On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1963

  • Jan 3 Jerome Young, American pro wrestler (New Jack), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Jan 4 Dave Foley, actor and comedian (Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson on NewsRadio)
  • Jan 11 Jason Connery, actor (Robin Hood), born in London, England
  • Jan 12 François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter, born in Saint-Félicien, Quebec

Person of interestSteven Soderbergh

Jan 14 Steven Soderbergh, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Jan 16 James May, English television presenter, born in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 James Denton, American actor, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 23 Gail O'Grady, American actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 29 Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 31 John Dye, American actor (Andrew-Touched by an Angel), born in Amory, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Feb 2 Stephen McGann, actor (Catherine the Great), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 5 Steven Shainberg, American film director
  • Feb 9 Madusa Miceli [Debra Ann], wrestler (WCW), born in Milan, Italy
  • Feb 9 Lolo Ferrari [Eve Valois], French adult actress and dancer, born in Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 2000)
  • Feb 10 Philip Glenister, British Actor (Outkast, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes), born in Harrow, Middlesex, England
  • Feb 13 Roberta Vasquez, American actor and model (November, 1984), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Feb 14 Zach Galligan, American actor (Gremlins), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 14 Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 17 Larry the Cable Guy [Daniel Lawrence Whitney], American comedian (Blue Collar Comedy Tour), born in Pawnee City, Nebraska
  • Feb 19 Jessica Tuck, American actress (Megan-1 Life to Live), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 21 William Baldwin, American actor (Backdraft, Sliver, Flatliners), born in Massapequa, New York
  • Feb 24 Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Indian Bollywood director (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas), born in Mumbai, India
  • Mar 1 Maurice Benard, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital)
  • Mar 2 Suzette Charles, NJ, replaces Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)
  • Mar 3 Sophia Aliberti, Greek actress and TV presenter
  • Mar 4 Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey
  • Mar 4 Daniel Roebuck, American actor, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 6 Suzanne Crough, American child actress (The Partridge Family), born in Fullerton, California (d. 2015)
  • Mar 6 D.L. Hughley, American comedian and actor (ComicView), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Mar 7 Bill Brochtrup, American actor
  • Mar 10 Jasmine Guy, actress (Whitley-Different World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 11 Alexandra "Alex" Kingston, British actress (Doctor Who, ER, The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • Mar 12 Julia Campbell, Huntsville Ala, actress (Opportunity Knocks)

Person of interestKevin Smith

Mar 16 Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (Ares-Hercules), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2002)

  • Mar 17 Rebeca Arthur, actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract)
  • Mar 17 Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor

Person of interestVanessa Williams

Mar 18 Vanessa Williams, American singer, actress and 1st African American Miss America (1983), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams
  • Mar 20 Kathleen "Kathy" Ireland, American model and actress (Alien From LA, Side Out), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 20 Manabu Suzuki, Japanese racing driver and broadcaster

Person of interestDavid Thewlis

Mar 20 David Thewlis, English actor (Remus Lupin-Harry Potter series), born in Blackpool, Lancashire

  • Mar 26 Paul de Leeuw, Dutch TV host (Cry of the Lion)
  • Mar 26 Amparo Larrañaga, Spanish actress

Person of interestQuentin Tarantino

Mar 27 Quentin Tarantino, American director and screenwriter (Pulp Fiction), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
  • Mar 27 Xuxa [Maria da Graca Meneghel], Brazilian actress (Xuxa Park), born in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Mar 31 Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer
  • Apr 2 Mike Gascoyne, British motor racing engineer, designer, writer (McLaren, Sauber, Tyrrell, Jordan, Renault, Toyota, Force India) and broadcaster (BBC 5 Live, Sky Sports), born in Norwich, England
  • Apr 2 Karl Beattie, English television director and producer (Most Haunted), born in Guildford, Surrey
  • Apr 4 Anthony Clark, American actor and comedian (Boyd Pritchett-Boston Common), born in Lynchburg, Virginia

Person of interestGraham Norton

Apr 4 Graham Norton [Graham Walker], Irish comedian and TV presenter, born in Dublin

TV Host and Comedian Graham Norton
TV Host and Comedian
Graham Norton
  • Apr 9 Joe Scarborough, American television personality, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 11 Eddy Moya, actor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Apr 16 Nick Berry, English actor (Wicksy-EastEnders), born in Woodford, Essex
  • Apr 17 Joel Murray, American actor (Mad Men), born in Wilmette, Illinois

Person of interestConan O'Brien

Apr 18 Conan Chris O'Brien, American TV host (Late Night), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
  • Apr 18 Eric McCormack, Canadian-American actor (Will & Grace), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 18 Andrés Reyes [Universo 2000], Mexican pro wrestler (3 x CMLL World Heavyweight Championship), born in Santa Anita, Mexico (d. 2018)
  • Apr 21 John Cameron Mitchell, American actor (Misplaced, Band of the Hand), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Apr 21 Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
  • Apr 22 Sean Lock, British comedian and actor (British Comedy Award, 2000), born in Chertsey, Surrey

Person of interestJet Li

Apr 26 Jet Li [Li Lianjie], Chinese Singaporean actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed), born in Beijing, China

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • Apr 27 Schae Harrison, American actress (Darla-Bold & Beautiful), born in Anaheim Hills, California
  • Apr 27 Cali Timmins, Canadian actress (Ryan's Hope), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 27 Russell T. Davies, Welsh TV writer and executive producer (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk), born in Swansea, Wales
  • May 2 Brian Tochi, American actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 3 Jamie Reeves, British coal miner, strongman and professional wrestler (1989 World's Strongest Man), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
  • May 5 Simon Rimmer, English chef and TV host (Something for the Weekend), born in Wallasey, Merseyside, England
  • May 5 Heidi Kozak, Danish-American actress (Slumber Party Massacre 2), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Person of interestNatasha Richardson

May 11 Natasha Richardson, English actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England

  • May 11 Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
  • May 11 Roark Critchlow, actor
  • May 12 Vanessa A. Williams, American actress (Rhonda Blair-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 15 Grant Herslov, actor (Wayne-Spencer, Under One Roof), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 16 Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
  • May 20 Brian Nash, actor (Joel-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Glendale, California
  • May 24 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2003)
  • May 25 Mike Myers, Canadian comedian (SNL, Wayne's World), born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • May 26 Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
  • May 29 Lisa Whelchel, actress (Blair-Facts of Life), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • May 29 Tracey E Bregman, actress (Lauren-Bold & Beautiful, Days of Our Life), born in Munich. Germany
  • May 30 Sally Dyvenor [Whittaker], English actress (Coronation Street), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • Jun 3 Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor
  • Jun 6 Jason Isaacs, English actor (Harry Potter films), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestJohnny Depp

Jun 9 Johnny Depp, American actor (21 Jump Street, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in Owensboro, Kentucky

  • Jun 10 Jeanne Tripplehorn, American actress
  • Jun 12 Tim DeKay, American actor (White Collar), born in Lansing, New York
  • Jun 12 Jerry Lynn, American professional wrestler, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 12 Johnny Weiss, American professional wrestler (Johnny Hotbody), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestHelen Hunt

Jun 15 Helen Hunt, American actress (Mad About You, As Good as it Gets), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Helen Hunt
Actress
Helen Hunt
  • Jun 15 Blanca Portillo, Spanish actress
  • Jun 16 Jim Fullington, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 16 Scott Alexander, American screenwriter

