On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1972

  • Jan 3 Yoon Chan, South Korean actor
  • Jan 4 James Longley, American documentary filmmaker, born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Jan 9 Sarah Beeny, English property developer & television presenter, born in Reading, United Kingdom
  • Jan 9 Angie Martinez, American radio & television personality, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 10 Brian Lawler, American professional wrestler, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Jan 11 Marc Blucas, American actor, born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 12 Randy Sklar, American twin comedian (Sklar Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 12 Jason Sklar, American twin comedian (Sklar Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 13 Nicole Eggert, Amercan actress (Charles In Charge: Baywatch), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 15 Ernie Reyes Jr., American actor & martial artist (Ernie-Sidekicks), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 15 Claudia Winkleman, English television presenter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor, born in Mississauga, Canada
  • Jan 16 Richard T. Jones, American actor, born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 16 Greg Page, Australian musician and actor (The Wiggles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 17 Benno Fürmann, German actor, born in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 19 Joana Benedek, Romanian-born Mexican actress, born in Bucharest, Romania

  • Jan 19 Ron Killings, American professional wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 19 Drea de Matteo, American actress (Swordfish, The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • Jan 22 Gabriel Macht, American actor (Suits), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 22 Romi Paku, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 23 Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor, born in Portobello, United Kingdom
  • Jan 27 Guillermo, Mexican-born American TV personality
  • Feb 1 Yoshi DeHerrera, American TV personality, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Feb 5 Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 7 Essence Atkins, American actress
  • Feb 7 Robyn Lively, American actress
  • Feb 9 Jason George, actor (Michael Bourre-Sunset Beach)
  • Feb 9 Crispin Freeman, American voice actor
  • Feb 12 Andrew Cassesse, American actor (Revenge of Nerds II, TV 101), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 12 Latrice Royale [Timothy Wilcots], American drag queen and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Compton, California
  • Feb 14 Erika Rachael Schwarz, Miss America (Louisiana-2nd-1997), born in Folsom, Louisiana
  • Feb 14 Big Daddy V, American professional wrestler, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2014)
  • Feb 14 Hiroshi, Japanese comedian, born in Omuota, Japan
  • Feb 14 Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress, born in Pamplona, Spain
  • Feb 17 Valeria Mazza, Argentinian model and businesswoman, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Feb 19 Francine, American professional wrestler

  • Feb 24 Patricia Regan Leines, American model and 3rd in Miss America 1997, born in Medford, Oregon
  • Feb 28 Rory Cochrane, American actor
  • Feb 29 Antonio Sabato Jr, actor (Jagger Cates-General Hospital)
  • Mar 2 Richard Ruccolo, American actor
  • Mar 3 Christian Oliver, actor (Baby Sitters Club, Brian-Saved by the Bell)
  • Mar 7 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor (Friend) and musician, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Mar 7 Maxim Roy, Canadian actress, born in Rigaud, Québec
  • Mar 9 Kerr Smith, American actor (Final Destination, Dawson's Creek), born in Exton, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 12 Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian actor
  • Mar 12 James Maritato, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 18 Dane Cook, American comedian and actor
  • Mar 21 Chris Candido, American professional wrestler, born in Edison, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Mar 23 Judith Godrèche, French actress (The Man in the Iron Mask; L'Auberge espagnole), and novelist (Point de côté), born in Paris
  • Mar 27 Charlie Haas, American professional wrestler, born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 28 Nick Frost, English comedian and actor
  • Mar 29 Junichi Suwabe, Japanese voice actor, born in Tokyo
  • Mar 30 Peggy Zlotkowski, Miss France-Universe (1989)
  • Mar 31 Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director
  • Mar 31 Andrew Bowen, American actor
  • Apr 1 Allen and Albert Hughes, American film directors
  • Apr 3 Jennie Garth, American actress (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • Apr 5 Krista Allen, American actress
  • Apr 6 Jason Hervey, actor (Wayne Arnold-Wonder Years)
  • Apr 11 Balls Mahoney [Jonathan Rechner], American professional wrestler, born in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Apr 15 Peter Billingsley, American actor (Real People), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 15 Lou Romano, American voice actor

Person of interestJennifer Garner

Apr 17 Jennifer Garner, American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias), born in Houston, Texas

  • Apr 17 Claire Sweeney, English actress (Brookside), born in Walton, Liverpool
  • Apr 18 Eli Roth, American film director (Cabin Fever) and actor, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Apr 18 Xu Zheng, Chinese actor and director (Lost on Hong Kong), born in Shanghai, China

Person of interestCarmen Electra

Apr 20 Carmen Electra [Tara Leigh Patrick], American model and actress (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans), born in Sharonville, Ohio

  • Apr 21 Severina [Vuckovic], Croatian pop singer and actress (Moja Stikla), born in Split, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Apr 22 Anna Falchi, Tampera Finland, actress (La Dolce Vita '90)
  • Apr 23 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer and actress (Apuesta por un Amor), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 23 Sonya Smith, Venezuelan-American actress (Cara Sucia), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 27 David Lascher, American actor (Josh-Clueless, Kidz in the Wood), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 27 Maura West, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Person of interestDwayne Johnson

