10 Celebrities That Appeared On Game Shows Before They Were Famous

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10 Celebrities That Appeared On Game Shows Before They Were Famous

Watching game shows is an enjoyable American past-time. Whether you remember watching Bob Barker host the Price is Right, or enjoy playing along with the puzzles of Wheel of Fortune, these shows are a great way for the young and old to get together.

With tons of contestants over the years, you'd be surprised that some became our favorite Hollywood celebrities.

From TV stars, to politicians, musicians and movie actors, these celebrities got to give their favorite game show a try first-hand before they were a household name.

Which show would you want to be on?

Arnold Schwarzenegger- "The Dating Game"

With only one film credit under his belt, strongman Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on The Dating Game in 1973. The future California governor tried to impress his potential dating partners by reading out his current body measurements.

Vanna White- The Price is Right

Now a legend in the game show world, Vanna White tried her hand on the other side as a contestant on the Price is Right in 1980. As one of the first 4 people to "come on down," Vanna couldn't make it on stage, but left an impression on Bob Barker none-the-less.

Aaron Paul- The Price is Right

The Breaking Bad star made a high-energy appearance on the legendary game show in 2000. It was reported that he had drank 6 cans of Red Bull before the show, which explained his abundance of energy. He made it through contestant's row, played the dice game, before making it to the final showcase showdown. He ended up overbidding his showcase by less than $200.

Steve Martin- The Gong Show

We often forget that skilled actor and funnyman Steve Martin is also a musician. He demonstrated this on a talent competition during The Gong Show, where he plucked away at his banjo.

A.J. McLean- Guts

Before he was one of our favorite Backstreet Boys, A.J. McLean competed on Nickelodeon's action-packed game show Guts. Though he had a strong start he was bested by the purple player which caused him to come in second overall.

Hunter Hayes- Figure It Out

Before he was a dreamy country artist, this musician was stealing hearts since he was only 7-years-old. He appeared as a contestant on Nickelodeon's Figure It Out showing off his talents as a singer and accordionist. He ended up going home with a trampoline and Toys R Us gift card, after putting on one of the cutest performances ever.

John Ritter- The Dating Game

It's no doubt, the The Dating Game was a popular place for soon-to-be stars to appear. As a strapping 19-year-old, the Three's Company and 8 Simple Rules star got his place on the show by writing a letter that described himself as a drama major, avid baseball fan and hopeful millionaire.

As bachelor number 3, he was chosen for a special date with the lady.

Kirstie Alley- The Match Game

Before she hit the screen in the popular sitcom Cheers, Kirstie Alley was an interior designer from Kansas. In 1979 she secured a spot on the popular game show The Match Game and totally owned it! Betty White is also in this episode, which makes it that much more amazing!

Joey Fatone- Nick Arcade

He may have risen to fame as a member of N'Sync, but Joey Fatone made his original public debut on the '90s kid game show Nick Arcade. Highlights we can draw on are how he says he loves singing in the shower, the way his long flowing hair looks and missing a trivia question by saying Abe Lincoln was a Democrat.

Sally Fields- The Dating Game

Before her career really took off, Sally Fields appeared on The Dating Game in 1966, looking as adorable as ever. The future award winning actress aired on the first prime time episode of the show.

How many of these clips have you seen before? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!