Birthdays in Film & TV on July 22

  • 1889 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), born in Dudley, England (d. 1957)
  • 1922 Dan Rowan, American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), born in Beggs, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • 1923 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Mukesh [Mathur], Indian "playback singer" for Bollywood films, born in Delhi, British India (d. 1976)
  • 1923 The Fabulous Moolah [Mary Lillian Ellison], American professional wrestler (World Champion,,1956-83), born in Kershaw County, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Bryan Forbes, director and producer (Endless Games, King Rat), (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Orson Bean, American actor and comedian (To Tell the Truth), born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 2020)
  • 1929 Vivien Merchant [Ada Thompson], British actress (Alfie, The Homecoming, The Offence), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • 1930 Marcia Henderson, American actress (Aldrich Family -"Kathleen"; Peter Pan), born in Andover, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1931 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Bertice Reading, American stage and screen actress and singer (The Jazz Train; Requiem For A Nun; Moon In The Gutter), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)

Louise FletcherLouise Fletcher (1934-2022)

American Academy Award-winning actress (One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in Birmingham, Alabama [1]

  • 1937 Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1938 Terence Stamp, English actor (The Collector, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • 1939 Gila Almagor, Israeli actress

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek (1940-2020)

Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning TV Game Show Host (Jeopardy, 1984-2020; High Rollers, 1974-80), born in Sudbury, Ontario

  • 1940 Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Bobby Sherman, American actor (Here Comes the Brides), pop singer ("Little Woman"), and paramedic, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1944 Guich Koock, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country), born in Austin, Texas

Danny GloverDanny Glover (76 years old)

1946 American actor (Lethal Weapon; The Color Purple), and human rights activist, born in San Francisco, California

  • 1946 Paul Schrader, American film director (Blue Collar) and screenwriter (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1946 Steve Friedman, American Emmy Award-winning TV news executive (NBC, 1977-87, 1990-95; CBS, 1997-2002), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Albert Brooks, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948 Otto Waalkes, German comedian

Alan MenkenAlan Menken (73 years old)

1949 American 8-time Academy Award-winning composer (Disney's Aladdin; Disney's Beauty and the Beast), born in New Rochelle, New York

  • 1951 Tisa Farrow, actress (Zombie, Fingers, Grim Reaper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
  • 1954 Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor
  • 1955 Willem Dafoe, Wisc, actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
  • 1958 David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1984)
  • 1963 Joanna Going, actress (Lisa Grady-Another World)
  • 1963 Rob Estes, American actor
  • 1964 Adam Godley, British stage and screen actor (The Lehman Trilogy; Powers), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. England
  • 1964 Bonnie Langford, British stage and screen actress (Wombling Free: Dr. Who, 1986-87 -"Mel"; Eastenders, 2015-18 -"Carmel"), born in Hampton Court, Surrey, England
  • 1964 David Spade, American comedian and actor (SNL; Tommy Boy; Black Sheep; : Just Shoot Me!), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1964 Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist (New York Times), and broadcaster (ESPN's "Backstory"), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo (58 years old)

1964 Colombian-American actor (Mambo Mouth; Whispers in the Dark), born in Bogotá, Colombia

  • 1965 Patrick Labyorteaux American actor (Heathers, Yes Man, Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California

Shawn MichaelsShawn Michaels (57 years old)

1965 American pro wrestler (4 x WWF/WWE World Heavyweight Champion; 2 x Royal Rumble winner; 1st WWF Grand Slam Champion; 4th WWF Triple Crown Champion; 2 x WWE Hall of Fame), born in San Antonio, Texas

  • 1967 Rhys Ifans [Evans], Welsh actor (Notting Hill, Enduring Love), and rock singer (The Peth), born in Haverfordwest, Wales
  • 1972 Colin Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • 1972 Keyshawn Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 2002; Pro Bowl 1998-99, 2001; ESPN), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Franka Potente, German actress
  • 1974 Viktoria Tolstoy [Louise Viktoria Kjellberg], Swedish jazz singer ("Meet Me at the Movies"), born in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
  • 1978 A. J. Cook, Canadian actress
  • 1979 James Mason [Atkins], British professional wrestler, born in London, England
  • 1983 Sharni Vinson, Australian actress and model
  • 1985 Akira Tozawa, Japanese professional wrestler

Selena GomezSelena Gomez (30 years old)

1992 American actress (Wizards of Waverly Place; Hotel Transylvania), and singer ("Wolves"; "Lose You To Love Me"), born in Grand Prairie, Texas

  • 1997 Field Cate, American actor (Pushing Daisies), and rock guitarist (Fencer), born in Burlington, Vermont