July 15, 2015 06:25 PM

The Holiday Ham Company in Kansas City has a serious claim to fame – one of its former employees was none other than actor Paul Rudd.

It’s true – during an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Michael Wednesday morning, Rudd revealed that the weirdest job he ever had before becoming an award-winning actor was as a ham-glazer.

“I glazed hams for about six months,” he says.

“It was a big process, I would start early in the morning and I would unload a truck that would deliver the hams … I would slice them, cut ’em in half, put ’em on a spit, and there was a propane torch that hung from the ceiling,” he adds, miming the elaborate process.

Well, Rudd has certainly come a long way. His highly anticipated film Ant-Man debuts on July 17 and he just landed his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For much more from Paul Rudd, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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