Feb 072018
 

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1960 – James Spader

James Todd Spader is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), the action science fiction film Stargate (1994), the controversial psychological thriller Crash (1996), the erotic romance Secretary (2002), and the superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

His best-known television roles are those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal (for which he won three Emmy Awards), and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office. He currently stars as high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond “Red” Reddington in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist, for which he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations.

Age 58


1967 – David Nykl

David Nykl (born 7 February 1967) is a Czech Canadian actor of film, television, commercials and theater. He is best known for portraying Dr. Radek Zelenka in the SyFy television series Stargate Atlantis, and Anatoly Knyazev in DC’s comics’ popular series Arrow.

Age 51


1970 – Shaun Murray

Shaun Murray is an English former professional footballer who played in midfield. He made half of his appearances at Bradford City.

Murray played 45 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1990 – 1993

Age 48


1979 – Cerena Vincent

Cerina Vincent is an American actress and writer best known for playing Maya the Yellow Galaxy Ranger in the television series Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, as well as her film appearances in Not Another Teen Movie, Cabin Fever, It Waits, and Everybody Wants to Be Italian. She has written three books with Jodi Lipper, and writes a regular column for The Huffington Post.

Age 39


1985 – Tina Majorino

Tina Marie Majorino is an American film and television actress. She started her career as a child actor, starring in films such as Andre, When a Man Loves a Woman, Corrina, Corrina, and Waterworld.

Despite her early success, she took a sabbatical from 1999 to 2004. She returned for one of her best known roles to date, the character Deb in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite. Since her return to acting, she has been in television series such as Veronica Mars, Big Love, True Blood and Grey’s Anatomy. She returned to the role of Mac in the Veronica Mars movie, and has played the part of Maggie Harris on TNT’s Legends TV series.

Age 33


1989 – Louisa Lytton

Louisa Claire Lytton is an English actress. She is known for her television roles as Ruby Allen in EastEnders (2005–06), and PC Beth Green in The Bill (2007–09). She also finished fourth in series 4 of Strictly Come Dancing in 2006 and represented the UK at the Eurovision Dance Contest 2008, finishing ninth. Her theatre credits include playing Betty Rizzo in the 2017 UK touring production of the musical Grease.

Age 29


Deaths



2017 – Richard Hatch

Born: 21 May 1945

Richard Lawrence Hatch was an American actor, writer and producer. Hatch began his career as a stage actor, before moving on to television work in the 1970s. Hatch is best known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series.

Died Aged 71


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Dec 242017
 

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1941 – John Levene

John Levene is an English actor. His best-known role was that of Corporal, Sergeant, and later Warrant Officer, John Benton, of the UNIT in the science-fiction television series Doctor Who.

Age 76


1964 – Mark Valley

Mark Thomas Valley is an American film and television actor, best known for his roles as Brad Chase on the TV drama Boston Legal, Oliver Richard on the NBC drama Harry’s Law, FBI Special Agent John Scott on Fringe, Christopher Chance in Fox’s action/drama Human Target, and Tommy Sullivan in ABC’s Body of Proof.

Age 53


1981 – Neil Barrett

Neil William Barrett is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Isthmian League Premier Division club Metropolitan Police.

Barrett started his career in the youth system of Chelsea, before joining Portsmouth in 2001. He made over 20 appearances in his first season with Portsmouth, but having not played over a season-and-a-half he moved to Dundee on loan. He joined them permanently in 2004, but left a year later following their relegation from the Scottish Premier League. Following a period with Livingston, he signed for Conference National club Woking in 2007. After half a season with them he joined Ebbsfleet United, and played for them in their victory in the 2008 FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium.

Barrett played 26 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2001 – 2002

Age 36


1991 – Vincent Caso

Vincent “Vince” Caso is an American actor and writer best known for his co-starring role as Bladezz on the critically acclaimed web series The Guild.

Age 26


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Dec 192017
 

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1923 – Gordon Jackson

Gordon Cameron Jackson, OBE was a Scottish Emmy Award-winning actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head of CI5, in The Professionals. He also portrayed Flt. Lt. Andrew MacDonald, “Intelligence”, in The Great Escape.

Died: 15 January 1990

Aged 66


1961 – Matthew Waterhouse

Matthew Waterhouse is an English actor and writer best known for his role as Adric in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1980 to 1982.

Age 56


1968 – Ken Marino

Kenneth Joseph “Ken” Marino is an American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. He was a cast member on MTV’s The State and has starred in shows such as Party Down, Marry Me, Burning Love, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Childrens Hospital.

Age 49


1969 – David Hillier

David Hillier is an English former professional footballer. He played as a midfielder from 1988 until 2003, notably in the Premier League for Arsenal. He also played in the Football League for Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers and Barnet. He also earnt 1 cap for the England U21 side.

Hillier played 74 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1996 – 1999

Age 48


1969 – Kristy Swanson

Kristen Noel “Kristy” Swanson is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Buffy Summers in the 1992 cult film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Swanson began her career appearing in several teen films, including Pretty in Pink (1986) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). Her first starring role was in Wes Craven’s horror film Deadly Friend (1986), followed by her portrayal of Catherine “Cathy” Dollanganger in the controversial film adaptation of V.C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic (1987).

Age 48


1972 – Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Jayne Milano is an American actress, activist, producer, and former singer. She is best known for her roles in Who’s the Boss?, Melrose Place, Charmed, My Name is Earl, Mistresses, and Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later.

Age 45


1979 – Tara Summers

Tara Summers is an English actress.

Summers was educated at Heathfield St Mary’s School, in Berkshire. She later attended Brown University, where she graduated with a B.A. in history in 2001. She has written and starred in a one-woman theatrical show, Gypsy of Chelsea. The play is the story of her childhood, charting her mother’s turbulent journey from cocaine addiction to recovery.

In 2007 and 2008, Summers starred as Katie Lloyd on Boston Legal.

Age 38


1993 – Hermione Corfield

    

Hermione Isla Conyngham Corfield is an English actress. She has appeared in such movies as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), Mr. Holmes (2015), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).

Age 24


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Nov 252017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births



1947 – John Larroquette

John Bernard Larroquette is an American actor. His roles include Dan Fielding on the 1984–1992 sitcom Night Court (winning a then-unprecedented four consecutive Emmy Awards for his role), Mike McBride in the Hallmark Channel series McBride, John Hemingway on The John Larroquette Show, and Carl Sack in Boston Legal. He is currently playing Jenkins/Galahad in TNT’s The Librarians.

Age 70


Deaths



2016 – Ron Glass

Born: 10 July 1945

Ronald Earle “Ron” Glass was an American actor. He was known for his roles as literary Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–1982), and as the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Book in the 2002 science-fiction series Firefly and its sequel film Serenity.

Died Aged 71


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