Jul 162018
 

On This Day

16 July 2018


Births



1965

Daryl Mitchell

Age 53
Daryl "Chill" Mitchell is an American actor. He is known for such roles as Dexter Walker on The John Larroquette Show, Tommy Webber in Galaxy Quest, Leo Michaels on Veronica's Closet, Eli Goggins III on Ed, and Patton Plame on NCIS: New Orleans.
1971

Carl Griffiths

Age 47
Carl Brian Griffiths is an English-born Welsh former footballer and manager.

Griffiths played 15 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1995 – 1996
1986

Taryn Southern

Age 32

 
Taryn Southern is an American writer, producer, digital strategist, singer, and YouTube personality whose videos have received more than 700 million views online. She was part of American Idol season three's Top 50, but first gained national attention with her video Hot4Hill during the 2008 Presidential race. She went on to host and executive produce DirecTV's first original series, Project My World before landing other jobs in the entertainment industry.


Deaths



2017

George A. Romero

Died Aged 77
Born: 04 February 1940

George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about a zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968). Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead(1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also created and executive-produced the 1983–88 television series Tales from the Darkside.


On This Day

Jul 082018
 

On This Day

08 July 2018


Births



1963

Rocky Carroll

Age 55
Roscoe "Rocky" Carroll is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Joey Emerson on the FOX comedy-drama Roc (1991–94) as Dr. Keith Wilkes on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope, and as NCIS Director Leon Vance on the CBS drama NCIS and its spinoffs Los Angeles and New Orleans. He also played a supporting role in the 1995 thriller film Crimson Tide.
1968

Michael Weatherly

Age 50
Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr., is an American actor, producer and director who became known for playing the role of Anthony DiNozzo in NCIS (2003–2016). In October 2016, he assumed the role of the titular Dr. Jason Bull in Bull. Weatherly is also recognized for his portrayal of Logan Cale in Dark Angel (2000–2002).
1976

Iyari Limon

Age 42
Iyari Pérez Limón is a Mexican-American actress, best known for her supporting role as Potential Slayer Kennedy on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1982

Sophia Bush

Age 36
Sophia Anna Bush is an American actress, director, spokesperson, and activist. She starred as Brooke Davis in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill (2003–2012). She had major film roles in John Tucker Must Die (2006), The Hitcher (2007), and The Narrows (2008). From 2014 to 2017, she starred in the NBC police procedural drama series Chicago P.D. as Det. Erin Lindsay.
1985

Romuald Boco

Age 33
Romuald Boco is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for Leyton Orient. Born in France, he has represented Benin at full international level.

Boco played 4 times for Portsmouth between 2015 – 2016


On This Day

Jul 072018
 

On This Day

07 July 2018


Births



1919

Jon Pertwee

(Died: 20 May 1996)

Aged 76
John Devon Roland Pertwee, known professionally as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor, entertainer and cabaret performer.

Pertwee starred as the Third Doctor in the science-fiction series Doctor Who between 1970 and 1974, and also spent 18 years (1959–1977) playing Chief petty officer Pertwee in The Navy Lark on BBC Radio. He later played the title character in the series Worzel Gummidge from 1979 to 1981, and again from 1987 to 1989.
1941

Bill Oddie

Age 77
William Edgar "BillOddieOBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Oddie has established a reputation as a naturalist, conservationist, and television presenter on wildlife issues. Some of his books are illustrated with his own paintings and drawings.  His wildlife programmes for the BBC include: Springwatch/AutumnwatchHow to Watch WildlifeWild In Your GardenBirding with Bill OddieBritain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie and Bill Oddie Goes Wild.
1946

Joe Spano

Age 72
Joseph Peter Spano is an American actor who came to prominence through his role as Lt. Henry Goldblume on Hill Street Blues. Spano is now best known for his work on NCIS as FBI Special AgentTobias C. Fornell.
1970

Robia LaMorte

Age 48
Robia Brett LaMorte, sometimes credited as Robia La Morte, is an American actress and former dancer. She is best known as a dancer and spokesperson for the musician Prince, and for starring as Jenny Calendar in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1988

Jack Whitehall

Age 30
Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall is an English comedian, television presenter, and actor. He is best known for his stand up comedy, for starring as JP in the TV series Fresh Meat, and for playing Alfie Wickers in the TV series Bad Education, which he also co-wrote.


