79 Years Old Males

The list of famous 79 year old males includes Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Tom Selleck, Eric Clapton, Sam Elliott. Famous males featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, novelists and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list of 79 Year Old includes people from United States, England, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Danny DeVito
(Actor, Director, Producer)
Danny DeVito
40
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neptune Township, New Jersey, United States

An award-winning actor, Danny DeVito overcame a rare genetic disorder called Fairbank's disease to become an influential figure in the American film industry. Along with Michael Shamberg, he founded a production company called Jersey Films, which went on to produce films like Pulp Fiction. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.

 2 
Tom Selleck
(Best Known for His Role of 'Thomas Magnum' in the TV Series 'Magnum, P.I.')
Tom Selleck
52
Birthdate: January 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

An actor famous for his rugged good looks, Tom Selleck is best known for playing tough police officers and investigators in TV shows and films. Even though he has been active in the entertainment industry since the 1960s, he finally gained stardom only in the 1980s and continues to be a popular actor to date.

 3 
Michael Douglas
(One of the Most Popular and Critically Acclaimed Actors of His Generation)
Michael Douglas
37
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

One of the most decorated American actors, Michael Douglas is popular for playing a variety of roles. Apart from acting, Michael Douglas has received attention for his political activism and humanitarianism. A cancer survivor, Douglas serves as an inspiration to those suffering from the disease; he recovered from stage IV tongue cancer.

 4 
Sam Elliott
22
Birthdate: August 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Veteran actor, Sam Elliott, is best known for his work in movies like Hulk, Ghost Rider, The Big Lebowski and A Star Is Born. With his good looks and deep commanding voice, he became favourite for cowboy roles, like in TV series The Sacketts and movies Tombstone. However, the actor has also played various other characters in his long career.
 5 
Eric Clapton
(One of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time)
Eric Clapton
49
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ripley, England

Eric Clapton, the rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time. In the 1970s, he recorded a number of successful solo albums and continued to do so over the next several decades and is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He has had issues with alcohol and drugs.

 6 
Rod Stewart
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Rod Stewart
40
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highgate

British rock and pop singer and songwriter, Rod Stewart has sold over 250 million records worldwide and is counted among the best-selling music artists of all time. During his extensive career that spans almost six decades, he has won numerous awards and accolades. He was mentioned on the "Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists" list in 2008.

 7 
Rodrigo Duterte
(President of Philippines)
Rodrigo Duterte
113
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maasin, Philippines

The current president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte took office at age 71, making him the oldest president of the country. His war on drugs has had a major impact in the Philippines. Known for his straightforward attitude in public, Duterte has admitted to killing three men in 1988 in an attempt to save a girl from being raped.

 8 
Bob Seger
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Bob Seger
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Singer, songwriter, and musician, Bob Seger, first gained fame in the 1960s as a heartland rock artist. Known for his classic raspy and powerful voice, he recorded many songs that dealt with themes like love and women. With worldwide sales of more than 75 million records, he is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

 9 
Pete Townshend
(Co-Founder and Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Who')
Pete Townshend
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

Pete Townshend is an English guitarist, composer, and singer. He is credited with co-founding and leading one of the most influential and important rock bands of the 20th century, The Who. Also an influential guitarist, Pete Townshend was ranked 10th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarists of all time list published in 2011.

 10 
William Gary Busey
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Buddy Holly’ in the Film ‘The Buddy Holly Story’)
William Gary Busey
15
Birthdate: June 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baytown, Texas, United States
Gary Busey initially performed as a drummer for country stars and used the pseudonym “Teddy Jack Eddy.” He is best known for his Academy Award-nominated role in The Buddy Holly Story and his countless character and guest roles in both movies and series. He also appeared on Celebrity Rehab.
 11 
Peter Cetera
(Lead Vocalist and Bassist of the Rock Band 'Chicago')
Peter Cetera
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Retired singer, songwriter, and bassist, Peter Cetera, first gained fame as an original member of the rock band Chicago. He later launched a successful solo career as well. He often collaborated with David Foster and Amy Grant over the course of his long career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. 

