Who’s Got Even More Talent?

So….. yet another reality show has come and gone…. this one lasted only one episode and for good reason. “Secret Talents of the Star” attempted to pit stars from various outlets against each other in order to show their dreams beyond what they have already accomplished. Haven’t enough celebrities attempted to go beyond their day jobs and persue other avenues. Michael Jordan retired from basketball (the first time) to persue a second career are a major league baseball player.

While he was on the television series “Moonlighting,” Bruce Willis recorded a rather forgettable album entitled “The Return of Bruno.” Whoever Bruno is and from where he returned is a question better left unanswered. A good thing Mr. Willis stuck with his acting gig and action films such as the Die Hard quadrilogy.

In the category of should have known better, George Takei tried his hand at country singing on the celebrity reality showcase. The actor who played Mr. Sulu on Star Trek obviously failed to hear his captain’s rendition of “Rocket Man” which may or may not have been one of William Shatner’s many attempts at self-parody.

I am sure there must be a few examples of performers who found limited success in more than one outlet. Anyone care to share any or name other attempts? Was it Garth Brooks who tried to go from country superstar to Major League baseball player…. even creating a new persona to do so?

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  1. taylhis Said:

    on April 14, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Garth Brooks attending spring training for the San Diego Padres, and that’s about as far as his major league baseball career went. His new persona of Chris Gaines was to break into the rock music genre, I guess, either that, or just complete craziness. Let’s not forget our friend the Hoff – his music career is (was?) quite successful in Germany, go figure. And then there is Jeremy Miller, most famous in the United States as little brother Ben from the 80’s tv show Growing Pains, but I hear in China he is really popular, gets recognized on the street… there was also something about a cooking show in China for him?

  2. jamiahsh Said:

    on April 15, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    OH…. Yes, how could we forget The Hoff (I guess 2 or 3 postings was more than enough to devote to his greatness). I did not know about Little Ben Seever. I know Kirk Cameron is big into religion, Tracy Gold pops up from time to time in Movies of the Week, and Alan Thicke either is doing his Vegas infomercials or writing more tv themes.

  3. derek Said:

    on April 15, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Did you know Growing Pains had two movies somewhat recently in 2000 and 2004? I didn’t.

    And as for Kirk Cameron…

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