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)
  • 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)

Person of interestJane Fonda

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

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
  • 1938 Larry Bryggman, actor (Dr John Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Concord, California
  • 1940 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • 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

Person of interestSamuel L. Jackson

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

Person of interestRay Romano

1957 Ray Romano, American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age), born in Queens, New York

Actor Ray Romano
Ray Romano
  • 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 Kiefer Sutherland, American actor (Lost Boys, 24), born in London, England
  • 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