Birthdays in Film & TV on June 28

  • 1867 William Courtleigh, Canadian actor (The Birth of Character, Ashes, The Nightingale), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1930)
  • 1885 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1886 Frank Mayo, American silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1900 Alan Bunce, American radio and television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • 1913 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (Der Bockerer), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Erik Bauersfeld, American voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Mel BrooksMel Brooks (96 years old)

1926 American actor, comedian and director (Get Smart, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in NYC, New York

  • 1926 Robert Shelton [Shapiro], music and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1932 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid), born in Isleton, California (d. 2005)
  • 1935 John Inman, English actor (Mr. Humphries-Are You Being Served?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Richard Bright, American actor (Al Neri-Godfather), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1938 John Byner, American actor (Transylvania 6-5000) and comedian, born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Bruce Davison, American actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (SNL, 1975-80; Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1989)
  • 1947 Anny Duperey, French film and television actress, born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France

Kathy BatesKathy Bates (74 years old)

1948 American Academy Award-winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1954 Alice Krige, South African actress (Chariots of Fire, Ladykiller), born in Upington, Cape Province, South Africa
  • 1955 Shirley Cheriton, English actress (Debbie Wilkins-EastEnders), born in London
  • 1966 John Cusack, American actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967 Gil Bellows, Canadian actor, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1968 Adam Woodyatt, English actor (Ian Beale in EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
  • 1969 Ayelet Zurer, Israeli actress, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1969 Danielle Brisebois, American actress (Archie's Place, Big Bad Mama 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Tichina Arnold, American actress, born in Queens, NYC, New York
  • 1970 Mike White, American filmmaker and actor (The White Lotus), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1970 Steve Burton, American actor (Chris-Out of this World), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Aileen Quinn, American actress (Annie), born in Yardley, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality, born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • 1972 Alessandro Nivola, American actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Ingrid Seynhaeve, Belgian model (Look of the Year 1991), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1974 Rob Dyrdek, American entrepreneur, TV personality (Ridiculousness) and professional skateboarder, born in Kettering, Ohio
  • 1979 Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress (Damo), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1981 Jon Watts, American film director and screenwriter (Spider-Man franchise, 2017 - present), born in Fountain, Colorado
  • 1983 Maui Taylor, Filipino model and actress (Kool Ka Lang), born in Brighton, England
  • 1986 Shadia Simmons, Canadian actress (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1989 Mark Fischbach [Markiplier], American Youtuber, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1990 Jasmine Richards, Canadian actress (Camp Rock), born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • 1994 Madeline Duggan, English actress (Lauren Branning-EastEnders), born in Bermondsey, London