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 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, Dutch model/singer (Haghezangers)
  • 1911 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1914 Bert Parks, [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1914 Jo Van Fleet, American actress (Cool Hand Luke, East Eden), born in Oakland, California
  • 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
  • 1929 Barbara Nichols, actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly), born in Queens, New York
  • 1929 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
  • 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
  • 1934 Joseph Bologna, American actor (Citizen Cohn, My Favorite Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), born in Cleveland (d. 2016)
  • 1940 James Burrows, TV producer and director (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers)
  • 1942 Fred Ward, SD California, actor (Chain Reaction, Thunderheart, Equinox)
  • 1945 Concetta Tomei, American actress
  • 1945 Vernon Wells, Australian actor
  • 1947 Michael Burns, Mineola LI, actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train)
  • 1956 Patricia Kalember, actress (Sisters)
  • 1956 Sheryl Lee Ralph, actress (Moesia, Designing Women)
  • 1957 Matt Lauer, American TV host (Today Show 1997-2017), born in New York City
  • 1957 Patricia Kalember, actress (Georgie Whitsig-Sisters), born in Schnectady, New York
  • 1958 Brandon Clark, American actor (Sean-The Fitzpatricks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Tracey Ullman, Slough England, singer/actress (Tracey Ullman Show)
  • 1962 Henry Cho, Korean-American comedian
  • 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, American singer and actor
  • 1980 Eliza Dushku, actress (This Boy's Life, True Lies, Journey), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1982 Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress
  • 1987 Jake Cuenca, Filipino actor and commercial model