 12 
Micky Dolenz
(Vocalist and Drummer for the 1960s Pop-Rock Band ‘The Monkees’)
Micky Dolenz
8
Birthdate: March 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Micky Dolenz has been a vocalist and drummer of the pop/rock band The Monkees, which is known for its hits such as Last Train to Clarksville. He had started his career as a child actor, with Circus Boy, and later also appeared on the TV show named after The Monkees
 13 
Pat Riley
(American Professional Basketball Executive, Former Coach, and Former Player)
Pat Riley
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, New York, United States

Pat Riley is a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Currently, he is a professional basketball executive and has been the team president of the Miami Heat since 1995. He is considered one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time and is a recipient of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award. 

 14 
Al Michaels
(Sportscaster)
Al Michaels
2
Birthdate: November 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Frank Oz
(Puppeteer & Actor Known for His Role of Yoda in the 'Star Wars' Series)
Frank Oz
3
Birthdate: May 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hereford, England
Frank Oz started his career as a puppeteer, performing characters such as Miss Piggy in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster in Sesame Street. He then gained fame as the voice of Yoda in the Star Wars franchise. He has also directed movies such as Little Shop of Horrors.
 16 
Björn Ulvaeus
(Composer, Pop Singer and a Member of the Musical Group 'Abba')
Björn Ulvaeus
21
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Singer and songwriter Björn Ulvaeus is perhaps best known as a member of the ABBA, one of the most successful musical groups of all time. Equally famous as a co-composer and co-producer of several films and musicals, he is currently serving as the President of CISAC, trying to ensure that creators are fairly compensated and properly credited for their works.

 17 
Boz Scaggs
(Singer)
Boz Scaggs
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
 18 
Jeffrey Tambor
(Awarded a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Pfefferman.)
Jeffrey Tambor
8
Birthdate: July 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 19 
Dirk Benedict
7
Birthdate: March 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
Dennis Franz
4
Birthdate: October 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Stephen Stills
(Singer-songwriter)
Stephen Stills
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
 22 
Ian McDiarmid
(Best Known for His Villainous Role of 'Emperor Palpatine' from the 'Star Wars' Film Series)
Ian McDiarmid
10
Birthdate: August 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland

Best known to fans as Emperor Palpatine or Darth Sidious in the Star Wars movie series, Scottish actor Ian McDiarmid also had a successful career in British theater. His performance as Teddy in the play Faith Healer won him a Tony Award, while he earned an Olivier Award for the play Insignificance.

 23 
Michael Buffer
(Announcer)
Michael Buffer
6
Birthdate: November 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Michael Buffer is an American ring announcer for professional wrestling and boxing matches. He is credited with pioneering an announcing style which involves a distinctive rolling of certain letters. He is also famous for popularizing catchphrases, such as Let's get ready to rumble. Michael Buffer has also appeared in popular talks shows like Late Night with David Letterman.

 24 
Timothy Lee Reid
(American Actor, Comedian and Film Director Known for His TV Series ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati’ and ‘Simon & Simon’)
Timothy Lee Reid
2
Birthdate: December 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Timothy Lee Reid, popularly known as Tim Reid, is an American actor and director. He is known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as Venus Flytrap, Simon & Simon, and That '70s Show. The founder of Legacy Media Institute, Reid aims at bringing together leading professionals, young men and women, and outstanding actors through his non-profit organization.

 25 
G. W. Bailey
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Luther Rizzo’ in TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
G. W. Bailey
10
Birthdate: August 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
G.W. Bailey is best known as Luther Rizzo from the series M*A*S*H and as Thaddeus Harris from the Police Academy film franchise. Fans also loved him as Louie Provenza in The Closer and its spinoff series, Major Crimes. He has been associated with charities that help children with cancer.
 26 
Jeff Beck
(Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter)
Jeff Beck
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: England

Jeff Beck is a British rock guitarist renowned for his association with popular rock bands like The Yardbirds, Beck, Bogert & Appice, and The Jeff Beck Group. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential players in history, Beck has won several awards like the Grammy Awards. He has also appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine thrice.

 27 
Ritchie Blackmore
(Guitarist, Songwriter)
Ritchie Blackmore
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 28 
Larry Ellison
(Co-Founder of Oracle)
Larry Ellison
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison was Forbes’s sixth-wealthiest person in the world in 2019. He has been associated with Apple and Tesla, too. He once owned the world’s 12th-largest yacht. He is a certified pilot and also owns a tennis facility. A devoted philanthropist, he has taken The Giving Pledge.
 29 
Lorne Michaels
(Creator and Producer of 'Saturday Night Live')
Lorne Michaels
6
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer, comedian, and screenwriter. He is credited with creating and producing one of the most popular American TV sketch comedy and variety shows, Saturday Night Live. With 91 nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards under his belt, Lorne Michaels holds the record for having the most nominations by an individual in the award show's history.

