TV Stars Before They Were Famous

Before they hit the big time on the small screen, celebs such as Ashton Kutcher were students, salespeople and, yes, even child actors. Find out what their lives were like before hitting it big. By Serena Kappes

HANDY MAN

Though he plays buttoned-down Niles Crane on TV's Frasier, David Hyde Pierce (right, in Hollywood in June; left, in his 1977 senior year high school photo) once labored as a security guard and tie salesman while trying to make it as an actor, the Ottawa Citizen noted in December 2002.