12 Celebrities Who Used To Be Bartenders
When an actor or actress is trying to make it in Hollywood, they often need another job so that they can pay the bills. This is why a number of celebrities turn to bartending – it pays really well and it can be flexible, both of which are perfect for actors and actresses who are looking to break into the acting world. While one would think that most celebrities would have experience bartending, there aren’t that many that can say that they used to be bartenders. Here are 12 celebrities who used to bartend:
12. Bruce Willis
During the early ‘80s, before he made it big as an actor, Bruce Willis supported himself as a bartender. He worked at two bars in New York City, Kamikaze and Cafe Central, and it’s at the latter where he met actor John Goodman! According to Goodman, Willis was the “best bartender in New York.” “He kept an entire joint entertained all night. He just kept the show going. He was amazing,” he told The New York Post.
11. Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart is now a cultural icon thanks to The Daily Show, but long before this he was a bartender at the New Jersey punk club, City Gardens, which hosted bands like Nirvana, R.E.M., The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Ramones. It was a pretty rough scene. He remembers one night when a fight broke out and someone pulled a gun. “I believe there was a bit of a disagreement between this gentleman and two other people who felt that his face should be hit by their fists. So I think maybe he disagreed with that, and within that a gun was pulled, and I think someone got hit with a bottle and things went flying and I ended up with the gun behind the bar,” he told Vulture.