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, actor (Julia, Hell Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1915 Henry Morgan, American comedian/TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 John Vivyan, actor (Imitation of Life, Mr Lucky), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1916 Lucille Bliss, American voice actress, (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Patrick McGee, Northern Irish actor (Clockwork Orange), born in Armagh, Northern Ireland (d.1982)
  • 1922 Richard Kiley, actor (Man of La Mancha, Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Sydney Chaplin, American actor and son of Charles Chaplin (Adding Machine, Psycho Sisters), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2009)
  • 1927 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929 Lee Patterson, actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1933 Bob Simmons, Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond)
  • 1933 Shirley Jones, American actress (Partridge Family, Elmer Gantry), born in Smithton, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Richard Chamberlain, American actor (Dr Kildare), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1936 Dokumamushi Sandayu, Japanese actor
  • 1938 Nathaniel Taylor, actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri

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1943 Christopher Walken, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Brainstorm), born in NYC, New York

  • 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 actress (Zena in Taxi, Carla in Cheers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951 Ed Marinaro, American actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), 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 (Brothers 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 Isabelle Ferrari [Isabella Fogliazza], Italian actress (Italy's Miss Teenager), born in Ponte dell'Olio, Italy
  • 1965 William McNamara, actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1968 Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969 Samantha Brown, American television host

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1971 Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor (Trainspotting), born in Perth, Scotland

  • 1972 Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar, Spanish film director
  • 1972 Andrew Bowen, American actor
  • 1974 Carol Ann Plante, actress (Sara Henderson-Harry & the Hendersons)
  • 1974 Benjamin Eicher, Swiss film director
  • 1975 Adam Green, American film director
  • 1976 Amanda Moody, Orem Utah, Miss America-Utah (1996)
  • 1976 Josh Saviano, actor (Paul Pfeiffer-Wonder Years)
  • 1980 Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actor