Sep 112018
 

On This Day

11 September 2018


Births



1958

Roxann Dawson

Age 60
Roxann Dawson (née Caballero, also credited as Roxann Biggs and Roxann Biggs-Dawson) is an American actress, producer, and director and writer, best known as B'Elanna Torres on the television series Star Trek: Voyager.
1961

Virginia Madsen

Age 57
Virginia G. Madsen is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut in Class (1983), which was filmed in her native Chicago. She soon moved to Los Angeles. In 1984, David Lynch cast her in the science fiction film Dune as Princess Irulan. Madsen was cast in a series of successful teen movies, including Electric Dreams (1984), Modern Girls (1986), and Fire with Fire (1986).


Deaths



2003

John Ritter

(Born: 17 Sep 1948)

Died Aged 54
Jonathan Southworth Ritter was an American actor and comedian. He was a son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason Ritter and Tyler Ritter. Ritter was known for playing Jack Tripper on the ABC sitcom Three's Company (1977–1984), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 1984. He briefly reprised the role on the spin-off Three's a Crowd, which aired for one season.


On This Day

Aug 192018
 

On This Day

19 August 2018


Births



1938

Diana Muldaur

Age 80
Diana Charlton Muldaur is an American film and television actress. Muldaur's television roles include L.A. Law's Rosalind Shays and Dr. Katherine Pulaski in the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She has been nominated for an Emmy three times: twice for L.A. Law and once for Born Free. She was also nominated twice for a Q award for L.A. Law.
1952

Jonathan Frakes

Age 66
Jonathan Scott Frakes is an American actor and director. Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films. Frakes also hosted the television series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. In June 2011, Frakes narrated the History Channel documentary Lee and Grant. He was the voice for David Xanatos in the Disney television series Gargoyles. Frakes directed while starring in Star Trek: First Contact as well as Star Trek: Insurrection.
1977

Sara Martins

Age 41
Sara Martins is a Portuguese actress of Cape-Verdean descent. She is known in France for her roles on television and in film and theatre. She appeared as Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey in the joint British-French crime comedy-drama Death in Paradise, filmed in Guadeloupe, a French overseas department. She left the show halfway through series 4 (January 2015).
1982

Erika Christensen

Age 36
Erika Jane Christensen is an American actress and singer whose filmography includes roles in Traffic (2000), Swimfan (2002), The Banger Sisters (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), Flightplan(2005), How to Rob a Bank (2007), The Tortured (2010), and The Case for Christ (2017). For her performance in Traffic, she won the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture along with her co-stars.
1984

Simon Bird

Age 34
Simon Antony Bird is an English actor and comedian. He played Will McKenzie in The Inbetweeners and Adam Goodman in the Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner.
1996

Jack Whatmough

Age 22
Jack David Vincent Whatmough is an English footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a central defender.
2002

Alexis Jayde Burnett

Age 16
Alexis Jayde Burnett is an actress and singer who landed her most notable role in the 2014 film Lucky Dog. She had previously been seen in a television movie called Stolen Child. She is also a social influencer who has over 700,000 followers on Instagram and she is popular on musical.ly under the name Lexiijayde.
2002

Brighton Sharbino

Age 16
Brighton Rose Sharbino is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lizzie Samuels on the AMC television series The Walking Dead.


On This Day

Jul 292018
 

On This Day

29 July 2018


Births



1941

David Warner

Age 77
David Hattersley Warner is an English actor who is known for playing both romantic leads and sinister or villainous characters across a range of media, including stage, film, animation, television and video games. He has a worldwide following for his many appearances in the Star Trek TV and feature-film franchise.
1972

Wil Wheaton

Age 46
Richard William Wheaton III is an American actor, blogger, voice actor, and writer. He is known for his portrayals of Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gordie Lachance in the film Stand by Me, Joey Trotta in Toy Soldiers and Bennett Hoenicker in Flubber. Wheaton has also appeared in recurring roles as Aqualad in Teen Titans, Cosmic Boy on the Legion of Super Heroes and Mike Morningstar/Darkstar in the Ben 10 universe. He has also regularly appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory and in the roles of Fawkes on The Guild, Colin Mason on Leverage and Dr. Isaac Parrish on Eureka. Wheaton is also the host and co-creator of the YouTube board game show TableTop.
1980

Rachel Miner

Age 38
Rachel Anne Miner is a former American actress.

She made her film debut as the young Alice in Woody Allen's Alice (1990), and later earned critical acclaim for her role in Bully (2001). She had roles in The Black Dahlia and Penny Dreadful (both 2006), and played the recurring role of Meg Masters on The CW network's Supernatural from 2009–13.
1982

Allison Mack

Age 36
Allison Mack is an American actress, known for her roles as Chloe Sullivan on the WB/CW series Smallville and as Amanda on the FX series Wilfred.


On This Day

Jul 132018
 

On This Day

13 July 2018


Births



1940

Patrick Stewart

Age 78
Sir Patrick StewartOBE is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film in a career spanning almost six decades. He is a multiple time Olivier, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Saturn Award nominee.

