On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1966

  • Jan 1 Rawley Valberde, Oceanside California, actor (Amado-Santa Barbara)
  • Jan 6 Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Jan 8 Maria Pitillo, American actress (Ryan's Hope, Natural Born Killers), born in Elmira, New York
  • Jan 8 Loretta Lee [Lee Lai Chan], Chinese actress (Happy Ghost), born in British Hong Kong
  • Jan 9 Candi Milo, American voice actress, born in Palm Springs, California
  • Jan 11 Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist
  • Jan 12 Olivier Martinez, French actor (The Horseman on the Roof), born in Paris, France

Person of interestPatrick Dempsey

Jan 13 Patrick Dempsey, American actor (Grey's Anatomy), born in Lewiston, Maine

  • Jan 13 Simon Shelton Barnes, British actor (Teletubbies-Tinky Winky), born in Bethnal Green, London (d. 2018)
  • Jan 14 Daniel J. Schneider, American actor (Dennis-Head of the Class), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 20 Rainn Wilson, American actor (The Office, Juno), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 22 Carlton Haselrig, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1992; Pittsburgh Steelers) and wrestler (6 x NCAA titles; Pitt-Johnstown), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Jan 24 Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian, born in Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
  • Jan 27 Tamlyn Tomita, Okinawa, actress (Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara)
  • Jan 30 Daphne Ashbrook, American actress (Liz-Our Family Honor), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 1 Donna Edmondson, American Playboy playmate (Nov, 1986, Playmate of the Year 1987), born in Greensboro, North Carolina

  • Feb 2 Robert DeLeo, American bass player, songwriter and backing vocalist (Stone Temple Pilots, Army of Anyone, Hollywood Vampires), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Feb 2 D. C. Douglas, American actor and director
  • Feb 3 Danny Morrison, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (48 Tests, 160 wickets; 96 ODIs, 126 wickets) and broadcaster (TVNZ, Sky Sports, Radio Sport), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 3 Frank Coraci, American film director
  • Feb 7 Chris Rock, American comedian (SNL, CB4, Everybody Hates Chris), born in Andrews, South Carolina
  • Feb 9 Harald Eia, Norwegian TV - comedian
  • Feb 11 Stephen Gregory, American actor (Chase-Young & Restless), born in New York City, New York
  • Feb 13 Tally Chanel, Israeli actress (Warrior Queen), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Feb 19 Justine Bateman, America actress (Family Ties, Satisfaction), born in Rye, New York
  • Feb 19 Prince Markie Dee [Mark Anthony Morales], American rapper (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"), and actor (Disorderlies), born in (d. 2021) [1]
  • Feb 20 Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, supermodel (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
  • Feb 21 Bronwen Booth, English actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil), born in London, England
  • Feb 22 Thorsten Kaye, German-British soap actor (Patrick-One Life to Live, Silencers), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Feb 22 Rachel Dratch, American actress & comedienne, born in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Feb 23 Marc Price, American actor and comedian (Skippy-Family Ties), born in New Jersey, United States
  • Feb 24 Billy Zane, actor (Titanic, Dead Calm), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 24 Ben Miller, English comedian and actor (Armstrong and Miller), born in London, England
  • Feb 25 Stacey Cortez, actress (Sheila Cantillan-General Hospital)
  • Feb 25 Tea Leoni, American actress (Flying Blind, Madam Secretary), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 25 Alexis Denisof, American actor

  • Feb 25 Nancy O'Dell, American reporter and television personality
  • Feb 26 Jennifer Grant, American actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Burbank, California
  • Feb 27 Gregg Rainwater, American actor (Buck Cross-Young Riders), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Feb 27 Donal Logue, Canadian actor, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Feb 28 Edward Shearmur, British film score composer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Charlie's Angels), born in London, England
  • Mar 1 John David Cullum, actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)
  • Mar 3 Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor and director (Pasión, Ladrón que roba a ladrón), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mar 4 Steve Bastoni, Italian Australian actor
  • Mar 4 Wash West [Wash Westmoreland], English film director (Still Alice, The Last of Robin Hood), born in Leeds, England
  • Mar 5 Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian

