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 (opens in new tab) 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. (opens in new tab)

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.)