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, American actor (Rio Bravo), born in Aguilares, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Michael Carreras, British film producer & director, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Edwin "Ed" Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, Along 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
Actress
Jane Fonda
  • 1938 Larry Bryggman, American 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, American stage & screen actor (Rubbed Out), born in Massachusetts (d. 1943)
  • 1944 Jared Martin, American actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor, born in Aomori, Japan
  • 1946 Josh Mostel, American actor (Jesus Christ Superstar, Big Daddy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Barry Gordon, American 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, born in New York City, New York
  • 1952 Dennis Boutsikaris, American actor (Batteries Not Included), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1955 Jane Kaczmarek, American actress, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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
Actor
Ray Romano
  • 1961 Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor (Internal Affairs), born in British Hong Kong
  • 1964 Fabiana Udenio, Argentine actress, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1965 Andy Dick, American actor (Matthew-Newsradio), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1965 Anke Engelke, Canadian-German comedian, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1966 Kiefer Sutherland, American actor (Lost Boys, 24), born in London, England
  • 1966 Karri Turner, American actress, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1968 Khrystyne Haje, American actress (Simone-Head of the Class), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1969 Julie Delpy, French-American actress (Before Sunrise), born in Paris, France
  • 1978 Michael Vitar, American actor (D2, D3, Sunset Grill, Sandlot Kids), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Tuva Novotny, Swedish actress and singer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1981 Frankie Abernathy, American actress (The Real World: San Diego), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1983 Steven Yeun, Korean American actor (The Walking Dead), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1987 Valerie Concepcion, Filipino actress, born in Tondo, Philippines