  • Jun 17 Greg Kinnear, American actor and talk show host (Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later), born in Logansport, Indiana
  • Jun 20 Don West, American professional wrestling announcer
  • Jun 22 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jun 25 John Benjamin Hickey, American actor (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), born in Plano, Texas
  • Jun 30 Rupert Graves, English actor (Handful of Dust, Maurice, Sherlock), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • Jul 2 Mark Kermode, British film critic
  • Jul 5 Edie Falco, American actress (Carmela Soprano-The Sopranos), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 5 Russ Lorenson, American singer and actor, born in Upland, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 11 Lisa Rinna, American actress (Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place), born in Medford, Oregon
  • Jul 15 Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-Italian actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV), born in Eisinore Denmark
  • Jul 16 Phoebe Cates, American actress (Fast Times at Ridgemount High), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • Jul 17 Denise Miller, American actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 17 John Ventimiglia, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 18 Al Snow, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 20 Frank Whaley, American actor (Pulp Fiction), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jul 21 Paulo Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
  • Jul 22 Joanna Going, actress (Lisa Grady-Another World)
  • Jul 22 Rob Estes, American actor
  • Jul 27 Donnie Yen, Hong Kong actor, martial artist and director (Ip Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Jul 28 Patrizia Pellegrino, Italian actress and TV personality (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980), born in Naples, Italy
  • Jul 29 Alexandra Paul, actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestLisa Kudrow

Jul 30 Lisa Kudrow, American actress (Phoebe Buffay on Friends), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Lisa Kudrow
Actress
Lisa Kudrow
  • Jul 30 Monique Gabrielle, American actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 1 Demián Bichir, Mexican-American actor (A Better Life), born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Aug 1 John Carroll Lynch, American actor (Shutter Island, Gran Torino), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Aug 3 Carlo Imperato, American actor (Fame), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 3 Isaiah Washington, American actor (The 100), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 5 James Wilder, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 6 Kimberley Conrad, American Playboy model (January 1988, Playmate of the year 1989) who married Hugh Hefner, born in Moulton, Alabama
  • Aug 7 Harold Perrineau Jr., American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Aug 9 Lonnie Quinn, actor (Will Cooley in All My Children), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

Person of interestWhitney Houston

Aug 9 Whitney Houston, American singer (I Will Always Love You; I Wanna Dance With Somebody), and actress (The Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

Aug 13 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), born in Sivakasi, Madras State (d. 2018)

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • Aug 15 Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director (Birdman, Babel), born in Mexico City
  • Aug 17 S. Shankar, Indian film director (Gentleman, Indian, Jeans), born in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Aug 17 Jon Gruden, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2002, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Oakland Raiders) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Sandusky, Ohio
  • Aug 19 John Stamos, Cypress California, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
  • Aug 21 Richmond Arquette, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 23 Park Chan-wook, South Korean filmmaker (Joint Security Area, Thirst), born in Seoul
  • Aug 27 Downtown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and actress (Club MTV, The Earth Day Special, Junket Whore), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Aug 30 Michael Chiklis, American actor (Commish, The Shield), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Aug 31 Todd Carty, Irish actor
  • Sep 5 Jeff Brantley, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds), born in Florence, Alabama
  • Sep 5 Kristian Alfonso, American actress (Days of Lives, Falcon Crest), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Sep 7 W. Earl Brown, American actor, writer, and musician (Deadwood, Scream, Stovall-Operation Petticoat), born in Golden Pond, Kentucky
  • Sep 8 Brad Silberling, American television and film director (Casper 1995), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 8 Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian (Downtown), born in Amagasaki, Japan
  • Sep 10 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 Colin Wells, English actor (Johnno Dean-Hollyoaks), born in Greenwich, London
  • Sep 17 Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Sep 17 James Urbaniak, American actor
  • Sep 18 John Powell, British film score composer, based in America (Happy Feet; Bourne films), born in London
  • Sep 19 Alessandra Martines, Italian-French dancer and actress (Chance or Coincidence), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 21 Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
  • Sep 26 Lysette Anthony, English actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch), born in London, England
  • Sep 28 Steve Blackman, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 30 Cristina Marsillach, actress (Barocco), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 1 Beth Chamberlin, Danville Vt, actress (Beth Spaulding-Guiding Light)
  • Oct 5 Sophie Favier, Lyon France, actress (Sans Interdits)

Person of interestElisabeth Shue

Oct 6 Elisabeth Shue, American actress (Cocktail, Back to the Future Part II), born in Wilmington, Delaware


