Birthdays in Film & TV on June 2

  • 1864 Ben Webster, British actor (Old Curiosity Shop), born in London, England (d. 1947)
  • 1899 Royal Beal, American actor (Death of a Salesman), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller (1904-1984)

Romanian-American actor (Tarzan) and swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Austria-Hungary (now Romania)

  • 1915 Walter Tetley, American voice-over actor (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1917 Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), born in Caldwell, Kansas (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Yolande Donlan, British-American actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Carmen Silvera, Canadian-born British actress ('Allo 'Allo!), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • 1922 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Milo O'Shea, Irish character actor (Barbarella, Staircase and Mass Appeal, Romeo & Juliet), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2013)
  • 1927 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist (The Man Inside), and animator (Underdog), born in Avondale Estates, Georgia (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Frédéric Devreese, Belgian conductor, and composer of classical music (Gemini Suite; Valse Sacrée), and film scores (The Cruel Embrace), born in Amsterdam, Belgium (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Roger Brierley, English actor (d. 2005)
  • 1936 Sally Kellerman, American actress (M*A*S*H (film); Back to School; The Player), and singer, born in Long Beach, California (d. 2022)
  • 1938 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • 1940 Christopher Bernau, actor (Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1941 Stacy Keach, American actor (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1942 Maree Cheatham, American actress (Search for Tomorrow, Guiding Light), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1943 Charles Haid, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Ofc. Andy Renko"; Altered States), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946 Lasse Hallström, Swedish screenwriter and film director (Cider House Rules; My Life As A Dog; ABBA music videos), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1948 Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Jerry Mathers, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)
  • 1950 Joanna Gleason, actress (Morgan-Hello Larry), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1950 Toni Alessandrini, actress (Vice Academy Part 2), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Dennis Haysbert, American actor (Allstate Insurance, The Unit), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1955 Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor (SNL - "George Bush"; Wayne's World - "Garth"), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1955 Gary Grimes, American actor (Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1956 Mani Ratnam, Indian film director, screenwriter and producer
  • 1958 Lex Lugar [Larry Pfohl], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1961 Liam Cunningham, Irish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1963 Norm Lewis, American stage and screen actor and singer, born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1964 Caroline Link, German film director and screenwriter
  • 1968 Jon Culshaw, British comedian and impressionist
  • 1969 Cy Chadwick, English actor
  • 1970 Karen Mok, Hong Kong actress and singer (Around the World in 80 Days), born in Hong Kong
  • 1971 Anthony Montgomery, American film and television actor and graphic novelist
  • 1972 Simon Staho, Danish film director

Wayne BradyWayne Brady (50 years old)

1972 American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), born in Columbus, Georgia

  • 1972 Wentworth Miller, American actor
  • 1977 Ellie Raab, American actor (Fabulous Baker Boys, Extreme Close-up), born in Wisconsin
  • 1977 Zachary Quinto, American actor (Star Trek), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1978 A.J. Styles, American professional wrestler
  • 1978 Dominic Cooper, British stage and screen actor (The History Boys; Fleming; Mamma Mia!; Agent Carter), born in Greenwich, London, England
  • 1978 Justin Long, American actor (Jeepers Creepers; Alvin and the Chipmunks), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 1978 Nikki Cox, American actress (Unhappily Ever After; The Norm Show; Las Vegas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1979 Morena Baccarin, Brazilian-American actress (Serenity; Deadpool; Homeland), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1982 Jewel Staite, Canadian actress
  • 1985 Ana Cristina, Cuban American singer, composer, and actress
  • 1988 Awkwafina [Nora Lum], American rapper ("Yellow Ranger") and actress (The Farewell; Crazy Rich Asians; Ocean's 8), born in New York City
  • 1990 Brittany Curran, American actress