Music videos are still one of the best ways for bands and singers to get exposure. But videos aren’t just a launchpad for the musically talented. Many actors get their first breaks in Hollywood by starring in videos! Check out these 5 superstars who got their start strutting their stuff on MTV.
Not only was the video for Meat Loaf’s “Rock And Roll Dreams Come True” one of Transformers director Michael Bay’s first projects, it was also one of the earliest on-screen appearances of superstar Angelina Jolie. It’s hard to believe she’d ever share the spotlight!
Before he was one of the engineering wizards behind Mythbusters, Adam Savage was seen in Billy Joel’s video for “You’re Only Human (Second Wind).” Just goes to show you that you don’t have to be limited to just one skill as a performer!
Here’s a blink and you’ll miss it cameo. Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street hunk Channing Tatum first strutted his stuff in Ricky Martin’s video for “She Bangs.” Who’d have thought he’d become more famous than Ricky!
It’s no exaggeration to say that Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was also the King of Music Videos. One of his classic videos “Bad” also features actor Wesley Snipes in a bit role!
This star from The Flash first teamed with his Prison Break collaborator on a music video for Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together.” So if you ever end up on the set of a video, make friends with everyone! You never know who’s going to help you become a star.
Music videos are still one of the best ways to jumpstart your career ClaimFame has hundreds of music video casting calls, and more get added everyday. We’ll see you on MTV!