Birthdays in Film & Television in 1961

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 240

  • Jan 1 Fiona Phillips, British television presenter
  • Jan 1 Mark Wingett, British actor

Person of interestGabrielle Carteris

Jan 2 Gabrielle Carteris, American actress (Andrea in Beverly Hills 90210), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Jan 2 Todd Haynes, American film director
  • Jan 4 Lee Curreri, American actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 6 Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
  • Jan 7 Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
  • Jan 9 Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • Jan 10 Evan Handler, American actor (Dear Mr Wonderful), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Janet Jones, Bridgeton MO, actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid)

Person of interestJulia Louis-Dreyfus

Jan 13 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American comedienne and actress (Elaine Benes-Seinfeld, SNL, Veep), born in NYC, New York

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Jan 15 Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
  • Jan 17 Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
  • Jan 18 Jeff Yagher, American actor
  • Jan 19 Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
  • Jan 19 William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
  • Jan 21 Sherry Ramsay, Stauton Va, actress (Trish Mason-As the World Turns)
  • Jan 24 Nastassja Kinski, actress (Tess, Cat People), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 25 Michele Tobin, actress (Fitzpatricks), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 27 Charlotte Kemp, playmate (Dec, 1982), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 27 Karen Velez, playmate (December, 1984), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • Jan 27 Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
  • Jan 28 Luann L Lee, playmate (Jan, 1987), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Feb 2 Lauren Lane, American actress
  • Feb 3 Keith Gordon, American actor (Dressed to Kill, Legend of Billie Jean), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 5 Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian
  • Feb 8 Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  • Feb 9 Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
  • Feb 10 Alexander Payne, American film director (Sideways), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 11 Carey Lowell, American actress (Me & Him, Guardian, Dangerously Close), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Henry Rollins [Henry Lawrence Garfield], US musician and actor (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 20 Imogen Stubbs, actress (Summer Story), born in Rothbury, England
  • Feb 21 Christopher Atkins, actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon), born in Rye, New York
  • Feb 21 Martha Hackett, American actress
  • Feb 21 Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
  • Feb 22 Debbie Linden, actress (Kenny Everett Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Feb 26 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
  • Feb 27 Grant Shaud, American actor (Miles Silverburg in Murphy Brown), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Mar 3 Mary Page Keller, actress (Ryan's Hope, Duet), born in Monterey Park, California
  • Mar 3 Knut Nærum, Norwegian comedian
  • Mar 4 Steven Weber, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 7 Mary Beth Evans, actress (Katherine-General Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • Mar 8 Camryn Manheim, American actress (The Practice), born in Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Mar 9 Rick Steiner [Robert Rechsteiner], American professional wrestler, born in Bay City, Michigan
  • Mar 10 Mitch Gaylord, CA, gymnast (Olympics 1984)/actor (American Anthem)
  • Mar 11 Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
  • Mar 14 Russell Todd, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • Mar 14 Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  • Mar 15 Fabio Lanzoni, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark), born in Milan, Italy
  • Mar 17 Casey Siemaszko, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 17 Andrew Paul, English actor

  • Mar 17 Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve and activist (Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation), born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • Mar 20 John Clark Gable, actor (Bad Jim), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 21 Kassie Wesley, Ky, actress (Evil Dead 2, Blair-One Life to Live)
  • Mar 23 Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
  • Mar 25 John Stockwell, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Mar 25 Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • Mar 26 Billy Warlock, actor (Baywatch), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Mar 29 Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster (Suriname TV/Radio)
  • Mar 29 Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian, born in Endicott, New York
  • Apr 1 Jennifer Runyon, American actress (Cindy-A Very Brady Christmas), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 1 Mark White, British rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer (ABC-All of My Heart), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 2 Christopher Meloni, American actor (Law & Order), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestEddie Murphy

Apr 3 Eddie Murphy, American actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Apr 5 Lisa Zane, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 8 Richard Hatch, American reality television personality
  • Apr 10 Jeb Stuart Adams, American actor (Flowers in the Attic), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 10 Olivia Brown, American actress (Det Trudy Joplin-Miami Vice), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Apr 11 Lucky Vanous, American model (GQ, Diet Coke), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Apr 11 Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, writer (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 12 Magda Szubanski, Australian actress (Kath & Kim), born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England
  • Apr 14 John Clarke, actor (Mickey-Days of Our Life)

Person of interestRobert Carlyle

Apr 14 Robert Carlyle, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), born in Glasgow, Scotland

  • Apr 15 Lynne Austin, Plant City Fla, playmate (Jul, 1986)
  • Apr 18 Jane Leeves, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser), born in London, England
  • Apr 18 Steve Lombardi, American wrestler
  • Apr 20 Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor (Vozvrashcheniye), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Apr 22 Byron Allen, comedian (Real People, Byron Allen Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 23 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 George Lopez, American actor and comedian
  • Apr 26 Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Chinese-American actress (Heaven & Earth, The Last Emperor), born in Shanghai, China
  • May 4 Mary Elizabeth McDonough, American actress (Erin in The Waltons), born in Van Nuys, California
  • May 5 Hiro Hase, wrestler (NJPW)
  • May 6 Clay O'Brien, actor (Weedy-Cowboys), born in Ray, Arizona

Person of interestGeorge Clooney

May 6 George Clooney, American actor (ER, Batman, The Descendants), born in Lexington, Kentucky

  • May 6 Roma Downey, Derry Ireland, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel)
  • May 8 David Winning, Canadian film director
  • May 8 Akira Taue, Japanese professional wrestler
  • May 10 Teri Copley, Arcadia California, actress (Mickey-We've Got it Made)
  • May 10 Johanna ter Steege, Dutch actress
  • May 11 Diana Lee[-Hsu], playmate (May, 1988), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 12 Lar Park Lincoln, American actress
  • May 12 Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • May 14 Tim Roth, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo), born in London, England
  • May 14 Ulrike Folkerts, German actress
  • May 15 Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (d. 2002)
  • May 16 Nina Arvesen, actress (Cassandra-Young & Restless), born in White Plains, New York
  • May 16 Kevin McDonald, Canadian comedian and actor
  • May 16 Charles Wright, American professional wrestler known as "The Godfather"
  • May 19 Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
  • May 25 Hiro Saito, wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
  • May 26 Tarsem Singh, Indian film director
  • May 27 Cathy Silvers, actress (Happy Days, Foley Square), born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Peri Gilpin, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier), born in Waco, Texas
  • May 29 David Palmer, American musician and founding member of ABC (The Lexicon Of Love), born in Chesterfield, England
  • May 30 Ella Arolovich, Leningrad USSR, model
  • May 30 Ralph Carter, American actor (Michael Evans-Good Times), born in NYC, New York
  • May 30 Trey Parker, rapper/actor (Newsies, Hull High)
  • May 30 Harry Enfield, Horsham, West Sussex, English comedian (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live)
  • May 31 Lea Thompson, actress (Back to the Future, Caroline In The City)
  • Jun 5 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • Jun 6 Sydney Walsh, American actress (Maureen "Mo" DeMott in Hooperman), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York, United States
  • Jun 8 Ursula Buchfellner, German model, playmate (Oct, 1979) and actress (Bloodline), born in Munich, Germany

Person of interestMichael J. Fox

Jun 9 Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor, author, comedian and activist (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf), born in Edmonton, Alberta

  • Jun 11 María Barranco, Spanish actress
  • Jun 15 Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese singer/actress
  • Jun 24 Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh

Person of interestRicky Gervais

Jun 25 Ricky Gervais, English actor and comedian (The Office), born in Reading, England

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais
  • Jun 27 Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress (Goodness Gracious Me), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
  • Jun 29 Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jun 29 Kimberlin Brown, American actress
  • Jul 2 Alba Parietti, Torino Italy, actress (Galagoal, Abbronzatissima)
  • Jul 2 James McNichol, actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 2 Michael Lindsay, Voice actor
  • Jul 3 Liz Stewart, playmate (July, 1984), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 6 Kimberly Foster, actress (It Takes Two)
  • Jul 8 Toby Keith, American country singer and actor (Boomtown, Blue Moon), born in Clinton, Oklahoma
  • Jul 10 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor (Bullet in the Head), born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 14 Jackie Earle Haley, Northridge California, actor (Breaking Away)

