Birthdays in Film & Television in May 1940

  • May 5 Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)
  • May 7 John Irvin, actor (Moment in Time)
  • May 9 James L Brooks, producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic)
  • May 10 Taurean Blacque, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 11 Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • May 15 Paul Rudd, actor (Conn Yankee in King Arthur's Court), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 19 Carlos Diegues, actor (Xica)
  • May 19 Joan Staley, playmate (Nov, 1958)
  • May 22 Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)
  • May 22 Michael Sarrazin, actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They)
  • May 28 Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • May 30 David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey