Famous 78 Years Old

The list of famous 78 years old includes Donald Trump, Cherilyn Sarkisian, Steve Martin, Dolly Parton, Goldie Hawn. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, actresses and directors and from other domains of life. This list of 78 years old includes people from United States, England, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Dolly Parton
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress, Primarily Known for Her Work in Country Music)
Dolly Parton
128
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sevier County, Tennessee, United States

Multifaceted personality, Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author and businesswoman and is known mainly for her work in country music. She has received various accolades and awards in her very successful singing career spanning several decades and has composed over 3,000 songs. She has also worked in several movies and is a prolific songwriter.

 2 
Steve Martin
(Actor, Comedian, Writer and Musician)
Steve Martin
44
Birthdate: August 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States

A man of many talents, Steve Martin is a successful comedian, actor, and musician. In 2004, he was ranked sixth in Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comics list. Despite achieving great fame and success as a comedian and actor, Steve decided to pursue a career in music and began appearing seldom in films to record and tour with bluegrass acts.

 3 
Goldie Hawn
(Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'Cactus Flower' and 'Private Benjamin')
Goldie Hawn
53
Birthdate: November 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Goldie Hawn is one of the most prolific actresses of Hollywood with a career spanning decades. Death Becomes HerPrivate BenjaminOverboardThe First Wives ClubThe Banger Sisters and The Sugarland Express are some of her notable films. She won an Oscar for the 1969 film Cactus Flower. She has been in a long relationship with actor Kurt Russel.

 4 
Helen Mirren
(The Only Performer to Have Achieved the 'Triple Crown of Acting' in Both the US and the UK)
Helen Mirren
42
Birthdate: July 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Helen Mirren is one of the most respected and decorated actresses from England. She has won several prestigious awards, including the Triple Crown of Acting. Before achieving greatness, Mirren fought drug addiction during her 20s. She has also said that she is a naturist at heart and was named by British Naturism as Naturist of the Year in 2004.

 5 
Cherilyn Sarkisian
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists and 'Goddess of Pop')
Cherilyn Sarkisian
81
Birthdate: May 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Centro, California, United States
The “Goddess of Pop” Cher began her career with the folk-rock duo Sonny & Cher. She also appeared on Broadway and delivered an Oscar-winning performance in the film Moonstruck. Her track Believe was the biggest-selling single by a female artist in the U.K. and popularized the auto-tune, or "Cher effect.”
 6 
Tim Curry
(Actor)
Tim Curry
25
Birthdate: April 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grappenhall, Cheshire, England

Tim Curry, who idolized the Rolling Stones and the Beatles as a teenager, went on to become an actor and singer. He serves as an inspiration to many as he continues to contribute to the film and TV industry even after suffering a major stroke, which has left him wheelchair-bound since 2012.

 7 
Ed O’Neill
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Al Bundy' in the Fox Network Sitcom ‘Married...With Children’)
Ed O’Neill
18
Birthdate: April 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Footballer-turned-actor Ed O'Neill is best known for his Golden Globe-nominated role of Al Bundy in Married... with Children and his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Jay Pritchett in Modern Family. He was seen in the Wayne's World films and did voice-work in Finding Dory. He has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
 8 
Henry Winkler
(Actor and Comedian)
Henry Winkler
19
Birthdate: October 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Henry Winkler delivered a Golden Globe-winning performance as Fonzie in Happy Days and an Emmy-winning performance in Barry. His other major projects include Childrens Hospital, Royal Pains, and Arrested Development. He is also known for playing Captain Hook on stage and for authoring the Hank Zipzer series of children’s books.
 9 
John Lithgow
23
Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

A Harvard alumnus and a Fulbright scholar, John Lithgow began his career with Broadway and later also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Known for his Emmy-winning performances in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dexter, and The Crown, Lithgow is also an American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.

 10 
Diane Keaton
(Actress and Director)
Diane Keaton
44
Birthdate: January 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Best known for her dressing style and idiosyncratic personality, Diane Keaton is one of the earliest actresses to take precautionary action to avoid being typecast in the entertainment industry. Widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses of the 1970s, Diane is also one of the most respected and celebrated actresses of all time.

