Birthdays in Film & TV on October 8

  • 1861 Theodore Roberts, American actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1928)
  • 1863 Edythe Chapman, American actress (Beyond the Rocks), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1874 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron), born in Oakland, California (d. 1965)
  • 1887 Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Clifford Heatherley, British actor (Who Killed Doc Robin?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1937)
  • 1896 Julien Duvivier, French film director (La Bandera), born in Lille, France (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1907 Howard Joslin, American actor (Quebec, Detective Story), born in Georgia (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Kirk Alyn [John Feggo Jr], American actor (Superman), born in Oxford, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1918 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Raaj Kumar, Hindi film star (Mother India), born in Loralai, Balochistan, British India (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer, popularized martial arts worldwide, born in Hong Kong (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, born in Heath End, England (d. 2018)
  • 1930 James Olsen, American actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1930 Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese classical music and film score composer (November Steps; Ran), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1938 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service) (d. 1993)
  • 1938 Fred Stolle, Australian tennis player, broadcaster (French C'ship 1965, US Nat C'ship 1966), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1939 Paul Hogan, Australian actor (Crocodile Dundee, Lightning Jack), born in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1943 Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Jean-Jacques Beineix, French film director (Betty Blue, Diva), born in Paris, France
  • 1946 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1948 Claude Jade, French actress (Stolen Kisses), born in Dijon, France (d. 2006)
  • 1948 Sarah Purcell, American actress and TV hostess (Real People), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • 1948 Stephanie Marrian [Stefanie Khan], French model, actress and comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France

Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver (73 years old)

1949 American actress (Alien, Working Girl), born in Manhattan, New York

  • 1952 Edward Zwick, American film director (Shakespeare in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Michael Dudikoff, American actor (American Ninja, TRON), born in Redondo Beach, California
  • 1955 Darrell Hammond, American comedian (SNL), born in Melbourne, Florida
  • 1956 Danny Jacob, American session and touring guitarist (Bette Midler), and cartoon music composer (Phineas and Ferb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956 Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress (Remington Steele; Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 James DePaiva, American actor (Max Holden-One Life to Live), born in Livermore, California
  • 1959 Nick Bakay, American actor and voice actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch-Salem Saberhagen), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1960 François Pérusse, Quebec humorist 9Les 2 minutes du peuple), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • 1960 Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster, born in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona
  • 1960 Reed Hastings, American businessman, entrepreneur and co-founder of Netflix, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian and actor (Father Ted), born in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland
  • 1966 Art Barr, American professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1994)
  • 1967 Ivonne Reyes, Venezuelan actress, born in Valencia, Venezuela
  • 1968 Emily Procter, American actress (West Wing, CSI: Miami), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1969 Dylan Neal, American-Canadian actor (Dylan Shaw-Bold & the Beautiful), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 1969 Jeremy Davies, American actor (Saving Private Ryan), born in Traverse city, Michigan
  • 1970 Anne-Marie Duff, English actress (Shameless), born in London, England
  • 1970 Gauri Khan, Indian film producer (Red Chillies Entertainment), born in New Delhi, India

Matt DamonMatt Damon (52 years old)

1970 American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • 1970 Soon-Yi Previn, Korean-American actress (Hannah and Her Sisters), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1970 Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer (Final Fantasy), born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1974 DJ Q-Ball [Harry Dean, Jr.], American musician and actor (Bloodhound Gang), born in Limerick, Pennsylvania
  • 1974 Martin Henderson, New Zealand actor (Grey's Anatomy), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1979 Kristanna Loken, American actress (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), born in Ghent, New York
  • 1979 Paul Burchill, English professional wrestler, born in Guildford, England

Nick CannonNick Cannon (42 years old)

1980 American actor, rapper ("Love Don't Cost a Thing"; "Gigilo"), and television personality (America's Got Talent; The Masked Singer), born in San Diego, California

  • 1980 The Miz [Michael Gregory Mizanin], American professional wrestler, born in Parma, Ohio
  • 1981 Ruby [Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq], Egyptian singer ("Do You Know Why") and actress (The Baby Doll Night), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1987 Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1993 Angus T. Jones, American actor (Two and a Half Men), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1997 Bella Thorne, American actress (CeCe Jones-Shake It Up), born in Pembroke Pines, Florida