10 Hilarious Examples of Adult Actors Playing Teen Characters

In popular film and TV nowadays, we’ve gotten used to actors being much older than the characters they play. It’s almost impossible to dig out talented young actors that don’t have to clock in an 8 hours a day at high school, so casting directors pick up the phone and call Hollywood’s youngest-looking adults. Some of your favorite stars are a lot older than the characters they play on screen.

1. Cory Monteith – Glee

It’s hard to think of Cory Monteith as old, because he tragically died at the age of only 31 in 2013. His big breakthrough role as an actor was the lovable jock Finn Hudson on Glee. His solid acting anchored the show, and he was still a major part of the series when he died. It’s hard to realize because he does have such a boyish face, but when he played the high-school aged Finn, Monteith was almost 30.

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