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6 Most Famous Plumbers of All Time

Plumbing isn’t always the most glamorous job. But it’s certainly an important one. After all, the plumber protects the health of the nation. Below are 6 of the most famous plumbers of all time.

A list of famous plumbers from actors and musicians to fictional television and arcade characters.

1. Ozzy Osbourne

There’s a little rock-n-roll in every plumber. Just look at Ozzy Osbourne! At the age of 15, Osbourne was learning the trade as an apprentice. He wouldn’t ultimately remain a plumber, but it’s clear his determination and tenacity served him well on the job.

2. Michael Caine

The Dark Knight co-star Sir Michael Caine was a plumbing assistant upon returning from the Korean War. Before appearing on the big screen, the 2-time academy award winner had a hand in unclogging main drains and repairing water leaks.

3. John Gotti

Not everyone on this list is the conventional plumber. Take for example mobster John Gotti, head of the Gambino crime family. Once upon a time, Gotti was a plumbing salesman for Arc Plumbing and Heating Corporation. Or so it would seem. As it turned out, his position with Arc Plumbing was a front for his racketeering lifestyle. He allegedly used his position to scout out locations for where the crime family could “conduct business.”

4. Joe Cocker

World-renowned musician Joe Cocker quit school at the age of 16. His mother invested heavily in plumbing books with the intention of Cocker becoming a burgeoning young plumbing professional. Into adulthood, he worked as a gas plumber by day while performing music in local clubs in the evening.

5. James Denton

James Denton was the fictional character on Desperate Housewives. The scandalous television plumber was a staple in the series and had quite the adventurous spirit.

6. Mario

This list of the most famous plumbers of all time wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Mario Brothers. Mario and Luigi first appeared in 1981 in the arcade game Donkey Kong. The characters have gone on to appear in numerous video games, TV shows, films, and more.


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