Sports stars often move into the entertainment industry when they retire.

It’s a short career, so whether it’s Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson becoming a movie star, or Alexei Lalas fronting a rock and roll band, many see the arts as a lucrative move.

But what about those whose sports careers were short-lived?

Here we countdown 25 celebrities who were athletes in a former life!

Mark Harmon

Mark is the son of former NFL star Tom Harmon. He initially followed in his father’s footsteps, starring as quarterback for UCLA for 2 seasons. But alas, the NCIS star did not feel that he could cut it at professional level, so he moved into acting. We think he made the right choice!