16 Musical Artists Who Tried (And Failed) to be Actors

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There's a lot of crossover in the world of entertainment. Many performers are triple, even quadruple threats, boasting talents that allow them to succeed as musicians, actors, dancers, and more. Who would have thought that Wheelchair Jimmy would become Grammy-winning artist Drake, or that today's teens would know Will Smith as a sci-fi actor and not the genius behind PG rap hits like “Miami”?

But not everyone can bridge that gap, no matter how hard they try. These artists tried to make it on the big (and small) screens, but they weren't successful, whether due to bad choices or just a simple lack of talent. Here's a look at their disastrous attempts to become actors. They should have stuck to making music.