Birthdays in Film & Television in 1954

  • Jan 3 Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
  • Jan 6 Anthony Minghella, director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • Jan 6 Trudie Styler, English actress
  • Jan 11 Saskia ten Batenburg, Dutch actress (Factory, Hunk)
  • Jan 13 Vicki McCarty, playmate (Sep, 1979), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 14 Jim Duggan, American wrestler
  • Jan 18 Ted DiBiase, Retired Professional Wrestler
  • Jan 19 Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 19 Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director
  • Jan 22 Chris Lemmon, American actor (Brothers & Sisters, Duet) [or Jun 22], born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 22 Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 28 Anicee Alvina, actress (Friends), born in Paris, France

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Jan 29 Oprah Winfrey, American TV talk show host and actress (The Oprah Winfrey Show, Colour Purple), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • Feb 1 Billy Mumy, American actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte), born in San Gabriel, California
  • Feb 2 Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)

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

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten
  • Feb 2 Hansi Hinterseer, Austrian singer, actor, former skier
  • Feb 5 Roseanne Katan, Jamacia, playmate (Sep, 1978)
  • Feb 7 Miguel Ferrer, actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)
  • Feb 11 Wesley Strick, American screenwriter
  • Feb 12 Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian

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Feb 15 Matt Groening, American cartoonist and writer (Life in Hell, The Simpsons, Futurama), born in Portland, Oregon

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Cartoonist
Matt Groening
  • Feb 16 Margaux Hemingway, actress (Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Feb 17 Rene Russo, actress (Ransom)
  • Feb 18 John Travolta, American actor (Grease, Pulp Fiction), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Feb 20 Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Feb 26 John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)
  • Mar 1 Ron Howard, Oklahoma, American actor and director (American Graffiti, Happy Days)
  • Mar 1 Catherine Bach, Warren Oh, actress (Daisey Duke-The Dukes of Hazzard)
  • Mar 4 Catherine O'Hara, Canadian actress (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Mar 5 Marsha Warfield, comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)
  • Mar 9 Keven Wade, Chappaqua NY, screen writer (Working Girls)
  • Mar 14 Adrian Zmed, actor (TJ Hooker, Dance Fever), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 15 Craig Wasson, Oregon, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)
  • Mar 16 Jimmy Nail, singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II)
  • Mar 17 Lesley-Anne Down, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker), born in London, England
  • Mar 24 Donna Pescow, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 24 Robert Carradine, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 25 Elli Stai, Greek journalist and TV presenter
  • Mar 26 Curtis Sliwa, founder (Guardian Angels)/radio personality (WABC)
  • Mar 26 Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • Apr 2 Ron Palillo, Ct, actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 4 Julie Carmen, actress (Gloria, Last Plane Out), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Apr 5 Christopher S Nelson, actor (Sons & Daughters), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Apr 6 Judi Bowker, Shawford England, actress (Clash of the Titans)

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Apr 7 Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial arts actor (Rumble in the Bronx), born in Hong Kong

  • Apr 8 John Schneider, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • Apr 9 Dennis Quaid, actor (Big Easy, Dreamscape, Right Stuff), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 10 Peter MacNicol, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 16 Ellen Barkin, actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 17 Kim Tyler, actress (Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Hollywood, California

  • Apr 17 Rowdy Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Apr 21 James Morrison [Paige], American actor (24, Twin Peaks), born in Bountiful, Utah
  • Apr 22 Joseph Bottoms, Santa Barbara Cal, actor (Surfacing, Blind Date)

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Apr 23 Michael Moore, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko), born in Flint, Michigan

