Advertisements Did you know that? He was born in 1934. I just found this out yesterday from a newspaper article about a local visit he made. I could have sworn he was in at least his 80s. For reference, and to prove that I'm not wacky for thinking he's been old forever, when he made Cocoon in 1985 he was only 51 years old! To Don Ameche and Hume Cronyn he must have seemed like a kid! Oh and he does indeed have "dia-beet-us", so his work for Liberty Medical is legit.