8 Teen TV Characters That Are Played By Old AF Actors

Do you know what the most unrealistic part of teen TV shows is? Is it the fact that they NEVER seem to go to class? Or is it the fact that the teachers always somehow end up dating a student? Nope. I mean, don’t get me wrong, those are all pretty messed up portrayals of teen lives. But, in my humble opinion, the most unrealistic part about teen TV shows is the fact that the most  “teen” characters aren’t actually played by teens. In fact, they are rarely ever played by teens.  Most of the time, they are played by actors ways into their twenties. I know that with most TV shows, you’re kind of expected to just sort of ignore that fact that the actors are so much other than the character they portray. But, come on, are we really expected to believe that this guy is a teen?

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I mean… he’s drinking beer, you guys. Whatever. I know it shouldn’t bother me so much since, realistically, it makes more sense for companies to hire older actors instead of teens, because of school and labor laws and stuff. But, still, it’s annoying. Instead of getting frustrated, I actually found the most ridiculous teen characters that are played by super old actors so we can all have a good laugh about what TV shows THINK teens look like. Check it out.

Which old actors playing teens did we miss?  Tell us in the comments!

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  • The Jackson one shocked me the most… I grew up watching Hannah Montana and I’ve always assumed Jason Earles was around 18-19…