Before They Were Famous: Top 10 Celebrity Lorry Drivers


Stars, professional athletes as well as mass killers– it takes all kinds to drive trucks. With short information of their participation in the profession as well as succeeding celeb, right here is a countdown of the leading 10 celebrities that functioned as truck vehicle drivers prior to they were well-known, with differing levels of success.

# 10 Chris Tarrant:

This radio as well as tv speaker, best recognized for holding the TELEVISION video game reveal ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, went after a variety of work prior to locating his feet in tv. Tarrant’s previous duties consist of long-distance truck chauffeur, gatekeeper and also teacher.

# 9 Chris Eubank:

Chris Eubank is remarkable for being the only participant of our listing to have actually used up truck driving after he arrive. October 2003 saw a politically inspired Eubank coming down on Whitehall in his individual HGV to demonstration versus the battle in Iraq. The previous globe middleweight champ fighter wound up being apprehended for obstructing the entry gateways to Downing Street, driving around Parliament Square seeming his horn, with a blade in his pocket, and also turning around right into a distribution van.

# 8 Rock Hudson:

Hudson was a preferred American movie as well as tv star as well as an enchanting leading male in the 1950s as well as 1960s. Throughout WW II, Hudson functioned as a Navy plane auto mechanic and also after the battle he was a vehicle driver. His dimension and also great appearances obtained him right into motion pictures.

# 7 Chevy Chase:

Our number 7 is an Emmy Award-winning American comic, author, and also tv and also movie star. Prior to his advancement as a comic, Chase functioned as a vehicle driver, taxi driver, bike carrier, waitress, busboy, building employee, audio designer, create supervisor in a grocery store, salesperson in a red wine shop and also theater usher.

# 6 Long Distance Clara:

The just lady on our checklist and also, regrettably, imaginary, juggernaut-driving Clara was the celebrity of 80s youngsters’s animation ‘Pigeon Street’. Some see Long Distance Clara as an unhonored feminist symbol – her marital relationship to cook Hugo showed a rejuvenating turnaround of sex stereotypes.

# 5 Charles Bronson:

Charles Bronson was an American star of ‘ruffian’ functions that made his name starring in a variety of significant Hollywood flicks consisting of ‘The Great Escape’ and also ‘The Dirty Dozen’. Prior to arriving, Bronson was prepared right into the military as well as was appointed to the Air Corps in 1943. He began as a vehicle driver and afterwards educated as a pilot, winning honors forever solution.

# 4 Richard Pryor:

Pryor was the initial African American funnyman to talk openly to blended target markets making use of the language as well as jokes of the black area. He operated in many tasks prior to locating popularity, consisting of vehicle driving as well as meatpacking.

# 3 Liam Neeson:

Liam Neeson is a flick celebrity most popular for his duty as Oskar Schindler in the 1993 smash hit ‘Schindler’s List’. Irish-born Neeson as soon as functioned as a vehicle driver along with a forklift driver for Guinness, an assistant designer as well as an amateur fighter.

# 2 Sean Connery:

This retired Scottish star is best understood for starring as James Bond in 7 Bond movies. Heart-throb Connery signed up with the Royal Navy after leaving college however was released on clinical premises. He took place to a sequence of tasks, consisting of truck motorist, labourer as well as lifeguard.

# 1 Elvis Presley:

The American vocalist, artist, star as well as social symbol used up vehicle driving as one of his tasks after college graduation. The future ‘King’ drove a vehicle for the appropriately called ‘Crown Electric Company’. Presley also used up using his hair much longer with a ‘ducktail’ – the design of vehicle chauffeurs at the time. An artist for whom a young Elvis Presley auditioned encouraged him to ‘Stick to driving a vehicle, since you’ll never ever make it as a vocalist’.

The Mass Murderer – Peter Sutcliffe:

Quite perhaps one of the most bad and also mad existence in the background of truck driving, the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ is much also unpleasant to make it right into our leading 10. In between 1975 and also 1984, this truck chauffeur as well as previous gravedigger eliminated 13 females in a five-year power of horror prior to being punished to a minimum of 30 years behind bars. On his apprehension, Sutcliffe declared that God had actually informed him to head out and also eliminate woman of the streets. An unfortunate acne on the reputation of truck driving.

Stars that were truck motorists prior to they were popular– a stimulating combination of the skilled, the eccentric, the undesirable as well as the completely fantastic. That recognizes what wonderful animals are resting behind the wheels of our nation’s trucks today?


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