Birthdays in Film & Television in 1953

  • Jan 5 Pamela Sue Martin, actress (Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • Jan 11 John Sessions, Scottish actor
  • Jan 15 Ta-Tanisha, American actress
  • Jan 18 Brett Hudson, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 19 Linda Hayden, Stanmore, Middlesex, English actress (The Blood on Satan's Claw, The Boys from Brazil)
  • Jan 19 Desi Arnaz Jr, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 21 Fausto Bara, Mexican actor (Gaucho-Renegades)
  • Jan 24 Brian Matthews, actor (Burning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 25 The Honky Tonk Man, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 29 Dalila di Lazzaro, Udine Italy, covergirl/model (Vogue)
  • Jan 29 Lynne McGranger, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 8 Mary Steenburgen, Newport Ark, actress (Parenthood, Time After Time)
  • Feb 9 Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer
  • Feb 11 Philip Anglim, actor (Dane-Thorn Birds), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 12 Joanna Kerns, [de Varona], actress (Maggie-Growing Pains), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 12 Nabil Shaban, British actor
  • Feb 12 Robin Thomas, American actor
  • Feb 13 Sharon Wyatt, Lebanon Tenn, actress (Tiffany-General Hospital)
  • Feb 15 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (d. 2005)
  • Feb 17 Janice Dickinson, American model (Vogue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 19 Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian (Coach-Just the 10 of Us)
  • Feb 21 Christine Ebersole, Park Forest Ill, actress (SNL, Valerie, Tootsie)
  • Feb 21 William L Petersen, actor (Return to Lonesome Dove)
  • Feb 22 Nigel Planer, British actor
  • Feb 25 Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Feb 25 Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
  • Feb 26 Bree Walker, news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV)
  • Feb 28 Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
  • Mar 4 Kay Lenz, actress (Moving Violations, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 4 Scott Hicks, Ugandan-born film director
  • Mar 6 Jackie Zeman, actress (Bobbie-General Hospital), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Mar 7 Kathleen Sullivan, newscaster (E!), born in Pasadena, California
  • Mar 8 Kathleen Ann Shower, Brookville Oh, Playmate of the Year (May, 1985)
  • Mar 9 Henriette J Toll, actress (Soldier of Orange)
  • Mar 10 Caroline H "Carolien" van de Berg, actress (Havinck)
  • Mar 10 Paul Haggis, Canadian film director
  • Mar 10 Ronnie Earl [Ronald Horvath], American blues guitarist (The Broadcasters), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 13 Deborah Raffin, actress (Ransom, Demon, 40 Carats), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 15 Judi Spiers, TV presenter
  • Mar 16 Isabelle Huppert, French actress (The Piano Teacher), born in Paris
  • Mar 21 Carl Wolfson, comedian (Thicke of the Night), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 23 Louie Anderson, Minn, comedian (Ratboy, Wrong Guys)
  • Mar 25 Mary Gross, actress/comedian (SNL, Club Paradise, Feds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 27 Pamela Roylance, actress (Sarah-Little House on Prairie), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 30 Cydney Bernard, American film producer
  • Apr 2 Debralee Scott, Elizabeth NJ, actress (Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie)
  • Apr 16 Jay O Sanders, actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski), born in Austin, Texas

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Apr 18 Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs), born in Toronto, Ontario

Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis
  • Apr 19 Ruby Wax, British television personality
  • Apr 22 Steve Bond, Haifa Israel, actor (General Hospital, To Die For)
  • Apr 23 James Russo, American actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 24 Eric Bogosian, Woburn MA, actor (Talk Radio)
  • Apr 27 Arielle Dombasle, French singer and actress
  • May 6 Lynn Whitfield, actress (Josephine Baker, Equal Justice), born in Baton Rouge
  • May 9 Gregory Beecroft, Chorpus Christi TX, actor (Guiding Light)
  • May 10 Lawrence Lau, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • May 10 Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • May 11 Boyd Gaines, American actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 11 David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)

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May 16 Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye), born in Drogheda, Ireland

  • May 17 Kathleen Sullivan, newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 17 Yoko Shimada, Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)
  • May 19 Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress (Dinner Ladies), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • May 24 Alfred Molina, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears), born in London, England
  • May 24 Nell Campbell, [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 28 Arto Lindsay, rocker/actor (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan)
  • May 30 Colm Meaney, actor (Star Trek Deep Space 9)
  • May 31 Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor
  • Jun 1 Diana Canova, American actress (Corrine-Soap), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jun 5 Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jun 7 Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster
  • Jun 11 Peter Bergman, actor (All My Children, Starland Vocal Band), born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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Jun 13 Tim Allen, Canadian comedian (Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • Jun 15 Rita Lee, Federic Wisc, playmate (November, 1977)
  • Jun 21 Robyn Douglass, American actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy), born in Sendai, Japan
  • Jun 21 Michael Bowen, American actor
  • Jun 23 Roberta Leighton, actress (Ginger-Days of Our Lives), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 26 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 8 Jonathan Segal, American actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 11 Peter Bergman, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, actor (Eat or Be Eaten)
  • Jul 14 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], Portsmouth, Virginia, American model/singer (Nov 1974 Playmate of the Month)
  • Jul 15 Cathy Larmouth Torrance California, playmate (Jun, 1981)
  • Jul 15 Franklyn Seales, St Vincent, actor (Dexter-Silver Spoons)
  • Jul 16 Philece Sampler, San Angelo, Tx, actress (Donna Love-Another World)
  • Jul 21 Jeff Fatt, Chinese Australian actor
  • Jul 22 Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
  • Jul 27 Yahoo Serious, Australian comedian
  • Jul 29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 29 Tim Gunn, American television personality
  • Jul 31 James Read, American actor (North and South), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 2 Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster-Munster)
  • Aug 8 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York

