12 Olympic Athletes Who Landed Hollywood Acting Gigs

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics is set to kick off on Aug. 5, and in honor of this year's Summer Games, check out this list of Olympic champs who cashed in on their success and landed acting roles on TV and the silver screen.

Caitlyn Jenner (Track and Field) 66

In 1976, Bruce Jenner wowed the world with his outstanding athleticism and dashing good looks winning the gold medal in men's decathlon at the Summer Olympics in Montreal. Upon returning home, Jenner was branded an American hero and appeared in several TV shows throughout the '80s -- including CHiPs and The Love Boat -- but it was his personal life that took center stage by the 2000s. Jenner married Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner in 1991, and by 2007 the mixed family had their own reality show on E! In April 2015, Jenner publicly revealed her identity as a trans woman and legally changed her name to Caitlyn.