Actors Who Played Teens When They Were How Old?!
'The Fonz' was actually ... 29
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2013 12:11 PM CDT
Henry Winkler played high school dropout Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli on "Happy Days" when he was 29.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – It's common knowledge that teenage characters in movies and TV shows are rarely played by actual teenagers. Fox News rounds up 62 notable cases, and reveals the ages of the actors in question. Click through for a sampling or check out the complete list. (Or click to read about one 34-year-old who's been playing a teen since 1993.)

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Aug 19, 2013 2:45 PM CDT
This is why I rate how old I look by the "could I still play a teenager on TV" scale. I invented it myself, but I am pretty sure that if I had the acting chops or interest, I could still be cast as a 15 year old on Glee, any teen Drama or ABC Family show.
Aug 19, 2013 10:30 AM CDT
I don't think there was a single teen actor in the movie "Grease." It was part of the campiness of it, and it didn't seem weird at all. It's harder to believe in a dramatic role though.
Aug 18, 2013 6:16 PM CDT
And in other news.. Sir Ian McKellan is not a wizard.