TV And Film Personalities Who Became Politicians (And Vice Versa)

There’s an old joke that the worst place to be in Washington, D.C. is between a politician and a TV camera. Politicians do seemingly love attention, and most love to speak before large audiences.

With that in mind, it’s no wonder many politicians venture into television after their political careers end. It’s also no wonder that many television personalities are attracted to a life in politics.

Arnold Schwarzenegger famously left an acting career likely chock-full of 50+ Terminator sequels to be the two-term Governor of California. Notable B-movie actor and Screen Actors Guild president Ronald Reagan eventually made his way to the U.S. presidency, becoming the point-of-reference for all people who made the transition from TV/film to politics or vice versa.

Check out an additional list of stars-gone-politicians and politicians-gone-TV stars below:

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