rob Zombie became the world’s most successful heavy metal star-turned-horror director, Dee Snider tried his hand at writing, producing and starring in his own horror film, Strangeland. Snider played … Continue reading

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