10 Television Actors Who Became Successful after 40

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Nobody ever said it was going to be easy to make it in the entertainment industry. Many people try to make a name for themselves, but end up broke and have nothing to show for it.  Just because you do not become recognized as soon as you graduate from college with your degree in theatre, does not mean it will not happen.  The ten television actors on this list were all hard working individuals, but did not truly become famous and successful until after they turned 40. So if you are 39 and trying to become a television actor, there still may be hope for you yet.

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Tim Gerstenberger received a BA degree in Communication from Saginaw Valley State University and a MSA degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. He currently works as a Recruiter for Chemical Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in the state of Michigan. His past work has been published on Yahoo! and Examiner. He also contributes to other television/celebrity based websites. He has had a passion for TV since an early age and some of his current favorite shows include: Friends, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, Friday Night Lights, Bones, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, and The Good Wife. He currently resides in the Bay City, Michigan area.
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