Former cast members who made it big

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  1. Krystallen

    Krystallen Earning My Ears

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    Do you know any celebritiy or famous people who was once a cast member? I just found out that Kevin Richardson from the Backstreet Boys was a backstage tour guide at Hollywood Studios, and also a character for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Aladdin, Tigger, and Sweetums. He also referred to his time in WDW as one of the best memories of his life, and if he didn't work at Disney he wouldn't have met the person who asked him to join the Backstreet Boys. That's awesome! Do you know any other famous people?

    Here's a video of him talking about it http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uLjFmz8pgus#t=256s
     
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  3. cristit14

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    Jennifer Hudson was a performer on the Disney Wonder
     
  4. Caropooh

    Caropooh POO, are you? POO POO, POO POO!

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    Steve Martin work in the Magic Shop on Main Street at Disneyland

    Jennifer Hudson worked for DCL in the stage shows
     
  5. superme80

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    Eden Espinossa was Pocohantas in Disneyland she went on play Elpheba on Broadway in Wicked and she was the lead in Brooklyn the musical.
     
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    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

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    John Lasseter did pretty good for himself.
     
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    Kevin Costner was a Jungle Cruise skipper at Disneyland.
     
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    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    Joey Fatone was a CM in Spectromagic.
     
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    Not Disney, but Blair Underwood got his start in one of the musical stage shows at Busch Gardens VA.
     
  11. cybrkitn

    cybrkitn We called it Bonko

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    Not Disney, but I know some of the band members from which ever one Justin Timberlake was in (sorry, I always get NSync and Backstreet Boys confused) worked at Universal Studios.

    OP, sounds like you were watching the Biography channel. I watched a bio on both NSync and Backstreet Boys and how the bands formed.
     
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    Wayne Brady was Tigger.
     
  14. Victoria3

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    Wayne Brady and Joey Fatone were performers in Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue at Universal Studios Florida.

    Ashley Eckstein was a performer in Disney World.
     
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    ....who's he? :confused3



















































































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    Although they're not known names, there are several musicians on both "Dancing with the Stars" and "American Idol" who got their start as performers in the Disneyland All-American College Band.
     
  17. Krystallen

    Krystallen Earning My Ears

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    I see quite a handful of people started from Disney. That's cool.

    I love watching bios! It's interesting to see how celebrities worked their way up. Anyway Justin was in NSync, BSB has Nick Carter :)
     

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