 11 
Debbie Harry
(Singer-Songwriter, Actress and Lead Vocalist of the Band ‘Blondie’)
Debbie Harry
37
Birthdate: July 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Debbie Harry is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Blondie, which pioneered the American punk rock and later the new wave genre. Also a well-known philanthropist, Debbie Harry works with charities that fight against endometriosis and cancer.

 12 
Neil Young
(Rock Singer-Songwriter Famous As The 'Godfather of Grunge')
Neil Young
34
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

One of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers of all time, Neil Young has worked both solo as well with bands like Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The Grammy award winning musician’s notable albums include After the Gold Rush, Harvest, Harvest Moon and Ragged Glory. He strongly backs environmental and disability issues too.

 13 
Timothy Dalton
(Best Known for Playing 'James Bond' in the Films: 'The Living Daylights' and 'Licence to Kill')
Timothy Dalton
19
Birthdate: March 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales

While he began his career as a Shakespearean stage actor, Timothy Dalton later gained fame with his iconic role as James Bond in the movies The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill. Known for his deep voice, he was often offered brooding characters. He also appeared as Rochester in the series Jane Eyre.

 14 
Hayley Mills
(Actress)
Hayley Mills
23
Birthdate: April 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marylebone, United Kingdom
Hayley Mills, daughter of actors Sir John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, is best known for her dual role as a child actor in the 1961 film The Parent Trap. Her debut role in Tiger Bay won her a BAFTA. A Disney regular, she won a Disney Legend Award, too. 
 15 
Bette Midler
(Singer & Actress Known for her Chart Hits 'The Rose', 'Wind Beneath My Wings' and the Movie 'The Rose')
Bette Midler
60
Birthdate: December 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

A singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian, Bette Midler is one of the most decorated American celebrities of her generation. She has won prestigious awards like Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Tony Award. Also known for her charity work, Bette Midler founded a non-profit organization called New York Restoration Project in 1995.

 16 
Phil Jackson
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played As a 'Power Forward')
Phil Jackson
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Deer Lodge, Montana, United States

Phil Jackson is a former professional basketball player who played 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association and won the NBA championships in 1970 and 1973 when he was with New York Knicks. Later, he coached the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers and led them both to numerous championships and league titles and is considered one of the greatest basketball coaches ever.

 17 
Candice Bergen
(Actress)
Candice Bergen
21
Birthdate: May 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jaclyn Smith
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Kelly Garrett’ in the TV Series ‘Charlie's Angels’)
Jaclyn Smith
17
Birthdate: October 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Jaclyn Smith is best known as Kelly Garrett from the iconic series Charlie's Angels, and appeared in the same role in two Charlie’s Angels films later. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for the TV film Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. She owns an apparel brand and has battled breast cancer.
 19 
Donald Trump
(45th President of the United States (2017 - 2021))
Donald Trump
710
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, United States

The former President of the United States, Donald Trump was arguably the most controversial president in the American history. He has been characterised as racist and his actions and policies divided America like never before. He lost his bid for re-election to Joe Biden in a bitterly fought election .

 20 
David Lynch
(Director Known for His Academy Award Nominated Films: ‘Blue Velvet’, ‘The Elephant Man' and 'Mulholland Drive')
David Lynch
33
Birthdate: January 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, United States

American filmmaker David Lynch is widely regarded as one of the most influential and accomplished directors of the modern era. Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire are some of his acclaimed films. He was given an honorary Oscar in 2019. He is also a painter and a musician.

 21 
Liza Minnelli
(American Actress, Singer and One of the Rare Performers Awarded With EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony))
Liza Minnelli
45
Birthdate: March 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

The daughter of popular actress and singer Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli followed in her mother's footsteps to become an award-winning actress and singer. Known for her powerful contralto singing voice and energetic stage presence, Liza Minnelli is the recipient of an Academy Award and Tony Award. Also a known philanthropist, Minnelli spends much of her time with various nonprofit organizations.

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Talia Shire
(Best Known for Her Roles in 'The Godfather’ Films and ‘Rocky’ Series)
Talia Shire
17
Birthdate: April 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lake Success, New York, United States

Talia Shire, daughter of composer Carmine Coppola and sister of director Francis Ford Coppola, is best known as Connie Corleone from The Godfather films. Fans also loved her Golden Globe- and Academy Award-nominated performance as Adrianna "Adrian" Pennino-Balboa in the Rocky series. She has also appeared in numerous TV films.

