Tom Brady hosts Saturday Night Live, launches side career as actor and endorser

Apr. 16, 2005: Surely you thought it at the time: ‘He’s not a performer, he’s a professional athlete.’ Well, that all changed with Brady took to the Saturday Night Live stage and sang a monologue about his array of "talents" that include imitating Kermit the Frog, speaking fluent Japanese and killing a horse with his bare hands. While never receiving the fanfare of Peyton Manning's SNL gigs, Brady turned in a respectable performance in sketches ranging from a sexual harassment PSA to having the most inaccurate arm in the world.

Hosting SNL was Brady’s first major foray into the entertainment world—and his acting portfolio only blossomed from there. His voice appeared in a 2006 episode of Family Guy, which was followed by cameos on Entourage. But his most serendipitous role was that of a perfect sperm donor in Mark Wahlberg’s Ted 2.

Brady's picture-perfect looks and comfortable on camera demeanor also led to a slew of high-profile endorsement deals, most notably for the Australian shearling footwear company, Uggs for Men. 

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