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Actors Who Have Pursued Other Career Directions

by Conor O'Brien
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Out of all the professions that exist, acting is probably among the most temporary. The rate and frequency of booking jobs depends on both an individual’s ability as well as having to prove they are a better fit than the other people auditioning against them.

With that in mind, some of the most well-known and beloved stars have stepped out of the limelight for their own reasons.

What does this mean? Well, first of all, it shows they are not fully reliant on acting to make their way in the world. They may have wanted to pursue other passions between jobs or simply decided acting was not for them anymore.

Either way, here are some examples.

dylan sprouse – Brewmaster

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Sprouse is best known for starring as mischievous Zack Martin in Disney’s Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Suite Life on Deck alongside his twin brother Cole, with other appearances including Big Daddy (with Adam Sandler) and roles in upcoming films including Roger Kumble’s After We Collided.

Three years after graduating from New York University, Sprouse opened All-Wise Meadery in Brooklyn, which, as you may have surmised, produces and sells the alcoholic beverage known as mead, which is brewed from honey.

frankie muniz – race driver/musician

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You may recognise Frankie Muniz from his seven season role on Malcolm In The Middle (as the titular character) or roles in films such as Agent Cody Banks.

Since Malcolm ended in 2006, Muniz has had an eclectic career which has included a stint as a race car driver as well as being the drummer for Kingsfoil.

More recently, Muniz co-hosted Dancing With The Stars Juniors with Jordan Fisher. They had both appeared in Season 25, with Fisher being crowned the winner and Muniz finishing in third place.

reed alexander – journalist

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Reed Alexander played the recurring role of Nevel Papperman on iCarly from 2007 to 2012, while returning for an encore appearance on Sam and Cat in 2014.

However, Alexander is now moving towards a career as a journalist.

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Per his Twitter, he is studying at Columbia Journalism School while also being an alum of major broadcasters such as BBC and CNN.

jason earles – coach/mentor

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Earles was a Disney Channel regular for a decade, playing Jackson Stewart on Hannah Montana and Sensei Rudy on Kickin It. He also appeared in classic DCOM (Disney Channel Original Movie), Dadnapped.

It was recently revealed on Instagram that Earles worked as an acting coach and mentor for the young cast of High School Musical – The Musical: The Series, in Utah.

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