Birthdays in Film & TV on January 8

  • 1814 Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist
  • 1888 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), born in Kells, County Meath Ireland (d. 1960)
  • 1891 Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), born in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania (d 1976)
  • 1903 Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth], American actor (She Demons, Tormented, The Spider), born in Redfield, South Dakota (d. 1976)
  • 1908 "Fearless" Nadia [Mary Ann Evans], Australian actress (Hunterwali), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1908 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Doctor Who, Jackpot), born in London (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Richard Cromwell, [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], actor (Jezebel), born in Los Angeles, California

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1912 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Blood Tide, Dune), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1992)

  • 1917 Stanley Prager, American comedian (College Bowl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Larry Storch, American comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Ron Moody, actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Soupy Sales, [Milton Hines], NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)
  • 1928 Sander Vanocur, news anchor (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1929 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), born in Punjab, India (d. 2015)
  • 1931 May Wynn, [Donna Lee Hickey], American actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Charles Osgood, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Roy Kinnear, Lancashire England, actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers)
  • 1935 Nolan Miller, Burkburnett Tx, fashion designer (Dynasty, Love Boat)
  • 1938 Bob Eubanks, TV host (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1941 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus), born in Leicester, England (d. 1989)
  • 1942 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Kathleen Noone, actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing)
  • 1951 John McTiernan, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • 1952 Lauri Walters, actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1958 Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
  • 1960 Jolanda Egger, Playboy playmate (June, 1983), born in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 1965 Michelle Forbes, actress (Julianna Cox-Homicide)
  • 1966 Maria Pitillo, Mahwah, New Jersey, American actress (Ryan's Hope, Natural Born Killers)
  • 1966 Loretta Lee, [Lee Lai Chan], China, actress (Happy Ghost)
  • 1968 Ami Dolenz, actress (General Hospital, Can't Buy Me Love), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
  • 1976 Jenny Lewis, actress (Becky-Life With Lucy), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1977 Ryan Frances, actor (Trevor-Sisters)
  • 1977 Amber Benson, American actress
  • 1977 Ron Pederson, Canadian actor
  • 1977 Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
  • 1979 Sarah Polley, actress (Sweet Hereafter)
  • 1980 Rachel Nichols, American actress
  • 1982 Gaby Hoffman, actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then)
  • 1983 Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler
  • 1983 Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor and singer
  • 1986 Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)