Birthdays in Film & TV on October 18

  • 1871 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Blokkade, Ghetto), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1898 Bob Custer [Raymond Glenn], American silent and sound screen actor (The Fighting Hombre; The Law of the Wild), born in Frankfort, Kentucky (d. 1974)
  • 1898 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian-American singer, muse and wife of Kurt Weill, and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone; From Russia with Love), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Barbara Brown, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Miriam Hopkins, American actress (Becky Sharp, These Three), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1972)
  • 1913 Evelyn Venable, American model and actress (Death Takes a Holiday, Columbia Pictures logo), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1915 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1918 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency; Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress, activist and politician, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 1926 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1926 Klaus Kinski [Naksynski], German-Polish actor (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Little Drummer Girl), born in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (d. 1991)

George C. ScottGeorge C. Scott (1927-1999)

American actor and director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), born in Wise, Virginia

  • 1928 Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), born in Roopville, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Peter BoylePeter Boyle (1935-2006)

American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Dawn WellsDawn Wells (1938-2020)

American actress (Gilligan's Island -"Mary Ann"), born in Reno, Nevada [1]

  • 1940 H.B. "Toby" Halicki, American filmmaker, stunt driver, and actor (Gone In 60 Seconds), born in Dunkirk, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1945 Huell Howser, American TV host
  • 1946 Howard Shore, Canadian television and film composer (Lord of the Rings trilogy; 1st music director of Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1946 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • 1947 Joe Morton, American actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • 1949 Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago White Sox) and radio broadcaster (Chicago White Sox, 1991-2005), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1950 Merry Martin, actress (Leslie-Peter Loves Mary), born in Camden, Michigan
  • 1950 Om Puri, Indian Bollywood actor (Aakrosh, Ardh Satya), born in Ambala, Haryana
  • 1950 Sheila White, actress (I Claudius), born in London, England
  • 1951 Pam Dawber, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 Chuck Lorre, American television director, writer, and producer (Dharma & Greg; Two and a Half Men; The Big Bang Theory), born in Plainview, New York
  • 1954 Liz Burch, Australian actress
  • 1955 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • 1955 Timmy Mallett, British TV presenter
  • 1956 Craig Bartlett, American animator (Hey Arnold!, Dinosaur Train, Ready Jet Go!), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1957 Jon Lindstrom, American actor (General Hospital, 1992-97, 2013-present - "Kevin Collins" & "Ryan Chamberlain"), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1958 Corinne Bohrer, American actress
  • 1959 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • 1960 Erin Moran, American actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Burbank, California (d. 2017)

Jean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Van Damme (62 years old)

1960 Belgian actor (Double Impact, Kickboxer, No Retreat), born in Brussels, Belgium

  • 1962 Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Angela Visser, Neth, Miss Universe (1989)
  • 1968 Rhod Gilbert, Welsh comedian (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), born in Carmarthen, Wales
  • 1972 Jake Farrow, American actor (Drake & Josh)
  • 1974 Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
  • 1977 Chris McKenna, American actor (Joey-One Live to Live), born in Queens, New York
  • 1978 Wesley Jonathan, American actor
  • 1981 Richard Vuu, actor (Last Emperor)
  • 1984 Freida Pinto, Indian Bollywood actress (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1987 Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model
  • 1987 Zac Efron, American actor (17 Again), and singer (High School Musical; The Greatest Showman), born in San Luis Obispo, California,
  • 1991 Tyler Posey, American actor
  • 1992 Barry Keoghan, Irish actor (Calm with Horses, Eternals), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1998 Julia Wróblewska, Polish actress