Celebrities Turning 65 in 2019
Are you curious about which celebrities are turning 65 in 2019?
We’ve put together a list of famous actors, businessmen, musicians, and more that were born in 1954, which means they’ll be turning 65 this year.
Familiar faces like Oprah, John Travolta, and Jerry Seinfeld will be aging into Medicare this year. Yep – you’re not alone!
1. Howard Stern – January 12
Howard Stern is best known for his radio show The Howard Stern Show, which is currently broadcasted on Sirius XM. The show features celebrity interviews and an uncensored take on current events.
Stern is also one of the most fined radio hosts because the FCC issued fines totaling $2.5 million to radio station owners for indecent content.
Stern turns 65 on January 12, 2019.
2. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. – January 17
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the president of the board of Waterkeeper Alliance, a non-profit environmental group that backs the global movement for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.
He is also the chairman of World Mercury Project, an advocacy group that is working to reduce and eliminate mercury exposure from industry and pharmaceuticals, such as certain vaccines.
Kennedy has a long list of accomplishments, such as a plethora of books, an established career as a professor, and even serving as Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. In the middle of 2018, Kennedy called for a new investigation into his father’s murder.
Kennedy turns 65 on January 17, 2019.
3. Oprah Winfrey – January 29
Oprah Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which ended in 2011. Oprah has many other accolades and accomplishments under her belt, which include:
- O, The Oprah Magazine
- Oprah Radio
- Angel Network
- Harpo Films
- Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
- Oprah’s Book Club
- Oprah’s Favorite Things
- Outstanding Talk Show for many, many years
- Won Golden Globe Award for Herself, 2018
- Won People’s Choice Award 4 years
- So much more
Oprah has a net worth of $2.9 billion, and she turns 65 on January 29.
4. John Travolta – February 18
John Travolta is a well-known actor that has starred in many award-winning and popular films, including Pulp Fiction, Hairspray, and Saturday Night Fever, just to name a few.
Travolta recently received a Primetime Emmy Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and two Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Shapiro in the 2016 F/X miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”.
Travolta has also received two prestigious aviation awards: the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Award for Excellence for his efforts to promote commercial flying, and The Living Legends Ambassador of Aviation award.
Travolta’s property is located in the Jumbolair Aviation Estates in Ocala, Florida and he turns 65 on February 18, 2019.
5. Ron Howard – March 1
Ron Howard is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker and actor. He came to fame as the young Opie Taylor, son of Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show. He then acted in a plethora of other films before playing teenager Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days for seven years.
He then directed films such as Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code, and Solo: A Star Wars Story (among others). You may also recognize his voice as the narrator of the comedy series Arrested Development.
Ron Howard turns 65 on March 1, 2019.
6. Jackie Chan – April 7
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong martial artist, but he holds a bunch of other titles, such as actor, director, singer, stuntman, and producer. He typically performs as himself in movies. His most popular movies include Rush Hour, The Karate Kid, The Foreigner, and many (many!) more. He’s starred in over 150 films.
Chan also sings many of the theme songs for the films in which he stars, including the theme songs “Kung Fu Fighting Man” (The Young Master, 1980) and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” (Mulan, 1998).
Chan has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars. He has a net worth of $350 million as of 2016, and he turns 65 on April 7, 2019.
7. Dennis Quaid – April 9
Dennis Quaid is an actor known for his roles in movies such as Breaking Away, The Parent Trap, Great Balls of Fire!, Far from Heaven, and Footloose.
Quaid is set to portray Ronald Reagan in an upcoming film titled Reagan. This film is slated for a 2019 summer release.
Quaid has earned many awards and nominations, including Golden Globe Awards and an award from the Houston Film Critics Society.
8. Jerry Seinfeld – April 29
Jerry Seinfeld is a beloved stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He’s known for playing himself in the American sitcom Seinfeld, which he created and wrote with Larry David.
Seinfeld is still doing stand-up comedy with an early 2019 tour, and he’s on his 10th season of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, a Netflix series.
Seinfeld also strives to empower struggling fathers through Jerry’s Fatherhood Leadership Council, a GOOD+ Foundation initiative.
Jerry Seinfeld turns 65 on April 29, 2019.
9. Greta Van Susteren – June 11
Greta Van Susteren is a former television news anchor for CNN, Fox News, and NBC News. She was listed as the 94th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in 2016.
Van Susteren first began her appearance on television during the O.J. Simpson murder trial. She appeared regularly on CNN as a legal analyst. More than a decade later, she switched to the Fox News Channel after a highly-publicized contract-bidding war. Fourteen years later, she resigned from Fox News and subsequently signed on with NBC News.
Van Susteren turns 65 on June 11, 2019.
10. Kevin O’Leary – July 9
Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian businessman made famous to the public eye as “Mr. Wonderful” in the American television show Shark Tank.
O’Leary co-founded SoftKey Software Products, a tech company that sold educational software. SoftKey was eventually sold to Mattel in 1999, which made O’Leary a multimillionaire. More recently, O’Leary co-founded or founded the following businesses:
- O’Leary Funds, a mutual fund company
- O’Leary Ventures, a private early-stage venture capital investment company
- O’Leary Fine Wines
O’Leary turns 65 on July 9, 2019.
11. Al Roker – August 20
Al Roker is an American weather forecaster, journalist, TV personality, actor, and author. He may even be a part of your morning routine as he is the current weather anchor on NBC’s Today.
On November 14, 2014, Roker set the Guinness World Record by reporting for 34 hours straight. On December 14 of 2018, he was honored for 40 years at NBC.
Al Roker turns 65 on August 20, 2019.
12. Denzel Washington – December 28
Denzel Washington is an actor, director, and producer with three Golden Globes, one Tony, and two Academy Awards. Washington is well-known for his roles in films such as Training Day, Glory, Malcolm X, Remember the Titans, American Gangster, and The Book of Eli.
Washington turns 65 on December 28, 2019.
Time flies like crazy – who would’ve thought these 12 celebrities would be aging into Medicare this year? There you have it! Happy New Year!
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