Birthdays in Film & TV on December 30

  • 1869 Stephen Leacock, Canadian economist/humorist/professor
  • 1883 Mary Forbes, British actress (Terror by Night), born in Hornsey England (d. 1974)
  • 1892 John Litel, American actor (Jezebel, Virginia City, My Hero), born in Albany, Wisconsin (d. 1972)
  • 1896 Tom Keene, American actor (Our Daily Bread), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1907 Christine Auwen, Dutch model, singer and actress (Haghezangers), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1910 Herman van der Horst, Dutch cinematographer (Faja Lobbi)
  • 1911 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1914 (Catherine) Jo Van Fleet, American Tony and Academy Award-winning actress (The Trip To Bountiful; East of Eden; Cool Hand Luke), born in Oakland, California (d. 1996) [some sources give birth as 12/29/15]
  • 1914 Bert Parks [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1917 Nancy Coleman, actress (Edge of Darkness), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1920 Jack Lord, American actor (Steve McGarrett in Hawaii FIVE-O, God's Little Acre), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1927 Bernard Barrow, American actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1929 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
  • 1934 Joseph Bologna, American actor (Citizen Cohn, My Favorite Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934 Nicolas Coster, British actor (Our Private World, Ryan's Four), born in London
  • 1934 Russ Tamblyn, actor (Win Place or Steal, Twin Peaks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), born in Cleveland (d. 2016)
  • 1940 James Burrows, AmericanTV producer and director (The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Cheers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Fred Ward, American actor (Escape From Alcatraz; The Right Stuff: Remo Williams; Thunderheart), born in San Diego, California (d. 2022)
  • 1945 Concetta Tomei, American actress

Davy JonesDavy Jones (1945-2012)

British singer and actor (The Monkees - "Daydream Believer"), born in Manchester, England

  • 1945 Vernon Wells, Australian actor
  • 1947 Michael Burns, American actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1956 Patricia Kalember, American actress (Sisters - "Georgie Whitsig"; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Schnectady, New York
  • 1956 Sheryl Lee Ralph, American actress on stage (Dreamgirls) in film (To Sleep with Anger); and television (Abbott Elementary), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1957 Matt Lauer, American TV host (Today Show 1997-2017), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Brandon Clark, American actor (Sean-The Fitzpatricks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Rod Harrington, English darts player and broadcaster (World Matchplay C'ship 1998, 99; PDC World C'ship 1999 runner-up), born in Boreham, Essex, England
  • 1959 Alfie Anido, Filipino model and actor (Temptation Island), born in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1981)
  • 1959 Tracey Ullman, British actress (The Tracey Ullman Show) and singer ("They Don't Know"), born in Slough, England
  • 1962 Henry Cho, Korean-American comedian
  • 1962 Paul Crowder, British musician (The Adventures), sound engineer (Wham!), and filmmaker (Last Play At Shea), born in London
  • 1963 Alessandra Mussolini, actress (Ferragosto OK), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1964 Kimberly Taylor [Cindy], model/Penthouse Pet (1990)
  • 1969 Dave England, American television personality
  • 1971 Daniel Sunjata, American actor
  • 1972 Maureen Flannigan, actress (Evie-Out of This World)
  • 1974 Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (d. 2007)
  • 1978 Tyrese [Gibson], American R&B singer (Tyrese) and actor (Transformers), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Eliza Dushku, American actress (True Lies, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1980 Kenny Kwan, Hong Kong singer (Boy'z), and actor (Banana Boys), born in The Philippines
  • 1982 Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress
  • 1984 Andra Day [Cassandra Batie], American singer-songwriter ("Rise Up"), and actress (The United States vs. Billie Holiday), born in Edmonds, Washington
  • 1987 Jake Cuenca, Filipino actor and commercial model