As the Olympics continue into their final week, here are five gold medalists who parlayed their triumphs into prime-time appearances of another sort:
1. MARK SPITZ -- The swimmer who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Games appeared in a 1974 episode of the action drama "Emergency," playing a character who accidentally shot his wife (played by Spitz's real-life wife, Suzy).
2. SUMMER SANDERS -- The two-time 1992 Olympic gold-medalist swimmer hosted the Nickelodeon game show "Figure It Out" (1997-99), co-hosted "Skating With Celebrities" (2006) and appeared on "The Celebrity Apprentice" (2010).
3. KERRI WALSH-JENNINGS -- The 2004 and '08 beach volleyball medalist had a guest-starring role in a 2006 episode of "CSI: Miami" along with several other AVP Volleyball players.
5. SHAWN JOHNSON -- Another 2008 gold-medal gymnast, she appeared in two episodes of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (2008 and 2010) and will be back this fall on the all-star edition of "Dancing With the Stars" (she won the show's eighth season in 2009).