Birthdays in Film & TV on January 8

  • January
  • 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 (National Lampoon's European Vacation), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Richard Cromwell [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], American actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • 1911 Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Hovick], American burlesque actress (Gypsy), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

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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 (d. 1972)
  • 1920 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes, Octopussy, El Cid), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Larry Storch, American comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Soupy Sales [Milton Hines], American comedian (Soupy Sales Show), born in Franklinton, North Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1928 Sander Vanocur, American journalist (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1928 May Wynn [Donna Lee Hickey], American actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), born in Punjab, India (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Charles Osgood, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Roy Kinnear, English character actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers), born in Wigan, United Kingdom (d. 1988)
  • 1935 Nolan Miller, American fashion & jewellery designer (Dynasty, Love Boat), born in Burkburnett, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Bob Eubanks, American DJ & television personality (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 [O'Meara], American actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing), born in Hillsdale, New Jersey
  • 1948 Gillies Mackinnon, Scottish film director & writer (Playboys), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1951 John McTiernan, American actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • 1952 Lauri Walters, American actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1957 Ron Cephas Jones, American actor (This is Us), born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • 1958 Rey Misterio Sr., Mexican wrestler, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1965 Michelle Forbes [Guajardo], American actress (True Blood, Guiding Light, Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1966 Maria Pitillo, American actress (Ryan's Hope, Natural Born Killers), born in Elmira, New York
  • 1966 Loretta Lee [Lee Lai Chan], Chinese actress (Happy Ghost), born in British Hong Kong
  • 1968 Ami Dolenz, American actress (General Hospital, Can't Buy Me Love), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Brook Lee, American actress & model (Miss Hawaii 1997, Miss USA 1997, Miss Universe 1997), born in Pearl City, Hawaii
  • 1976 Jenny Lewis, American actress (Becky-Life With Lucy), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1977 Ryan Frances, American actor (Trevor-Sisters), born in Los Angeles County, California
  • 1977 Amber Benson, American actress, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1977 Ron Pederson, Canadian actor, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1977 Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1979 Sarah Polley, Canadian actress (Sweet Hereafter), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1980 Rachel Nichols, American actress, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1982 Gaby Hoffman, American film actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then), born in NYC, New York
  • 1983 Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1983 Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor & singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1986 Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1987 Cynthia Erivo, British actress and singer-songwriter, born in London, England