Birthdays in Film & TV on August 20

  • 1905 (Weldon Leo) "Jack" Teagarden, American jazz trombonist (Paul Whiteman, 1933-38; Louis Armstrong's All-Stars, 1946-51), singer ("Basin Street Blues"), and bandleader, born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1905 Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1967)
  • 1907 Alan Reed, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and voice artist (Fred Flintstone, Lady and the Tramp), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1908 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), born in Bedous, Aquitaine (d. 1998)
  • 1909 André Morell [Cecil André Mesritz], British actor (Ben-Hur, The Message, Hound of the Baskervilles), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Ronald Udell, English production designer (Pinewood Studios), born in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1923 Jim Reeves, American country singer ("He'll Have To Go"; "Distant Drums"), and actor (Kimberley Jim), born in Panola County, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1927 Geriatric1927 [Peter Oakley], English video blogger, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Yootha Joyce, British actress (Man About the House, George and Mildred), born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1980)
  • 1932 Anthony Ainley, British actor (Doctor Who), born in Stanmore, Middlesex (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen (1st Miss Universe, 1952), born in Muhos, Finland
  • 1935 Charles Shere, American contemporary classical composer, broadcaster, music critic, and educator, born in Berkeley, California (d. 2020)
  • 1936 Sam Melville, American actor (The Rookies -"Mike Danko"; Roughnecks), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1989)
  • 1937 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, born in Heswall, England (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician (2004 presidential candidate), born in Manila, Commonwealth of the Philippines (d. 2004)
  • 1941 Robin Oakley, British journalist and political editor (BBC 1998-2000, CNN 2000-08)
  • 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 (Dr. Walter Bishop-Fringe) and theatre director, born in Port Pirie, Australia
  • 1949 Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter, born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England
  • 1949 Katiana Balanika [Aikaterini Athaniti], Greek actress (On Air) and singer
  • 1953 Peter Horton, American actor (Gary-30 Something), born in Bellevue, Washington
  • 1954 Al Roker, American weatherman (NBC, Today), born in Queens, New York
  • 1954 Don Stark, American actor (That '70s Show - "Bob"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Jay Acovone, American actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Joan Allen, American actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country), born in Rochelle, Illinois
  • 1958 David O. Russell, American filmmaker (Silver Linings Playbook), born in New York
  • 1958 Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1960 Elizabeth Alda, American actress (Beth-Four Seasons) and daughter of Alan Alda, born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Joe Pasquale, English comedian (King of the Jungle - I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2004 4th series), born in Grays, Essex, England
  • 1961 Linda Mantz, American actress (Frankie-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 James Marsters, American actor (Spike-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Greenville, California
  • 1962 Pedro Gomez, American sports journalist (ESPN 2003-21), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2021)
  • 1966 Colin Cunningham, American actor (Centigrade, Falling Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Courtney Gibbs, American actress (Baywatch) and Miss USA 1988, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1967 Tori [Terri Poch], American bodybuilder and former professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1968 Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1969 Duke Droese, American professional wrestler, born in Lodi, California
  • 1969 Francisco Torres, Mexican actor (Los diez pasos), born in Mexico
  • 1971 David Walliams, English actor, comedian (Come Fly With Me) and children's author, born in London, England
  • 1971 Ke Huy Quan [Jonathan Ke Quan], Vietnamese-American actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Everything, Everywhere All at Once), born in Saigon, South Vietnam

Amy AdamsAmy Adams (48 years old)

1974 American actress (Junebug; Enchanted: Julie & Julia; American Hustle; Big Eyes), born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

  • 1974 Misha Collins, American actor (Supernatural), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1977 Mayra Verónica, Cuban-American model and actress, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1980 Corey Carrier, American actor (Young Indiana Jones), born in Middleborough, Massachusetts
  • 1980 Rochelle Gadd, British actress (Hollyoaks)
  • 1981 Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian-The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London

Andrew GarfieldAndrew Garfield (39 years old)

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

  • 1984 Golan Yosef, Dutch actor and dancer, born in Gouda, Netherlands
  • 1984 Mirai Moriyama, Japanese actor (Crying Out Love in the Center of the World), born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato (30 years old)

1992 American actress (Camp Rock) and singer-songwriter ("Unbroken"), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico