Photos: 'Born-again' celebrities

Updated 12:36 PM ET, Sun June 2, 2013
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After Charlie Sheen's March 2011 ousting from "Two and a Half Men," Angus T. Jones put the behind-the-scenes happenings of the show back in the limelight when he begged people to stop watching in a YouTube video posted in November 2012. He called it "filth" and said it conflicts with his Christian beliefs. He has since apologized. Jones is a self-professed born-again Christian, and not the only one. Here are some other reborn Christian celebrities. David Livingston/Getty Images
Bob Dylan, whose was raised Jewish, became a born-again Christian in 1978 after his girlfriend converted and moved out, according to The Guardian. He released gospel albums, which got a varied reception. He later moved back toward secular music, but he told Rolling Stone he drew from folk and gospel songs on his 2012 album "Tempest." William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images
Best known for his role as Mike Seaver on "Growing Pains," Kirk Cameron is now a 41-year-old father of six and a reborn Christian. Since his faith deepened, he starred in the book-inspired movie series "Left Behind" about people surviving the apocalypse after God raptured Christians to heaven. He has spoken staunchly about his belief in traditional marriage. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Recognized for his role in "Rush Hour," Chris Tucker said he became a born-again Christian after filming "Money Talks" in 1997. Eight years later, Tucker was arrested for speeding on a Sunday in Georgia, allegedly approaching 120 mph. He was soon released and apologized, saying he was running late to church. Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive
Actress Jane Fonda says she grew up an atheist with no exposure to church until her friends in Georgia taught her about Jesus. She says she became a Christian at the end of her marriage to Ted Turner in 2001. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
2012 Masters winner Bubba Watson says he and his wife gave their lives to Jesus in 2004 when they were baptized together while dating. Watson is very public with his faith, often tweeting Bible verses. On Easter in 2012, Watson tweeted "To God be the Glory" after his Masters win, and his wife tweeted a picture of her reading the Bible to their infant. The golfer often uses the hashtag #GodisGood. Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Stephen Baldwin, the youngest of the Baldwin brothers and best known for his role in "The Usual Suspects," became a born-again Christian in 2001. A YouTube video called "Join the Restoration of Stephen Baldwin movement," possibly created as a joke, says Baldwin hasn't had a hit movie since "The Usual Suspects" because of his public faith and compares his failures to the persecution of the Bible character Job. In March, the actor pleaded guilty to repeated failure to file income taxes for three years and will pay $300,000 in back taxes within the next year. Robin Marchant/Getty Images
Singer Alice Cooper always believed in Christ but wouldn't have considered himself a Christian before giving up his rock-star lifestyle, he said in an interview with the Huffington Post. He said he believes every word of the Bible literally. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
In a 2007 interview with the Daily Mail, lifelong actor Mickey Rooney said he became a Christian in the 1970s after struggling with addictions to drugs and gambling, and nearing bankruptcy. "Everything is about looking for happiness and God. That was a sentiment shared by my dear friend Ronald Reagan," he said. Related photos: Famous atheists and their beliefs ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images
In the '70s, the late disco queen Donna Summer became a born-again Christian and began to distance herself from her super-sexy image. "History is history, you can't unwrite it," she told an interviewer, according to the Telegraph. "I accept that's where I was then, but I consider myself beyond that point and forgiven by God. But I also recognize that was the song ("Love to Love You, Baby") that brought me my first success, so he must have known that would happen." Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Chynna Phillips of the pop group Wilson Phillips told People magazine she first became a Christian as a teenager and then reconnected with her faith as an adult. "I remember saying to God, 'I am ready to devote my entire life to serving you so please make yourself crystal clear on what path you want me to take,'" she said. Phillips sings as part of the Christian music duo Chynna and Vaughn. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Vanity, the former Prince sidekick and lead singer of Vanity 6, became a born-again Christian in 1994 after a bad drug experience. The 1980s sex symbol now goes by her given name, Denise Matthews, and evangelizes for Christian causes. "I get excited in God," she said. "I never had a reason to live before." Courtesy Motown
Sherri Shepherd, the comedian, author and co-host of "The View," often has spoken openly of her Christian views on the show and when she was a comedian. She told "The 700 Club" that she was raised Jehovah's Witness and became a Christian in 1993, which changed her act. "I got cleaner," Shepherd said. "I stopped talking about generic stuff like airplane peanuts and started speaking the truth about my gift." JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images
Sheila E., who scored a hit with "The Glamorous Life" in 1984 and was a drummer for Prince, told Religion Today that after quitting Prince's band and experiencing health problems, she began to read the Bible for solace. During her recovery she had a revelation that led to a pledge: "You know what, Lord? If you just give me another chance, I'll do whatever you want me to do." Frank Micelotta/Getty Images