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), born in NYC, New York (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 (R2D2-Star Wars), born in Solihull (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1944 Rocky Johnson, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1944 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1945 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1949 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1957 Stephen Fry, English comedian 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
  • 1961 Jared Harris, English actor
  • 1962 David Koechner, American actor, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1964 Dana Gould, American comedian and writer

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

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  • 1968 Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • 1971 Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1973 Barret Oliver, actor (Never Ending Story, Secret Garden)
  • 1973 Dave Chappelle, American actor and comedian, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1973 Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor, born in Port Richmond, New York
  • 1980 Sonja Bennett, Canadian actress (Punch), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1981 Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1981 Chad Michael Murray, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 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
  • 1985 Destiny Davis, American model and Playboy Playmate, born in Glendora, California

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

  • 1995 Runa Tsukishima, Japanese child model