Most of the stars of Mad Men didn’t have the most impressive resumes before they were hired to work at Sterling Cooper — or rather, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. As struggling actors, they took on roles that weren’t nearly as glamorous as the decadent ad men (and significant others!) whom they now play. Click through to view 10 of your favorite characters before they rose to greatness, and leave links to any early acting gigs we’ve missed in the comments.
1. Trudy Campbell (Alison Brie) Turns Someone Bald on Hannah Montana
We’re guessing that Pete will suffer this same fate if Trudy ever finds out about his baby with Peggy.