Birthdays in Film & Television in 1955

  • Jan 2 Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • Jan 3 Cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere)

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Jan 6 Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder), born in Consett, County Durham, England

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  • Jan 7 Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
  • Jan 9 J. K. Simmons, American actor
  • Jan 12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter
  • Jan 15 Enrico Mentana, Italian newscaster (RAI), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 18 Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)

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Jan 18 Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jan 19 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
  • Jan 20 Wyatt Knight, American actor
  • Jan 22 John Wesley Shipp, Norfolk, Virginia, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live)
  • Jan 26 Lucia Mendez, Mexican actress and singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno), born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Feb 2 Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
  • Feb 5 Debra Jo Fondren, playmate of year (September, 1977), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 7 Rolf Benirschke, NFL place kicker/TV host (Wheel of Fortune), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 8 Ethan Phillips, actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager)
  • Feb 8 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary)
  • Feb 8 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • Feb 9 Charles Shaughnessy, actor (Shane-Days of our Lives, Nanny), born in London, England
  • Feb 9 Jm J Bullock, Casper Wyoming, actor (Monroe-Too Close for Comfort)
  • Feb 10 Chris Adams, British pro wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)
  • Feb 10 Jim Cramer, American television personality
  • Feb 12 Arsenio Hall, comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America)
  • Feb 14 James Eckhouse, American actor
  • Feb 14 Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler
  • Feb 15 Christopher McDonald, American actor
  • Feb 15 Janice Dickinson, American Ex-Supermodel
  • Feb 16 Hunt Block, American actor
  • Feb 18 Raymond Rougeau, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Feb 19 Jeff Daniels, GA, actor (Something Wild, Dumb & Dumber, Speed)
  • Feb 21 Kelsey Grammer, American actor (Fraiser Crane in Cheers, Fraiser), born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Feb 25 Leann Hunley, actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek)
  • Feb 27 Sally Spencer, actress (M J McKinnon-Another World)
  • Feb 28 Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop)
  • Mar 2 Dale Bosworth, TV host (America's Most Wanted)
  • Mar 4 Dominique Pinon, French actor
  • Mar 5 Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 7 Anupam Kher, Bollywood Actor
  • Mar 9 Ornella Muti, actress (Flash Gordon, Most Beautiful Wife), born in Rome, Italy
  • Mar 10 Juliusz Machulski, Polish director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)
  • Mar 10 Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • Mar 11 [Kater]Nina Hagen, German actress (Blue Angel), born in East Berlin, German DR
  • Mar 13 Glenne Headly, actress (Dick Tracy, Making Mr Right), born in New London, Connecticut
  • Mar 15 Daniel "Dee" Snider, American sincer, songwriter and actor (Twisted Sister), born in Astoria, Queens
  • Mar 16 Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
  • Mar 17 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally McCandless-Capitol)
  • Mar 17 Gary Sinise, American actor (Apollo 13, CSI: NY, Forrest Gump), born in Blue Island Illinois

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Mar 19 Bruce Willis, American actor (Moonlighting, Die Hard), born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany

  • Mar 21 Jean Marie Hon, actress (Jane-Man From Atlantis), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 23 Petrea Burchard, American actress

  • Mar 29 Christopher Lawford, actor (Charlie Brent-All My Children)
  • Mar 29 Dianne Kay, actress (Nancy-8 is Enough, Reggie, Glitter), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mar 29 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • Mar 29 Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor
  • Apr 5 Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress
  • Apr 6 Michael Rooker, American actor
  • Apr 8 Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
  • Apr 11 Michele Scarabelli, actress (Jo Santini-Airwolf, Alienation, Dallas)
  • Apr 14 Simone Griffeth, Savannah Georgia, actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's)
  • Apr 23 Judy Davis, Australian actress (Barton Fink, Husbands & Wives), born in Perth, Australia
  • Apr 23 Su Ingle, British TV hostess
  • Apr 24 Michael O'Keefe, NJ, actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife)
  • Apr 25 Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor
  • Apr 28 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (The Grapes of Wrath, Curiosity Kills), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • Apr 29 Kate Mulgrew, Dubuque Iowa, actress (Capt Janeway-Star Trek Voyager)
  • Apr 29 Wendee Lee, American voice actress
  • May 5 Melinda Culea, Western Springs Ill, actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love)
  • May 7 Peter Reckell, Elkhart, actor (Days of our Lifes)
  • May 9 Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 10 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • May 15 Lee Horsley, Muleshoe Tx, actor (Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston)
  • May 16 Debra Winger, American actress (Terms of Endearment, Officer & Gentleman), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 16 Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
  • May 17 Bill Paxton, actor (True Lies, Big Love), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)

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May 18 Yun Fat Chow, Hong Kong actor (Better Tomorrow), born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong

  • May 20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
  • May 25 Connie Selleca, actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 26 Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
  • May 27 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • May 27 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
  • May 30 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler, born in Gainesville, Texas
  • Jun 1 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • Jun 2 Gary Grimes, American actor (Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 2 Dana Carvey, comedian (SNL, Garth-Wayne's World), born in Missoula, Montana
  • Jun 4 Mary Testa, American stage actress
  • Jun 6 Sandra Bernhard, actress (King of Comedy, Nancy-Roseanne), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 7 William Forsythe, American actor
  • Jun 8 Griffin Dunne, actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)
  • Jun 10 Andrew Stevens, actor (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jun 14 Kim Lankford, Montebello California, actress (Gingers-Knots Landing)
  • Jun 15 Julie Hagerty, actress (Airplane, Princesses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 15 Polly Draper, American actress (Thirtysomething, Side Effects), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jun 16 Laurie Metcalf, Carbonville Illinois, actress (Jackie-Roseanne)
  • Jun 21 David Marshall Grant, actor (Legs, French Postcards), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • Jun 21 Leigh J McCloskey, actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 23 Debbie Boostrom, Playboy playmate (Aug, 1981), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Jun 23 Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer
  • Jun 24 Betsy Randle, American actress
  • Jun 25 Michael Sabatino, California, actor (Days of Our Life, Bold & Beautiful)
  • Jun 27 Isabelle Adjani, actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 28 Shirley Cheriton, English actress
  • Jul 2 Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
  • Jul 3 Julia Lyndon, playmate (August, 1977), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 8 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
  • Jul 9 Fred Norris, comedy writer/singer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Jul 9 Jimmy Smits, actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 9 Lisa Banes, Chagrin Falls OH, actress (Cocktail, Look Back in Anger)
  • Jul 18 Teresa Ann Savoy, actress (Caligula), born in London, England
  • Jul 22 Willem Dafoe, Wisc, actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
  • Jul 25 Iman, [Abdulmajid], Mogadishu Somalia, model/actress (Star Trek 6)
  • Jul 26 Nicholas Walker, actor (Capitol, Jimmy-General Hospital), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jul 29 Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
  • Aug 2 Roberta Wallach, American actress (Civil Wars), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 2 Tim Dunigan, American Actor
  • Aug 3 Corey Burton, American voice actor
  • Aug 4 Billy Bob Thornton, American actor (Sling Blade), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Aug 7 Wayne Knight, American actor
  • Aug 7 Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director
  • Aug 8 Branscombe Richmond, American actor (Renegade, Commando), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 11 Norio Honaga, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Aug 13 Paul Greengrass, English film director
  • Aug 15 Larry Mathews, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 17 Janet Quist playmate (Dec, 1978), born in Austin, Texas
  • Aug 17 Kevin Welch, California, country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love)
  • Aug 19 Peter Gallagher, Armonk NY, actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild)
  • Aug 20 Jay Acovone, Mahopac NY, actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat)
  • Aug 22 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • Aug 25 Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician, born in Thirumangalam, India
  • Aug 27 Diana Scarwid, actress (Extermites, Psycho 3, Heat), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Sep 2 Linda Purl, actress (Gloria-Happy Days, Matlock), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Sep 7 Mira Furlan, Croatian actress
  • Sep 12 Peter Scolari, New Rochelle New York, American actor (Newhart, Bosom Buddies)
  • Sep 12 Nina Blackwood, Mass, actress/VJ (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad)
  • Sep 17 Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
  • Sep 17 Charles Martinet, American actor
  • Sep 18 Jeana Tomasino, playmate (Nov, 1980), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Sep 18 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (d. 2006)
  • Sep 19 Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 21 Rebecca Balding, actress (Carla-Lou Grant, Soap), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Sep 23 Patti Weaver, WV, actress (Days of our Life, Gina-Young & Restless)
  • Sep 29 Ken Weatherwax, American actor (Pugsley-Addams Family), born in LA, CA
  • Sep 29 Mark Mitchell, actor (Larger than Life, Lift Off, Ground Zero)
  • Sep 29 Benoît Ferreux, French actor
  • Oct 2 Kathryn Morrison playmate (May, 1978), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 3 Angela Molina, actress (Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 9 Linwood Boomer, actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • Oct 15 Kristine Winder, playmate (Oct, 1977), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 15 Tanya Roberts, [Leigh], actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 16 Ellen Dolan, Monticello IO, actress (Guiding Light, Margo Hughes-ATWT)
  • Oct 17 Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Oct 18 Timmy Mallett, British TV presenter
  • Oct 18 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • Oct 19 Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)
  • Oct 19 Melpo Kosti, Greek actress
  • Oct 20 Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist
  • Oct 25 Glynis Barber, English actress
  • Oct 29 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • Oct 30 Shanna Reed, KC Kansas, actress (Major Dad, Mirrors)
  • Nov 1 Beth Leavel, American musical theatre actress
  • Nov 4 Peter Boynton, Danaiscotta Maine, actor (Tonio-As the World Turns)
  • Nov 5 Nestor Serrano, American actor
  • Nov 5 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 6 Maria Shriver, American newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Karen Dotrice, British actress
  • Nov 9 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director
  • Nov 10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director

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Nov 13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 15 Oliver Conant, American actor (Summer of '42), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 17 Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
  • Nov 19 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter
  • Nov 20 Thea Vidale, actress (Family Matters)
  • Nov 27 Bill Nye, the Science Guy, TV Host
  • Nov 28 Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • Nov 29 Howie Mandel, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 30 Kevin Conroy, actor (Tour of Duty, Another World), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • Dec 1 Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor
  • Dec 1 Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress
  • Dec 2 Dennis Christopher, actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 3 Melody Anderson, Canadian actress (Flash Gordon), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Dec 6 Steven Wright, droll comedian (Steven Wright Live)
  • Dec 7 Priscilla Barnes, Ft Dix NJ, actress (License to Kill, 3s Company)
  • Dec 16 Xander Berkeley, American actor
  • Dec 20 Pierre Bokma, Dutch actor (Avonden, Leedvermaak)
  • Dec 21 Jane Kaczmarek, American actress
  • Dec 24 Grand L. Bush, American actor
  • Dec 25 William Andrews, actor (Sealed Cargo)