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Celebrities With Other Interesting Careers

Updated on September 30, 2011
Greg Graffin
Greg Graffin | Source

GREG GRAFFIN (Bad Religion)

Most of us know him as the vocalist/songwriter of the punk band Bad Religion originally formed in 1979, but many do not know that Graffin also has a Ph.D. and is a university professor. In his off time from the band he teaches life sciences & paleontology at the University of California and more recently Cornwall University. It can be noted the Graffin is also an author of more than one book.

Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner | Source


Mr. Costner through his company Ocean Therapy Solutions has developed machines used for skimming oil from the ocean surface with his patent. These specialized skimmers which are on contract leased by the government would be used to clean up oil spills from tankers or more recently broken oil lines that leak tonnes of oil into the ocean. Had these machines been available during the crisis in the gulf of Mexico it most likely would have never reached the shore.

Dexter Holland
Dexter Holland | Source

DEXTER HOLLAND (the offspring)

Vocalist/songwriter and guitarist for the offspring by day molecular biologist and flight instructor by night. Holland earned a bachelor degree in biology, a masters degree in molecular biology and was a candidate for a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California before he dedicated his direction to the Offspring. He more recently earned his flight instructor rating and is licensed to teach flight training.


Aside from his career as a shock rocker Manson has appeared in films as an actor and taken a turn at being a director. He is also a serious painter and has sold many concept pieces at very high prices. More recently he has had his own brand of absinthe released and named it, "Mansinthe."

Butch Vig
Butch Vig | Source


Founding member and drummer for the band Garbage I find it surprising when I find out many people don't realize that Vig is also a high level producer and has been producing records for major labels since the early 1980s. Vig gained massive recognition for his production of the record Nevermind by Nirvana but has also produced records for the Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Green Day, Foo Fighters, AFI, Muse and Many more.



Speaking strictly of past jobs Mr. Reznor before becoming the head of the band Nine Inch Nails worked as a janitor for a recording studio.


Before rising to fame as the frontman of Korn Davis once worked as for a funeral home loading corpses into a hearst.


Before becoming frontman of the band Type O Negative Steele worked as a garbage man for the city of New York.


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    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      pinkhawk - you would think they would be busy with their main careers but I suppose celebrities can find time to do other things :)

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      6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      Oh, I never thought those careers for them... this is interesting! ^_^

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      true true, I found it pretty interesting to so decided to share, thanks for reading :)

    • bizzymom profile image


      6 years ago from New York

      Very interesting! Everyone has to start somewhere! I guess people have more than one interest they would like to pursue.


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