On This Day

Jun 262018
 

On This Day

26 June 2018


Births



1970

Chris O'Donnell

Age 48
Christopher Eugene O'Donnell is an American actor. He played Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman, D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, Jack Foley in the drama film Circle of Friends, Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, Jason Brown in Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune, and Peter Garrett in Vertical Limit. O'Donnell currently stars as special Agent G. Callen on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles, a spin-off of NCIS.
1984

Aubrey Plaza

Age 34
Aubrey Christina Plaza is an American comedian and actress. She portrayed April Ludgate on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. After appearing in supporting roles in several films, Plaza had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. Plaza currently stars as Lenny Busker in the FX series Legion.
1991

Amanda Cerny

Age 27
Amanda Cerny is a former Playboy model and currently a fitness professional, television personality, and founder of Play Foundation who has earned over 2.1 million subscribers on YouTube and over 19 million followers on Instagram.
1992

Jennette McCurdy

Age 26
Jennette McCurdy is an American actress, producer, screenwriter, and singer. She is best known for her role as Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly and its spin-off series Sam & Cat. She has also appeared in a number of television series, including VictoriousZoey 101True Jackson VPMalcolm in the Middle, and Lincoln Heights, and has also produced, written, and starred in her own online series titled What's Next for Sarah?. Since May 2015, she has starred in the Netflix/City drama series Between as Wiley Day.
1993

Ariana Grande

Age 25
Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious, and in the spinoff Sam & Cat until 2014. She has also appeared in other theatre and television roles and has lent her voice to animated television and films.


On This Day

Jun 042018
 

On This Day

04 June 2018


Births



1964

Sean Pertwee

Age 54
Sean Carl Roland Pertwee is an English actor and voice actor. Pertwee attended Teddington School and Sunbury College. Pertwee has played Captain Fitzpatrick in the play Tom Jones, Sergeant Wells in Dog Soldiers, Pilot Smith in Event Horizon, Inspector Lestrade in CBS's Elementary and Alfred Pennyworth in Fox's Gotham. He is also the narrator of MasterChef: The Professionals and Wild Canada.
1968

Scott Wolf

Age 50
Scott Richard Wolf is an American actor. He is known for the television series Party of Five as Bailey Salinger, as Jake Hartman in Everwood and Chad Decker in V.
1971

James Callis

Age 47
James Nicholas Callis is an English actor. He is best known for playing Dr. Gaius Baltar in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series, and Bridget Jones' best friend Tom in Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. He later reprised the role in 2016, in Bridget Jones's Baby. He joined the cast of the TV Series Eureka, on Syfy, in 2010. In 2017 he voiced the character Alucard on the Netflix series Castlevania, based on the video game of the same name.
1971

Noah Wyle

Age 47
Noah Strausser Speer Wyle is an American film, television, and theatre actor. He is known for his roles as Dr. John Carter in ER and as Tom Mason in Falling Skies. He has also played Steve Jobs in the docudrama Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999), Dr. Kenneth Monnitoff in Donnie Darko (2001), and Flynn Carsen in The Librarian franchise.
1991

Jordan Hinson

Age 27

    
Jordan Danielle Hinson is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zoe Carter on the science fiction series Eureka.
1991

Kathryn Prescott

Age 27
Kathryn "Kat" Prescott is an English actress best known for playing Emily Fitch on the teen drama television series Skins and Carter Stevens in the 2014 MTV drama Finding Carter.
1998

Kaleem Haitham

Age 20
Kaleem Haitham is an English professional footballer.

Haitham played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2015


Deaths



2016

Nicky Jennings

(Born: 18 Jan 1946)

Died Aged 70
Nicholas Jennings was an English football player whose career ran from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. Born in Wellington, Somerset he played nearly 100 league games for his first club Plymouth Argyle. A speedy winger, he moved to Portsmouth in January 1967 and was, in 1971, awarded the title of Pompey's Player of the Year. In all he made over 200 appearances for Pompey before moving to Exeter, making his final league appearance in 1978. Jennings also played the summer of 1973 in the NASL with the Dallas Tornado.

Jennings played 227 times for Portsmouth scoring 51 goals between 1967 – 1974


On This Day   .   Jordan Hinson

May 312018
 

On This Day


Births



1952

Karl Bartos

Age 66
Karl Bartos is a German musician and composer.

He was originally recruited to play on Kraftwerk's US "Autobahn" tour. In addition to his percussion playing, Bartos was credited with songwriting on the Man-MachineComputer World, and Electric Café albums and sang one lead vocal on the latter.
1977

Eric Christian Olsen

Age 41
Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film Not Another Teen Movie.


