"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Monday, March 16, 2015

16 March 2015

Kristopher Higgins b. 1987 (In Time)
Alexandra Daddario b, 1986 (The Last Man on Earth, Percy Jackson, Texas Chainsaw 3D)
Eve Gordon b. 1982 (Power Rangers Dino Charge, The Almighty Johnsons, King Kong [2005])
Brooke Burns b. 1978 (Mortal Kombat: Conquest, Conan)
Sophie Hunter b. 1978 (Torchwood)
Sienna Guillory b. 1975 (Believe, Resident Evil, Inkheart, Eragon, The Time Machine)
Tara Buck b. 1975 (True Blood, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The X Files)
Alan Tudyk b. 1971 (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Airship Dracula, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Dollhouse, V, Firefly/Serenity, I, Robot, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil)
Rupert Sanders b. 1971 (director, Snow White and the Huntsman)
Ashley Miller b. 1971 (writer, Power Rangers, X-Men: First Class, Thor, Fringe, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Andromeda)
Judah Friedlander b. 1969 (Sharknado 2: The Second One, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, Meet Dave)
Lauren Graham b. 1967 (3rd Rock from the Sun)
Ted Ludzik b. 1966 (Warehouse 13, Lost Girl, Outlander, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Witchblade, RoboCop: Prime Directives [TV])
Gore Verbinski b. 1964 (director, The Ring, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl/ Dead Man’s Chest/ At World’s End, Rango)
Jerome Flynn b. 1963 (Game of Thrones)
Kevin Smith b. 1963 died 15 February 2002 (Warriors of Virtue 2: Return to Tao, Riverworld, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
Todd McFarlane b. 1961 (writer, Spawn, Spider-Man)
Irwin Keyes b. 1952 (Professor Creepy’s Scream Party, Dead Kansas, Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath of Bong, Legend of the Phantom Rider, Black Scorpion, Here Come the Munsters, Timemaster, Tales from the Crypt, Adventures in Dinosaur City, Frankenstein General Hospital, Nice Girls Don’t Explode, Zapped!, Nocturna)
Steven Grives b. 1951 (Sinbad and the Minotaur, Scooby-Doo, BeastMaster [TV], 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Time Trax, Highlander II; The Quickening, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5, Horror Planet)
Kate Nelligan b. 1950 (A Wrinkle in Time, Wolf, Dracula [1979])
Victor Garber b. 1949 (The Flash, Sleepy Hollow, SGU Stargate Universe, Ice Quake, Tuck Everlasting, ReGenesis, Twilight Zone [1986], Tales from the Darkside)
Michael MacRae b. 1949 (Battlefield Earth, The X Files, The Wizard, Automan, Knight Rider, Coma, Future Cop)
Erik Estrada b. 1949 (Chupacabra vs. the Alamo, Homeboys in Outer Space, Alien Seed, The Six Million Dollar Man, Kolchak: The Night Stalker)
Margaret Weis b. 1948 (author, Dragonlance series)
Nancy Fish b. 1938 (Early Edition, The X Files, The Mask, Death Becomes Her, Tales from the Crypt, Werewolf, Howard the Duck)
Eddie Carmel b. 1935 died 30 July 1972 (50,000 B.C. (Before Clothing), The Brain That Wouldn’t Die)
Roy Chiao b. 1927 (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
Jerry Lewis b. 1926 (Slapstick (of Another Kind), Batman, The Nutty Professor, Visit to a Small Planet)
Victor Maddern b. 1926 died 22 June 1993 (1990, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Doctor Who, The Prisoner, Blood of the Vampire)
Leo McKern b. 1920 died 23 July 2002 (Ladyhawke, The Omen, Space: 1999, The Prisoner, Alice in Wonderland [1966 TV], The Day the Earth Caught Fire, X: The Unknown)
Mercedes McCambridge b. 1916 died 2 March 2004 (Amazing Stories, The Exorcist, Bewitched, Lost in Space)

Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the slot went to Alan Tudyk from Firefly and Serenity and the late Kevin Smith, Ares on Xena and Hercules. (Though I've typed it several times, he is still a "Wait... he's dead?" guy for me.) While the list has several names the public knows, it's Jerome Flynn as Bronn from Game of Thrones who gets the nod because I am jonesing hard for new episodes and I also think he's got the most iconic role. 

2. Canadians galore, but hard to spot. Ted Ludzik has the most Canadian looking resume and sure enough, he is Canadian. On the other hand, Victor Garber, Kate Nelligan and Todd McFarlane are all best known for work they have done in the U.S., though Garber has a few Canuck credits as well.

3. MST3K. Eddie Carmel in The Brain That Wouldn't Die is the only one I know for sure.

4. Hey... no Star Trek! It's not a super rare event, but I'm still always surprised when it happens.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.

Predictor: The OMNI Future Almanac, published in 1982

Prediction: As the turn of the century approaches, biologists will successfully transcribe all the genetic information in a healthy human cell for the first time. The fully detailed 'map' for the coding of human cell operation will allow researchers to consider ways in which the code might be strengthened or protected for better health or longer life.

Reality: The Human Genome Project was declared complete in 2003. As for the practical benefits, the Wikipedia page has those still in the future tense.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

A new predictor takes the Tuesday slot for the next few months.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. Avoid the confusion I experienced. When I saw "Kevin Smith" listed as deceased, I didn't realize that this was a New Zealand-based actor. The American "Kevin Smith," who usually comes to my mind, is still very much with us; but his birthday isn't until August.

  2. Didn't know a resume can look Canadian.

    1. Hi, Mr. Ludzik! Nice to hear from someone mentioned on a birthday list. This is a first for the blog.

      Because of the rules of Canadian productions for hiring some percentage of Canadians, a lot of Canadian actors have many credits in the genre TV shows made there. Those of us who read these lists every day started noticing this last year and the "Spot the Canadian!" label was born.


Traveler! Have you news... FROM THE FUTURE?