May 2 Dwayne Johnson [The Rock], American pro wrestler (WCW C'ship x 2; WWE C'ship x 8; Royal Rumble 2000), actor and producer (Baywatch, Jumanji), born in Hayward, California

Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson
  • May 2 Pandora Boxx [Michael Steck], American drag queen, comedian and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Jamestown, New York
  • May 5 Brigitta Boccoli, Italian actress (Manhattan Baby), born in Milan, Italy
  • May 7 Asghar Farhadi, Iranian film director (The Salesman, A Separation), born in Khomeyni Shahr, Iran
  • May 9 Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist
  • May 10 Emma Ridley, American actress (Return to Oz, Boy Meets World), born in Hampstead, England
  • May 11 Anita Hegh, Australian actress
  • May 12 Paul Stout, Saugus California, actor (Phillip-Scarecrow & Mrs King)
  • May 14 Gabriel Mann, American actor
  • May 15 David Charvet, actor (Melrose Place)
  • May 16 Khary Payton, American actor
  • May 22 Alison Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint/actress (Tightrope)
  • May 22 Anna Belknap, American actress (CSI NY), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • May 22 Annabel Chong, Singapore actress
  • May 24 Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer (Dawson's Creek, Riverdale, Arrowverse), born in Rye, New York
  • May 26 Patsy Palmer [Julie Merkell], British actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • May 31 Karl Geary, Irish actor
  • May 31 Christian McBride, American jazz bassist, composer, broadcaster (Jazz Night in America), and artistic director (Newport Jazz Festival), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Jun 1 Daniel Casey, English actor (Midsomer Murders), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England

Person of interestWayne Brady

Jun 2 Wayne Brady, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), born in Columbus, Georgia

  • Jun 2 Wentworth Miller, American actor
  • Jun 2 Simon Staho, Danish film director
  • Jun 4 Rob Huebel, American comedian
  • Jun 5 Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 7 Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
  • Jun 9 Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress
  • Jun 10 Steven Fischer, American film producer and director, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 16 John Cho, Korean-American actor
  • Jun 19 Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress (Without a Trace), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 19 Robin Tunney, American actress (The Mentalist), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJean Dujardin

Jun 19 Jean Dujardin, 1st French actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor (The Artist), born in Rueil-Malmaison, Île-de-France

Actor and Comedian Jean Dujardin
Actor and Comedian
Jean Dujardin

Person of interestSelma Blair

Jun 23 Selma Blair, American actress (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde), born in Southfield, Michigan

Actress Selma Blair
Actress
Selma Blair
  • Jun 28 Alessandro Nivola, American actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 29 Samantha Smith, American peace activist and actress (invited to the Soviet Union during Cold War), born in Houlton, Maine (d. 1985)
  • Jul 1 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie (Olympic silver 1994), coach and broadcaster, born in Medicine Hat, Canada
  • Jul 5 Michael Bays, American actor (Bronx Zoo; Days of Our Live), born in Enrico, California
  • Jul 5 Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Zainichi-Korean wrestler (NJPW), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Jul 8 Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
  • Jul 10 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 10 Peter Serafinowicz, British comedian and actor

Person of interestSofía Vergara

Jul 10 Sofia Vergara, Colombian-American actress (Modern Family), born in Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Jul 12 Jake Wood, English actor
  • Jul 13 Sean Waltman, American wrestler
  • Jul 14 Deborah Mailman, Australian actress
  • Jul 15 Scott Foley, American actor (Scandal, Felicity), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jul 15 Beth Ostrosky, American model
  • Jul 19 Andrew Kavovit, actor (Paul-As the World Turns)
  • Jul 19 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer

  • Jul 20 Vitamin C [Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick], American singer and actress, born in Old Bridge, New Jersey
  • Jul 21 Shinjiro Otani, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Jul 22 Colin Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • Jul 22 Keyshawn Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 2002; Pro Bowl 1998-99, 2001; ESPN), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 23 Marlon Wayans, comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color)
  • Jul 27 Takako Fuji, Japanese actress (The Grudge / Ju-on), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 27 Maya Rudolph, American actress and comedian (Bridemaids), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Jul 28 Elizabeth Berkley, American actress (Jessie-Saved by the Bell, Showgirl), born in Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Jul 28 Yeom Jeong-ah, South Korean actress (A Tale of Two Sisters), born in Seoul
  • Jul 29 Wil Wheaton, American actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me), born in Burbank, California
  • Jul 31 Tami Stronach, Iranian actress (Neverending Story), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Aug 1 D-Von Dudley, American professional wrestler, born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Aug 1 Tanya Reid, Canadian actress (Exit to Eden), born in Dryden, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 4 Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor
  • Aug 5 Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Aug 7 Greg Serano, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 9 Elizabeth Vassey, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Aug 11 Jonathon Prandi, American model
  • Aug 12 Rebecca Gayheart, actress (Hannah Mayberry-Loving)

