Birthdays in Film & Television in 1959

  • Jan 4 Denise Matthews "Vanity", singer (Prince protege) and actress (52 Pick Up), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Jan 10 Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter
  • Jan 14 Susan Smith, Beloit WISC, playmate (Sept, 1981)
  • Jan 17 Susanna Hoffs, actress/rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian)
  • Jan 17 Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress
  • Jan 22 Linda Blair, American actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 23 Tyrone Power Jr, American actor (Shag), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 24 James Roderick Moir (alias Vic Reeves), English comedian
  • Jan 27 Patti Cohoon, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides), born in Whittier, California
  • Jan 28 Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • Jan 31 Kelly Lynch, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy), born in Golden Walley Minnesota
  • Jan 31 Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor (Criminal Justice, Without a Trace), born in Adelaide
  • Feb 3 Thomas Calabro, American actor (Michael Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 8 Pamela Jean Bryant,playmate (April, 1978), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 10 Tonga Fifita [Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita], Tongan wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders), born in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
  • Feb 12 Sigrid Thornton, Australian actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise), born in Canberra, Australia
  • Feb 15 Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian sports commentator and wrestler, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Feb 22 Kyle MacLachlan, American actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Twin Peaks), born in Yakima, Washington
  • Feb 22 Susan Benjamin, actress (Tracy-Accidental Family)
  • Feb 24 Beth Broderick, Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
  • Feb 25 Carl Marotte, Canadian actor
  • Mar 5 David Fury, American television writer and producer
  • Mar 6 Tom Arnold, American actor (Tom, True Lies), born in Iowa
  • Mar 7 Donna Murphy, American actress
  • Mar 8 Aidan Quinn, actor (Avalon, Desperately Seeking Susan, Mission)
  • Mar 9 Kato Kaelin, American actor (Beach Fever), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar 9 Lonny Price, American actor (Muppets Take Manhattan), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 14 Tamara Tunie, American actress
  • Mar 15 Renny Harlin, Finnish film director

Person of interestFlavor Flav

Mar 16 Flavor Flav [William Drayton Jr], American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • Mar 17 Christian Clemenson, American actor
  • Mar 18 Irene Cara, Bronx actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 19 Shelley Burch, actress (One Life to Live, Identity Crisis), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Mar 20 Steve McFadden, British actor
  • Mar 20 Sting [Steve Borden], American professional wrestler, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Mar 22 Matthew Modine, Loma Linda Cal, actor (Full Metal Jacket)
  • Mar 22 Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
  • Mar 23 Catherine Keener, American actress (Captain Philips, Get Out), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 23 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (d. 2005)
  • Mar 28 Todd Curtis, American actor (Capitol, Skip-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 2 Yves Lavandier, French film writer and director, born in France
  • Apr 3 David Hyde Pierce, American actor (Niles Crane-Fraiser), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Apr 12 Elissa Leeds, American actress (Cissy-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 13 Vicki Witt Lansing MI, playmate (Aug, 1978)

Person of interestEmma Thompson

Apr 15 Emma Thompson, British actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar 1992), born in London, England

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
  • Apr 15 Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director
  • Apr 15 Thomas F. Wilson, American actor
  • Apr 17 Elizabeth Lindsey, actress (China Beach)
  • Apr 17 Stephen Singleton, Sheffield, rocker (ABC)
  • Apr 17 Teri Austin, Canadian actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 17 Sean Bean, English actor (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, A Game of Thrones)

  • Apr 20 Clint Howard, American actor (Gentle Ben), born in Burbank, California
  • Apr 22 Ryan Stiles, American actor (Lewis-Drew Carey Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 25 Dominique Blanc, French actress
  • Apr 30 Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor (Goede Tijden Selechte Tijden)

Person of interestPaul Gross

Apr 30 Paul Gross, Canadian actor (Constable Benton Fraser - Due South), director, and writer (Passchendaele), born in Calgary, Alberta