 23 
Van Morrison
(Singer)
Van Morrison
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bloomfield, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Northern Irish singer, Van Morrison, garnered recognition in the 1960s while playing with the band, Them, and then later as a solo singer with the 1967 song Brown Eyed Girl. Over the years, he has released more than 40 albums. Astral Weeks, Moondance, Wavelength, Down the Road and Keep It Simple are some of his acclaimed and commercially successful albums.

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Tyne Daly
(Actress)
Tyne Daly
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Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin
Tyne Daly won four of her six Emmys for her portrayal of Mary Beth Lacey in Cagney & Lacey. She is known for her roles in Judging Amy and Christy, too. She is also a Tony-winning stage actor, known for her works in the Broadway productions Gypsy and Rabbit Hole
 25 
Al Green
(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Al Green
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Forrest City, Arkansas, United States
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Ernie Hudson
(Actor)
Ernie Hudson
14
Birthdate: December 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Joanna Lumley
(Actress)
Joanna Lumley
26
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Srinagar

Joanna Lumley is a British actress and prolific activist. In recognition of her work as part of the Gurkha Justice Campaign, Joanna is fondly called as the daughter of Nepal in Nepal. Also known for supporting various other charity organizations and animal welfare groups, Joanna Lumley was appointed an OBE in the 1995 New Year Honours by the queen.

 28 
Loni Anderson
(Actress)
Loni Anderson
27
Birthdate: August 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Loni Anderson is best known for her Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated performance as Jennifer Marlowe in WKRP in Cincinnati. She has also voiced Blondie Bumstead in two TV films, and has appeared in films such as A Night at the Roxbury. She later raised awareness about COPD, a lung disease.
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Vincent McMahon
(Owner, Chairman and CEO of the WWE (1982 - 2002))
Vincent McMahon
35
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States

Vincent Kennedy McMahon is a professional wrestling promoter, currently serving as WWE's chairman and CEO. Often regarded as the most influential person in the history of professional wrestling, McMahon is credited with popularizing WWE. Also a well-known philanthropist, McMahon donated more than $8 million in 2008, giving grants to the Sacred Heart University, Fishburne Military School, and East Carolina University.

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Diane Sawyer
(Broadcast Journalist Known for Anchoring News Shows 'ABC World News Tonight' and 'Good Morning America')
Diane Sawyer
16
Birthdate: December 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
The first female corrrespondant on 60 Minutes, a trailblazer for female journalists, a former co-host of Good Morning America and an aid to President Richard Nixon where she assisted in post-presidency memoirs, Diane Sawyer has many feathers in her cap. She bagged in a Daytime Emmy Award and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
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Charlotte Rampling
(English Actress, Model and Singer Best Known for Her Film ‘45 Years’)
Charlotte Rampling
16
Birthdate: February 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sturmer, England

Charlotte Rampling is an English model, actress, and singer. One of the major icons of the Swinging Sixties, Rampling is known for portraying controversial and interesting characters in European arthouse and sexually provocative films; she has worked in Italian, French, and English films. A fashion icon, Charlotte Rampling has graced the covers of magazines like Elle, Interview and Vogue.

 32 
Naomi Judd
(American Actress and Singer Best Remembered as One-Half of the Country Music Duo 'The Judds')
Naomi Judd
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ashland

Naomi Judd was an American actress and singer. She is best remembered as one-half of the country music duo, The Judds, which won nine Country Music Association awards and five Grammy Awards between 1980 and 1991. Naomi Judd stopped performing in 1991 due to health reasons. In 2022, she was made an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 33 
David Gilmour
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Record producer)
David Gilmour
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England

Pink Floyd guitarist/singer David Gilmour helped the band become one of the best-selling acts ever. One of Rolling Stone magazine’s greatest guitarists of all time, he has also been an advocate of animal rights and other causes. He once auctioned off 120 guitars, including his iconic Black Strat, for charity.

 34 
Reggie Jackson
(Baseball player)
Reggie Jackson
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Brenda Blethyn
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Secrets & Lies’, ‘Little Voice’ and ‘Pride & Prejudice’)
Brenda Blethyn
10
Birthdate: February 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kent, England, United Kingdom

Brenda Blethyn is best known for her Golden Globe- and BAFTA-winning role in Secrets & Lies. She was also appreciated for her performances in the films Little Voice and Saving Grace, and the mini-series Anne Frank: The Whole Story. She has also performed on stage in Manchester. 