 30 
Ray Davies
(Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Ray Davies
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 31 
Raila Odinga
(Former Prime Minister of Kenya)
Raila Odinga
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maseno

Raila Odinga is a Kenyan politician who has been the Leader of Opposition since 2013. From 2008 to 2013, Odinga served as the prime minister of Kenya. Before becoming the prime minister, Raila Odinga served as the Minister for Roads, Public Works, and Housing. At the African Union Commission in 2018, he was appointed High Representative for Infrastructure Development.

 32 
Gabe Kaplan
(Comedian, Actor, Professional Poker Player)
Gabe Kaplan
9
Birthdate: March 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Erno Rubik
(Inventor)
Erno Rubik
9
Birthdate: July 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest

A professor of design and architecture, Erno Rubik is the man behind the Rubik’s Cube. The Hungarian inventor himself took a month to solve his Rubik’s Cube puzzle, before marketing it worldwide as a popular game. He later also invented Rubik’s Magic and now promotes problem solving and mathematics. 

 34 
Barry Bostwick
(Actor)
Barry Bostwick
2
Birthdate: February 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 35 
Younan Nowzaradan
(Specializes in vascular surgery and bariatric surgery.)
Younan Nowzaradan
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran, Pahlavi Iran Imperial State of Iran
 36 
Walt Frazier
(Former basketball player at point guard who helped the Knicks win NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973)
Walt Frazier
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 37 
Steve Spurrier
(American Former Football Quarterback and Coach)
Steve Spurrier
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Former American football player Steve Spurrier, or Head Ball Coach, won the 1966 Heisman Trophy, playing for the Florida Gators. He was then drafted by the NFL team San Francisco 49ers and also represented the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a coach, he has won the ACC and SEC championships.
 38 
Ben Stein
(Writer, Actor, Lawyer)
Ben Stein
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Ben Stein initially worked as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He then plunged into the entertainment world, starring in films such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off and hosting shows such as Win Ben Stein's Money. He also appeared as Arthur Neuman in The Mask franchise.
 39 
Yoweri Museveni
(9th President of Uganda)
Yoweri Museveni
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ntungamo, Uganda

Ugandan politician, Yoweri Museveni, has been serving as the president of Uganda since 1986. He played a key role in a series of rebellions that overpowered Ugandan political leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote before capturing power in the 1980s. Under his presidency, Uganda has achieved significant success in fighting HIV/AIDS. The country has also experienced relative peace under Museveni.

 40 
Tony La Russa
(Baseball player)
Tony La Russa
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Robert Powell
(Actor)
Robert Powell
2
Birthdate: June 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salford
 42 
Bob Griese
(American Football Players)
Bob Griese
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 43 
Robin Trower
(Guitarist)
Robin Trower
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Catford
 44 
Rudy Giuliani
(Former Mayor of New York City)
Rudy Giuliani
45
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Flatbush, New York, United States

American politician Rudy Giuliani, who served as the Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, received major attention and praise for his handling of crisis in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in his city. He was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in December 2001 for his efforts. However, there have also been allegations of corruption against him.

 45 
John Doman
(Actor)
John Doman
4
Birthdate: January 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 46 
Ren Zhengfei
(CEO of Huawei)
Ren Zhengfei
14
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zhenning Buyei and Miao Autonomous County, Anshun, China

Ren Zhengfei is a Chinese engineer and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding Huawei, the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones and the largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in the world. He also serves as the CEO of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. In 2005, Ren Zhengfei was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 47 
John Densmore
(Musician)
John Densmore
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Tim Rice
(Author, Lyricist)
Tim Rice
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Amersham
 49 
Martin Shaw
(Actor)
Martin Shaw
5
Birthdate: January 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 50 
Keith Jarrett
(Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician, Saxophonist, Songwriter, Musician)
Keith Jarrett
2
Listed In:
Birthdate: May 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Allentown