Actors who ruined their career in a matter of seconds

Mark Salling

Mark Salling became a big deal thanks to his turn as Glee‘s Noah Puckerman, but he’s going to have a hell of a time getting any work at all going forward. That’s because in December 2015, Salling was arrested in Los Angeles on charges that he had possessed and distributed child pornography. According to an official statement from investigators, they found a laptop, USB drive, and hard drive, filled with thousands of pictures and videos of child porn, and the ages of the children are believed to range from five to 12. You can see why his planned post-Glee project, the miniseries Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets, dropped him without a second thought. As the show said in a statement, “The innocence of our planet’s children is something that must be protected at all costs.” Even if it means moving on without the jock from Glee.

His trial is set to start September 12, 2017, though it’s a safe bet to take that, guilty verdict or not, his career will be set to restart never.