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Sandy Duncan
(Actress, Comedian and Dancer Known for Her Performances in the Broadway Revival of ‘Peter Pan’)
Sandy Duncan
12
Birthdate: February 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Henderson, Texas, United States

Sandy Duncan is an American comedian, actress, dancer, and singer. After starting her career at the age of 12, Duncan went on to establish herself as a prominent entertainer. Over the course of her career, Duncan has earned nominations for prestigious awards, such as Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.

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Don McLean
(Singer-songwriter)
Don McLean
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Donovan
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Autobiographer, Writer, Poet, Record producer, Film score composer)
Donovan
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Donovan is a Scottish guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for developing and popularizing a distinctive and eclectic style that blended many genres, such as folk, jazz, pop, calypso, and psychedelic rock. Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

 39 
John Walsh
(television presenter, actor)
John Walsh
4
Birthdate: December 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auburn
 40 
Penelope Wilton
(Known for Her Role as Ann Bryce in the TV Series ‘Ever Decreasing Circles’)
Penelope Wilton
9
Birthdate: June 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Penelope Wilton is an English actress known for her work in theatre, film, and TV. The winner of several prestigious awards, such as the Olivier Award, Penelope Wilton was appointed an OBE for services to drama in the 2004 New Year Honours. In the 2016 Birthday Honours, she was elevated to become a DBE.

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Phil Robertson
(Professional Hunter)
Phil Robertson
29
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vivian, Louisiana
Professional hunter Phil Robertson is best known for his stint in the reality series Duck Dynasty. He owns the duck-call business Duck Commander and also appeared on a show of the same name. He was temporarily suspended from Duck Dynasty due to his derogatory comments on homosexuality in an interview.
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Lana Wood
(Actress and Producer Known for Her Roles in Films: ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ and ‘The Searchers’)
Lana Wood
9
Birthdate: March 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Lana Wood is an American actress known for playing Plenty O'Toole in the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever and Sandy Webber in the popular TV series Peyton Place. The younger sister of popular actress Natalie Wood, Lana followed in the footsteps of her sister, initially appearing in films that starred Natalie until the 1960s when her own career took off.

 43 
Anni-Frid Lyngstad
(One of the Founding Members and Lead Singers of the Swedish Pop Band ABBA)
Anni-Frid Lyngstad
45
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bjørkåsen, Ballangen, Norway

Anni-Frid Lyngstad is a Norwegian-Swedish environmentalist, singer, and songwriter. She is credited with co-founding the popular Swedish pop band ABBA and popularizing the band by serving as its lead singer. In 2010, Anni-Frid Lyngstad was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2014, she received the Eskilstuna Music Prize for her contribution as an "icon."

 44 
Martin Kove
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘John Kreese’ in the Film ‘The Karate Kid')
Martin Kove
10
Birthdate: March 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
John Paul Jones
(Musician)
John Paul Jones
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sidcup, Kent, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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John Waters
(Known for His Transgressive Cult Films and Director of the Comedy Film 'Hairspray')
John Waters
15
Birthdate: April 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Bryan Ferry
(Singer)
Bryan Ferry
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, England
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José Feliciano
(Puerto Rican Musician, Composer, and Singer)
José Feliciano
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lares, Puerto Rico

José Feliciano is a Puerto Rican musician, composer, and singer. He achieved international fame in 1968 after the release of his album Feliciano! Since then, José Feliciano has released more than 50 albums worldwide. Feliciano was made an inductee of the International Latin Music Hall of Fame and the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000 and 2013 respectively.

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Vince Papale
(American Former Football Wide Receiver)
Vince Papale
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Vince Papale is a former professional football player. During his career as a player, he played with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Bell. As a young boy, he played multiple sports and lettered in football, basketball, and track and field. He eventually chose to pursue football. His story is the inspiration behind the film Invincible.

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Brian Doyle-Murray
(Actor & Comedian)
Brian Doyle-Murray
8
Birthdate: October 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Brian Doyle-Murray, older brother of comedian Bill Murray, is best known for his roles in movies such as Caddyshack, Ghostbusters II, and Scrooged. He has voiced The Flying Dutchman in SpongeBob SquarePants has also been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Saturday Night Live.