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore

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Apr 29 Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian and actor (Seinfeld), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • Apr 30 Jane Campion, New Zealand film director (The Piano), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 1 Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • May 2 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (d. 1982)
  • May 4 Pia Zadora, American actress
  • May 5 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator
  • May 8 David Keith, actor (Back Roads, Firestarter), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • May 8 Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere) born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • May 11 Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
  • May 16 Janet Maw, actress (Sparrow, King John, Mayor of Casterbridge)
  • May 18 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster
  • May 21 Marina Langner, Dusseldorf Germany, Miss World runner-up (1975)
  • Jun 2 Dennis Haysbert, American actor (Allstate Insurance, The Unit), born in San Mateo, California
  • Jun 5 Nancy Stafford [Nancy Elizabeth], Wilton Manors, Florida, American actress (Joan-St Elsewhere, 1977 Miss Florida)
  • Jun 5 Haluk Bilginer, Turkish actor
  • Jun 12 Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host
  • Jun 14 Will Patton, actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jun 15 James Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 17 Mark Linn-Baker, American actor (Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 19 Kathleen Turner, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • Jun 21 Anne Kirkbride, Oldham Lancashire, English actress (Deidre-Coronation Street)
  • Jun 21 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 21 Müjde Ar, Turkish actress
  • Jun 22 Amparo Munoz, Malgra Spain, Miss Universe (1974)
  • Jun 22 Chris Lemmon, American actor (Wishmaster, Duet), born in Los Angeles, California [or Jan 22]
  • Jun 22 Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (Chico & the Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Lina Romay, actress (Conan the Barbarian), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jun 25 Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker
  • Jun 28 Alice Krige, South African actress (Chariots of Fire, Ladykiller)
  • Jun 30 Ken Olin, actor (Thirtysomething, Det Quinn-EZ Street), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 2 Wendy Schaal, actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 6 Allyce Beasley, actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 6 James Kiberd, actor (Trevor Dillon-Loving, All My Children)
  • Jul 11 Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 20 Moira Harris, American actress
  • Jul 22 Henriette Allais playmate (Mar, 1980), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 22 Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor
  • Jul 25 Lynn Frederick, actress (Schizophrenia), born in Middlesex, England
  • Jul 28 Bruce Abbott, American actor
  • Jul 30 Ken Olin, actor (Hill St Blues, Michael-30 Something), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 2 Lisa Brown, KC, Mo, actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns)
  • Aug 7 Caroline Aaron, actress (Crimes & Misdemeanors), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Aug 11 Lina Polito, actress (Love & Anarchy), born in Naples, Italy
  • Aug 12 Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Aug 16 James Cameron, Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Aug 20 Al Roker, weatherman (NBC, Today), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 20 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20 Don Stark, American actor
  • Aug 26 Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)
  • Aug 30 David Paymer, actor (Love Mary, Mr Saturday Night)
  • Sep 4 José Castro, Swedish actor.
  • Sep 7 Corbin Bernsen, North actor (Arnie Becker-LA Law), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 7 Michael Emerson, American actor
  • Sep 8 Clayton Norcross, actor (Bold & Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara)
  • Sep 9 Jeffrey Combs, American actor
  • Sep 11 Reed Birney, Alexandria Va, actor (Greatest Man in the World)
  • Sep 12 Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • Sep 22 Shari Belafonte Harper, American actress (Julie-Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 23 Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
  • Sep 29 Cindy Morgan, [Cichorski], actress (Tron), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 30 Barry Williams, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 30 Calvin Levels, actor (Knightwatch), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 1 Richard Schlesinger, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 2 Lani O'Grady, actress (Mary-8 is Enough), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Oct 2 Lorraine Bracco, actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 5 Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)
  • Oct 7 Victor Manuel Mar, wrestler (AAA/NJPW, Black Cat)
  • Oct 8 Michael Dudikoff, Redondo Beach, California, American actor (American Ninja, TRON)
  • Oct 9 Scott Bakula, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 10 Rekha, Bollywood actress
  • Oct 10 Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor
  • Oct 15 Jere Burns, actor (Something So Right, Kirk-Dear John), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 16 Stephen Mellor, American actor
  • Oct 18 Liz Burch, Australian actress
  • Oct 23 Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung
  • Oct 24 Doug Davidson, actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 26 D. W. Moffett, American actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Oct 27 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist (Star Wars comics)
  • Nov 7 Kamal Haasan, Indian actor (Vishwaroopam), born in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu
  • Nov 8 David Bret, Anglo-French biographer and broadcaster
  • Nov 9 Sue Upton, English actress and dancer
  • Nov 13 Chris Noth, American actor (Tyrant), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 19 Gail Stanton playmate (Jun, 1978), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 19 Kathleen Quinlan, California, actress (Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
  • Nov 21 Thomas Rothman, American film executive
  • Nov 24 Emir Kusturica, Serbian filmmaker
  • Nov 27 Patricia McPherson, American actress (Knight Rider), born in Oak Harbor, Washington
  • Nov 27 Kimmy Robertson, American actress best known for her role as Lucy Moran in the TV series Twin Peaks
  • Nov 29 Joel Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Nov 30 Simonetta Stefanelli, Italian Actress (The Godfather)
  • Dec 1 Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight)
  • Dec 2 Dan Butler, actor (Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe-Frasier)
  • Dec 2 Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank)
  • Dec 2 Stone Phillips, news host (NBC Dateline)
  • Dec 4 Tony Todd, American actor and producer
  • Dec 6 Miles Chapin, American actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 7 Julie Halston, actress (Juror, Drunks, Addams Family Values)
  • Dec 11 Jermaine Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Dec 13 John Anderson, American country singer and actor (I've Got a Feelin', Money in the Bank), born in Apopka, Florida
  • Dec 14 Eva Mattes, Tegernsee Germany, actress (Celeste, Man Like Eva)
  • Dec 14 James Horan, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 15 Justin Ross, American actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 18 Ray Liotta, actor (Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 20 Michael Badalucco, American actor

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Dec 28 Denzel Washington, American actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere), born in Mount Vernon, New York

  • Dec 28 Tony Rosato, Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), born in Naples, Italy (d. 2017)