Sunday, November 16, 2014
16 November 2014
Noah Gray-Cabey b. 1995 (Heroes, Lady in the Water)
Kimberly J. Brown b. 1984 (Halloweentown)
Michael Faustino b. 1979 (A Gnome named Gnorm, Alien Nation [TV], The Monster Squad)
Maggie Gyllenhall b. 1977 (Nanny McPhee Returns, The Dark Knight, Donnie Darko)
Gigi Edgley b. 1977 (Quantum Apocalypse, Farscape, BeastMaster, The Lost World [TV])
Missi Pyle b. 1972 (Captain Fantastic, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Warehouse 13, Heroes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Tick, Roswell, Galaxy Quest)
Martha Plimpton b. 1970 (Fringe, Surface)
James Parks b. 1968 (True Blood, Jericho, Threshold, House of the Dead 2, Star Trek: Enterprise, Stargate SG-1, Crocodile 2: Death Swamp, The X-Files, Buffy, House of Frankenstein [1997 TV movie], Apollo 11, Alien Nation: The Enemy Within, Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5, Space: Above and Beyond)
Tammy Lauren b. 1968 (Wishmaster, Deadly Nightmares, The Stepford Children, Mork & Mindy)
Lisa Bonet b. 1967 (Angel Heart, Tales from the Darkside)
Dean McDermott b. 1966 (Earth: Final Conflict, WW 3, My Secret Identity, Friday’s Curse, Graveyard Shift II)
Mark Benton b. 1965 (The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Doctor Who, Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible)
Harry Lennix b. 1964 (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, Dollhouse, The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded)
Marg Helgenberger b. 1958 (Species I & II, The Tommyknockers, The Hidden Room, Tales from the Crypt)
Dan Shor b. 1956 (The X Files, Star Trek: Voyager, Doppleganger, Solar Crisis, Beauty and the Beast, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, TRON)
Griff Rhys Jones b. 1953 (Aladdin [TV movie], Jack and Beanstalk [1998 TV], The Adventures of Pinocchio, Morons from Outer Space)
Miguel Sandoval b. 1951 (Oculus, Real Steel, The X Files, House of Frankenstein [1997 TV movie], Lois & Clark, Jurassic Park, Beauty and the Beast [1990 TV], Howard the Duck, Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, Voyagers!)
David Leisure b. 1950 (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Perversions of Science, Lois & Clark, Goddess of Love, ALF)
Barbara Leigh b. 1946 (Mistress of the Apes, The Incredible Hulk, Terminal Island)
Steve Railsback b. 1945 (Plaguers, King of the Lost World, Supernatural, Charmed, The X Files, Alligator II: The Mutation, Twilight Zone , Lifeforce, Deadly Nightmares, Escape 2000)
Guy Stockwell b. 1934 died 6 February 2002 (Quantum Leap, Werewolf [TV], Knight Rider, Ark II, It’s Alive, Land of the Giants)
Clu Gulager b. 1928 (Piranha 3DD, Teen Vamp, The Hidden, The Offspring, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Return of the Living Dead, Space, Automan, Mystery in Dracula’s Castle)
Barbara Payton b. 1927 died 8 May 1967 (Bride of the Gorilla)
Jose Saramago b. 1922 died 18 June 2010 (author, Blindness)
Royal Dano b. 1922 died 15 May 1994 (The Dark Half, Spaced Invaders, Ghoulies II, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, House II: The Second Story, Amazing Stories, The Right Stuff, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Planet of the Apes [1974 TV], Moon of the Wolf, Lost in Space, 7 Faces of Dr. Lao)
Ellen Albertini Dow b. 1913 (The Invited, Good vs Evil, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Carnival of Souls, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Quantum Leap, Space Case, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Freddy’s Nightmares, Beauty and the Beast [1987 TV], Munchies, Twilight Zone )
Burgess Meredith b. 1907 died 9 September 1997 (Faerie Tale Theatre, Clash of the Titans, The Manitou, The Amazing Captain Nemo, The Sentinel , Beware! The Blob, Batman, The Invaders, The Twilight Zone)
Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Last year it was Burgess Meredith from one of his Twilight Zone appearances, this year it Gigi Edgley from Farscape. Next year, I'm not sure, but Missy Pyle from Galaxy Quest is certainly in the mix.
2. Actor note, the 1st: Ellen Albertini Dow. Yes, she was born in 1913 and yes, she is still with us, bless her. 102 credits on imdb.com and she didn't start working in front of the camera until the 1980s.
3. Actor note, the 2nd: Steve Railsback. On film, he's played Ed Gein and Charles Manson. One of his biggest budget films is The Stunt Man, where he plays a fugitive who does stunts for director Peter O'Toole. Casting directors sure think he looks criminal, but he's a senior citizen now and his rap sheet is... zero. Good on ya, Mr. Railsback.
4. Actor's notes, the 3rd: The Oh That Guys. Royal Dano, a great tall odd looking Oh That Guy. Clu Gulager, an Oh That Cowboy. Miguel Sandoval, an Oh That Hispanic Gentleman. David Leisure, an Oh That Joe Isuzu. James Parks, a craggy faced Oh That Guy who has been in a lot of stuff I've seen, but hasn't quite made an impression on me.
5. The unspottable Canadian. Dean McDermott was born in Canada, but he works out of Los Angeles. He is best known for his real life role as Tori Spelling's creepy husband.
6. Actor note, the last: Harry Lennix, mensch. I've like the work Harry Lennix has done on screen, but my favorite story was when Stephen Colbert did the comedy routine at the White House Correspondent's Dinner. Colbert scorched the media, but afterwards everyone was being civil to him. It was his friend Lennix who heard what people were actually saying behind Colbert's back, pulled him aside and said. "These people are all phonies. C'mon, let's get out of here." Good on ya, Harry.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone released 2001
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 released 2012
Prediction: Describes a series of increasingly formidable robot-like fighting machines, the earliest of which detonates an atomic bomb when attacked. It is used in China in the year 2000.
Reality: Again, it's nuclear fiction, so my thanks go to Paul Brians and his great database.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
The 36th anniversary of an unforgettable TV special. Many have tried to forget, but none have yet succeeded.
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