Birthdays in Film & TV on June 12

  • 1875 Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor, born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor and radio play director (Tomorrow It Will Be Better), born in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1908 Max Tailleur, Dutch adjudant to Prince Bernhard and Jewish humorist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Russell "Lucky" Hayden [Pate Lucid], American actor (Judge Roy Bean, Three Men from Texas), born in Chico, California (d. 1981)
  • 1914 William Lundigan, American actor (Climax, Pinky, They Asked for It), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1916 Ivan Tors, Hungarian TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1917 Priscilla Lane, American actress (Arsenic & Old Lace), born in Indianola, Iowa (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer and co-founder of American International Pictures, born in Fort Dodge, Iowa (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Uta Hagen, German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), born in Wem, Shropshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1920 James "Jim" Siedow, American actor (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 2003)
  • 1921 Hendrik Witteveen, Dutch economist, Minister of Finance (1963–65; 1967–71), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • 1921 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler, born in Islington, Greater London, England (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)

  • 1930 Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • 1934 John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (pioneered handheld work, lighting techniques and HD video development), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1938 Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor (Number 96), born in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, England
  • 1941 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Linda Foster, American actress (Doris-Hank), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Alan Dysert, American actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children), born in Vermilion County, Illinois
  • 1954 Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host and comedian, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1957 Jim Morris, impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush)
  • 1957 Timothy Busfield, American actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1958 Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer (Knight Rider), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1959 Jenilee Harrison, American actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas), born in Glendale, California
  • 1959 Kenneth Herdigein, Surinamese-Dutch actor (Say A), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1959 Scott Thompson, Canadian comedian (The Kids in the Hall, Larry Sanders Show), born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • 1962 Michael Link, American actor (Earl-Julia), born in Provo, Utah
  • 1962 John Enos III, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963 Tim DeKay, American actor (White Collar), born in Lansing, New York
  • 1963 Jerry Lynn, American professional wrestler, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1963 Johnny Weiss, American professional wrestler (Johnny Hotbody), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Paula Marshall, actress (Lindsay Sutton-Chicago Sons), born in Rockville, Maryland
  • 1964 Lorraine Downes, New Zealand beauty queen (Miss Universe 1983), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1965 Cathy Tyson, English actress (Serpant & Rainbow), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1967 Frances O'Connor, Australian actress
  • 1967 Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer
  • 1968 Sherry Stringield, actress (ER)
  • 1970 Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor
  • 1976 Kristin Alicia Beall Ludecke, Miss America-Florida (1996), born in Eustis, Florida
  • 1978 Shiloh Strong, actor (Maybe This Time, House of Cards)
  • 1978 DJ Qualls, American model and actor
  • 1979 Wil Horneff, actor (Ghost in the Machine, Sandlot), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1981 Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel, born in Salvador, Brazil
  • 1985 Kendra Wilkinson, American Television Personality and glamour model, born in San Diego, California
  • 1992 Allie DiMeco American musician and actress (The Naked Brothers Band)
  • 1992 Ryan Malgarini, American actor
  • 1997 William Cuddy, Canadian actor