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14+ Celebs We Didn't Realize Are Actually Really Fit

Oh, you thought Kumail Nanjiani is fit?

Actually, he is. But the revelation of his intense fitness journey has us thinking about other surprisingly fit celebs.

We already love them for their minds, but who knew they were also in crazy good shape?

We gotta give props to thisTwitter thread, which sent us down this jacked celeb rabbit hole.

William Jackson Harper

Twitter | @johnoheath

William Jackson Harper, aka Chidi from NBC's The Good Place, shook the internet to its core when he appeared shirtless on the show.

Who knew Chidi was packing all of that under his modest sweater vests?

Billy Eichner

Billy on the street has clearly been hitting the streets to get fit af.

Okay, so maybe he was hitting the gym, judging by those arms. Either way, he's extremely in shape.

Steve Carell

Twitter | @HaydenAndSons

We gotta start off with one of the most surprising ones. Apparently, Steve Carell got so jacked during the shooting of The 40 Year-Old Virgin that they had to change Michael Scott's character up on _The Office.

The reason? He was too attractive to play "a David Brent clone."

Jeff Bezos

Instagram | @jeffbezos

It shouldn't be a surprise that one of the richest men in the world is jacked, but totally is.

As one hilarious Twitter user said: "That's from lifting his wallet."

James Van Der Beek

Instagram | @vanderjames

Not just a pretty face crying on Dawson's Creek anymore! James Van Der Beek got in some crazy shape when he did his stint on Dancing With The Stars.

Stanley Tucci

Okay, those of us who have been watching Stanley Tucci movies for a while have been knew about this, but in case you didn't know?

Stanley Tucci is really, really fit. You're welcome.

And the answer is yes.

Yes, we absolutely could watch him make cocktails all day long. Can you blame us?

Ben Stiller


No one ever sees this one coming, but Ben Stiller has been swole for a while. From Dodgeball to Tropic Thunder to Meet the Parents, he's been fit under our noses the whole time.

Tom Hiddleston


Have you guys seen Kong: Skull Island? Because you should absolutely see Kong: Skull Island, and not just because Tom Hiddleston's arms are out of control in it. It's also a dope movie.

But also...arms.

Alfonso Ribeiro

Firstly, that tweet legit made me laugh out loud.

Apparently, much like Chidi, Carlton was also hiding a stacked body under his innocent sweater vests. Good for him, that funky little nerd.

Conan O'Brien


No one is more surprised than I am, trust me.

See, here's the thing... Conan has abs. And pretty sculpted arms. I know, I didn't see this coming, either. Congrats to you, Conan.

And, of course, Seth Meyers.

Twitter | @netw3rk

The man who kicked the whole thread off in the first place actually wound up joining it.

The man can toss babies, break 2x4s, and succinctly and humorously inform you of the day's news in 13 minutes or less. Goals.

Anderson Cooper

Smart and a snack? You bet your butt that Anderson Cooper is the whole package.

Whether he's fighting for democracy on CNN or gay rights online, Anderson Cooper has got all your handsome dude bases covered.

Oh, and he's a dad now!

Biceps? A baby? The color blue? Whatever it is you're into, this pic has a little something for everyone.

Hank Azaria

World of Wonder

I mean, those of us who have seen The Birdcage were already read in on this one, but in case you didn't know?

Yeah, Hank Azaria is super in shape. Those arms? I'm shook.

Manny Jacinto

There are two jacked guys on The Good Place, and I am here to prove it.

Manny Jacinto, aka Jason, aka the reason I know who Blake Bortles is, is extremely good at going to the gym.

Kumail Nanjiani

Instagram | @kumailn

Ah yes, the reason we're all talking about this in the first place: Kumail Nanjiani.

He got in shape and then some for his role in Marvel's The Eternals. When he revealed his new look to the internet, he made sure to note how unrealistic his transformation is. That honesty is everything, y'all.

Josh from *Blue's Clues*

Yes, the sweet and nerdy Joshua Dela Cruz who's filling in Steve's original spot on the kid's show Blue's Clues is actually jacked under that sweater. Who knew!

J.K. Simmons

Instagram | @aaronvwilliamson

You may recognize J.K. Simmons from things like Law & Order, Whiplash, and the Farmer's Insurance commercials.

Yup, the Oscar award-winning star of the Farmer's Insurance commercials is swole af.

And one more for good measure because, come on... It's J.K. Simmons.

Instagram | @aaronvwilliamson

For anyone counting, he's 65 years old.

Carrot Top

Yes, that Carrot Top. Prop comedian, actor, and apparent gym rat. Just look at those arms!

And just in case you couldn't get enough of his curly orange locks...

Bonus Carrot Top for your viewing pleasure!

Simon Pegg

Twitter | @NickLowerPT

This actor and comedian is best known for roles like Shaun of the Dead, but for the film Inheritance he had to get into some crazy shape.

Chris Cuomo

We're used to seeing Chris in a suit on TV, but anyone who follows his Instagram knows he's actually super into fitness, and it shows!

Last but not least... Inspector Gadget

Who knew he had go go gadget muscles hidden under that inspector uniform?

It just goes to show, you can't judge a book by its cover.

Is there anyone missing from this list? Be sure to sound off in the comments and let us know!