Birthdays in Film & TV on January 7

  • 1873 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-American movie producer, director and executive (Paramount), born in Ricse, Hungary (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Arnold Ridley, British actor and dramatist (The Ghost Train, Dad's Army), born in Bath, England (d. 1984)
  • 1898 Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1899 Kenneth Thomson, American character actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1903 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1988)
  • 1911 (Thelma) "Butterfly" McQueen, American actress (Gone With The Wind; Flame of Barbary Coast), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), born in Essex, England (d. 1984)
  • 1913 Shirley Ross [Bernice Maude Gaunt], American actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm, Waikiki Wedding), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • 1920 Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Geoffrey Bayldon, British stage and screen actor (Catweazle; Worzel Gummidge - "Crowman"), born in Leeds, England (d. 2017)

William Peter BlattyWilliam Peter Blatty (1928-2017)

American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York

  • 1929 Terry Moore [Helen Luella Koford], American actress (Little Sheba), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1930 Douglas Kiker, American NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • 1933 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1936 (Edward) Hunter Davies, Scottish-British journalist, author (The Beatles: The Authorised Biography), and broadcaster, born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • 1949 Anne Schedeen, American actress, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1950 Erin Gray, American actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1950 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala], Indian Bollywood actor & comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1952 Sammo Hung, Hong Kong actor, director and martial artist (Winners and Sinners), born in Hong Kong
  • 1956 David Caruso, American actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • 1957 Katie Couric, American journalist & author (Today), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1957 Kristen Meadows, American actress (Santa Barbara), born in Ventura, California
  • 1957 Reena Roy, Hindi Bollywood actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1958 Linda Kozlowski, American actress (Crocodile Dundee), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 1960 David Marciano, American actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1960 Tierre Turner, American actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1961 Supriya Pathak, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1962 Hallie Todd [Eckstein], American actress (Brothers; Lizzie McQuire; The Check Is In The Mail), born in Los Angeles, California

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage (59 years old)

1964 American actor (Moonstruck; Leaving Las Vegas; Nathional Treasure), born in Long Beach, California

  • 1967 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer & actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), born in Jaipur, India
  • 1967 Mark Lamarr, British comedian & broadcaster, born in Swindon, United Kingdom
  • 1969 David Yost, American actor & producer, born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • 1970 Doug E. Doug [Douglas Bourne], American actor and comedian (Cosby, Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler, born in Emit, North Carolina

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner (52 years old)

1971 American actor (The Hurt Locker; The Town; The Avengers), born in Modesto, California

  • 1976 Vanessa Lorenzo, Spanish fashion model, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1977 Dustin Diamond, American actor (Saved By Bell - "Screech"), born in San Jose, California (d. 2021)
  • 1977 John Gidding, American architect & TV host (Designed to Sell), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1977 Michelle Behennah, British model, born in Singapore
  • 1979 Bipasha Basu, Indian model, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1979 Mariangel Ruiz, Venezuelan actress & model, born in San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela

Lauren CohanLauren Cohan (41 years old)

1982 British-American actress (Maggie Greene-The Walking Dead; The Boy), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

  • 1982 Ruth Negga, Irish-Ethiopian actress (Loving), born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 1983 Brett Dalton, American actor (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), born in San Jose, California
  • 1988 Robert Sheehan, Irish actor, born in Port Laoise, Republic of Ireland
  • 1990 Camryn Grimes, American actress, born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1990 Liam Aiken, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1991 (Michaela) "Mj" Rodriguez, American actress and singer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1991 Max Morrow, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1995 Craig Thompson, Irish-English YouTuber (MiniLadd), born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates