MTV has been around for a long, long time. It was launched just over 36 years ago, and has since been the go-to channel for young adults and pop culture. What used to be a music channel is now better known for its reality TV. Due to it’s young audience and laid back programming, it’s typically been regarded as the launching point for stars, both back in the day and today. Here’s a look at 10 male celebrities who once got their start on MTV!
10. Dax Shepard
Back in the early 2000s, Ashton Kutcher’s MTV reality show Punk’d was the a huge hit. No celebrity was safe from its wrath! The show used a hidden camera approach to prank some of the biggest stars into odd scenarios, like when Justin Timberlake thought the IRS was repossessing his home, and broke down in tears! Before he became a bonafide movie star and known as the husband of Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard was just a nobody who acted as Kutcher’s main accomplice. Once he began to gain notoriety he had to pass the baton onto someone else.
9. Carson Daly
He’s probably the one person on this list who’s most commonly still associated with MTV because of his popular role as the host of Total Request Live from 1998 to 2002. Carson Daly stuck with TV and after his stint on TRL ended, he moved onto NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly. He’s now been the host of NBC’s The Voice since 2011.
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