Reality TV show: The Real World: Chicago (2002)
After spending a season unleashing his charms on the women of the Real World's Chicago household, perhaps Brandt realized there was more cash to be made doing the same—only this time in a soap opera. From 2003 to 2007, he starred as the prosthetic leg-sporting Philip Kiriakis on NBC's Days of our Lives. But just because he's no longer delivering cheesy one-liners doesn't mean that he hasn't found his groove behind the scenes. Brandt now serves as the executive producer of sports talk show The Jim Rome Show.