At 49, Rudd's career also includes notable roles in movies like 1995’s “Clueless,” 2001’s “Wet Hot American Summer” and 2004’s “Anchorman.”
But before Rudd found success in Hollywood, he worked a variety of odd jobs, including one that he calls “the weirdest” job he’s ever had: glazing hams in his hometown of Kansas City, Kansas.
Some of Rudd’s earliest jobs skewed a bit more on the traditional side: delivering newspapers, bagging groceries, he told IMDB in 2015. Though at one point, before his acting career took off in the early 1990s, Rudd worked as a DJ at a Bat Mitzvah.
But the job that really sticks out in Rudd’s mind was one he took after he graduated from the University of Kansas with a theater degree in 1992. To save money for a move to Los Angeles (to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Rudd took a job at the Holiday Ham Company in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, where he grew up.
“I glazed hams,” Rudd said in a 2015 interview on ABC’s "Live! With Kelly and Michael."
He described the process, saying it involved sifting a lot of sugar from a tub onto a heated ham and then using a propane torch to melt the sugar into a glaze. “It was like a rhythm,” Rudd said.
“It was one of the weirder jobs I’ve ever had,” he said.