Chris Pratt Reveals Stripper Past

By JACKIE WILLIS

November 06, 2013

Before Chris Pratt was snapping six-pack selfies, he was stripping down for money.

The Parks and Recreation star, 34, admitted to BuzzFeed that before his acting career took off, he was a stripper. "I was always a very much naked person," he tells the website. "I loved to always get naked. I was very free, so I thought, I may as well get paid."

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Pratt says at 18 that he stripped for a few bachelorette parties but one of his more bizarre gigs was dancing for a friend’s grandmother’s birthday party. "I don’t know how it got around to them, but they paid me $40," he recalls. "I was never like Magic Mike, you know. I did go one time and audition on a stage for a club, but I don’t think I got the job. I don’t think I’m a very good dancer."

This wasn't the actor's only odd job. "I babysat and mowed lawns. I picked blackberries and sold them. ...I was always trying to find some way to make money."

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Years later, Pratt's current gig is starring in the comedy Delivery Man, hitting theaters Nov. 22.

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