No matter what you might think, cheerleading isn’t a sport exclusively played by women wearing skirts. At the end of the 19th century, cheerleading was actually dominated by men. Women only wear semi-revealing outfits in semi-revealing sports in recent decades. In the 1970s, Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders gained popularity, according to The Guardian and others.

It is not uncommon for college cheerleading squads to have male members. A number of politicians, actors, and celebrities have cheered in college. Today, there are fewer male cheerleaders, but once they constituted the vast majority. 

Which of these Tough Guy Actors was a Cheerleader in College?

Most of you probably recognize the term ‘Tough Guy’ from Hollywood. The term tough-guy actor is used for the person who portrays a strong and intimidating appearance on screen. Such actors have earned a great deal of fame in Hollywood in the past. 

Do you know how some of these actors got their start? No worries, this will not be a truth or dare game! The stardom of these stars is so unknown, but it is always interesting to learn about unique facts about them.

Let’s get to the point of the post – which of these tough guy actors was a cheerleader in college? The answer is Samuel L. Jackson, also known as Samuel Leroy Jackson. Have you ever seen one of this actor’s masterpieces like Avengers? The Nick Fury you loved as a kid made your childhood so much fun. 

Let’s have a look at the early life of the tough guy actors who were cheerleaders in college. 

Samuel L Jackson.

“Pulp Fiction” actress Britt Roberts attended Morehouse College, an all-male institution based in Atlanta. When Samuel L. Jackson joined a local acting organization he decided to switch majors to acting. 

In order to get more women, he showed off his school spirit by joining the cheerleading squad, which made it possible for him to attend basketball and football games at other universities where female fans crowded the stands. He met his wife there – actress LaTanya Richardson, a student at nearby Spelman College.

At various times, Samuel shared his viewpoint with the media about how he feels about cheerleading. According to him, he became a cheerleader not to meet his soul mate, but to see the world and meet diverse women. 

According to Ashley in a BBC interview, he used to call girls to dance with him using giant megaphones. The only opportunity for him to become a cheerleader that year came from being a student of an all-boys school. 

Other Celebrities who were a Cheerleader in their Early Life

George W. Bush.

George W. Bush was the head cheerleader at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in the 1960s, and he was not just a cheerleader. 

Aaron Spelling

Despite his success as a producer, Aaron Spelling was one of the most active cheerleaders at Southern Methodist University once.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Since Eisenhower couldn’t play football at West Point, he continued supporting the team he supported by cheerleading.

Kirk Douglas And Michael Douglas

While attending Amsterdam High School, Kirk Douglas honed his performance skills as a cheerleader before becoming an actor. Similar to his father, Michael also joined the cheerleading squad at Choate; he followed in his father’s footsteps.