Actor who played Spider in School of Rock is now a District Attorney
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He may have played a grimy guitarist in School Of Rock, but Lucas Babin went on to have a much more clean-cut career after filming wrapped.
After playing the role of Spider in the 2003 movie, the actor went on to study law and even became a district attorney in Texas.
However, this isn’t the only surprising thing about Babin.
In the iconic film his character replaces Jack Black and takes his spot in the fictional band, No Vacancy.
During the famous battle of the bands scene, Spider (Babin) appears in the iconic cut-off leather jacket and flirts with the meek Miss Mullins (Joan Cusack).
But it seems Babin has had a much more extensive career than just his stint in School of Rock.
As well as modelling for fashion brands like Gucci, Versace and Calvin Klein, the 43-year-old also had a brief career as a soap actor.
He appeared as an American cowboy in the Brazilian telenovela, América, and even spoke fluent Portuguese for his 67-episode stint.
However, the School of Rock star would also have his own connection to music and was the love interest in Paris Hilton’s ‘Stars are Blind’ music video.
If that wasn't enough, he was Alanis Morissette’s knight in shining armour in her video for ‘Precious Illusions’ back in 2002.
While he may have been setting hearts aflutter on the silver screen, Babin left the spotlight behind him to pursue a career in law.
Now a district attorney in Tyler County, Texas, the former actor has appeared in court on numerous occasions with fans sharing photos on social media.
One post from 2021 went viral on Twitter as it showed the attorney appearing beside his former alter-ego.
The user excitedly wrote: “the guy who played Spider in School of Rock is now the district attorney of Tyler County, Texas, and now we’re all just going to have to live with this information forever.”
the guy who played Spider in School of Rock is now the district attorney of Tyler County, Texas, and now we’re all just going to have to live with this information forever pic.twitter.com/HQbGrTe59f— Janel Comeau (@VeryBadLlama) April 6, 2021
In the thread, they added ‘the range, though’ before saying: “Imagine having to explain to your family that you got put away for life by the dude who gyrated on Joan Cusack in a 2003 Jack Black comedy.”
Another joked: “He’s making sure there is NO VACANCY at the Tyler County jail.”
However, not everyone has been thrilled by the former heartthrob’s legal career with another fan decrying: “Not my sexual awakening revealing himself as a TEXAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.”
Well, maybe he can make jailhouse rock!