Monday, September 22, 2014
22 September 2014
Chase Ellison b. 1993 (The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, The Tooth Fairy)
Tom Felton b. 1987 (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Night Wolf, Harry Potter, Bugs, The Borrowers)
Tatiana Maslany b. 1985 (Orphan Black, Alphas, 2030 CE)
Erin Marie Hogan b. 1985 (Hold Your Breath, The Battle of Hogwarts, FemVamp.Com, Spacebong Beach Babes)
Godfrey Gao b. 1984 (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones)
Laura Vandervoort b. 1984 (Bitten, Haven, Riverworld, Mutant X, Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire, The Dresden Files, Smallville, V, Ted)
Billie Piper b. 1982 (Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who)
MyAnna Buring b. 1979 (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Witchville, Vampire Killers, The Omen , Doctor Who)
Emilie Autumn b. 1979 (The Devil’s Carnival)
Chad Michael Collins b. 1979 (Once Upon a Time, Lake Placid 2)
Michael Graziadei b. 1979 (The Lottery, Grimm, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., American Horror Story, Boogeyman 2)
Daniella Alonso b. 1978 (Revolution, Knight Rider , Stargate: Atlantis, The Hills Have Eyes II)
Chad Todhunter b. 1976 (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, True Blood, Good vs Evil, Buffy, Poltergiest: The Legacy, Sliders, The Odyssey)
Mireille Enos b. 1975 (World War Z)
Bob Sapp b. 1973 (JourneyQuest, Conan the Barbarian , Frankenhood, Elektra, Devilman)
Lawrence Gilliard Jr b. 1971 (The Walking Dead)
Elizabeth Bear b. 1971 (author, The Promethean Age, New Amsterdam)
Ira Heiden b. 1966 (Timelock, Lois & Clark, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors)
Stuart Fratkin b. 1963 (Tremors [TV], Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Godzilla , Sliders, Prehysteria!, They Came from Outer Space, Quantum Leap, Alien Nation [TV], Freddy’s Nightmares, Dr. Alien, Werewolf, Teen Wolf Too)
Bonnie Hunt b. 1961 (The Green Mile)
Catherine Oxenberg b. 1961 (Sharktopus vs. Mermantula, Sleeping Beauty, The Time Shifters, The Omega Code, K-9000, The Lair of the White Worm)
Scott Baio b. 1960 (Out of this World, Alice in Wonderland , Zapped!)
Shari Belafonte b. 1954 (Babylon 5: Thirdspace, Mars, Beyond Reality, Time Walker)
Larry Anderson b. 1952 (Star Trek: Insurrection, Martians Go Home, Freddy’s Nightmares, Night Rider, Dr. Strange, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Six Million Dollar Man)
Jim Byrnes b. 1948 (V , Highlander, Supernatural, Jake 2.0, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Starlight, Omen IV: The Awakening)
Paul Le Mat b. 1945 (Chrome Angels, Conan [1997 TV], Twilight Zone , Deadly Nightmares, Strange Invaders)
Frazer Hines b. 1944 (Outlander, Doctor Who, X: The Unknown)
Toni Basil b. 1943 (Rockula, Village of the Giants)
Asa Maynor b. 1936 (Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Twilight Zone, Man Beast)
Fay Weldon b. 1931 (author, The Cloning of Joanna May, Wolf: The Mechanical Dog)
Eugene Roche b. 1928 died 28 July 2004 (The Chronicle, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Star Trek: Voyager, Roswell, Mr. Merlin, Slaughterhouse-Five)
Samuel A. Peeples b. 1917 died 26 August 1997 (writer, Star Trek)
Martha Scott b. 1912 died 28 May 2003 (Doin’ Time on Planet Earth, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman)
John Houseman b. 1902 died 31 October 1988 (The Fog, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, Rollerball)
Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Last year it was Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black, probably the most virtuoso acting work on TV today. Not wanting to repeat myself, this year we get Billie Piper from Doctor Who. Longtime readers know how the complaint department works.
2. Typecasting. I used to feel bad for actors who were typecast, but the sad truth is that casting directors like making easy decisions. I've seen interviews with Tom Felton, who will likely have the words Draco Malfoy in the first sentence of his obituary in the last half of this century. Felton has that lovable cheeky British lad vibe about him, but he's probably a villain for the rest of his days. I saw him recently in Belle. He played the bad guy. As I said to my sister, "He has an easy sneer."
3. Wait... he's dead? I have to admit I had forgotten Eugene Roche died ten years ago. While Tom Felton has the most iconic genre role I haven't used yet, Eugene Roche was a great Oh That Guy.
4. Wait... he's 43? Lawrence Gilliard Jr played D'Angelo Barksdale on The Wire. If you told me he was ten years younger than he actually is, I would have believed you.
Tempus has that nasty habit of fugiting on us, don't it?
Many happy returns to the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Children of Men released 2006
Prediction: In 2027, the youngest person on earth, 18 year old Diego Ricardo, is killed.
Reality: Usually I don't use dates beyond 2020, or sometimes 2025 in a pinch, but this prediction really says the human race goes infertile in 2009. Of course, that didn't happen, and mass infertility is one of the least likely ways humans are going to go extinct, but still, I enjoyed this movie.
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