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross
  • May 2 Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer, born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • May 3 Ben Elton, English actor and comedian (Blackadder Back & Forth, Friday Night Live), born in Fitzrovia, London
  • May 4 Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • May 5 Brian Phelps, American disk jockey and actor
  • May 6 Kate Collins, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 7 Michael E. Knight, America actor (All My Children), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • May 7 Barbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong (d. 1985)
  • May 11 Martha Quinn, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys), born in Albany, New York
  • May 12 Ving Rhames, American actor
  • May 14 Connie Brighton, playmate (Sept, 1982), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • May 14 Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)
  • May 16 Mare Winningham, actress (St Elmo's Fire, Turner & Hooch), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 17 Jim Nantz, American broadcaster
  • May 20 Bronson Pinchot, American actor (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director (The Notebook), born in New York City
  • May 22 Ed Fry, actor (Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World)
  • May 23 Linden Ashby, actor (Mortal Kombat)
  • May 25 Cathryn Harrison, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon), born in London, England
  • May 25 Julian Clary, British television personality
  • May 26 Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
  • May 29 Rupert Everett, British actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)
  • May 29 Tamayo Otsuki, actress (Mrs Yamagami-Davis Rules)
  • Jun 3 Tom Arnold, former husband of Rosanne Barr/actor (True Lies, Stupids)
  • Jun 6 Amanda Pays, actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits), born in London, England
  • Jun 6 Colin Quinn, American comedian
  • Jun 6 David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
  • Jun 10 Timothy Van Patten, American actor (White Shadow, Master), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestHugh Laurie

Jun 11 Hugh Laurie, English actor (Strapless, Dr Gregory House-House), born in Oxford, England

  • Jun 12 Jenilee Harrison, actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 12 Kenneth D Herdigein, Suriname/Dutch actor (Say A)
  • Jun 12 Scott Thompson, comedian (Kids in the Hall, Larry Sanders Show)
  • Jun 15 Eileen Davidson, Artesia California, actress (Kristen-Days of our Life)
  • Jun 16 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], professional wrestler, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana (d. 2014)
  • Jun 22 Wayne Federman, American comedian
  • Jun 25 Paris Themmen, American actor
  • Jun 26 Mark McKinney, Canadian actor
  • Jun 30 Gina Goldberg, playmate (May, 1981)
  • Jun 30 Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor
  • Jul 3 Andreas Wisniewski, Berlin German FR, actor (Living Daylights)
  • Jul 4 Victoria Abril, [Victoria Rojas], actress (Libertarias), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jul 5 Patricia Pease Jeffers, NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life)
  • Jul 7 Jessica Hahn, evangelist rape victim/model (playboy)/actress
  • Jul 7 Billy Campbell [William Oliver], Charlottesville, Virginia, American actor (Once and Again, Dracula)
  • Jul 8 Robert Knepper, American actor
  • Jul 9 Kevin Nash, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 15 Vincent Lindon, French actor
  • Jul 18 Pauline Quirke, British actress
  • Jul 19 Terri Treas, KC Kansas, actress (Hannah-7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
  • Jul 23 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker

Person of interestKevin Spacey

Jul 26 Kevin Spacey, American actor (American Beauty, House of Cards), born in South Orange, New Jersey

  • Jul 29 Gary Springer, American actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 29 Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
  • Aug 2 Britt Helfer, Clearfield Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)
  • Aug 2 Victoria Jackson, comedian and actress (Casual Sex, Saturday Night Live), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 6 Grant Aleksander, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestRosanna Arquette

Aug 10 Rosanna Arquette, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hours), born in NYC, New York

  • Aug 11 Linda Rhys Vaughn, Grossmont Ca, playmate (Apr, 1982)
  • Aug 13 Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)/Chicago DJ (WLUP)
  • Aug 14 Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
  • Aug 18 Tom Prichard, American wrestler
  • Aug 26 Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
  • Aug 29 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
  • Aug 29 Rebecca De Mornay, Santa Rose Cal, actress (Hand that Rocks Cradle)
  • Aug 30 Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor
  • Aug 31 Rachel Dennison, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Sep 3 Merritt Butrick, American actor (d. 1989)
  • Sep 4 Kevin Harrington, Australian actor
  • Sep 8 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
  • Sep 10 Peter Nelson, American actor
  • Sep 14 Mary Crosby, actress (Kristin-Dallas, Ice Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 18 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker
  • Sep 21 David Coulier, actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 23 Jason Alexander, [Greenspan], actor (George-Seinfeld), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 24 Steve Whitmire, American voice actor and puppeteer (Kermit the Frog 1990-2016), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 28 Steve Hytner, American actor
  • Sep 29 Leslie Graves, Silver City, New Mexico, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2)
  • Oct 3 Jack Wagner, American singer and actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place), born in Washington, Missouri
  • Oct 3 Greg Proops, American actor and comedian
  • Oct 7 Dylan Baker, American character actor

