Famous personalities who once were truckers!

By Unknown → Monday, 23 January 2017
Famous personalities who once were truckers!

What do Elvis Presley, Richard Pryor, and Lisa Kelly all have in common? You never would have guessed it, but they all were former truck drivers! Before they hit the big screen, they hit the road as professional commercial truckers.

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor was a hilarious actor known for both acting and television was a Jack of many trades. Richard was born into poverty but busted out of it beginning his life in several different career avenues  until reaching his celebrity status. According to RichardPryor.com, the hilarious comedian “…was expelled from school for a petty offense at age 14, and began working as janitor at a local strip club, work as shoe-shine, drummer, meat packer, truck driver, and billiard hall attendant.”

Elvis Presley

Even before he became the “King of Rock and Roll” he was “King of the Road.” In April 1954, a young Presley started truck driving with Crown Electric Company. Once, someone even suggested he “stick to truck driving” after he was rejected from a singing audition.

Alex Debogorski

In 2006 a film crew from the History channel went to the Northwest Territories in search of charismatic personnel for a new reality show “Ice Road Truckers”. They were repeatedly told “You must meet Alex Debogorski”. The concept of the reality show was to portray the lives of extraordinary men and women as they risked their lives transporting essential supplies over frozen waters which double as roads in winter.   “Ice Road Truckers” became History channels most watched reality show. Debogorski, the hit personality of the show, has abundant character and persona who entertains with his infectious laugh and endless stories, which is how he became History Channel’s most respected and loved Ice Road Trucker. Those who know Alex agree they broke the mold when he was born.

Lisa Kelly 
Lisa Kelly

Prior to her appointment as an Ice Road Trucker, Kelly worked as a school bus driver and motocross rider. She also worked at gas stations, and a pizza company and was a state freestyle motocross champion. After these ventures, she decided to settle on a long term-career and trained as a trucker because it 'looked interesting'. Being a woman, Kelly says this was a difficult achievement.
Lisa Kelly is an American trucker who has been featured on the History channel reality television series Ice Road Truckers and its spinoff series IRT: Deadliest Roads. From Seasons 3–5 and 7–10. Ice Road Truckers has followed Kelly and her fellow drivers as they make their way along the icy Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, frequently hauling "oversized" loads. Kelly has also made appearances in Seasons 1–2 of IRT: Deadliest Roads. Kelly was notable as the only female trucker featured in the series until Maya Sieber joined in Season 5. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, she now resides in Wasilla, Alaska.

Theodore Sturgeon