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Aug 11 Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89), born in Augusta, Georgia

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Aug 11 Sanford Jensen, American actor (Foley Square), born in South Haven, Michigan
  • Aug 14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 Catlin O'Heaney, American actress (Snow White-Charmings), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • Aug 19 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
  • Aug 20 Peter Horton, Bellevue Wash, actor (Gary-30 Something)
  • Aug 21 Ivan Stang, American writer and filmmaker (Church of the SubGenius), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 22 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager, born in Melrose, Minnesota
  • Aug 27 Peter Stormare, Swedish-born actor
  • Aug 28 Gates McFadden, actress (Star Trek Next Generation), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 1 Beau Billingslea, American voice actor
  • Sep 1 Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • Sep 3 Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director
  • Sep 4 Kengo Kimura, [Takashi Kimura], wrestler (NJPW)
  • Sep 4 Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, American actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 6 Katherine Cannon, actress (Father Murphy, Survivors), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sep 10 Amy Irving, actress (Yentl, Carrie, Crossing Delancy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 13 Taryn Power, daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Maria), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 16 Lenny Clarke, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 21 John Mengatti, American actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 29 Drake Hogestyn, Ft Wayne Indiana, actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
  • Sep 29 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola, Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 4 TchĂ©ky Karyo, Turkish-French actor
  • Oct 7 Christopher Norris, American actress (Summer of '42, Eat My Dust), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 9 Tony Shalhoub, actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night)
  • Oct 11 David Morse, Beverly Mass, actor (St Elsewhere, House, Inside Moves)
  • Oct 14 Greg Evigan, actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear, Melrose Place), born in South Amboy, New Jersey
  • Oct 15 Larry Miller, American comedian and actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 15 [Toriano] Tito Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye)
  • Oct 16 Martha Smith, actress (Animal House)/playmate (July 1973), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 20 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Oct 21 Eleonora Giorgi, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 26 Lauren Tewes, American actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat), born in Braddock, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 27 Peter Firth, Bradford England, actor (Equus, Lifeforce, Tess), born in Bradford, England
  • Oct 27 Robert Picardo, actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 Charles Martin Smith, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)
  • Oct 30 Kathleen Cody, actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 31 Michael J. Anderson, American actor (The Man from Another Place), born in Denver, Coloroda
  • Nov 1 Michael Zaslow, actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Inglewood, California
  • Nov 3 Kate Capshaw [Nail], American actress (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov 3 Dennis Miller, comedian/TV host (SNL, Dennis Miller Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 3 Kathy Kinney, American actress (Drew Carey Show), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Nov 13 Larry Miller, comedian (Dream On, Favor, Dream Lover)
  • Nov 13 Tracy Scoggins, actress (Colbys, Gumshoe Kid), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Nov 13 Frances Conroy, American actress
  • Nov 16 Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space)
  • Nov 18 Kevin Nealon, actor (SNL, Hot Shot, Coneheads), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Nov 19 Robert Beltran, American actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • Nov 19 Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • Nov 24 Glenn Withrow, American actor
  • Nov 25 Monique St Pierre, Weisbaden Germany, playmate of year (Nov, 1978)
  • Nov 27 Curtis Armstrong, American actor (Moonlighting, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 5 Larry Zbyszko, [Living Legend, Whistler], wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF)
  • Dec 6 Gina Hecht, actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 6 Kin Shriner, Indiana, actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals)
  • Dec 6 Thomas Hulce, American actor (Amadeus, Equus, Echo Park), born in Detroit, Michigan,

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Dec 8 Sam Kinison, American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 1992)

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • Dec 8 Kim Basinger, American actress
  • Dec 9 John Malkovich, actor and director (Killing Fields), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • Dec 10 Jack Scalia, actor and director (Amore, Deadly Desire, Donor, T-Force)
  • Dec 11 Bess Armstrong, actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 11 Peter Isacksen, Dover NH, actor (CPO Sharkey, Jessie)
  • Dec 14 Joe Toplyn, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 14 Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)
  • Dec 16 Filip Bolluyt, Dutch actor (Daybreak)
  • Dec 17 Barry Livingston, actor (Ernie-My 3 Sons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 17 Bill Pullman, Hornell NY, actor (Sommersby, League of their Own, Independence Day)
  • Dec 17 Samuel Hadida, film distributor
  • Dec 22 Bernnadette Stanis, American actress (Thelma-Good Times), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 23 John Callahan, actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 23 Tatsumi Fujinami, wrestler (WWF/NWA)
  • Dec 27 Arthur Kent [The Scud Stud], American newscaster (prominent Gulf War coverage for NBC), born in Alberta, Canada
  • Dec 28 Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer (MTV)
  • Dec 29 Gali Atari, Israeli singer and actress
  • Dec 31 James Remar, actor (48 Hours, Rent-a-Cop, Cotton Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 31 Jane Badler, actress (Fine Gold, Easy Kill, V), born in Brooklyn, New York