Birthdays in Film & TV on March 31

  • 1809 Nikolai Gogol [Nikolay], Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General), born in Sorochintsy, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1852)
  • 1891 Victor Varconi, Hungarian actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings, Big City)
  • 1907 Eddie Quillan, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Julia, Hell Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Henry Morgan, American comedian and TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1916 John Vivyan, actor (Imitation of Life, Mr Lucky), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1916 Lucille Bliss, American voice actress (Cinderella, The Secret of NIMH), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Patrick Magee [McGee], Northern Irish actor (A Clockwork Orange; Barry Lyndon), born in Armagh, Northern Ireland (d. 1982)
  • 1922 Richard Kiley, American singer and actor (Kismet; Man of La Mancha; Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1927 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929 Lee Patterson, Canadian actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Bob Simmons, Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond)
  • 1934 Richard Chamberlain, American stage and screen actor (Dr. Kildare (TV series); The Thorn Birds), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1934 Shirley Jones, American Academy Award-winning actress (Elmer Gantry; Oklahoma!), and singer (Partridge Family), born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Dokumamushi Sandayu, Japanese actor
  • 1938 Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 1943 Christopher [Ronald] Walken, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Brainstorm), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Roy Andersson, Swedish film director (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1945 Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
  • 1946 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian and actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948 Rhea Perlman, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Taxi - "Zena"; Cheers - "Carla"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Ed Marinaro, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Ofc Joe Coffey"; Laverne & Shirley, 1980-81 - "Sonny"), and NFL running back, 1972-77 (Minnesota Vikings and 2 other teams), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted Crilly-Father Ted), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • 1956 Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brother's Keeper), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1957 Marc McClure, San Mateo California, actor (Ross-California Fever)
  • 1957 Mary Cadorette, East actress (Vicky-3's a Crowd), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1958 Tony Cox, American actor
  • 1960 Anne Howard, actress (Nicole Love-Another World), born in San Diego, California
  • 1963 Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer
  • 1964 Dave Wyman, American NFL linebacker, broadcaster (Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos), born in San Diego, CA
  • 1964 David Diaz-Infante, American NFL guard, coach, broadcaster (2-time Super Bowl winner, Denver Broncos, born in San Jose, CA
  • 1964 Isabelle Ferrari [Isabella Fogliazza], Italian actress (Italy's Miss Teenager), born in Ponte dell'Olio, Italy
  • 1965 William McNamara, American actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1968 Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969 Samantha Brown, American television host

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor (51 years old)

1971 Scottish actor (Trainspotting, Star Wars Episodes I, II, III), born in Perth, Scotland

  • 1972 Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director
  • 1972 Andrew Bowen, American actor
  • 1974 Benjamin Eicher, Swiss film director
  • 1974 Carol Ann Plante, actress (Sara Henderson-Harry & the Hendersons)
  • 1975 Adam Green, American film director
  • 1976 Josh Saviano, actor (Paul Pfeiffer-Wonder Years)
  • 1980 Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actor, film dubber, and singer (You Can't Cath Me), born in Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1982 Brian Tyree Henry, American actor (If Beale Street Could Talk), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Chloé ZhaoChloé Zhao (40 years old)

1982 Chinese filmmaker and director (The Rider, Nomadland), born in Beijing, China