Thursday, April 16, 2015
16 April 2015
Jordana Beatty b. 1998 (Superman Returns, Legend of the Seeker)
Lorraine Nicholson b. 1990 (Click)
Kate and Ruth Greenfield b. 1987 (Willow)
Rhiana Griffith b. 1985 (Pitch Black)
Claire Foy b. 1984 (Vampire Academy, Season of the Witch, Being Human)
Gina Carano b. 1982 (Deadpool, Almost Human)
Lukas Haas b. 1976 (Transcendence, Touch, Inception, The Lathe of Heaven, Breakfast of Champions, Mars Attacks!, Solar Babies, Amazing Stories, Testament)
Sean Maher b. 1975 (Arrow, Warehouse 13. Serenity/Firefly)
Karl Yune b. 1975 (Arrow, Real Steel, Knight Rider , Speed Racer, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid)
Belinda Stewart-Wilson b. 1971 (Primeval, Jekyll)
Peter Billingsley b. 1971 (producer, Iron Man, Zathura)
Jon Cryer b. 1965 (The Outer Limits, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Amazing Stories)
Martin Lawrence b. 1965 (Black Knight)
Michael Wong b. 1965 (Transformers: Age of Extinction)
Boyd Banks b. 1964 (12 Monkeys, Mr. Babysitter’s a Vampire, Lost Girl, Diary of the Dead, The Fountain, Land of the Dead, Phil the Alien, Wonderfalls, Dawn of the Dead)
Michael Gill b. 1960 (Forever)
Ricco Ross b. 1960 (Batgirl Rises, Caper, Bite Me, Hydra, Babylon 5, Highlander, Timelock, Gulliver’s Travels , The Tomorrow People , Doctor Who, Aliens)
Ellen Barkin b. 1954 (Faerie Tale Theatre, Buckaroo Banzai)
Jay O. Sanders b. 1953 (Green Lantern, The Day After Tomorrow)
Billy West b. 1950 (Futurama, 2084, Invader ZIM, Samurai Jack, countless other voice work)
David Graf b. 1950 died 7 April 2001 (Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Lois & Clark, Quantum Leap)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar b. 1947 (The Stand, Tales from the Darkside, Man from Atlantis)
Edie Adams b. 1927 died 15 October 2008 (Cinderella [2004 and 1957])
Peter Ustinov b. 1921 died 18 March 2004 (Salem Witch Trials, Alice in Wonderland [1999 TV], The Thief of Baghdad, Logan’s Run, One of our Dinosaurs Is Missing)
Barry Nelson b. 1919 died 7 April 2007 (The Shining, Salvage 1, Battlestar Galactica, Twilight Zone)
Johnny Silver b. 1918 died 1 February 2003 (Spaceballs, Pete’s Dragon, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, H.R. Pufnstuf, I Dream of Jeannie, Captain Nice, The Munsters, The Brass Bottle, World of Giants)
Spike Milligan b. 1918 died 27 February 2002 (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , Alice Through the Looking Box)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, The Picture Slot went to Sean Maher from Firefly/Serenity and Invader ZIM, voiced by Billy West. With them out of contention, I considered Lukas Haas from Mars Attacks! and Ellen Barkin from Buckaroo Banzai, but decided to go with Oh That Guy Barry Nelson and his role from the original Twilight Zone.
2. Spot the Canadian! Boyd Banks' credit list isn't completely obviously Canadian, but he was also on Kids in the Hall at least once and played several roles on the Nero Wolfe shows that were produced north of the border earlier this century.
3. Wait... he's dead? I had David Graf's sci-fi credits on last year's list, but I neglected to note that he died so young. He's probably best remembered as Tackleberry in all those Police Academy movies.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Kick-Ass released, 2010
Prediction: A spaceship crashes into the Thames in 2006, triggering a worldwide red alert as a part of a scheme by the Slitheen to turn the Earth into a radioactive fuel dump.
Reality: It's Doctor Who. Reality doesn't enter into it, does it?
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Back to the regular schedule tomorrow, which means H.G. Wells on Friday.
Join us then... INTO THE FUTURE!