On This Day

May 172018
 

On This Day

17 May 2018


Births



1955

Bill Paxton

(Died: 25 Feb 2017)

Age 61
William Paxton was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014). He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011). Paxton's final film appearance was in The Circle (2017), released two months after his death.
1961

Enya

Age 57
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family's Celtic band Clannad in 1980 on keyboards and backing vocals. She left in 1982 with their manager and producer Nicky Ryan to pursue a solo career, with Ryan's wife Roma Ryan as her lyricist. Enya developed her distinct sound over the following four years with multi-tracked vocals and keyboards with elements of new age, Celtic, classical, church, and folk music. She has sung in ten languages.
1973

Sasha Alexander

Age 45
Suzana S. Drobnjaković Ponti, known by her stage name Sasha Alexander, is a Serbian-American actress. She played Gretchen Witter on Dawson's Creek and has acted in films including Yes Man(2008) and He's Just Not That Into You (2009). Alexander played Caitlin Todd for the first two seasons of NCIS. From July 2010 through September 2016, Alexander starred as Maura Isles in the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.
1990

Leven Rambin

Age 28
Leven Alice Rambin is an American actress. She is best known for playing look-alike half-sisters Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton on All My Children (2004–08) and her recurring roles in Grey's Anatomy (2005–present), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–09), One Tree Hill (2003–12), Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–12), and CSI: Miami (2002–12). She appeared in the sci-fi film The Hunger Games(2012) as the District 1 tribute Glimmer, and appeared as Clarisse La Rue in the fantasy film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)


Deaths



2012

Donna Summer

(Born: 31 Dec 1948)

Died Aged 63
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the U.S. within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one singles on the R&B charts in the U.S. and a number-one in the U.K.


On This Day

May 062018
 

On This Day

06 May 2018


Births



1947

Alan Dale

Age 71
Alan Hugh Dale is a New Zealand actor. As a child, Dale enjoyed theatre and rugby. After retiring from the sport, he took on a number of professions, before deciding to become a professional actor at age 27. With work limited in New Zealand, Dale moved to Australia, where he played Dr. John Forrest in The Young Doctors from 1979 to 1982. He later appeared as Jim Robinson in Neighbours, a part he played from 1985 until 1993. He left the series when he fell out with the producers over the pay he and the rest of the cast received.
1970

Kavan Smith

Age 48
Kavan Joel Smith is a Canadian actor known for playing Major Evan Lorne in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1, as Agent Jed Garrity in The 4400, and as Leland Coulter in When Calls the Heart.


On This Day

Apr 302018
 

On This Day

30 April 2018


Births



1975

Johnny Galecki

Age 43
John Mark Galecki is an American actor. He is known for playing Leonard Hofstadter in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory since 2007 and David Healy in the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1992 to 1997. Galecki also appeared in the films National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Prancer (1989), Suicide Kings (1997), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Bookies (2003), In Time (2011), and Rings (2017).
1977

Alexandra Holden

Age 41
Alexandra Holden is an American film and television actress.
1981

Kunal Nayyar

Age 37
Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor known for his role as Rajesh Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
1982

Kirsten Dunst

Age 36
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories (1989). At the age of twelve, Dunst gained widespread recognition as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire (1994). She appeared in Little Women the same year and in Jumanji the following year. After starring in films such as Wag the Dog (1997), Small Soldiers (1998), the English dub of Kiki's Delivery Service (U.S. release 1998), and The Virgin Suicides (1999), Dunst began making romantic comedies and comedy-dramas, starring in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Bring It On (2000), Get Over It and Crazy/Beautiful (both released in 2001).
1985

Gal Gadot

Age 33
Gal Gadot-Varsano is an Israeli actress and model. She was born and raised in Israel. At age 18 she was crowned Miss Israel 2004.

Gadot's first film role came as Gisele Yashar in The Fast and the Furious film franchise. She went on to achieve wide recognition for portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and then the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017).
1986

Dianna Agron

Age 32
Dianna Elise Agron is an American actress, singer, and dancer. In 2006, Agron made her television debut as Jessica Grant on CSI: NY. From 2006 to 2007, Agron had recurring roles on Veronica Mars as Jenny Budosh, and Heroes as Debbie Marshall.
1988

Ana de Armas

Age 30
Ana Celia de Armas Caso is a Cuban actress. She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Spanish film Una rosa de Francia. She also starred in the popular Spanish television show El Internado. In 2015 she starred in her first American film Knock Knock followed by ExposedHands of StoneWar Dogs and Blade Runner 2049.


On This Day 

Apr 262018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

Giorgio Moroder

Age 78
Giovanni Giorgio Moroder is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Moroder is frequently credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music, and is dubbed the "Father of Disco".
1976

Emily Booth

Age 42
Emily Katherine Booth also known by her stage name Emily "Bouff" Bouffante, is an English actress and television presenter.
1980

Jordana Brewster

Age 38
Jordana Brewster is a Panamanian actress and model. She made her acting debut in an episode of All My Children in 1995 and next took on the recurring role as Nikki Munson in As the World Turns, garnering a nomination for Outstanding Teen Performer at the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Award. Her first role in a feature film was in Robert Rodriguez's horror science fiction The Faculty (1998).
1984

Emily Wickersham

Age 34

  
Emily Kaiser Wickersham is an American actress best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on NCIS.
1988

Gareth Evans

Age 30
Gareth Charles Evans is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Portsmouth.


