'Manifest' star Josh Dallas' first job was "hard work" but it helped "build character"

The way to stardom has never been easy for any of the celebrities, and Josh Dallas just revealed his share of hardships.


                            'Manifest' star Josh Dallas' first job was "hard work" but it helped "build character"

Every celebrity has done some odd job in their lives before making it big, like working at Dunkin Donuts, sweeping hair off the salon's floor, posing as a chicken costume wearer, and NBC's 'Manifest' star Josh Dallas is no exception to the list.

Playing the role of Ben Stone, 39-year-old Dallas is one of the series regulars in director Jeff Rake's show which follows the disappearance of Montego Air Flight 828 for five years during which the passengers are presumed dead. Although the plane returns, the passengers realize that unlike their families and friends, none of them have aged a day. 

Dallas' Ben is probably one of the most beloved characters in the show, and the former Prince Charming is once again winning hearts with his amiable character. However, before hitting stardom Dallas was just as regular as any kid his age and would spend his summer doing some mundane jobs, such as working as a farm hand.

During his appearance on CNBC's 'Make It' the actor mentioned that his first job would pay him $5 an hour on a cow and pig farm. At just 13, he was "feeding the cows, feeding the pigs, castrating them at a certain time of year, cleaning out pig pens, which is just the worst." Dallas mentioned, "A pig farm in the summer is not a place you want to be...". 

Dallas was best known for his role as Prince Charming. (IMDb)
Dallas was best known for his role as Prince Charming. (IMDb)

However, the former Prince Charming claimed that that kind of manual labor often helps "build character". He said, "It's hard work...It's manual labor and there's something really satisfying about that at the end of the day." Dallas certainly isn't the only star who learned things the hard way. Just as it is difficult to imagine the Prince Charming feeding farm animals, it is certainly hard to believe that Beyonce can be anything other than BEYONCE. However, things were for Queen Bey when she was a kid. She described, "From six to nine years old, I would sing and put on little shows by myself for the women who wanted a hot press and curl and some good conversation. I helped sweep hair off the floor for tips to pay for my season pass to Six Flags."



 

As for Dallas, his career has skyrocketed as he soon went on to work for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and later on in 2009, he got featured as Ace in the television film 'The Last Days of Lehman Brothers'. However, he gained the most amount of recognition as Prince Charming in the ABC series, 'Once Upon A Time', for which he was also nominated for Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance, Male, in 2012. Dallas is now starring as Ben Stone in the mythological sci-fi 'Manifest', which will return to NBC on November 5, at 10 p.m.