Drew Carey served in the Marines Corps Reserves from 1980 to 1986, and it was there he discovered his talent for comedy. He told Military.com, "While in the Marine Reserves, I was looking for a way to make some more money, and it was suggested that I try using my jokes."
After the September 11 attacks, Adam Driver took the call to action to join the Marines. Unfortunately, he was medically discharged after breaking his sternum in an unrelated activity. "To not get to go with that group of people I had been training with was ... painful," he told GQ.