Acting is renowned for being one of the most unstable professions around. So a full-time gig on a hit TV show is surely the dream, right? Well, not for these thespians with itchy feet. From Game of Thrones graduates to Dynasty departees, here’s a look at 40 stars who quit their steady on-screen job and the reasons why.
40. Rob Lowe – The West Wing
Pay disputes are often the main cause of an actor saying goodbye to a hit show. See The West Wing’s Rob Lowe, who, according to CNN, believed that $75,000 every episode wasn’t enough money to walk and talk at the same time. The former Brat Pack star’s career had even been on the skids until he landed the role of Sam Seaborn in the White House drama.