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Old 09-07-05, 07:46 PM
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Who was the oldest actor that played a teen in a movie or tv show?

We all know for most of these teen movies, they are really in their late 20's or early 30's, but i wonder who the oldest is?
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i'm thinking George Burns.... in "18 Again".
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Anyone in Grease or Porky's Revenge?
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Probably Gabrielle Carteris? I heard she was already 31 at the beginning of 90210.
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Originally Posted by Kal-El
Probably Gabrielle Carteris? I heard she was already 31 at the beginning of 90210.
That would be my guess, followed by a 28 year old Luke Perry.
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Stacey Dash is not to far behind them.

Played a seventeen-year-old girl on Clueless (1995) when she was really in her late twenties.
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Tom Hanks was 38 when he played Forrest Gump in High School, and was suprisingly convincing.
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Joyce Hyser played " Terry " in Just One Of The Guys at 28.
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Margot Fonteyn was 47 when she played the female lead in a film adaptation of the ballet Romeo and Juliet. That's gotta be a contender.
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Michael J. Pollard in the Star Trek episode "Miri". He was 27 and he was playing someone no older than 13 or 14.
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Rusty van Reddick in "Oh That Rusty!"

Played an 8-year-old for 29 years.
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Roddy McDowell was 38 years old when he played the lead role of a high-schooler in the 1966 comedy Lord Love A Duck.
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Good grief! Looking good for 55
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Stockard Channing in Grease.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Stacey Dash is not to far behind them.

Played a seventeen-year-old girl on Clueless (1995) when she was really in her late twenties.
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Barbra Streisand must have been at least 40 when she made Yentl.
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Stacey Dash was born in '66, so she was 29 when Clueless came out. And for what it's worth, there are some nude (topless) pics of her from the movie "Illegal in Blue" (also from '95).

Gabrielle Carteris was born in '61 (January 2), so would have been 29 when Beverly Hills 90210 first came on in '90. Luke Perry was born in '65 (so would have been 25).

Grease is from '78, Olivia Newton-John was born in '48, so she would have been 30.

In the Porky's Revenge movie which came out in '85, which depicted them about to graduate (Class of '55), there are a couple of the actors who were 30 (Kaki Hunter & Wyatt Knight). Was the Brian Schwartz character a teenager? If so, the actor Scott Colomby was 33 (born in '52).
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Stockard "Rizzo" Channing was born 2/13/44, so when Grease came out in 1978, she was 34.
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Stockard "Rizzo" Channing was born 2/13/44, so when Grease came out in 1978, she was 34.

Yes but she really didn't look like a teenager ! nor did any of the cast for that matter
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but she really didn't look like a teenager
If we're gonna talk about whether they could actually pass for their character's (teen)age, then that's a-whole-nuther matter.
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Gabrielle Union was 26-27 years old when she played a teenager in four movies:
She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, Bring It On, Love and Basketball
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Alan Ruck (born July 1956) was almost 30 when Ferris Bueller's Day Off (June 11, 1986) was released.

Matthew Broderick (born March 1962) was 24.

Mia Sara (born June 19 1967) was 18.

Jennifer Grey (born March 1960) was 26.

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Old 09-08-05, 03:27 AM
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And Martin Short was 44 when he played Clifford (age 10)
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Henry Winkler started playing The Fonz when he was 29, although I'm not sure if he was supposed to be a teenager or a cool guy in his 20s.

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