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All too often, a performer gets it into their head that now they've reach some margin of fame in a band, they can also act! Some make the leap ok like Will Smith, others like Vanilla Ice are best left forgotten.

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Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submittor Name
Lars Ulrich Hemingway & Gellhorn; Dave the Barbarian Metallica's founding drummer portrayed Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens in the HBO made-for-TV biopic "Hemingway & Gellhorn". He also guest-starred alongside fellow Metallica co-founder James Hetfield in the Disney animated series "Dave the Barbarian". - Maryellen Larkin
Willie Nelson Thief, Honeysuckle Rose He was okay in both of these films. - Lynnetta Lore
Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) Republic of Doyle Alan had a part on the CBC commissioned show Republic of Doyle as Wolfe Redmond a detective who has been a part of Jake Doyle's misadventures - Celeste
James Hetfield Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; Skylanders Academy The Metallica vocalist appeared as Officer Bob Hayward in the 2019 Ted Bundy Netflix biopic, and also voiced a recurring character in the Skylanders animated series among other roles. - Maryellen Larkin
Vixen Hardbodies Played a band originally named Diaper Rash. - Sheila Oh
Weird Al Yankovic UHF, The Naked Gun 2 1/2, The Naked Gun 33 1/3, The Weird Al Show, Batman vs. Robin, Weird  Oddly enough, he did not play himself in Weird. He instead played Tony Scotti, president of his first record label. He seems to be a pretty good actor. - Harrp
Bono Sing 2 Great movie, great soundtrack. - Harrp
Wynonna Judd Blue's Clues She plays Wynonna, Green Puppy's owner, in the episode "Blue's Big Holiday". - JohnHowarth
Ozzy Osbourne Trolls World Tour, Gnomeo & Juliet, The 7D, Brütal Legend Somehow he built up an impressive acting career on the side despite his on- and off-stage antics. - Maryellen Larkin
Harry Belafonte Odds Against Tomorrow, Uptown Saturday Night One movie was an old drama, the other a comedy with Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. - Reggie Pillbox
Olivia Newton-John Two of a Kind This movie reunited Olivia with her "Grease" co-star John Travolta. - Sheila Oh
Mandy Moore The TV series "This Is Us" It lasted for five or six years on NBC. - Sheila Oh
Anna Maria Alberghetti Cinderfella She starred with Jerry Lewis. - Sheila Oh
Aretha Franklin The Blues Brothers She played the long-suffering wife of one of the band members. - Sheila Oh
Meghan Trainor Blue's Clues & You She is the voice of the rainbow from "Blue's Rainy Day Rainbow" - JohnHowarth
Seal Seal Team (2022) He is going to voice a character in the upcoming animated movie Seal Team. His name is seal, so he will voice an actual sea lion - Brionna Secret
Lea Salonga Annie, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables Besides her singing career, Lea is also a Broadway veteran and has made film and television appearances both in her native Philippines and overseas. She was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company. - Maryellen Larkin
Josh Groban Muppets Most Wanted, The Office He is perhaps best known for his easy listening/crossover classical performances e.g. "The Prayer" with Andrea Bocceli. - Maryellen Larkin
Kate Micucci Motorcity, Steven Universe As Julie Burns and Sadie Miller, respectively. - Burger King Corporation
Manny Pacquiao Anak ng Kumander, Wapakman and Malvar Besides his boxing career as well as his stint at (trying to) sing in the same vein as his contemporary Oscar De La Hoya, Pacquiao also tried his hand at acting in a few films, though none of them were well-received, and the upcoming historical epic "Malvar" was questioned by some for Pacquiao being cast as the titular historical figure Miguel Malvar. - Maryellen Larkin

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