Ten Stars Who Are Turning 60 In 2012

  • Former "Saturday Night Live" cut-up Dan Aykroyd is turning 60? Yep. Here are some other celebrity birthdays that might surprise you:

    Christine Baranski - May 2 The still-stunning actress has made a career out of playing acerbic upper-class women, and that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Baranski, who won an Emmy for her role in "The Cybill Shepherd Show" in the 1990s, has two TV roles going: one as psychologist Beverly Hofstadter in "The Big Bang Theory," and the other as legal superstar "Diane Lockhart" in The Good Wife. And yes, both roles are for tough, smart women.

  • George Strait - May 18 Known as the “King of Country,” Strait has more number-one singles than any artist in any genre: 58 as of 2011. His latest single, “Here For A Good Time,” didn’t quite hit that mark (it cracked the top ten). But his album of the same name has been nominated for a Grammy.
  • Mr. T - May 21 Although Laurence Tureaud, better known as Mr. T, played his character for sly laughs during the 1980s TV series “The A Team,” he’s deadly serious today, especially when it comes to religion and helping others. Tureaud, who is a born-again Christian, focuses his efforts on motivational speaking. His religion also led him to give up his trademark gold jewelry after helping with post-Katrina cleanup efforts in 2005. "As a Christian, “ he said, “when I saw other people lose their lives and lose their land and property...I felt that it would be a sin before God for me to continue wearing my gold.”
  • Liam Neeson - June 7 Who says you’re too old to be an action-film stalwart at age 60? Neeson, who’s given critically acclaimed performances in movies like "Schindler's List" and "Michael Collins," has gone on to specialize in flicks like "The Grey," "The Wrath Of The Titans" and "Battleship"; all are being released this year. He’s also reprising his role in "The Dark Knight Rises."
  • John Goodman - June 20 Best known for his role as the affable, blue-collar Dan Conner on “Roseanne”, Goodman’s most recent role is about as far as you can get in a sitcom. In the movie “The Artist,” Goodman portrays the head of a movie studio—and never says a word. The highly praised movie, which examines the silent-film era in Hollywood, contains no dialogue whatsoever. But Goodman, along with the rest of the cast, pulls off one of the most difficult tasks in acting: saying volumes without uttering a word.
  • Dan Aykroyd - July 1 The former "Saturday Night Live" comic, who helped create the Ghostbusters franchise, hasn’t appeared in any great movies recently (who remembers "Christmas With The Kranks"?). But now he’s back on track with an upcoming movie, "Dog Fight," starring Will Ferrell. And after that? It’s "Ghostbusters III"!
  • John Tesh - July 9 Tesh, a longtime" Entertainment Tonight" co-host, went on to make a fortune in music, including New Age composition and sports themes for television networks. Now he hosts the "John Tesh Radio Show," which broadcasts a combination of soft music (including Tesh’s) and health and wellness advice.
  • David Hasselhoff - July 17 There aren’t too many people who could make Simon Cowell change his schedule, but Hasselhoff’s done it. Cowell went back to England to repair the damage done to his show “Britain’s Got Talent” by Hasselhoff and some other judges. According to one article, Hasselhoff spent much of his time whispering the word “Kitt” into his wrist (a reference to his series “Knight Rider”). That’s probably an exaggeration, but Hasselhoff, who’s struggled with addiction issues, has been known to be a bit erratic. Here’s hoping he can clean up his act.
  • Mickey Rourke - Sept. 16 The former actor/boxer/addict staged a Hollywood-movie comeback in 2008, when he starred in “The Wrestler.” And he’s kept his career going ever since, with roles in “The Expendables” and “Iron Man 2.” His latest movie: “The Immortals,” in which he plays a king who declares war on the gods.
  • Roseanne Barr - Nov. 3 The controversial comedian managed to have a successful comedy show ("Roseanne") and drive millions of people crazy (remember her parody of the national anthem) is still pretty out there. After a short-lived reality show, “Roseanne’s Nuts,” she took to her twitter account to criticize the New York City police department for allegedly arresting “dark-skinned teenagers for pot—getting kickbacks for it.”