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)
  • 1928 Bill Maynard, British actor
  • 1930 James Olsen, actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1938 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service)
  • 1939 Paul Hogan, Australia, actor (Crocodile Dundee, Lightning Jack)
  • 1943 Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Sarah Purcell, actress/TV hostess (Real People), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • 1948 Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)

Person of interestSigourney Weaver

1949 Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], American actress (Alien, Working Girl), born in Manhattan, New York

  • 1952 Edward Zwick, American film director
  • 1954 Michael Dudikoff, Redondo Beach, California, American actor (American Ninja, TRON)
  • 1956 Stephanie Zimbalist, actress (Remington Steele, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 James De Paiva, Hayward California, actor (Max Holden-One Life to Live)
  • 1959 Nick Bakay, American actor
  • 1960 Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster
  • 1960 François Pérusse, Quebec humorist
  • 1965 Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian and actor
  • 1966 Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)
  • 1967 Yvonne Reyes, Venezuelan actress
  • 1969 Dylan Neal, US actor (Dylan Shaw-Bold & the Beautiful)
  • 1969 Jeremy Davies, American actor

Person of interestMatt Damon

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

Actor Matt Damon
Matt Damon
  • 1970 Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer
  • 1970 Soon-Yi Previn, Korean American actress
  • 1979 Kristanna Loken, American actress
  • 1979 Paul Burchill, English professional wrestler
  • 1980 Andria Gayle Mullins, Miss Texas Teen USA (Teen with Style-1997)
  • 1980 Mike Mizanin, American wrestler

Person of interestNick Cannon

1980 Nick Cannon, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing), born in San Diego, California

Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • 1981 Ruby [Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq], Egyptian singer (Do You Know Why) and actress (The BabyDoll Night), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1993 Angus T. Jones, American actor (Two and a Half Men)