On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on December 15

  • 1881 James Schneider, American actor (The Key to Yesterday, Keystone Kops), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1896 Margaret Bannerman, Canadian actress (Elopement), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Frank Vosper, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rome Express), born in London, England (d. 1937)
  • 1912 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1988)
  • 1918 Jeff Chandler [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1925 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), born in Morehouse, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Jimmy Nelson, American ventriloquist (Nestles, Farfel), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931 Evald Schorm, Czech film director (Courage for Every Day), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1988)
  • 1933 Tim Conway, American comedian (McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show), born in Willoughby, Ohio
  • 1937 Karen Morrow, American actress (The Boy in the Plastic bubble, Ladies' Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1941 Geoffrey Davies, English actor (Doctor at Sea, Doctor on the Go), born in Leeds, England
  • 1945 Thaao Penghlis, Australian actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1948 David Gwillim, English actor (Island at Top of the World), born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • 1948 Melanie Chartoff, American actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis) and director, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1948 Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (For Your Eyes Only), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1991)

  • 1949 Don Johnson, American actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges), born in Flatt Creek, Missouri
  • 1954 Justin Ross, American actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957 Yuuichi Nagashima, Japanese voice actor
  • 1959 Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)
  • 1960 Don Franklin, actor (Seaquest 2032, Noah Dixon-The Young Riders)
  • 1961 Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)
  • 1963 Helen Slater, American actress (Supergirl, Billie Jean, Ruthless People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor
  • 1968 Garrett Wang, actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1968 Javid Hussain, Indian film producer
  • 1970 Michael Shanks, Canadian actor and director (Stargate), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1972 Stuart Townsend, Irish actor
  • 1973 Ryu Seung-wan, South Korean actor and director
  • 1976 Elix Skipper, American professional wrestler
  • 1979 Adam Brody, American actor
  • 1979 Eric Young, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1981 Brendan Fletcher, Canadian actor
  • 1981 Michelle Dockery, English actress (Downton Abbey), born in London, England
  • 1982 Charlie Cox, English actor
  • 1982 George O. Gore II, American actor
  • 1983 René Goguen (René Duprée), Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1986 Snejana Onopka, Ukrainian supermodel

Person of interestRachel Brosnahan

1990 Rachel Brosnahan, American actress (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • 1991 Eunice Cho, American actress