On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on December 28

  • 1887 Charles Dingle, American actor (The Little Foxes), born in Wabash, Indiana (d. 1956)
  • 1890 Frank Butler, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China), born in Oxford, England
  • 1899 Eugeniusz Bodo [Bohdan Eugène Junod], Polish film director, producer and comedic actor, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • 1905 Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests), born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1965)
  • 1908 Lew Ayres, American actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Holiday, Dr Kildare), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Phani Majumdar, filmmaker
  • 1911 Sam Levenson, American humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Lou Jacobi, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1914 Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1984)
  • 1914 Lee Bowman, American actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover, The Impatient Years), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1916 Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)
  • 1923 Andrew Duggan, American character actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War), born in Franklin, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • 1924 Christine Norden, British actress (Little Shop of Horrors, Night Beat), born in Sunderland, England (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), born in Ulm, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66", "Adam 12"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)

  • 1932 Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer (Uhura in Star Trek), born in Robbins, Illinois
  • 1933 Jack Perkins, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1934 David Warrilow, English actor (Radio Days, Dakota Road, Barton Fink), born in Stone, England (d. 1995)

Person of interestMaggie Smith

1934 Maggie Smith, English actress (Harry Potter, Death on the Nile, Clash of Titans), born in Ilford, England

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
  • 1934 Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (Crazed Fruit), born in Kobe, Japan (d. 1987)
  • 1938 Bruce Yarnell, American actor (Outlaws), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1973)
  • 1938 Frank Kelly, Irish stage and screen actor (Father Ted), born in Dublin (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Richard Whiteley, British television presenter (d. 2005)
  • 1947 Andrew Olle, broadcaster
  • 1950 Øivind Blunck, Norwegian comedian and actor
  • 1953 Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer (MTV)

Person of interestDenzel Washington

1954 Denzel Washington, American actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere), born in Mount Vernon, New York

  • 1954 Tony Rosato, Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), born in Naples, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1959 Phil Abrams, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Chad McQueen, actor (Nightforce)
  • 1960 Terri Garber, American actress (Leslie Carrington-Dynasty), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963 Malcolm Gets, American actor (Richard Karinsky-Caroline In the City), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1963 Willow Bay, American TV host (Good Morning America), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Colleen Dion, American actress (Brett Gardner-Another World), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1970 Elizabeth McIntyre, Miss West Virginia (1996), born in Dunbar, West Virginia
  • 1973 Herborg Kråkevik, Norwegian singer and actress, born in Jondal, Norway

Person of interestSeth Meyers

1973 Seth Meyers, American actor, comedian, writer and producer (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live), born in Evanston,, Illinois

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers
  • 1975 Tannis Vallely, American actress (Janice Lazorotto-Head of the Class), born in NYC, New York
  • 1976 Joe Manganiello, American actor (Spider-Man, Magic Mike XXL, True Blood), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Person of interestJohn Legend

1978 John Legend [John Stephens], American musician, producer, songwriter and actor (La La Land, Django Unchained), born in Springfield, Ohio

Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend
  • 1980 Vanessa Ferlito, American actress, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1981 Sienna Miller, British actress, born in NYC, New York
  • 1982 Kevin Pereira, American television host, born in Rochester, Michigan
  • 1983 Mike He, Taiwanese actor, born in Taiwan, Taiwan
  • 1984 Beverly Mullins, American wrestler & model, born in Clearwater, Florida
  • 1987 Thomas Dekker, American actor, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1989 Mackenzie Rosman, American actress, born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1990 David Archuleta, American singer (American Idol runner-up), born in Miami, Florida