Person of interestForest Whitaker

Jul 15 Forest Whitaker, actor and director (The Last King of Scotland, Platoon), born in Longview, Texas

  • Jul 15 Lolita Davidovich, actress (Blaze, Jungle2Jungle)
  • Jul 15 Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
  • Jul 17 Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor
  • Jul 18 Elizabeth McGovern, actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jul 19 Suzi Schott, American actress and Playboy playmate (August, 1984), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Jul 19 Campbell Scott, American actor, director and producer (Saint Ralph, Big Night), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 19 Hideo Nakata, Japanese film director, born in Okayama, Japan
  • Jul 19 Benoît Mariage, Belgian film director, born in Virton, Belgium

Person of interestWoody Harrelson

Jul 23 Woody Harrelson, American actor (Woody Boyd in Cheers), born in Midland, Texas

  • Jul 23 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Jul 25 Katherine Kelly Lang, American actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 25 Bobbie Eakes, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Warner Robins, Georgia

Person of interestLaurence Fishburne

Jul 30 Laurence Fishburne, American actor (The Matrix, CSI, Apocalypse Now), born in Augusta, Georgia

  • Aug 1 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, I Want to Live), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Aug 3 Molly Hagan, American actress (Code of Silence), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 4 Lauren Tom, American actress
  • Aug 5 Tawny Kitaen, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 9 Amy Stiller, American actress
  • Aug 10 Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
  • Aug 13 Dawnn Lewis, actress (Jaleesa-Different World)
  • Aug 13 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • Aug 13 Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer
  • Aug 14 Susan Olson, American actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 14 "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • Aug 18 John Viscardi, American actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 20 Linda Mantz, American actress (Frankie-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 20 Joe Pasquale, English comedian
  • Aug 23 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 24 Jared Harris, English actor
  • Aug 25 Joanne Whalley, actress (Scandal), born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 1 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI), born in Secaucus, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Sep 2 Anthony Wong [Chau-sang], Hong Kong actor (The Untold Story), born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 4 Kevin Kennedy, English actor
  • Sep 6 Peggy MacIntaggart, Midland Ontario, playmate (January, 1990)
  • Sep 8 Franny Michel, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 11 Virginia Madsen, actress (Dune, Hot Spot, Class), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Elizabeth Daily, American actress and singer (Buttercup-The Powerpuff Girls), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

Sep 18 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Westwood, New Jersey (d. 2013)

  • Sep 20 Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality
  • Sep 21 Nancy Travis, American actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 22 Catherine Oxenberg, American princess/actress (Dynasty, Overexposed), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 22 Bonnie Hunt, American actress
  • Sep 23 Elizabeth Peña, American actress (La Bamba, Jacob's Ladder), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 Chi McBride, American actor
  • Sep 24 Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster
  • Sep 24 John Logan, American screenwriter
  • Sep 25 Heather Locklear, actress (T J Hooker, Dynasty), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 28 Michael-James Wixted, actor (Smith Family), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 30 Crystal Bernard, actress (Amy-It's a Living, Helen-Wings), born in Garland, Texas
  • Sep 30 Eric Stoltz, actor (Anaconda, Pulp Fiction, Mask)
  • Sep 30 Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Oct 1 Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
  • Oct 4 David W Harper, actor (Jim Bob-Waltons), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Oct 4 Mary Ellen Stuart, actress (Frannie Crawford-As the World Turns)
  • Oct 7 Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor
  • Oct 9 Jean Sagal, actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 9 Liz Sagal, actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 10 Jodi Benson, American voice actress
  • Oct 11 Neil Buchanan, English television presenter
  • Oct 14 Melanie Wilson, actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers)
  • Oct 16 Randy Vasquez, American actor
  • Oct 20 Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress
  • Oct 22 Robert Torti, American actor
  • Oct 23 Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
  • Oct 26 Dylan McDermott, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Oct 29 Randy Jackson, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana

Person of interestPeter Jackson

Oct 31 Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director (Lord of the Rings - Academy Award, Best Director, 2003), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
  • Nov 1 Kim Krizan, California, writer/actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused)
  • Nov 3 Kari Michaelsen, American actress (Katie-Gimme a Break), born in NYC, New York