Birthdays in Film & TV on August 24

  • 1891 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Kniertje in On hope), born in Halluin, France (d. 1960)
  • 1896 Phil Baker, American comedian (Who's Whose), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1900 Preston Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), born in Ocean City, New Jersey (d. 1970)
  • 1904 Rodd Redwing, American actor (Buffalo Bill In Tomahawk Territory; Son Of Geronimo), and stunt coach, born in NYC, New York [or maybe India] (d. 1971)
  • 1905 Don Douglas, Scottish actor (The Black Castle), born in Kinleyside, Scotland (d. 1945)
  • 1912 Durward Kirby, American TV announcer (Garry Moore Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • 1913 Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)
  • 1915 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint), born in Hendon, Middlesex, England (d. 1990)
  • 1916 Hal Smith, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Campbell), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1919 Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler, born in Otumba de Gómez Farías, Mexico (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Helena Carter [Helen Rickerts], American model and actress (Invaders from Mars), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1934 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars, Time Bandits), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter ("Classical Gas", Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), author and photographer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1944 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Rocky Johnson, Canadian pro wrestler (father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; with Tony Atlas first black champions in WWE history), born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Ronee Blakley, American actress (Nashville), and singer-songwriter, born in Nampa, Idaho
  • 1945 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1947 Anne Archer, American actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing; Murphy Brown - "Frank"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Stephen FryStephen Fry (65 years old)

1957 English comedian, writer and actor (Blackadder, QI), born in London

  • 1958 Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960 Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker (Dead or Alive), born in Yao, Osaka, Japan
  • 1961 Jared Harris, Irish-British actor (Valery Legasov-Chernobyl), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1962 David Koechner, American actor, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1964 Dana Gould, American comedian and writer (The Simpsons 1989), born in Hopedale, Massachusetts

Marlee MatlinMarlee Matlin (57 years old)

1965 American actress and the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award (Children of Lesser God), born in Morton Grove, Illinois

  • 1968 Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • 1971 Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1973 Barret Oliver, American actor (The Neverending Story; The Secret Garden), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor, born in Port Richmond, New York
  • 1973 Dave Chappelle, American actor and comedian, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1980 Sonja Bennett, Canadian actress (Punch), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1981 Chad Michael Murray, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1981 Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1981 Mercedes Scelba-Shorte, American model, born in New Jersey
  • 1983 Christopher Parker, British actor (Eastenders), born in London
  • 1984 Kyle Schmid, Canadian actor, born in Mississauga, Canada

Rupert GrintRupert Grint (34 years old)

1988 English actor (Harry Potter), born in Harlow, Essex, England

  • 1990 Elizabeth Debicki, Australian actress (The Great Gatsby; Widows; Tenet), born in Paris, France
  • 1995 Runa Tsukishima, Japanese child model, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan