Top 5 craziest celebrity pre-fame jobs: phone sex operator, male hairdresser and more!

A 'now hiring' sign is posted on a table during the Recruit Military Career Fair March 19, 2009 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of military veterans attended the career fair that was open only to veterans.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine your favorite Hollywood A-listers doing anything but living fabulously in large mansions and avoiding paparazzi every chance they get. Believe it or not, a lot of these celebrities had to work simple, low-paying jobs just like us before they reached the big leagues.

OMJ decided to gather some of the most shocking jobs New Jersey celebrities held way before they began making millions. Say hello to minimum wage and bad uniforms, because you’ll never guess what these stars did to earn cash.

From a morgue beautician to a janitor, the list will surprise you!

See who made the cut below:

Queen Latifah

She might be wildly known for the doors she’s opened up for women in hip hop or her box-office films, but Queen Latifah (born Dana Owens) was once the queen of flipping patties at Burger King. This probably isn’t as shocking, seeing as the majority of us started off in fast food or retail.

At the age of 15, Queen got her first job at the popular restaurant chain, according to Parade. The Bessie star was eager to start making money, so she started making fries and even cleaning toilets. Now, she probably pays someone to clean her own toilet!

Queen Latifah attends the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens at David Geffen Hall on July 11, 2016 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for VH1

Jon Bon Jovi

Before he was rocking out to sold out crowds, Jon was making sure people in New Jersey had a very merry Christmas. The 54-year-old Perth Amboy native landed his first job as a Christmas decoration maker, according to the NY Daily News.

In 1980, he left the holiday-themed store behind him to work as a janitor at his cousin’s recording studio. Ironically enough, he was asked to record a song called “R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Jon Bon Jovi attends "The Wannabe" New York premiere at Crosby Street Hotel on December 2, 2015 in New York City.Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Tom Cruise

Tom has always been curious about religion, which is what ultimately led him to follow the controversial practices of Scientology.  Before the three-time Academy Award-nominee joined, he was raised as a devout Catholic with dreams of becoming a priest. According to the NY Daily News, Tom turned to the church as an early teen while trying to deal with his parents recent divorce.

The 54-year-old former Glen Ridge resident was recruited to join the St. Francis Seminary School in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, his passion never reached fruition after he stole some liquor from the school with a classmate. It’s been debated whether the Jerry McGuire star voluntarily left or if he was kicked out.

Actor Tom Cruise attends the Japan Premiere of 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' at the Toho Cinemas Shinjyuku on August 3, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Ken Ishii/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International

Danny DeVito

Imaging walking into your salon for a routine wash and trim, only to find Danny DeVito is your new hairdresser! That’s right, old the 71-year-old Neptune-born actor worked at his older sister’s beauty salon when he was fresh out of boarding school (Oratory Prepatory School in Summit), according to The Guardian.

The Taxi star held the job for a while, shampooing and sometimes coloring, until his sister sent him to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to help broaden the business by learning how to apply makeup. Luckily for his fans, the father of three fell in love with the acting classes more than he did the cosmetic ones.

Actor Danny Devito attends the "Under The Gun" LA premiere featuring Katie Couric and Stephanie Soechtig at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on May 3, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for EPIX

Whoopi Goldberg

Before she made it big in movies and TV, The View host had not one, but two interesting jobs that will definitely surprise you! In 2011, the 60-year-old West Orange resident revealed she worked from her house at night as a phone sex operator after dropping out of high school, according to Huffington Post.

That’s not all. Being a licensed beautician as well, Whoopi decided to apply to an ad in the paper for a mortuary cosmetologist. For those who aren’t quite sure what that means, the actress would do hair and makeup for the deceased. While sitting down for Oprah’s Master Class, she relieved a spooky prank her boss played on her to guarantee she was strong enough to work in the field, according to Oprah.com.

Whoopi Goldberg attends The LGBT Center of New York's annual fundraising dinner honoring Mary-Louise Parker and BNY Mellon at Cipriani Wall Street on April 14, 2016 in New York City. D Dipasupil/Getty Images