They Did What?!: 16 Celebrity Odd Jobs

Before they were A-list celebrities, they were busting their asses like the rest of us plebes.

Writing for the New Yorker this week, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler revealed that she once held a job at a local ice cream parlor called Chadwick’s, where employees “had to bang a drum that hung from the ceiling, and play the kazoo, and encourage the entire restaurant to join him or her in a sing-along” whenever a customer was there to celebrate their birthday.

According to the six-time Emmy winner, it was working at that restaurant being the center of attention that made her want to ditch her plans of becoming and English teacher for a life of acting. Aww.

What else were your favorite stars doing before they made it big? Find out in our gallery, above.

Tags: Amy Poehler