Birthdays in Film & TV on October 26

  • 1854 August Kiehl, Dutch actor (Op hoop van zegen, De kribbebijter), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • 1865 Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman, who dies aboard the Titanic, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1912)
  • 1875 H. B. Warner, British actor (Sunset Boulevard, The King of Kings), born in London, England (d. 1958)
  • 1881 Margaret Wycherly, British actress (Keeper of the Flame), born in London, England (d. 1956)
  • 1900 Mark Sandrich [Goldstein], American film director, writer and producer (The Gay Divorcee; Top Hat; Holiday Inn), born in New York City (d. 1945)
  • 1912 Don Siegel, American film director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jackie CooganJackie Coogan (1914-1984)

American actor (Addams Family - "Uncle Fester"; The Kid; Oliver Twist), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1918 Ivor Francis, Canadian-American radio, stage, and screen character actor (Dusty's Trail; The Prisoner of Second Avenue), and acting teacher, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Shaw Taylor, British actor and television presenter (Police 5), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Shelley Morrison, American actress (General Hospital, Will & Grace), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1938 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), born in Nimes, France (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), born in Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Jaclyn Smith, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1946 Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), born in Juana Díaz (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Maureen Anderman, American actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in Detroit, Michigan

Pat SajakPat Sajak (76 years old)

1946 American TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1948 Marshall Colt, American actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1949 Kevin Sullivan, American wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1953 Lauren Tewes, American actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat), born in Braddock, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 D. W. Moffett, American actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • 1956 Rita Wilson, American actress, singer, and film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Brian Bovell, British actor, born in London
  • 1959 François Chau, Cambodian actor, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 1961 Dylan McDermott, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1962 Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • 1963 Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor and producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1965 Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1966 Masaharu Iwata, Japanese video game composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1966 Steve Valentine, Scottish actor (Crossing Jordan), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland

Keith UrbanKeith Urban (55 years old)

1967 New Zealand-Australian Grammy, CMA, and ARIA Award-winning country music singer-songwriter ("Somebody Like You"; "The Fighter"), and television personality (American Idol; The Voice Australia), born in Whangarei, New Zealand

  • 1970 Dian Bachar, American actor, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 Raveena Tandon, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1971 Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor, born in Joliet, Illinois

Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane (49 years old)

1973 American animator, television producer (American Dad!, Family Guy) and filmmaker (Ted), born in Kent, Connecticut

  • 1973 Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Morioka, Iwate, Japan
  • 1977 Jon Heder, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 1978 CM Punk, American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978 Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician, born in Thessaloniki, Greece

Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian (41 years old)

1981 Malaysian-born Australian pop and soul singer ("Angels Brought Me Here"'; "Battle Scars"), and television personality (The Voice Australia, 2019-), born in Klang, Malaysia

  • 1981 Sam Brown, American comedian (The Whitest Kid U'Know), born in Sandwich, Massachusetts
  • 1984 Amanda Overmyer, American singer (American Idol season 7 finalist), born in Mulberry, Indiana
  • 1985 Asin Thottumkal, Indian actress (Ghajini), born in Kochi, Kerala, India
  • 1993 Drew Gooden, American comedian and YouTuber, born in North Carolina