Deaths



1976

Sid James

(Born: 08 May 1913)

Died Aged 62
Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen) was a South African-born British character actor and comedy actor.

Appearing in British films from 1947, his profile was raised as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour, first in the radio series and later for television and ran from 1956 to 1960. Afterwards, he became known as a regular performer in the Carry On films, appearing in nineteen films of the series. Meanwhile, his starring roles in television sitcoms continued for the rest of his life. He starred alongside Diana Coupland in the 1970s sitcom Bless This House until his death in 1976.


On This Day   .   Emily Wickersham

Apr 182018
 

On This Day

18 April 2018


Births



1956

Eric Roberts

Age 62
Eric Anthony Roberts is an American actor. His career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies (1978), for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination. He was again recognized by the Golden Globes for his interpretation of Paul Snider in Bob Fosse's Star 80 (1983). Roberts' performance in Runaway Train (1985), as prison escapee Buck McGeehy, earned him a nomination for a third Golden Globe and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
1963

Eric McCormack

Age 55
Eric James McCormack is a Canadian-American actor known for his role as Will Truman in the American sitcom Will & Grace and Dr. Daniel Pierce in the American crime drama Perception.
1965

Camille Coduri

Age 53
Camille Coduri is an English actress. She is best known for playing Jackie Tyler, the mother of Rose Tyler, in Doctor Who, and also for her roles as Faith in Nuns on the Run, Miranda in King Ralph, and Dot Clapton, chambers secretary in Rumpole of the Bailey.
1967

Maria Bello

Age 51
Maria Elena Bello is an American actress and writer. She has appeared in the films Permanent Midnight (1998), Payback (1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), The Cooler (2003), A History of Violence (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2006), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Prisoners (2013), and Lights Out (2016). Bello is known for her role as Dr. Anna Del Amico on the NBC medical drama ER (1997–1998). She starred as Lucy Robbins on the Fox series Touch alongside Kiefer Sutherland in 2013 and currently stars as Michelle McBride on the Amazon original series Goliath. In 2017, Bello joined the CBS procedural NCIS as Special Agent Jacqueline 'Jack' Sloane, a series regular.
1968

David Hewlett

Age 50
David Ian Hewlett is a British-born Canadian actor, writer, director, and voice actor known for his role as Dr. Rodney McKay on the Canadian-American science fiction TV shows Stargate SG-1Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. He is also known for his two 1993 guest appearances on Shining Time Station, portraying nosy journalist Ted Typo.
1971

David Tennant

Age 47
David Tennant (born David John McDonald) is a British actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In addition to his appearances on screen, he has worked as a voice actor and in theatre, including Prince Hamlet in a critically acclaimed 2008 stage production of Hamlet and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in the new DuckTales series starting in 2017. In January 2015, Tennant received the National Television Award for Special Recognition.
1976

Melissa Joan Hart

Age 42
Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, voice actress, director, producer, singer, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She is known for her title roles in the sitcoms Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996–2003), and Melissa & Joey (2010–2015).
1992

Tom Davies

Age 26
Thomas Christopher "Tom" Davies is an English professional footballer who plays as a Defender for Coventry City.

Davies played 17 times for Portsmouth between 2016 – 2017
1995

Virginia Gardner

Age 23

Virginia Elizabeth Gardner is an American actress best known for playing the roles of Christina Raskin in the film Project Almanac (2015) and Karolina Dean in the Hulu original series Marvel's Runaways.


On This Day

Apr 112018
 

On This Day

11 April 2018


Births



1932

Joel Grey

Age 86
Joel Grey (born Joel David Katz) is an American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer. He is best known for portraying the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film versions of the Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret. He has won an Academy Award, Tony Award, and Golden Globe Award.
1973

Jennifer Esposito

Age 45
Jennifer Esposito is an American actress and author. She is known for her roles in the feature films CrashSummer of SamDon't Say a Word, and Welcome to Collinwood. Esposito has also appeared in several television series, most notably Spin CityRelatedSamantha Who?Blue Bloods, and Mistresses. From 2016 to 2017, Esposito played Special Agent Alexandra Quinn on the CBS series NCIS.
1974

Tricia Helfer

Age 44
Tricia Janine Helfer is a Canadian model and actress. She is best known for playing the humanoid Cylon Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series (2004–2009) and for voicing Sarah Kerrigan in the Starcraft 2 trilogy. Also played attorney Evan Smith in Suits (U.S. TV series) (2011-).
1994

Dakota Blue Richards

Age 24

    
Dakota Blue Richards is an English actress. Her debut was in the film The Golden Compass, as the lead character Lyra Belacqua. She was cast as the lead of two other films: Dustbin Baby, as wayward teenager April, and The Secret of Moonacre, as Maria, the latter of which was released February 2009. She also played the character Franky Fitzgerald in the third generation of the E4 teen drama Skins.


On This Day   .   Dakota Blue Richards