On This Day

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 (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 and actor (Gun Fury, 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
  • 1936 Sam Melville, American actor (Mike Danko-Rookies, Roughnecks), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1989)
  • 1937 Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, born in Heswall, England (d. 2018)
  • 1937 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • 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
  • 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 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1954 Don Stark, American actor (That '70s Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 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 Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1958 David O. Russell, American filmmaker (Silver Linings Playbook), born in New York
  • 1960 Elizabeth Alda, American actress (Beth-Four Seasons) and daughter of Alan Alda, born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Linda Mantz, American actress (Frankie-Dorothy), 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
  • 1962 James Marsters, American actor (Spike-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Greenville, California
  • 1966 Courtney Gibbs, American actress (Baywatch) and Miss USA 1988, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1966 Colin Cunningham, American actor (Centigrade, Falling Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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 Francisco Torres, Mexican actor (Los diez pasos), born in Mexico
  • 1969 Duke Droese, American professional wrestler, born in Lodi, California
  • 1971 Jonathan Ke Quan, Vietnamese-American actor (Sam-Together We Stand), born in Saigon, South Vietnam
  • 1971 David Walliams, English actor, comedian (Come Fly With Me) and children's author, born in London, England
  • 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 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

Person of interestAndrew Garfield

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

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

Person of interestDemi Lovato

1992 Demi Lovato, American actress (Camp Rock) and singer/songwriter (Unbroken), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Actress and Singer-Songwriter Demi Lovato
Actress and Singer-Songwriter
Demi Lovato