Person of interestAlan Davies

Mar 6 Alan Davies, British comedian and actor (Jonathan Creek, QI), born in Loughton, Essex, England

Comedian and Actor Alan Davies
Comedian and Actor
Alan Davies
  • Mar 7 Joy Tanner, American actress, born in Rochester, New York
  • Mar 10 Stephen Mailer, American actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 13 Akira Nogami, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Narashino, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Mar 14 Elise Neal, American actress
  • Mar 15 Chris Bruno, actor (Michael-All My Children, Dennis-Another World)
  • Mar 17 Jeremy Sheffield, English actor
  • Mar 24 Tatjana Patitz, model/actress (Rising Sun), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Mar 26 Michael Imperioli, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Apr 3 Shelley Michelle, American actress (Golden Eye), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 3 Miina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Apr 4 Nancy McKeon, American actress (Jo Polniazek-Facts of Life), born in Westbury, New York
  • Apr 6 Young Man Kang, South Korean film director
  • Apr 7 Teri Ann Linn, American actress (Kristen-Bold & Beautiful), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Person of interestRobin Wright

Apr 8 Robin Wright, American actress (Princess Bride, House of Cards), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
  • Apr 8 Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality

Person of interestCynthia Nixon

Apr 9 Cynthia Nixon, American actress (Sex and the City), born in NYC, New York

Actress Cynthia Nixon
Actress
Cynthia Nixon
  • Apr 11 Mason Reese, American actor (Underwood Deviled Ham), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 11 Dustin Patrick Runnels, American professional wrestler (Goldust), born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 17 Vikram [Kennedy John Victor], Indian actor (I), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • Apr 19 El Samurai [Osamu Matsuda], Japanese professional wrestler (WAR/NJPW), born in Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan
  • Apr 22 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress (d. 2005)
  • Apr 24 Pierre Brassard, French-Canadian humorist and actor, born in Val-d'Or, Canada
  • Apr 25 Isabelle Pasco, French actress (Ave Maria) and model (Elle, Vogue), born in Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
  • May 1 Charlie Schlatter, American actor (18 Again, Heartbreak Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • May 3 Peter Abbay, American actor (Another World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 3 Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor (The War Within), born in Bombay, India
  • May 12 Stephen Baldwin, actor (Beast, Lawrenceville Stories, Usual Suspects)
  • May 14 Marianne Denicourt, French actress
  • May 16 Scott Reeves, American actor (Ryan-Young & Restless), born in Santa Monica, California
  • May 19 Polly Walker, British actress
  • May 19 Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist (Power Rangers), born in London, England
  • May 20 Mindy Cohn, LA, actress (Facts of Life)
  • May 20 Paolo Seganti, actor (Damian-As the World Turns)
  • May 20 Dan Abrams, American TV reporter (Nightline)
  • May 20 Gina Ravera, American actress
  • May 21 Manon Kelley, Canadian actress (Red Lips 2), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • May 24 Eric Cantona, French footballer and actor (Looking for Eric), born in Marseille, France

Person of interestHelena Bonham Carter

May 26 Helena Bonham Carter, British actress (Harry Potter, Fight Club, The King's Speech, Enid, The Wings of the Dove), born in London, England

  • May 31 Jeremy Hotz, Canadian stand-up comedian

Person of interestJulianna Margulies

Jun 8 Julianna Margulies, American actress (ER, The Good Wife), born in Spring Valley NY

  • Jun 10 Doug McKeon, NJ, actor (Big Shamus Little Shamus, Centennial)
  • Jun 13 Thyme Lewis, American actor (Jonah-Days of our Lives), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 14 Traylor Howard, American actress (Joy Byrnes-Boston Common), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jun 15 Idalis DeLeon, American actress/singer

  • Jun 17 Jason Patric, American actor (Lost Boys, Solar Babies), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 21 Nan Woods, actress (1 More Saturday Night)
  • Jun 21 Gretchen Carlson, American television commentator (Fox News) and 1989 Miss America, born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Jun 23 Richie Ren, Taiwanese actor (Breaking News, Life Without Principle), born in Changhua, Taiwan
  • Jun 24 Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director and screenwriter (The Unbelievable Truth), born in Queens, New York (d. 2006)

