Actors and Actresses Born in 1948

  • Jan 8 Gillies Mackinnon, Scottish film director & writer (Playboys), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Jan 12 Anthony Andrews, English actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • Jan 14 Carl Weathers, American actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 15 Tommy Nolan, Canadian actor (Jody-Buckskin), born in Montreal, Quebec

John Carpenter

Jan 16 John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

  • Jan 22 Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
  • Jan 24 Michael Des Barres, British actor & rock singer, born in Hove, England
  • Jan 24 Michio Kaku, American physicist, futurist, author (Physics of the Impossible; The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything), broadcaster, and peace activist, born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 27 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American ballet dancer,and choreographer (American Ballet Theater), and actor (The Turning Point; Sex In The City), born in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
  • Jan 29 Marc Singer, Canadian-American actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 29 Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
  • Jan 30 Nicholas Broomfield, English documentary film director (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss), born in London, United Kingdom

Ina Garten

Feb 2 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Feb 2 Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
  • Feb 5 Barbara Hershey [Herzstein], American actress (Stuntman, Shy People), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 5 Christopher Guest, American actor (SNL, 1984-85; This is Spinal Tap; The Princess Bride), and filmmaker (Best In Show; Waiting for Huffman), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 5 Errol Morris, American documentary film director (The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara), born in Hewlett, New York
  • Feb 5 Tom Wilkinson, English actor, born in West Yorkshire, England
  • Feb 11 Lynn Goldsmith, American photographer, filmmaker, recording artist, and album cover designer (Grand Funk Railroad; Patti Smith; Frank Zappa; Paul Simon), born in Detroit Michigan
  • Feb 11 Susan Bernard, American author, actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) Playboy playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 14 Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
  • Feb 14 Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)

Teller

Feb 14 Teller [Raymond Joseph Teller], American magician (Penn & Teller) and illusionist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Feb 17 José José [José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz], Mexican singer and actor, known as 'The Prince of Song', born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2019)
  • Feb 18 Sinead Cusack, Irish actress (Waterland, Revenge), born in Dalkey, Ireland
  • Feb 18 Tony Anselmo, American animator & cartoon voice actor, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Feb 19 John Minton [Big John Studd], American pro wrestler (Royal Rumble 1989), born in Butler, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Feb 21 Larry Ragland, American comedian (Keep on Truckin'), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 22 John Ashton, American actor, born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Feb 24 Dennis Waterman, English actor (Fair Exchange, Minder, The Sweeney), born in London
  • Feb 24 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Mysore State (d. 2016)
  • Feb 25 Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
  • Feb 26 Priscilla Lopez, American actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Feb 28 Bernadette Peters [Lazzara], American Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress and singer (Sunday in the Park with George; The Jerk; Pennies From Heaven), and author, born in Queens, New York
  • Feb 28 Mercedes Ruehl, American Tony and Academy Award-winning stage and screen actress (Lost in Yonkers; The Fisher King; Crazy People), born in Queens, New York
  • Feb 28 Mike Figgis, British film director and screenwriter (Leaving Las Vegas), born in Carlisle, England
  • Mar 3 Byron MacGregor, newscaster
  • Mar 5 Elaine Paige, British musical theater singer and actress (Evita; Sunset Boulevard), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
  • Mar 11 Dominique Sanda [Varaigne], French actress (The Conformist, 1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 13 Robert S. Woods, American actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons), born in Maywood, California
  • Mar 14 Billy Crystal, American actor, writer and producer (Soap, City Slickers), born in Long Beach, New York
  • Mar 20 John de Lancie, American actor (Star Trek Next Generation - "Q"; Days of Our Lives), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 22 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist (CNN), born in Augsburg, Germany
  • Mar 25 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter (Watchdog), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Mar 28 Dianne Wiest, American Academy, Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe Award-winning stage and screen actress (Bullets Over Broadway; Parenthood; Hannah & Her Sisters), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 28 Matthew Corbett, British actor (The Sooty Show), born in Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Mar 29 (Walter) "Bud" Cort, American actor (M*A*S*H(film); Brewster McCloud; Harold and Maude), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Mar 30 Justin Deas, American actor (As The World Turns, Santa Barbara), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 31 Rhea Perlman, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Taxi - "Zena"; Cheers - "Carla"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 4 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor (Charlie Fairhead - Casualty), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 6 Patrika Darbo, American actress
  • Apr 9 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress and politician, born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Apr 12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 13 Amy Robinson, American writer and actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Apr 14 Berinthia "Berry" Berenson, American photographer, actress & model, born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • Apr 15 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Apr 20 Gregory Itzin, American film and TV actor (The Kentucky Cycle), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 22 Carol Drinkwater, Anglo-Irish actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small) and author (The Haunted School, Provence), born in London
  • Apr 23 Serge Thériault, French Canadian comedian and actor (Ding et Dong), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • Apr 23 Tessa Wyatt, English actress (Beast in the Cellar; Wedding Night), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • Apr 26 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, Canadian stage and screen actress (The Decline of the American Empire), and jazz singer, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Apr 28 Marcia Strassman, American actress (M*A*S*H; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Julie Kotter"), born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • Apr 29 Reb Brown, American actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 30 Perry King, American actor (Andy Warhol's "Bad"), born in Alliance, Ohio
  • May 3 Chris Mulkey, American actor (Cloverfield), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • May 6 Richard Cox, American actor (Mark-Executive Suite), born in NYC, New York
  • May 8 Maurizio Nichetti, Italian screenwriter, director and actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano), born in Milan, Italy
  • May 8 Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • May 12 Lindsay Ann Crouse, American actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • May 16 Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
  • May 18 Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor and director (Gekkenbriefje)
  • May 19 Grace Jones, Jamaican-American disco singer ("Slave to the Rhythm"), and actress (A View To A Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • May 20 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
  • May 21 Carol Potter, American actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today's FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)
  • May 29 Michael Berkeley, English composer, broadcaster and House of Lords member (Jayne Eyre opera), born in London, England
  • May 29 Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor, born in Mammola, Italy
  • May 30 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • May 31 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic), born in Montreal, Quebec, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 1 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), born in Snyder Texas (d. 2017)
  • Jun 2 Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 2 Jerry Mathers, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)
  • Jun 4 Rosemary Joyce, model and actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)
  • Jun 11 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 11 Stephen Schnetzer, American actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 13 Joe Roth, American film executive, producer and film director (America's Sweethearts), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 19 Phylicia Rashad, American Tony Award-winning actress (The Cosby Show - "Clair"; A Raisin in the Sun; One Life to Live), and singer, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 25 Michael Lembeck, American actor (Max-One Day at a Time), born in Brooklyn, New York