  • Oct 6 Jsu Garcia, American actor
  • Oct 10 Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Oct 12 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director, born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan (d. 2010)
  • Oct 16 Missy Hyatt, wrestling manager (WCW, ECW), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Oct 17 Norm MacDonald, Canadian comedian
  • Oct 23 Allison Shearmur [Allison Ivy Brecker], American film executive and producer (Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Jason Bourne), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Oct 25 Tracy Nelson, American actress (Glitter; Square Pegs; Father Dowling Mysteries - "Sister Stephanie"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 26 Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor and producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Oct 27 Deborah Moore, English actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives), born in London

Person of interestMarla Maples

Oct 27 Marla Maples, American actress (Will Rogers Follies), ex-wife of Donald Trump, born in Dalton, Georgia

Actress and Model Marla Maples
Actress and Model
Marla Maples
  • Oct 28 Lauren Holly, actress (Picket Fences), born in Bristol, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 Kristina Wagner, American actress (Felicia Jones-General Hospital), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 30 Michael Beach, American actor (Soul Food), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts
  • Oct 31 Dermot Mulroney, American actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Oct 31 Rob Schneider, American actor (Saturday Night Live, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 1 Antonella Ella, Italian actress (Tonight in That Building), born in Turin, Italy
  • Nov 1 Monty Sopp, American professional wrestler, born in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 2 Craig Saavedra, American filmmaker (Starry Night Entertainment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 3 Ian Wright MBE, English soccer striker and broadcaster (33 caps; Crystal Palace, Arsenal), born in London, England
  • Nov 4 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer (Muchas Flores) and actress, born in Madrid
  • Nov 5 Andrea McArdle, American actress (Annie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 5 Tatum O'Neal, American actress (Paper Moon, Little Darlings; ex-wife of John McEnroe), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 7 Todd McKee, American actor (Ted-Santa Barbara, The Bold & The Beautiful), born in Kentfield, California
  • Nov 7 Elizabeth "Liz" Mikel, American actress and jazz singer (Friday Night Lights), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 10 Hugh Bonneville, English actor (Downton Abbey, Paddington Bear), born in London, England
  • Nov 12 Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 19 Terry Farrell, actress (Paper Dolls, Jadzia Dax-STDS9), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Nov 20 Ming-Na Wen, Macau-born actress (Mulan, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), born in Coloane Island, Macau
  • Nov 21 Nicollette Sheridan, British actress (Paige-Knots Landing), born in Worthing, England
  • Nov 22 Corinne Russell, British model and comedienne (The Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England

  • Nov 24 Lisa Howard, actress (Days of Our Life, Rolling Vengeance)
  • Nov 25 Kevin Chamberlin, American actor
  • Nov 26 Allyson Rice-Taylor, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Nov 27 Fisher Stevens, American actor (My Science Project, Short Circuit), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 28 Armando Iannucci, comedian and radio producer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dec 2 Rich Sutter, Canadian NHL right wing and broadcaster (Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues; Rogers Sportsnet), born in Viking, Alberta, Canada
  • Dec 5 Carrie Hamilton, American actress (Fame), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Dec 8 Toshiaki Kawada, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Dec 9 Bárbara Palacios, Venezuelan TV host and Miss Universe (1986), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Dec 12 Teresa Blake, American actress (Gloria Marsh-All My Children), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Dec 12 Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Tokyo
  • Dec 14 Cindy Gibb, American actress (Search for Tomorrow, Youngblood), born in Bennington, Vermont
  • Dec 15 Helen Slater, American actress (Supergirl, Billie Jean, Ruthless People), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 16 Benjamin Bratt, California, actor (Det Reynaldo Curtis-Law & Order)

Person of interestBrad Pitt

Dec 18 Brad Pitt, American actor (12 Monkeys, Fight Club) and producer (The Departed, 12 Years a Slave), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • Dec 18 Allan Kayser, American actor
  • Dec 19 Til Schweiger, German actor
  • Dec 19 Jennifer Beals, American actress (Flashdance; The Bride; The L-Word), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 20 Karen Moncrieff, American actress (Xtro 3, Days of Our Lives), born in Sacramento, California

About 1963

How Old? 57 or 58 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Jan 1 - Jan 24), Rabbit (Jan 25 - Dec 31)