Were They Actors Or Trying To Have A Singing Career?

June 21, 2013  |  
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These celebs are not just known for acting in some of our favorite shows but they also made it known that they have a passion for singing. Secretly, we think these actors wanted a singing career outside of acting. Fortunately, for many of them, they could actually sing and are now known as a singer. For others, well, I guess it was just pipe dreams.

Darius McCrary

Darius, also known as Eddie Winslow from “Family Matters,” tried his hand at singing. The episode with Tracie Spencer  is when we all learned that Eddie had some skills singing “Tender Kisses,”  but we can’t imagine him as an actual singer, which may be why that effort never actually went anywhere. Guess he just wanted to see what would happen.

Countess Vaughn

Ms. Countess Vaughn can actually sing her behind off. We knew she could sing when she played in Moesha. Even for her own show, she sang the intro song and in episodes as part of the group, Freestyle Unity. We’re not sure why Countess isn’t a bigger star but she definitely had potential.

Tichina Arnold

Tichina Arnold sings in almost every role she’s ever had. She does a very good job at it might we add. She was in Little Shop of Horror as one of the singers and in the sitcom, “Martin,” as Pam singing alongside her longtime best friend Tisha Campbell-Martin.


Tisha Campbell- Martin

Tisha Campbell-Martin is just like her friend Tichina Arnold, always singing. Tisha tried her hand as a singer when she released  a single called, “Push.” However, we’re not sure how well that went. She can definitely sing but she did better as an actress. We won’t deny her skills but we can’t imagine not having her in shows like, “Martin” and “My Wife and Kids.”

T.C. Carson

T.C. Carson, also known as Kyle Barker in “Living Single,” seemed to have a passion for singing jazz music. And he wasn’t bad, we just always found the faces he made while singing and his scatting a little comical. It made the show interesting though, in addition to seeing Queen Latifah trying to sing.

Lori Beth Denberg

Lydia Liza Gutman added an interesting element when she joined the cast of “The Steve Harvey Show.” She always wanted to sing, whether it was a Jewish ceremony song or hip-hop. We don’t know whatever happened to Lori but it’s clear that both acting and singing careers were pipe dreams.

Tatyana Ali

It was no surprise that little Ashley Banks would try to become a singer. We guess being around Will Smith rubbed off on her. She actually can sing, unlike some other people, and we think she could of been a solo artist. She had the look, the voice and we’re sure she would of had the following. Maybe she made that decision to stick to acting. Either way, she’s good at both.

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx is probably one of the biggest actors turned singer. When he sung on  “The Jamie Foxx Show,” our hearts melted. We all knew he had the skills to make it and perhaps he was looking for a solo career all along. Jamie is an award-winning singer and actor, not to mention his skills on the piano. Watch out for this man!

Kim Zolciak

This was just foolery to put on the list but who was Kim Zolciak fooling? She signed on to play a character role and she’s trying to convince Kandi to give her a record deal and make her songs for free. She just needed to kick back and play her role as a wife and mother. Tardy for the party was a ridiculous song and the bottom line is she cannot sing.

Tamera Mowry

In the show, “Sister, Sister,” Tamera wanted the world to know that she was the twin who could sing. No one will ever forget when she sang “I’m going down” in one of the episodes. Tamera can sing but she knows her career has more potential as an actress. We think it would of been cute if she and Tia tried to sing together though.

Jason Weaver

Back in the day, Jason Weaver was cute and when we found out he could sing, it made him that much cuter. Nowadays, we aren’t sure what’s going on with him. Both his acting and singing career fell apart. We wouldn’t mind a comeback though.

KeKe Palmer

KeKe Palmer has grown up to be a beautiful young lady. Not only is she a good actress but she can also carry a tune, as we found out when she sang in her Disney show, “True Jackson, VP.”  Keke is now known as a actress/singer so look out for her because she has the skills and the work ethic to make all of her dreams come true.

Demetria Mckinney

Anyone who plays in a Tyler Perry movie or TV show can sing and Demetria is no different. We didn’t know she could sing at first because the rest of the cast in “House of Paynes” never sung. But from time to time, Demetria would sing a few church songs and, of course, she has a nice voice. But we think we like her more as an actress.

Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad is super talented and we loved her role in “The Cosby Show.” Of course, she also showed the world she was an equally talented singer when she made the move to Broadway and picked up a Tony along the way. She proved you really can do it all.

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