Former cast members who made it big

Krystallen

Earning My Ears
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Mar 28, 2012
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
 

cristit14

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Apr 2, 2004
Jennifer Hudson was a performer on the Disney Wonder
 

Caropooh

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Jan 3, 2005
Steve Martin work in the Magic Shop on Main Street at Disneyland

Jennifer Hudson worked for DCL in the stage shows
 

superme80

DIS Veteran
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May 2, 2010
Eden Espinossa was Pocohantas in Disneyland she went on play Elpheba on Broadway in Wicked and she was the lead in Brooklyn the musical.
 

BonnieA

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Jul 6, 2000
Not Disney, but Blair Underwood got his start in one of the musical stage shows at Busch Gardens VA.
 

cybrkitn

We called it Bonko
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Sep 18, 2006
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.
 

Victoria3

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 6, 2009
Wayne Brady and Joey Fatone were performers in Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue at Universal Studios Florida.

Ashley Eckstein was a performer in Disney World.
 

Simba's Mom

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Aug 26, 1999
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.
 

Krystallen

Earning My Ears
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Mar 28, 2012
I see quite a handful of people started from Disney. That's cool.

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.

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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