R. Lee Ermey
Everyone’s favorite real life and movie drill sergeant, R. Lee Ermey is best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, a role he went on to reprise in, well, just about everything (the Toy Story movies, Saving Silverman, GEICO commercials, etc.) In addition to staying in shape, Ermey has also made time to visit troops overseas, which we can only imagine is awesome for troops overseas.
While he looks like the heir apparent to Ermey, as Hollywood’s next “Badass Old Military Dude,” Lang, known for his ruthless role as Colonel Quaritch in Avatar, actually got his career start on Broadway. Also, while Lang is 59, and hence, one year too young for this list, his grayish white hair clearly makes up for what he lacks in seniority. The ripped New York native can currently be seen on the Fox sci-fi drama Terra Nova.
Last, but certainly not least, in the world of fictional fit seniors, no one holds a candle to Izzy Mandelbaum from Seinfeld, the Del Boca Vista fitness guru summoned by Jerry’s parents to whip their son into shape. Owner of the Magic Pan crepe restaurant, Mandelbaum is always ready to throw down in a weight lifting contest, or even throw around the old medicine ball. Yup, it’s go time. Man-del-baum! Man-del-baum!