Although they seem forever youthful, especially when we watch them in their old roles, these stars of movies and TV are now exploring the role of grandparenting. They may be celebrity grandfathers, but most are also very involved grandfathers.
1. Tom Hanks
Known for achieving back-to-back Best Actor Oscars, in 1993 and 1994, Tom Hanks was awarded the title of grandfather in 2011. Olivia Jane Hanks was born to Colin Hanks and his wife Samantha Bryant in 2011, followed by a sister, Charlotte Bryant Hanks, in 2013. On Entertainment Tonight, Hanks compared grandparenthood to "parenthood fantasy camp." There's no doubt that being a grandfather is one of Hanks' favorite goodies in his box of chocolates.
2. Dr. Phil McGraw
Talk show host Dr. Phil was named 2010's Sexiest Celebrity Grandparent by Grand Magazine after becoming a grandfather on March 17. Avery Elizabeth McGraw was born to Jay McGraw and his wife Erica, making the talk show host and his wife Robin grandparents. Dr. Phil tweeted and blogged about the new arrival and introduced her on his show two months later. His grandson, London Phillip McGraw, was born in 2011 on Dr. Phil's birthday, Sept. 1.He also got the tweet treatment.
3. Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey became a grandfather on Feb. 26, 2010, when his daughter Jane and husband Alex Santana welcomed Jackson Riley Santana. Carrey was 47 at the time, a little young for a Hollywood grandparent but actually just average for the United States. Carrey tweeted about his grandson: "This is what 7lbs.11oz. of Calfornia dynomite looks like!" Reportedly, Carrey is better at grandparenting than he is at spelling.
4. Donald Trump
Donald Trump's granddaughter was blessed with a ready-made playmate. Trump and his third wife, Melania, had a son in 2006. In 2007 Kai Madison was born to Donald Trump Jr., and wife Vanessa, making Trump the elder a grandfather. Trump now has six grandchildren, four from Donald, Jr., and two from his daughter Ivanka. Trump became a grandfather just a little shy of his 62nd birthday, and that's probably the only time the word "shy" has been used in reference to the billionaire magnate and television personality.
5. Donny Osmond
6. Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith entered grandparenthood at the age of 54 when daughter Liv Tyler and her husband Royston Langdon presented him with a grandson, Milo William, born December 14, 2004. The couple have since separated. Steven Tyler entered rehab in 2009 for addiction to painkillers. In 2011 he celebrated a year of sobriety by joining the judge's table on American Idol, where he immediately stole the show. Some would say that Grandpa is still a scream. Tyler left the show after two seasons.
7. Kiefer Sutherland
8. Tony Danza
9. Harrison Ford
10. Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has eight grandchildren. His oldest daughter, Mary, is mother to Arthur, born in 1999; Elliot, born in 2002; Sam, born in 2008; and Sid, born in 2011. His fashion designer daughter Stella is mother to Miller, born in 2005; Bailey, born in 2006; Beckett born in 2008; and Reiley, born in 2010. For his 64th birthday in 2006, his grandchildren, then three in number, made a special recording of "When I'm Sixty-Four" for McCartney.
11. Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan became a grandfather at 44, but it's complicated. His first wife, Cassandra Harris was 12 years older than Brosnan and had two children from a previous marriage. Brosnan adopted the two, and one of them, daughter Charlotte, gave birth to Isabelle Sophie in 1998 and to a son, Lucas, in 2005. Cassandra Harris died in 1991 from ovarian cancer. Brosnan remarried and became a father again in 2001, making his granddaughter Isabelle three years older than her own uncle.
12. James Brolin
James Brolin, born in 1940, has been a grandfather since the age of 47 and could be joining the ranks of great-grandfathers soon. His two grandsons, Trevor, born in 1988, and Eden, born in 1993, are the sons of Josh Brolin, the star of No Country for Old Men. James Brolin has been married to Barbra Streisand since 1998. Some think this is a great country for old men, when they look like James Brolin.