Actors who ruined their career in a matter of seconds

Jared Fogle

At one point, Jared Fogle was known as the guy who lost tons of weight by eating Subway sandwiches every day, despite all those carbs. He became a years-long spokesman for the company, crossing over to other entertainment, like Saturday Night Live, WWE Raw, and Sharknado 2: The Second One.

But now, he’s known for another, far more insidious thing: being a convicted pedophile. In July 2015, Fogle was arrested on suspicion of child pornography and child prostitution. According to ABC 7 in Sarasota, Florida, he’d actually been in the FBI’s sights since 2007, when a reporter alerted them that Fogle told her he liked underage girls and had had sex with them multiple times. But the FBI didn’t have enough hard evidence to go after him until April 2015. That’s when the executive director of Fogle’s childhood obesity-preventing foundation, Russell Taylor, got busted on child porn charges. From there, the FBI traced his porn collection to Jared’s and nabbed Subway Guy months later.

Trying to save his bacon-turkey-on-rye, Jared pleaded guilty, hoping for a mere five years behind bars. He got more than 15 years instead, not exactly a great victory. Everything else in his life crumbled, too — Subway fired him once news got out he would plead, his wife divorced him, and SyFy cut his scenes from Sharknado 3. Plus, there’s probably no Subway in prison, so there goes his diet.