Person of interestBen Affleck

Aug 15 Ben Affleck, American actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), born in Berkeley, California

  • Aug 15 Chris Morrissey, American film director/actor
  • Aug 15 Matthew Wood, American actor and sound editor
  • Aug 16 Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian, born in Pollokshaws, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Aug 18 Shaun Wilson, Australian artist and filmmaker, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Aug 19 Sammi Cheng [Sau Man], Hong Kong singer and actress (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 22 Marliece Andrada, American actress (Baywatch) and Playboy playmate (March 1998), born in Manteca, California
  • Aug 27 Dalip Singh, Indian professional wrestler
  • Aug 27 Mike Smith, Canadian actor
  • Aug 28 John Buchanan, American actor (Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Aug 29 Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea

Person of interestCameron Diaz

Aug 30 Cameron Diaz, American actress (Shrek, The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding), born in Long Beach, California

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz
  • Sep 1 Doug Williams, British professional wrestler
  • Sep 3 Shim Eun-ha, South Korean actress (Christmas in August), born in Seongnam, South Korea
  • Sep 4 Danny Ponce, American actor (Willie-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Sep 4 Françoise Yip, Canadian actress, born in North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sep 6 Justina Machado, Puerto Rican actress (Six Feet Under), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 6 Anika Noni Rose, American actress (Dreamgirls) and singer, born in Bloomfield, Connecticut

Person of interestIdris Elba

Sep 6 Idris Elba, English actor (The Wire, Luther), born in London, England

Actor Idris Elba
Actor
Idris Elba
  • Sep 6 Dylan Bruno, American actor (Numb3rs), born in Milford, Connecticut
  • Sep 8 Cari Shayne, American actress (Karen Cates-General Hospital), born in Sellersville, Tennessee
  • Sep 8 Giovanni Frezza, Italian actor, born in Potenza, Italy
  • Sep 8 Lisa Kennedy, American political commentator and television personality, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 8 Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor, born in Kōtō, Tokyo
  • Sep 8 Lance Bangs, American filmmaker and music video director, born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 9 Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor, born in Šibenik, Croatia
  • Sep 10 James Duval, American actor (Donnie Darko), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 10 Anurag Kashyap, Indian film director, writer, producer and actor (Gangs of Wasseypur, Satya, Black Friday), born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Sep 15 Jimmy Carr, English comedian
  • Sep 16 Shalane McCall, American child actress (Charlie Wade-Dallas), born in North Hollywood, California
  • Sep 17 Bobby Lee, American comedian
  • Sep 18 Michael Landes, American actor (American Summer), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestGwyneth Paltrow

Sep 27 Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress (Pallbearer, Emma, Hard Eight), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Sep 29 Robert Webb, British actor, comedian, and writer (Jeremy "Jez" Usborne- "Peep Show"), born in Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Oct 6 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • Oct 7 Ben Younger, American screenwriter and film director, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 9 Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor (Neighbours), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 10 Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter (Shadow Behind The Moon), born in Makati City, Philippines
  • Oct 11 Claudia Black, Australian actress (Stargate SG-1), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 12 Irina Pantaeva, Russian-American supermodel and actress, born in Ulan-Ude, Russia
  • Oct 15 Matt Keeslar, American actor 9The Last Days of Disco), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Oct 18 Jake Farrow, American actor (Drake & Josh)
  • Oct 21 Felicity Andersen, Australian actress
  • Oct 21 Masakazu Morita, seiyu and actor
  • Oct 22 Saffron Burrows, English-American actress (Boston Legal), born in London
  • Oct 22 D'Lo Brown, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 24 Kim Ji-soo, South Korean actress (This Charming Girl), born in South Korea
  • Oct 25 Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor and TV personality (Street Cents), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Oct 29 Gabrielle Union, American actress, author and activist (Bring it on, Being Mary Jane), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Oct 29 Tracee Ellis Ross, American actress (Black-ish), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 31 Matt Dawson MBE, English rugby union halfback (77 caps England, 7 British & Irish Lions; Northampton, London Wasps) and broadcaster ( A Question of Sport, BBC), born in Birkenhead, England
  • Nov 1 Jenny McCarthy, American model (Playboy playmate Oct, 1993), TV personality (The View), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 1 Toni Collette, Australian actress (The Sixth Sense), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Nov 2 Samantha Janus, British singer and actress (EastEnders), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • Nov 4 Tabu [Tabassum Hashmi], Indian actress (Maachis), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Nov 6 Thandiwe Newton, English actress (Mission: Impossible 2, Westworld), born in Westminster, London
  • Nov 7 Christopher Daniel Barnes, American actor (As World Turns), born in Portland, Maine
  • Nov 7 Jeremy London, American actor (I'll Fly Away, Party of Five), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 8 Gretchen Mol, American actress, born in Deep River, Connecticut
  • Nov 9 Eric Dane, American actor, born in San Francisco, California

About 1972

How Old? 48 or 49 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 2), Pig (Jan 27 - Dec 31)