Person of interestSimon Cowell

Oct 7 Simon Cowell, English recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol), born in London

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • Oct 8 Nick Bakay, American actor
  • Oct 10 Bradley Whitford, American actor
  • Oct 13 Marie Osmond, singer/actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Oct 15 Todd Solondz, American film director
  • Oct 17 Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3]
  • Oct 17 Richard Roeper, American film critic
  • Oct 17 Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
  • Oct 18 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • Oct 18 John Nord, former American pro wrestler
  • Oct 20 Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
  • Oct 21 Tony Ganios, American Actor
  • Oct 21 Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor
  • Oct 22 Todd Graff, American actor (Five Corners, Dominic & Eugene), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestWeird Al Yankovic

Oct 23 Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • Oct 23 Sam Raimi, actor (Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except)
  • Oct 26 François Chau, Cambodian actor, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Oct 26 Brian Bovell, British actor, born in London
  • Oct 29 Finola Hughes, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • Oct 29 Tamar Baruch, actress (Small Truth, Q & Q)
  • Nov 2 Peter Mullan, Scottish actor and filmmaker (The Magdalene Sisters), born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Nov 3 Timothy Patrick Murphy, actor (Dallas, Glitter), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Nov 3 Hal Hartley, American film director and writer
  • Nov 6 Teri Peterson, American model and playmate (July, 1980), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 8 Chi Chi LaRue [Larry David Paciotti], American gay alternative film director and drag queen, born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Nov 9 Tony Slattery, British actor
  • Nov 10 MacKenzie Phillips, Alexandria Va, actress (Julie-1 Day at a Time)
  • Nov 11 Vincent Irizarry, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 14 Paul McGann, English actor (Eighth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Liverpool, Lancashire
  • Nov 17 William R Moses, actor (Cole-Falcon Crest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 19 Allison Janney, American actress (The West Wing, I Tonya), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Sean Young, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nov 23 Maxwell Caulfield, Derbyshire England, actor (Miles-The Colbys)
  • Nov 23 Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)
  • Nov 26 Jamie Rose, actress (St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 28 Judd Nelson, actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan), born in Portland, Maine
  • Dec 3 Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter
  • Dec 5 Connie Needham Newton, American actress (Eight is Enough, Fame), born in Anaheim, California
  • Dec 8 Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • Dec 10 Burke Moses, American actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 11 Tina Gayle, Frankfurt GFR, Cowboy cheerleader/actress (Kathy-Chips)
  • Dec 13 John Whitaker, actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Dec 13 Marianne Gravatte, playmate of year (Oct, 1982), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 13 Jim Barrell, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 15 Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)
  • Dec 16 Alison La Placa, NJ, actress (Duet, Catherine-John Larroquette Show)
  • Dec 18 Barrie Chase, actress (Mardi Gras, Cape Fear)
  • Dec 24 Anil Kapoor, Indian producer and actor (Slumdog Millionaire, Taal, Maulana Jutt, Tezaab, Beta), born in Bombay, India

Person of interestLee Daniels

Dec 24 Lee Daniels, American director ("Precious", "Empire"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director Lee Daniels
Director
Lee Daniels
  • Dec 25 Missy Cleveland, playmate (April, 1979), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Dec 26 Koji Morimoto, Japanese animated film director
  • Dec 28 Phil Abrams, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 30 Tracey Ullman, Slough England, singer/actress (Tracey Ullman Show)
  • Dec 31 Bebe Neuwirth, American actress (Lilith in Cheers, Damn Yankees), born in Princeton New Jersey
  • Dec 31 Val Kilmer, actor (Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 31 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (d. 1981)