Birthdays in Film & TV on June 13

  • 1655 Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh, 1st actress in the Netherlands (Onvergelijkelijke Ariana, Amsterdam Schouwburg), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1661)
  • 1879 Lois Weber, American film director who became the first woman to direct a full feature-length film (The Merchant of Venice) and the first to own her own studio, born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (d. 1939)
  • 1891 Nell Craig, American actress (Dr. Kildare (films); The Queen of Sheba), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1965)

Basil RathboneBasil Rathbone (1892-1967)

South African born British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 1900 Ian Hunter, South African character actor (Dr. Blood's Coffin; White Unicorn), born in Capetown, South Africa (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Mary Wickes [Wickenhauser], American character actress (Father Dowling Mysteries; Sister Act; Dennis The Menace), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), born in Merino, Colorado (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Ben Johnson, American actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), born in Foraker, Shidler, Oklahoma (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Eiji Okada, Japanese actor (Hiroshima mon amour, The Ugly American), born in Chiba, Japan (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Mel Parnell, American MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1947-56), coach, and broadcaster, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), born in Mt Vernon, Ohio (d. 1982)

John NashJohn Nash (1928-2015)

American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, born in Bluefield, West Virginia

  • 1929 Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer (Star Wars, E.T.), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Bob McGrath, American musician, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), and actor (Sesame Street, 1969-2017), born in Ottawa, Illinois (d. 2022)
  • 1932 Jo Roland [Rolando Bonardelli], Swiss pop singer and TV personality (Rendez-vous), known as the 'Swiss Perry Como', born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Janet Pilgrim, American early playmate model for Playboy (July 1955, Dec 1955, Oct 1956), born in Wheaton, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Tom Hallick, American actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1943 Malcolm McDowell, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Caligula), born in Leeds, England
  • 1948 Joe Roth, American film executive, producer and film director (America's Sweethearts), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Michael Stark, Australian actor
  • 1951 Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy - The Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Stellan Skarsgård, Swedish actor (Breaking the Waves), born in Gothenburg, Sweden

Tim AllenTim Allen (69 years old)

1953 Canadian comedian (Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

  • 1955 Alan Hansen, Scottish soccer defender (26 caps; Liverpool 434 games) and broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day), born in Sauchie, Scotland
  • 1962 Ally Sheedy [Alexandria], American actress (Wargames, Breakfast Club), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Davey Hamilton, American auto racer and broadcaster, (Indycar Series runner-up 1996-97, 98), born in Nampa, Idaho
  • 1962 Hannah Storm, American sports journalist (CNN, NBC), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1962 Mark Frankel, British actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), born in Pontrhydyfen, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1964 Kathy Burke, English actress and playwright (Absolutely Fabulous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), born in London, England
  • 1966 Thyme Lewis, American actor (Jonah-Days of our Lives), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969 Jamie Walters, American actor (The Heights; Beverly Hills 90210), and singer ("How Do You Talk To An Angel?"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971 David Mendenhall, American actor (Over the Top, Space Raiders, Witchfire), born in Oceanside, California
  • 1973 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer and actress, born in Sulejówek, Poland
  • 1974 Brande Roderick, American actress
  • 1974 Steve-O, American television personality
  • 1974 Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
  • 1976 Kym Marsh, British pop singer (HearSay), actress (Coronation Street), and BBC TV presenter (Morning Live), born in Whiston, Merseyside, England
  • 1978 Ethan Embry, American actor
  • 1978 Mathis Künzler, Swiss actor
  • 1978 Mikako Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model

Chris EvansChris Evans (41 years old)

1981 American actor (Captain American, Human Torch-Fantastic Four), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1985 Raz-B [De'Mario Thornton], American R&B actor and singer (B2K), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Ashley OlsenAshley Olsen (36 years old)

1986 American actress (Full House - "Michelle"), fashion designer, and twin of Mary Kate, born in Sherman Oaks, California

  • 1986 Kat Dennings [Litwick], American actress (2 Broke Girls -"Max"; Thor), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen (36 years old)

1986 American actress (Full House - "Michelle"), fashion designer, and twin of Ashley, born in Sherman Oaks, California

  • 1989 Lisa Tucker, American singer and actress (American Idol), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1990 Aaron Johnson, British actor
  • 1992 Violet Chachki [Jason Dardo], American drag queen, dancer, model and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 winner), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1996 Kodi Smit-McPhee, Australian actor (The Power of the Dog),born in Adelaide, Australia