Mike Fabrizio, Port Crane, N.Y.
Yep, the actor — who turns 78 in September — seems to be going strong. He appeared in the 2009 Hugh Grant romantic-comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans? and has a role as a mask maker in the recent short film Masque. Known in recent years for playing wise and sometimes gruff old men, Brimley had an interesting life even before he got to TV and movies. The former Marine served in the Korean War and later was a ranch hand, blacksmith and horse wrangler. And he even had a three-year gig as a bodyguard for eccentric mogul Howard Hughes.
Contributing: Gayle Jo Carter, NancyMills, Brian Truitt