Birthdays in Film & TV on June 17

  • 1874 Grant Mitchell, American actor (The Man Who Came to Dinner), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1957)
  • 1877 Russell Simpson, American actor (San Francisco, Abraham Lincoln), born in Danville, California (d. 1959)
  • 1904 Ralph Bellamy, American actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Frank Sully, actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1909 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor (d. 2004)
  • 1915 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1919 Antonius C "Ton" Lutz, Dutch actor and director (Lucifer)
  • 1920 Beryl Reid, actress (Joseph Andrews, Psychomania, Yellowbeard)
  • 1920 Setsuko Hara, Japanese Actress (Tokyo Story), born in Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Keith Larsen, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle)
  • 1936 Ken Loach, British film director (The Wind That Shakes the Barley), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
  • 1937 Peter Lupus, actor (Mission Impossible)
  • 1944 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Real People, Laugh-in '77)
  • 1945 Frank Ashmore, American actor
  • 1947 Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1950 Susan Damante, American actress (The Adventure of Wilderness Family), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1951 Joe Piscopo, comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1954 Mark Linn-Baker, American actor (Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1957 Jon Gries, American actor
  • 1957 Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor
  • 1958 Dan McVicar, Independence Mo, actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1958 Bobby Farrelly, American film director
  • 1960 Thomas Haden Church, American actor (Sideways), born in Yolo, California
  • 1963 Greg Kinnear, actor/talk show host (Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later)
  • 1964 Diane Murphy, American actress (Tabitha Stevens in Bewitched), born in Encino, California
  • 1964 Erin Murphy, American actress (Tabitha Stevens in Bewitched), born in Encino, California
  • 1965 Kami Cotler, actress (Elizabeth-Waltons), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970 Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian
  • 1970 Michael Showalter, American comedian
  • 1971 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer, model and businesswoman (La Chica Dorada), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1973 Louis Leterrier, French film director
  • 1975 Frederick Koehler, actor (Chip-Kate & Allie), born in Queens, New York
  • 1977 Jason Miller, actor (New Mickey Mouse Club), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1977 Branko Tomovic, Serbian actor
  • 1978 Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress
  • 1981 Amrita Rao, Bollywood actress
  • 1983 Connie Fisher, English stage actress
  • 1983 Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1984 John Gallagher Jr., American stage actor (The West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Wilmington, Delaware