10 CBS Stars That You Didn’t Know Are Triple Threats

1. James Corden

1. 1. James Corden

The star of The Late Late Show with James Corden has a rich background in theatre. He played the lead role in the hit play One Man, Two Guvners and performed on Broadway in Alan Bennett’s play History Boys. Most recently, Corden starred as The Baker in the recent critically-acclaimed musical film Into the Woods.

Watch The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS.
2. Jennifer Love Hewitt

2. 2. Jennifer Love Hewitt

She appears on the CBS show Criminal Minds as Kate Callahan. Jennifer Love Hewitt has starred in many films, most notably I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can’t Hardly Wait. She has released multiple albums including Love Songs. Hewitt’s music video cover of Peggy Lee’s “I’m a Woman,” which was recorded to promote the second season of The Client List, reached the top ten on the iTunes Music Video chart.

Watch Criminal Minds on CBS.
3. Mayim Bialik

3. 3. Mayim Bialik

Before playing Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, a young Mayim starred in the hit show Blossom and is famous for her quirky dance intro. She shared on Oprah that while auditioning for her role in Beaches, she “blew the producers away” with her rendition of “Golden Slumbers” by The Beatles. The producer loved the song, because she stood out from all of the other girls, who mostly chose to sing “Tomorrow” from the legendary play Annie.

Watch The Big Bang Theory on CBS.
4. Beth Behrs

4. 4. Beth Behrs

Beth, before her role as Caroline Channing in 2 Broke Girls, was classically trained as a singer and dancer. At 15, Behrs studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and went on to perform in the musical Dangling Conversations: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel. In 2008, Beth was awarded the Young Musician’s Foundation Vocal Scholarship Award.

Watch 2 Broke Girls on CBS.
5. Donnie Wahlberg

5. 5. Donnie Wahlberg

Let’s not forget that the driven Detective Danny Reagan on Blue Bloods is a member of the famous boy band New Kids on the Block. His song and dance skills started way back in the 80s when he performed in hit videos for the group’s songs like “You Got it (the Right Stuff)” and “Step by Step.”

Watch Blue Bloods on CBS.
6. Alan Cumming

6. 6. Alan Cumming

Before his role as Eli Gold on The Good Wife, Alan had quite the stage presence. He has performed in many plays and musicals including Studio 54’s Threepenny Opera, The Bacchae, and Macbeth on Broadway. Alan was nominated for the Drama League’s Performance of Distinction Award for his amazing performance as the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret

Watch The Good Wife on CBS.
7. Erich Bergen

7. 7. Erich Bergen

Erich is well-known for his role on Madam Secretary as personal assistant Blake Morgan, but Bergen starred in Jersey Boys. He played the lead role of Bob Gaudio in over 1,000 performances of the musical as part of the original National Tour, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas casts. Erich also released a debut EP in 2009, which can be heard nightly as part of the score of Vegas The Show! at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas.

Watch Madam Secretary on CBS.
8. Shad Moss

8. 8. Shad Moss

Do you think that Brody Nelson from CSI: Cyber looks familiar? Well, before he played a reformed black-hat hacker, he was better known as “Bow Wow,” a rapper that danced and sang into our hearts. Shad is currently working on a new album called Underrated.

Watch CSI: Cyber on CBS.
9. Wayne Brady

9. 9. Wayne Brady

What can’t Wayne Brady do? The current host of Let’s Make a Deal has made appearances in many films and TV shows, as well as having a GRAMMY-nominated hit “A Change is Gonna Come” off of his album A Long Time Coming. Brady is no stranger to the stage, either; he danced and sang as ruthless lawyer Billy Flynn, a lead role in the Broadway musical Chicago in 2005.

Watch Let’s Make a Deal on CBS.
10. Allison Janney

10. 10. Allison Janney

Before playing Bonnie Plunkett in Mom, Allison debuted on Broadway in 1996 in a revival of the Noel Coward play Present Laughter. No stranger to the stage, Janney was nominated for a Tony Award for her singing, dancing, and acting abilities in the Broadway play 9 to 5. 

Watch Mom on CBS.