News Celebrity veterans: Athletes, actors and musicians who served in the military Updated November 11, 2015 1:59 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Johnny Cash, Joe DiMaggio, and Morgan Freeman are just a few famous faces who once served our country. A number of well-known actors, musicians and athletes spent time in the Army, Air Force and Marines at some point in their lives. Read on to learn more about their military experience. Pat Sajak Photo Credit: Getty Images / Valerie Macon The "Wheel of Fortune" host was a DJ for Armed Forces Radio during the Vietnam War. Mr. T Photo Credit: Getty Images / Toby Canham Mr. T served in the Military Police Corps in the 1970s. Tony Bennett Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dave Kotinsky This legendary singer helped liberate a Nazi concentration camp when he served in the Army during World War II. Elvis Presley Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images The King was already famous when he was drafted into the Army in 1958. He served until 1960. Adam Driver Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jason Kempin The "Girls" star is a former Marine who founded Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit that brings theater shows to the military for free. Yogi Berra Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris The iconic Yankee joined the Navy in 1943 and was part of the D-Day invasion. Johnny Cash Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures/Getty Images The "Walk the Line" singer served in the Air Force during the Korean War and intercepted Russian morse code. George Carlin Photo Credit: Getty Images / Stephen Chernin This stand-up comedian joined the Air Force in 1954. Chuck Norris Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jason Merritt Norris enlisted in the Air Force in 1958 and first studied martial arts while stationed in South Korea. The Air Force named him Veteran of the Year in 2001. Morgan Freeman Photo Credit: Getty Images / Monica Schipper This high-profile actor turned down a drama scholarship to Jackson State University to join the Air Force. Montel Williams Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dave Kotinsky This famous talk show host and former Marine has been extremely vocal about the VA and other veterans issues. Joe DiMaggio Photo Credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images The iconic baseball player took a break from playing for the New York Yankees to serve in the Air Force during World War II. He enlisted in 1943. Jackie Robinson Photo Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images The iconic MLB player was drafted into the Army in 1942. He was promoted to second lieutenant in 1943 before becoming a platoon leader in 1944. That same year, he refused to move to the back of a military bus and was later court-martialed for the incident. Robinson was acquitted of the charges before being honorably discharged in 1944. Hugh Hefner Photo Credit: Getty Images / Charley Gallay The "Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner served in the Army in the 1940s. Ice-T Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mireya Acierto This rapper joined the Army in 1979 after his daughter was born and was later honorably discharged. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.