11 Celebrities Who Served In The Military Before They Got Famous

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    chuck norris walker texas rangerYou've seen them on TV and at the movies, playing roles where they make you laugh, fight bad guys and sometimes even show off their bare behinds.

    But did you know they were veterans?

    These are 11 celebrities you might not have known served in the military.
    Ice-T was in the Army's 25th Infantry Division

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    While most know him now as Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on "Law and Order: SVU," it wasn't the only time Ice-T was fighting bad guys.

    Before his rap days, Tracy Marrow (Ice-T is his stage name) joined the Army's 25th Infantry Division. He served for four years before returning home, where he eventually started a successful music and acting career.

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    Harvey Keitel joined the Marine Corps at age 17

    He's played plenty of bad guys on the big screen, but who knew the devil/dad from "Little Nicky" was a good U.S. Marine? Harvey Keitel joined the Marine Corps back when he was just 17, and he served in Lebanon during Operation Blue Bat in 1958.


    Mel Brooks served as a corporal in the Army during World War II

    "It's good to be the king," and for Americans during World War II, it was good we had this "king" on our side. Mel Brooks served as a corporal in the Army during World War II, where he was assigned to the Battle of the Bulge. Following the war, he went on to earn an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — becoming an "EGOT-er" — and write and direct "The Producers," about producers trying to make the musical flop "Springtime for Hitler."


    See the rest of the story at Business Insider @ Celebrities Who Served In The Military - Business Insider

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