In the not too distant past this television actor was A list. It can be argued that he was A+.
Not a great actor, but his show was a huge hit. Because of the show he landed a couple of easy big movie paychecks for movies that sucked. Money was rolling in for this actor.
Millions of dollars a year. At the same time all the money was coming in though he was gambling it all away.
He didn’t worry though because there would always be another season or another movie paycheck.
He just kept gambling and losing and kept chasing that big score at casinos. He was at casinos a lot. Part of his job was to go to casinos so it gave him the perfect excuse to be there.
Not that long ago his show ended its run and so did the huge paychecks. He still gets checks but they are much smaller.
He has tried his hand at other shows but none of them stuck. No one wants to give him a movie.
He actually has to hustle to make a buck now and needs to do it because those tens of millions of dollars are gone and now he only owns his house and is very low on cash.
He still hasn’t stopped gambling, but he just gambles with much smaller amounts.
James Belushi, Kevin Hart