Birthdays in Film & TV on August 12

  • 1720 Konrad Ekhof [Hans Konrad Dieterich Eckhof], German actor and director, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1778)

Cecil B. DeMilleCecil B. DeMille (1881-1959)

American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments), born in Ashfield, Massachusetts

  • 1883 Pauline Frederick, American actress (Thank You, Mr. Moto), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • 1885 Marion Lorne, American actress (The Graduata, Mister Peepers), born in West Pittston, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1890 Al Goodman, Russian-American orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), born in Nikopol, Russia
  • 1893 Alfred Lunt, American Broadway actor (The Guardsman, Sally of the Sawdust), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1977)
  • 1893 Howard Smith, American actor (Kiss of Death, Call Northside 777), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1898 Oscar Homolka, Hungarian actor (Sabotage, The Seven Year Itch, Ball of Fire, I Remember Mama), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1978)
  • 1904 Kay Campbell [Catherine Hibben], American actress (All My Children), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Tedd Pierce, American cartoon screenwriter and voice actor (Warner Brothers), born in Quogue, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1988)

Jane WyattJane Wyatt (1910-2006)

American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), born in Mahwah, New Jersey

  • 1911 Cantinflas [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Around World in 80 Days, Pepe), born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Samuel Fuller, American screenwriter and director (Shock Corridor, The Big Red One), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1913 Kurt Kaszner [Serwicher], Austrian actor (Kiss Me Kate, Lili, Casino Royale), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1917 Marjorie Reynolds [Goodspeed], American actress and dancer (Holiday Inn, Life of Riley), born in Buhl, Idaho (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), born in Paisley (d. 1987)
  • 1926 John Derek, American actor, director and photographer (Knock on Any Door, All the King's Men, Rogues of Sherwood Forest), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1929 (Alvis) "Buck" Owens, American "Bakersfield Sound" country singer-songwriter ("Under Your Spell Again"), bandleader (The Buckaroos - "Act Naturally"), and TV personality (Hee Haw), born in Sherman, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1931 William Goldman, American screenwriter and author (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1935 John Cazale, American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather; Dog Day Afternoon; The Deer Hunter), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1939 George Hamilton, American actor (Love at First Bite), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1940 Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
  • 1941 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1941 Jennifer Warren, American actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Mark Knopfler, British singer-songwriter, guitarist (Dire Straits - "Walk Of Life"; "Sultans Of Swing"; The Notting Hillbillies), and film score composer (Local Hero; Princess Bride), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1950 Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
  • 1950 Kid Creole [August Darnell], musician and actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1950 Simon Groom, British television presenter (Blue Peter, 1978-86), and producer (Angels & Devils; The Flying Scotsman), born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
  • 1952 Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
  • 1954 Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)
  • 1956 Terry Taylor [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
  • 1957 Amanda Redman, British stage and screen actress (At Home with the Braithwaithes; New Tricks; The Good Karma Hospital (2017–present), borne in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • 1965 Peter Krause, American actor
  • 1967 Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1968 Andras Jones, American actor
  • 1969 Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
  • 1969 Kitty G [Katia Geiger], Leningrad Russia, cable tv actress
  • 1970 Charles Mesure, British actor
  • 1972 Rebecca Gayheart, American model (Noxzema), and actress (Loving, 1992-93 - "Hannah"; Urban Legend), born in Hazard Kentucky
  • 1973 Grey DeLisle, American country singer-songwriter, autoharp player, voice actress (The Fairly OddParents; The Loud House), and comedienne, born in Fort Ord, California
  • 1973 Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive, born in McPherson, Kansas

Casey AffleckCasey Affleck (47 years old)

1975 American actor (Manchester by the Sea, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts

  • 1976 Richard McCourt, English children's television presenter
  • 1977 Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer
  • 1980 Dominique Swain, American actress
  • 1980 Maggie Lawson, American actress
  • 1982 River Butcher, American stand-up comedian, writer, and podcaster, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1984 Marian Rivera, Philippine actress
  • 1991 Lakeith Stanfield, American actor (Straight Outta Compton), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1992 Cara Delevingne, English fashion model, actress, and LGBT activist, born in London, England