Birthdays in Film & TV on December 21

  • 1872 Sidney Ainsworth, British silent film actor (Not in the News, The Rajah's Tunic), born in Manchester, England (d. 1922)
  • 1899 Guy Wilkerson, American actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron), born in Whitewright, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Robin Irvine, British actor (Easy Virtue, When Boys Leave Home), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1920 Jean Gascon, Canadian actor (d. 1988)
  • 1922 Paul Winchell, American ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, actor (Rio Bravo), born in Aguilares Texas
  • 1927 Michael Carreras, film director
  • 1928 Ed Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • 1935 John G. Avildsen, American film director (Rocky, The Karate Kid), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2017)

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1937 Jane Fonda, American actress (Barbarella, Klute, 9 to 5), born in NYC, New York

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  • 1938 Larry Bryggman, actor (Dr John Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Concord, California
  • 1943 Jack Nance, actor (Rubbed Out)
  • 1944 Jared Martin, American actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Josh Mostel, NY, actor (Windy City, Animal Behavior, Money Pit)
  • 1948 Barry Gordon, actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

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1948 Samuel L. Jackson, American actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction), born in Washington, D.C.

  • 1950 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer
  • 1952 Dennis Boutsikaris, actor (Batteries Not Included), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1955 Jane Kaczmarek, American actress
  • 1957 Joshua Mostel, American actor (Delta House, At Ease), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Lisa Gerritsen, American actress (Bess-The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Ray Romano, American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961 Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor
  • 1964 Fabiana Udenio, Argentine actress
  • 1965 Andy Dick, actor (Matthew-Newsradio), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1965 Anke Engelke, German comedian
  • 1966 Karri Turner, American actress
  • 1968 Khrystyne Haje, actress (Simone-Head of the Class), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1969 Julie Delpy, actress (Before Sunrise)
  • 1978 Michael Vitar, actor (D2, D3, Sunset Grill, Sandlot Kids), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Tuva Novotny, Swedish actress and singer
  • 1981 Frankie Abernathy, American actress, The Real World: San Diego (d. 2007)
  • 1987 Valerie Concepcion, Filipino Actress