Christopher Ashton Kutcher is an American actor and investor. Kutcher began his career as a model in the late 1990s and he began his acting career portraying Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show. Take a look below for 30 more fun and fascinating facts about Ashton Kutcher.
1. Kutcher made his film debut in the romantic comedy Coming Soon and became known by audiences in the comedy movie Dude, Where’s My Car, which was a box office hit.
2. Kutcher also appeared in romantic comedies Just Married, and My Boss’s Daughter.
3. In 2003, he created, produced and hosted Punk’d, which aired on MTV for five seasons until its revival in 2012.
4. In 2004, Kutcher starred in the lead role of the psychological movie The Butterfly Effect and gained public recognition.
5. Starting in 2005, Kutcher appeared in more romantic comedies, including Guess Who, A Lot Like Love, What Happens in Vegas and No Strings Attached.
6. From 2011 to 2015, Kutcher starred as Walden Schmidt on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.
7. In 2013, Kutcher portrayed Steve Jobs in the biographical movie Jobs.
8. Kutcher was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane Finnegan, a Procter and Gamble employee, and Larry M. Kutcher, who was a factory worker.
9. His father is of Czech descent and his mother is of Irish, German and Czech descent.
10. Kutcher has an older sister called Tausha and a fraternal twin brother named Michael, who had a heart transplant when the brothers were young children.
11. His brother Michael also has cerebral palsy and is a spokesperson for the advocacy organization Reaching for the Stars.
12. Kutcher has stated that when he was 13 years old, he thought about committing suicide to save his brother’s life with a heart transplant. When he told his father what he was planning, his father dissuaded him.
13. He attended Washington High School in Cedar Rapids for his freshman year, before his family moved to Homestead, Iowa, where he went to Clear Creek Amana High School.
14. During his senior year, he broke into his high school at midnight with his cousin in an attempt to steal money. He was arrested when he was leaving the scene. Kutcher was convicted of third-degree burglary and sentenced to three years probation and 180 hours of community service.
15. Kutcher enrolled in the University of Iowa in August, 1996, where he planned to major in biochemical engineering, so he could try and find a cure for his brother’s heart problems.
16. To earn money for tuition, Kutcher worked as a college summer hire in the cereal department for the General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids, and sometimes sold his blood.
17. While in university, Kutcher was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity, just like Kevin Costner.
18. A talent scout discovered him in college, which led to him dropping out and pursuing a career in modeling, mostly notable for Calvin Klein.
19. He won the Fresh Faces of Iowa modeling contest in 1997, sparking a modeling career in New York City.
20. After Kutcher moved to New York City, he began using his middle name, Ashton, because there was already a model named Chris in the same agency.
21. Kutcher was Mila Kunis’ first real life kiss. Kunis once told People Magazine, “He’s so cute, it’s the Calvin Klein model.”
22. One of his closest friends is Smallville actor Tom Welling, who he met when they both used to model.
23. Kutcher has webbed toes. The two toes on his left foot are fused together.
24. He owns a restaurant in Los Angeles, California called Dolce.
25. While working on Just Married in 2003, Kutcher began dating co-star Brittany Murphy.
26. The same year that he broke up with Murphy, Kutcher began dating Demi Moore.
27. Moore and Kutcher married on September, 24, 2005, in a private ceremony conducted by a Rabbi of the Kabbalah Center. The wedding was attended by about 150 close friends and family of the couple, including Bruce Willis, who was Moore’s ex-husband.
28. Kutcher is a dedicated student of Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art which combines boxing, judo, wrestling and street fighting. Krav Maga teaches you to look for weaknesses in the enemy, like the eyes, nose, groin or throat.
29. In 2009, Ashton challenged news giant CNN in a race to get Twitter followers. He ended up winning and also became the first user ever to reach the milestone.
30. Kutcher debut episode of Two and a Half Men attracted over 28 million viewers, which is more than any previous episode.