Celebs That You Forgot Were on MTV Shows

You aren't being Punk'd—these stars really did get their start on MTV.

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These days, reality shows are often launch pads for successful careers—just look at what reality TV did for the Kardashians and Cardi B—but while every network has a reality series these days, MTV has been kick-starting careers for decades. When the music television network launched in 1981 it only aired music videos (yes, that was a thing—if you don’t believe us, ask your parents, they'll tell you). But in the '90s and early aughts, the network evolved and became an experimental place for off-the-wall sketch comedy, crazy pranks, and even some game shows. The network gave budding comedians and young actors a new place to break into the industry, and for these famous faces, it was the beginning of a magical career.

Adam Schubak

Adam is a writer based out of New York City who loves video games, horror movies, and cats (the musical and the animal.)