Sonny Bono in First Kid
After more than two decades doing show business alongside his wife and bandmate Cher, Sonny Bono decided he was ready to settle into something more serious. In 1988, the same year that he stared as a show dad in
Hairspray, Bono was elected as mayor of Palm Springs in California, and seven years later, he became a member of the House of Representatives. A year after earning the position, Bono had a minor role in the 1996 children's film
First Kid, starring Sinbad as a Secret Service agent hired to protect the president's rambunctious son. The congressman plays himself and bumps into Sinbad's character outside the Oval Office, where he proceeds to fawn over the former rock star. It was the final moment of silver-screen glory for Bono, who died in a ski accident two years later.