Kathy Bates

Jun 28 Kathy Bates, American Academy Award-winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Jun 29 Fred Grandy, American actor (The Love Boat - "Gopher") and politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Jul 2 Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
  • Jul 5 William Hootkins, American actor, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Jul 6 Nathalie Baye, French actress (Beau Pere, Honeymoon), born in Mainneville, France
  • Jul 7 Jean Leclerc, French Canadian actor (Jeremy Hunter-All My Children), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 8 Kim Darby, American actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 12 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American disc jockey, comedian, and actor (Cheers; Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Jul 13 Daphne Maxwell Reid, actress (Frank's Place)
  • Jul 16 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor, born in Panama City, Panama
  • Jul 18 Carlos Colón, Sr., Puerto Rican professional wrestler, born in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
  • Jul 19 Beverly Archer, American actress (Iola-Mama's Family), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Jul 21 Art Hindle, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Jul 22 Otto Waalkes, German comedian
  • Jul 24 Marvin the Martian, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Haredevil Hare"
  • Jul 28 Georgia Engel, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Georgette"; Hot In Cleveland), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2019)
  • Jul 30 Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor (22 Bullets), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Aug 8 Floyd Reese, American football administrator (GM Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans 1994-2006) and analyst (ESPN's NFL Live, ESPN.com), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2021)
  • Aug 14 Joseph Marcell, British actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), born in Castries, Saint Lucia
  • Aug 17 Bo Rucker, American actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 20 John Noble, Australian actor (Dr. Walter Bishop-Fringe) and theatre director, born in Port Pirie, Australia
  • Aug 22 Eleonora Brown, Italian actress (The Sailor from Gibraltar), born in Naples, Italy
  • Aug 22 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster and actor (Pink Medicine Show), born in London
  • Aug 27 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler, born in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • Aug 28 Vonda N. McIntyre, American sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 30 Lewis Black, American stand-up comedian (Lewis Black's Root of All Evil), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 31 Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter (Happy Days, Splash), born in New York City
  • Sep 2 Terry Bradshaw, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
  • Sep 7 Susan Blakely, American actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Sep 8 Great Kabuki [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], Japanese wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS), born in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan
  • Sep 10 Judy Geeson, English actress (To Sir With Love, Berserk), born in Arundel, England
  • Sep 10 Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born French film director, born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • Sep 12 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), born in Hobart, Australia (d. 2016)
  • Sep 13 Clyde Kusatsu, American actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 13 Nell Carter, American actress (Gimme A Break; Lobo), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • Sep 17 John Ritter, American actor and comedian (Three's Company, It, 8 Simple Rules), born in Burbank, California (d. 2003)

Jeremy Irons

Sep 19 Jeremy Irons, English actor (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion King), born in Isle of Wight, England