Person of interestJ. J. Abrams

Jun 27 J. J. Abrams, American writer, producer and director (Lost, Star Wars: the Force Awakens), born in NYC, New York

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams
  • Jun 28 John Cusack, American actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 28 Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 30 Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor (Guy de Lusignan-Kingdom of Heaven), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Jul 1 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player, coach and broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jul 4 Lee Reherman, American actor, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)
  • Jul 5 Susannah Doyle, British actress (Drop the Dead Donkey), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
  • Jul 6 Brian Posehn, American actor (Jim Kuback-Mission Hill), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 7 Jim Gaffigan, American comedian (Mr Universe), born in Elgin, Illinois
  • Jul 9 Pamela Adlon, American voice actress
  • Jul 10 Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 11 Debbe Dunning, actress (Tool Time Girl-Home Improvement), born in Burbank, California
  • Jul 11 Greg Grunberg, American actor
  • Jul 11 Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
  • Jul 12 Allegra Curtis, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann and Tony Curtis, born in London, England
  • Jul 12 Annabel Croft, English tennis player, broadcaster (Eurosport, Sky Sport, BBC), born in Farnborough, Kent
  • Jul 14 Matthew Fox, American actor (Party of 5, Lost), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 15 Irene Jacob, actress (Red, Othello)
  • Jul 15 Kristoff St John, American actor (Adam-Generations, Young & Restless), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 16 Johnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster (Capital Breakfast), born in Barnet, London
  • Jul 19 Nancy Carell [Walls], American actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Cohasset, Massachusetts
  • Jul 21 Arija Bareikis, American actress
  • Jul 30 Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 31 Dean Cain, actor (Clark-Lois & Clark), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • Aug 4 Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)

  • Aug 5 Jonathan Silverman, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Single Guy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 9 Pat Petersen, American actor (Michael-Knots Landing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 14 David Hallyday, French singer-songwriter and actor (He's My Girl), born in Boulougne, France

Person of interestHalle Berry

Aug 14 Halle Berry, American actress (X-Men: The Last Stand, Monsters Ball), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
  • Aug 18 Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Aug 20 Courtney Gibbs, American actress (Baywatch) and Miss USA 1988, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 20 Colin Cunningham, American actor (Centigrade, Falling Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Robert Maschio, American Actor ("The Todd" in Scrubs)
  • Aug 30 Michael Michele, American actress (Nikki-Central Park West), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Sep 1 Katja Bienert, actress (Praxis Bulowbogen), born in Berlin, Germany

Person of interestSalma Hayek

Sep 2 Salma Hayek, Mexican American actress (Desperado, Frida), born in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Actress Salma Hayek
Actress
Salma Hayek
  • Sep 2 Tuc Watkins, American actor
  • Sep 5 Achero Mañas, Spanish actor and film director, born in Madrid, Spain

Person of interestAdam Sandler

Sep 9 Adam Sandler, American actor and comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Sep 9 David Bennent, Swiss actor (Tin Drum, Legend), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Sep 12 Darren E. Burrows, American actor (Ed Chigliak-Northern Exposure), born in Winfield, Kansas
  • Sep 13 Maria Furtwängler, German physician and TV actress, born in Munich, Germany
  • Sep 13 Louis Mandylor, Australian actor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 19 Yoshihiro Takayama, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Sumida, Tokyo
  • Sep 24 Paul Michael Valley, American actor (Ryan Harrison-Another World), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • Sep 28 Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
  • Sep 29 Jill Whelan, actress (Vicki-Love Boat, Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 1 Christopher Titus, American actor/comedian
  • Oct 1 Scott Innes, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo), born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • Oct 2 Rodney Anoa'i (aka Yokozuna), Samoan-American professional wrestler (WWF/NJPW/AWA), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2000)
  • Oct 3 Darrin Fletcher, American baseball catcher and broadcaster (Montreal Expos, Toronto Blue Jays), born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Oct 6 Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
  • Oct 7 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer (3:10 To Yuma; The Hurt Locker; Logan), born in Long Island, New York
  • Oct 8 Art Barr, American professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1994)
  • Oct 10 Bai Ling, Chinese-born American actress (The Crow, Red Corner), born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Person of interestLuke Perry

