Actors With the Longest Careers

Print Email

Source: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

36. Joss Ackland
> Age: 90
> Film credits: 77
> Most recent movie: “The Portrait” (2014)
> Earliest movie: “Landfall” (1949)

Ninety-year-old English actor Joss Ackland has amassed 196 film and television credits so far. He may have reached the pinnacle of his career in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was around that time that Ackland had prominent roles in action films “Lethal Weapon 2” (1989) and “The Hunt for Red October” (1990).

Source: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

35. John Saxon
> Age: 83
> Film credits: 104
> Most recent movie: “After the Thunderstorm” (2019)
> Earliest movie: “It Should Happen to You” (1954)

John Saxon, born Carmine Orrico, is a recognizable and durable actor who has appeared in about 200 roles in film and television. One of his first appearances was an uncredited role in “A Star is Born” in 1954, starring Judy Garland.

Source: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

34. James Hong
> Age: 89
> Film credits: 121
> Most recent movie: “Patsy Lee & The Keepers of the 5 Kingdoms” (2019)
> Earliest movie: “Dragonfly Squadron” (1954)

American actor James Hong has been highly prolific in his work since the 1950s. In the later years of that decade, he found success with a recurring role in the television series “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.” Today, he is perhaps best known for his roles in films such as “Chinatown” (1974), “Blade Runner” (1982), and “Big Trouble in Little China” (1986).

Source: Valerie Macon / Getty Images

33. Pat Carroll
> Age: 91
> Film credits: 16
> Most recent movie: “BFFs” (2014)
> Earliest movie: “Hometown Girl” (1948)

Comedian Pat Carroll’s chatty persona kept her quite busy on television starting in the 1950s, with roles on many situation comedies. In movies, she’s voiced many animated characters, including the nefarious Ursula in “The Little Mermaid” in 1989.

Source: Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

32. Nancy Olson
> Age: 90
> Film credits: 19
> Most recent movie: “Dumbbells” (2014)
> Earliest movie: “Portrait of Jennie” (1948)

Nancy Olson appeared frequently on television drama series starting in the 1950s (“Alfred Hitchcock Presents”) through 2010 (“Big Love”). Among her big-screen credits is “Sunset Boulevard” in 1950, Billy Wilder’s sardonic look at Hollywood.