  • Sep 19 Mihai Timofti, director and actor (Lautarii), born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Sep 24 Gordon Clapp, American Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actor (NYPD Blue - "Greg Medavoy"; John Sayles films), born in North Conway, New Hampshire

Phil Hartman

Sep 24 Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (NewsRadio, 1995-98; The Simpsons, 1991-91; SNL, 1986-94: Peewee's Playhouse), and graphic artist, born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)

Olivia Newton-John

Sep 26 Olivia Newton-John, British-Australian Grammy Award-winning pop singer ("Hopelessly Devoted to You"; "Physical"), and actress (Grease), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2022)

  • Sep 27 A Martinez, American actor (L.A. Law; Santa Barbara), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 27 Michele Dotrice, English actor
  • Sep 27 Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor
  • Sep 29 Bryant Gumbel, American sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 2 Avery Brooks, American actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Oct 2 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1998)
  • Oct 3 Michael Medved, American film critic
  • Oct 5 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 5 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 8 Claude Jade, French actress (Stolen Kisses), born in Dijon, France (d. 2006)
  • Oct 8 Sarah Purcell, American actress and TV hostess (Real People), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • Oct 8 Stephanie Marrian [Stefanie Khan], French model, actress and comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 16 Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • Oct 16 Michael Tylo, American actor (Guiding Light, Blade-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 17 George Wendt, American actor (Norm in Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), born in Yellowknife, Canada (d. 2018)
  • Oct 21 Tom Everett, American actor
  • Oct 23 Brian Ross, American Emmy and Peabody Award television journalist (NBC, 1974-94; ABC, 1994-2019), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 26 Marshall Colt, American actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 28 Telma Hopkins, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn - "Tie A Yellow Ribbon"), and actress (Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Kate Jackson

Oct 29 Kate Jackson, American actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Nov 1 Anna Stuart, American actress (Another World, All My Children), born in Bluefield, West Virginia
  • Nov 3 Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer ("Boom Bang-a-Bang"; "The Boat That I Row"), actress (To Sir, With Love), and television personality, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 3 Tom Shales, TV critic (Washington Post)
  • Nov 10 Mário Viegas, Portuguese actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao), born in Santarém, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • Nov 11 Vincent Schiavelli, American actor (Playroom, Waiting for the Light), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Nov 13 Sheila Frazier, American actress (Gloria-Lazarus Syndrome), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 14 Robert Ginty, American actor (Paper Chase, White Fire), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 18 Andrea Marcovicci, American actress (Berrengers - "Gloria"; Trapper John, M.D. - "Fran"), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Richard Masur, American actor (David-One Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Samuel E. Wright, American stage and screen actor (Enos; Ball Four; The Little Mermaid), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 2021)
  • Nov 23 Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer (head writer for the Oscars), born in New York City
  • Nov 25 Storm Field [Elliot], NY, weatherman (WABC TV, WCBS TV)
  • Nov 26 Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 28 Agnieszka Holland, Polish actress and director (Europa Europa), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Dec 3 Diane Kurys, French filmmaker and actress (Entre Nous), born in Lyon, Rhône, France
  • Dec 6 JoBeth Williams, American actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 7 Gary Morris, American country singer ("100% Chance of Rain"), and actor (The Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 9 Marleen Gorris, Dutch writer and director (Antonia's Line), born in Roermond, Netherlands
  • Dec 9 Ron Vawter, American actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister), born in Latham, New York (d. 1994)
  • Dec 11 Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Dec 14 Boudewijn Büch, Dutch writer and TV host, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Dec 14 Dee Wallace Stone [Deanna Bowers], American actress (Critters, 10, ET), born in Kansas City, Kanasas
  • Dec 15 Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (For Your Eyes Only), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1991)
  • Dec 15 David Gwillim, English actor (Island at Top of the World), born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Dec 15 Melanie Chartoff, American actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis) and director, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Dec 16 Christopher Biggins, English actor
  • Dec 21 Barry Gordon, American actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Samuel L. Jackson

Dec 21 Samuel L. Jackson, American actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Dec 22 Lynne Thigpen, American actress, born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Dec 22 Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders), born in Ilford, United Kingdom
  • Dec 23 Leslie Moonves, American television executive (CEO and Chairman of CBS), born in New York City
  • Dec 25 Merry Clayton, American soul, gospel, and session singer (Ray Charles; Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter"; Ringo Starr - "Oh My My") and actress (20 Feet From Stardom), born in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 27 Gérard Depardieu, French actor
  • Dec 31 Joe Dallesandro, American actor (Heat, Trash, AW Frankenstein), born in Pensacola, Florida

About 1948

How Old? 73 or 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Feb 10, 1948 - Jan 28, 1949),
Pig (Jan 22, 1947 - Feb 9, 1948)