Thursday, June 26, 2014
26 June 2014
Aubrey Plaza b. 1984 (Safety Not Guaranteed)
Jason Schwartzman b. 1980 (Bewitched [2005 movie], The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, S1m0ne)
Tory Mussett b. 1978 (Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Peter Pan , The Matrix Reloaded)
Matt Letscher b. 1970 (Her, Radio Free Albemuth)
Chris O’Donnell b. 1970 (Batman & Robin, Batman Forever)
Steven Brand b. 1969 (Hellraiser: Revelations, Jurassic Attack, Alien Express, The Scorpion King)
Ian Tracy b. 1964 (Continuum, Man of Steel, Supernatural, Sanctuary, Sucker Punch, The 4400, Smallville, Elektra, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Taken, Stargate SG-1, Dark Angel, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Highlander [TV], The Adventures of Sinbad [TV], The X-Files, Timecop)
Mark McKinney b. 1959 (Space Riders: Division Earth, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang)
Lela Ivey b. 1958 (Pleasantville, The Addams Family [movie], Quantum Leap, She-Wolf of London, ALF, The Purple Rose of Cairo)
Gedde Watanabe b. 1955 (47 Ronin, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Armageddon, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Vamp)
David Brisbin b. 1952 (The X-Files, Buffy, From the Earth to the Moon, Dark Skies)
Robert Davi b. 1951 (Lost Time, Asteroid vs. Earth, Swamp Shark, Stargate: Atlantis, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, VR.5, Predator 2, The Powers of Matthew Star, The Incredible Hulk)
Michael Paul Chan b. 1950 (Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, The Invisible Man [TV], Good vs Evil, Batman & Robin, Lois & Clark, The Burning Zone, Batman Forever, Babylon 5, Alien Nation, Max Headroom)
Leo Rossi b. 1946 (The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, Mutant Species, Amazing Stories, Halloween II)
Clive Francis b. 1946 (Relic Hunter, A Clockwork Orange, Journey to the Unknown)
John Beasley b. 1942 (The Lost Room, Millennium [TV])
Edwin Hodgeman b. 1935 (Ultraman: Toward the Future, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)
Richard X. Slattery b. 1925 died 27 January 1997 (Space, Monster Squad, Wonder Woman, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Invaders, Mr. Terrific, The Green Hornet)
Richard Bull b. 1924 died 3 February 2014 (Amazing Stories, The Andromeda Strain, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Bewitched, The Satan Bug, Men Into Space)
Peter Lorre b. 1904 died 23 March 1964 (The Raven, Tales of Terror, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
A lot more Oh That Guy actors than A-list movie stars are celebrating birthdays today. I could have put Chris O'Donnell in the Picture Slot as Robin, but it's generally acknowledged the movies in which he played the Boy Wonder killed the franchise in the 1990s and didn't do his career much good either. A better choice would be Peter Lorre from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but instead I went with Oh That Guy Richard X. Slattery, who played lots of cops and military men throughout his career. The picture is from one of the many episodes where he played a cop on Bewitched. People if a certain age might remember him as Murph on Union 76 commercials.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: The movie Blade Runner, released 25 June 1982.
Prediction: There would be many jobs available on off world colonies in 2019.
Reality: In five years, we might have more space exploration than we have now, but a job boom that needs to advertise for workers seems nearly impossible.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
One more prediction from Blade Runner, this one closer to home.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!