Oct 11 Luke Perry, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210, Riverdale), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 2019)

Actor Luke Perry
Actor
Luke Perry
  • Oct 11 Rikishi [Solofa F. Fatu Jr.], Samoan American professional wrestler, born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 12 Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • Oct 15 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • Oct 15 Jeffrey Jacquet, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Whiz Kids), born in Bay City, Texas
  • Oct 17 Mark Gatiss, English actor and writer
  • Oct 17 Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality
  • Oct 18 Angela Visser, Neth, Miss Universe (1989)
  • Oct 19 Amy Linker, American actress (Lewis and Clark, Lauren-Square Pegs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 19 Jon Favreau, actor/writer (Swingers)
  • Oct 19 Roger R. Cross, Jamaican-born actor
  • Oct 22 Valeria Golino, Italian actress (Rain Man, Little Flames), born in Naples, Italy
  • Oct 25 Perry Saturn [Satullo], American professional wrestler, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Steve Valentine, Scottish actor (Crossing Jordan), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland
  • Oct 28 Andy Richter, American actor, comedian and writer (Conan O'Brien's sidekick), born in Yorkville, Illinois
  • Oct 31 Koji Kanemoto, Japanese wrestler (NJPW/AAA/UWA, Tiger Mask, King Lee), born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Oct 31 Mike O'Malley, American actor (The Mike O'Malley Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 2 Sean Kanan, American actor (General Hospital, Rich Girl), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestDavid Schwimmer

Nov 2 David Schwimmer, American actor (Friends, Madagascar), born in Queens, New York

  • Nov 2 Tim Kirkman, American filmmaker, born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • Nov 2 Khaled Abol Naga, Egyptian actor and activist, born in Cairo
  • Nov 4 Petra Verkaik, American Playboy playmate (Dec, 1989) appeared more than any other woman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Lisa Fuller, American actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Peter DeLuise, American actor (21 Jump Street, seaQuest DSV), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 7 Lisa Canning, American TV and radio hostess (Entertainment Tonight), born in St.Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Nov 8 Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality, born in Johnstone, Scotland
  • Nov 10 Vanessa Angel, English actress (Weird Science, Kingpin), born in London
  • Nov 10 Bill DeMott, American professional wrestler, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Nov 11 Benedicta Boccoli, Italian actress (Valzer), born in Milan, Italy
  • Nov 15 Rachel True, American actress

  • Nov 16 Tammy Lauren, actress (Angie, Out of the Blue), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 16 Dean McDermott, Canadian actor
  • Nov 17 Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America's Funniest Videos)
  • Nov 17 Sophie Marceau, French actress (Braveheart, L'Amour Braque), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 21 Troy Aikman, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and broadcaster (Super Bowl 1992-93, 95; Pro Bowl 1991–96; Dallas Cowboys), born in West Covina, California
  • Nov 22 Brian Robbins, American actor (Eric-Head of the Class), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 22 Nicholas Rowe, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England
  • Nov 23 Vincent Cassel, French actor
  • Nov 26 Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian fashion model and actress (The Jamie Foxx Show), born in Saint-Marc, Haiti
  • Nov 27 Andy Merrill, American voice actor, born in Newark, Ohio
  • Nov 28 Sam Seder, American comedian
  • Nov 30 David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter
  • Dec 1 Matthew Laborteaux, actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend)
  • Dec 1 Katherine LaNasa, American actress
  • Dec 2 Jinsei Shinzaki, Japanese pro wrestler (Michinoku Pro Wrestling; WWF, "Hakushi"), born in Tokushima, Japan
  • Dec 3 Flemming Povlsen, Danish soccer forward and broadcaster (62 caps; Borussia Dortmund), born in Brabrand, Denmark
  • Dec 4 Fereydun "Fred" Armisen, American comedian (Saturday Night Live), actor, writer (Portlandia), and musician (8G Band), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Dec 5 Joseph Barbara, American actor (Joe Carlino-Another World), born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
  • Dec 7 C. Thomas Howell, American actor (Red Dawn, Tank, Soul Man), born in Los Angeles, California

About 1966

How Old? 54 or 55 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 1 - Jan 20), Horse (Jan 21 - Dec 31)