Birthdays in Film & TV on August 20

  • 1905 Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1967)
  • 1905 Jack Teagarden [Weldon Leo Teagarden], American trombonist and actor (Meet Band Leaders), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1907 Alan Reed, American actor (Mr Adams & Eve)/voice (Fred Flintstone), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1908 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), born in Bedous, Aquitaine (d. 1998)
  • 1909 Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), born in London, England
  • 1911 Ronald Udell, England, production designer (Pinewood Studios)
  • 1923 Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), born in Panola County, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1927 Geriatric1927, English video blogger
  • 1927 Yootha Joyce, English actress (d. 1980)
  • 1929 Norma Connolly, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1932 Anthony Ainley, British actor (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen
  • 1937 Jim "Bullseye" Bowen, British TV game show host and comedian
  • 1937 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)
  • 1940 Sam Melville, Utah, actor (Mike Danko-Rookies, Roughnecks)
  • 1943 Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor (Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Dunoon
  • 1946 Connie Chung [Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich], American news anchor (NBC, CBS), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 John Noble, Australian actor
  • 1949 Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter
  • 1953 Peter Horton, Bellevue Wash, actor (Gary-30 Something)
  • 1954 Al Roker, weatherman (NBC, Today), born in Queens, New York
  • 1954 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1954 Don Stark, American actor
  • 1955 Jay Acovone, Mahopac NY, actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat)
  • 1956 Joan Allen, American actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country), born in Rochelle, Illinois
  • 1958 Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director and screenwriter
  • 1958 David O. Russell, American filmmaker (Silver Linings Playbook), born in New York
  • 1960 Elizabeth Alda, daughter of Alan Alda, actress (Beth-Four Seasons)
  • 1961 Linda Mantz, American actress (Frankie-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Joe Pasquale, English comedian
  • 1962 James Marsters, American actor
  • 1966 Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA (1988)/actress (Baywatch)
  • 1966 Colin Cunningham, American actor (Centigrade, Falling Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Terri Poch, American yogini and former professional wrestler
  • 1968 Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1969 Duke Droese, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Ke Huy Quan, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Sam-Together We Stand)
  • 1971 David Walliams, British comedian
  • 1974 Denesha Reid, Miss USA-Georgia (1997)
  • 1974 Amy Adams, American actress and singer (Arrival, Man of Steel, American Hustle), born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
  • 1974 Misha Collins, American actor (Supernatural), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1977 Mayra Veronica, Cuban model and actress
  • 1980 Corey Carrier, actor (Young Indiana Jones)
  • 1980 Rochelle Gadd, British actress
  • 1981 Benjamin Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)

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1983 Andrew Garfield, British American actor (The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1984 Mirai Moriyama, Japanese actor
  • 1984 Golan Yosef, Dutch actor
  • 1986 Robert Clark, Canadian actor
  • 1992 Demi Lovato, American actress (Camp Rock) and singer/songwriter (Unbroken), born in Dallas, Texas