When it comes to some of our favorite performers, we feel like we’ve grown up with them. As teens, we came home from school and unwound by turning on the TV and watching them in corny Disney shows and teen soap operas, or we danced along to their music videos on Vh1 and MTV.
But, while our first encounter with Lindsay Lohan was The Parent Trap and the first time we watched Ryan Reynolds was in comedies like National Lampoon’s Van Wilder and Just Friends, these stars—and several others—got their start long before that. For many of them, their careers began with commercials.
Luckily for you, we’ve done some deep YouTube digging and we’ve found the rare vintage clips of these celebs when they were just kids trying to catch their big break. How many of these ads do you remember watching back in the day?