In the 1980s, Stewart began working in American television and film, with roles such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series of superhero movies
1969

Ken Jeong

Age 49
Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong is an American actor and comedian, best known for playing Ben Chang on the sitcom Community, and the gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover Trilogy. He was the lead in the ABC sitcom Dr. Ken, in which he was also the creator, writer and executive producer. Jeong is a licensed physician, but has stopped practising in favour of his acting career.
1981

Fran Kranz

Age 37
Francis Elliott "FranKranz is an American film, television and Broadway actor. He is known for his portrayal of Topher Brink in the science fiction drama series Dollhouse. He had prominent roles in the films The Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing. In 2012, he played Bernard in Death of a Salesman beginning a career on Broadway that continued with 2014's You Can't Take It with You.
1999

Brooke Sorenson

Age 19

 
Brooke Sorenson is perhaps best known for her role as Stephanie on the Disney XD series Mighty Med, she was also featured on the Disney XD series Kickin' It in 2013 in the episode "How Bobby Got His Groove Back."


On This Day   .   Brooke Sorenson

Jul 092018
 

On This Day

09 July 2018


Births



1959

Jim Kerr

Age 59
James Kerr is a Scottish musician singer-songwriter, and lead singer of the rock band Simple Minds, who achieved five UK No. 1 albums and a No. 1 single "Belfast Child". He released his first solo album, Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr, on 27 May 2010.
1978

Linda Park

Age 40
Linda Park is an actress, mainly known for her portrayal of communications officer character Hoshi Sato in the television series Star Trek: Enterprise.
1990

Enda Stevens

Age 28
Enda John Stevens (born 9 July 1990) is an Irish professional footballer who plays for Sheffield United as a left back. He has experience of football at a continental level, having played in the UEFA Europa Leaguefor Shamrock Rovers.

Stevens played 99 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2015 – 2017
1995

Georgie Henley

Age 23
Georgina Helen "GeorgieHenley is an English actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series.


On This Day

Jul 012018
 

On This Day

01 July 2018


Births



1935

Dave Prowse

Age 83
David Charles Prowse, MBE is an English bodybuilder, weightlifter and character actor in British film and television. Worldwide, he is best known for physically portraying Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy (with the character's voice being performed by James Earl Jones), and in 2015 starred in a documentary concerning that role, entitled I Am Your Father. Prior to his role as Vader, Prowse had established himself as a prominent figure in British culture as the first Green Cross Code man, a character used in British road safety advertising aimed at children.
1945

Debbie Harry

Age 73
Deborah Ann Harry is an American singer, songwriter, and actress, known as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie. Her recordings with the band reached the number-one position in the United States and the United Kingdom on many occasions from 1978 to 1981 (and a sixth UK number-one in 1999). She is considered the first rapper to chart at number one in the U.S. owing to her work on "Rapture". Harry achieved success (mainly in Europe) as a solo artist before reforming Blondie in the late 1990s. Her acting career includes over 60 film roles and numerous television appearances.
1952

Dan Akroyd

Age 66
Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM OOnt is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician, and filmmaker. He was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–79). A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNLThe Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
1962

Dominic Keating

Age 56
Dominic Keating is an English television, film and theatre actor, known for his portrayal of Tony in the Channel 4 sitcom Desmond's and Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise.
1976

Thomas Sadoski

Age 42
Thomas Sadoski is an American stage, film, and television actor. He is best known for his roles as Don Keefer in the HBO series The Newsroom and as Matt Short in the sitcom television series Life in Pieces.
1989

Hannah Murray

Age 29
Hannah Murray is an English actress best known for portraying Cassie Ainsworth in the E4 teen drama series Skins (2007–2008; 2013), for which she was the recipient of a BAFTA Audience Award and Gilly in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012–present), for which she has been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She has received praise for her performances in the Off West End play Martine (2014) and the film Bridgend.


On This Day

Jun 222018
 

On This Day

22 June 2018


Births



1956

Derek Forbes

Age 62
Derek Forbes is a Scottish bassist, vocalist, and sometime guitarist, best known for his work with the Scottish band Simple Minds, which he joined in 1978. He recorded with them from their early demos until shortly after their 1985 hit, "Don't You (Forget About Me)".
1956

Tim Russ

Age 62
Timothy Darrell Russ is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is known for his roles as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, as Frank on Samantha Who?, and as Principal Franklin, a recurring character on the Nickelodeon live-action teen sitcom iCarly.
1958

Bruce Campbell

Age 60
Bruce Lorne Campbell is an American actor, producer, writer, comedian and director. One of his best-known roles is portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, beginning with the 1978 short film Within the Woods. He has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave (1985), Maniac Cop (1988), Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989), and Bubba Ho-Tep (2002).
1970

Michael Trucco

Age 48
Edward Michael Trucco is an American actor known for his role as Samuel T. Anders on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and his recurring role as Nick Podarutti in How I Met Your Mother. Recently appearing on the Netflix series, Disjointed, as Tae Kwon Douglas.
1974

Donald Faison

Age 44
Donald Adeosun Faison is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor, best known for his leading role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–2010), and a minor role as Murray in the film Clueless (1995) (subsequently reprised in the television series of the same name). He also starred as Phil Chase in the TV Land sitcom The Exes (2011–15).

Faison has also co-starred in the films Remember the Titans (2000), Uptown Girls (2003), Something New (2006), Next Day Air (2009), and Kick-Ass 2 (2013).
1980

Stephanie Jacobsen

Age 38
Stephanie Jacobsen (born Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen) is a Hong Kong-born Australian actress.

Jacobsen had roles of in Battlestar Galactica: Razor and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
1991

Laina Morris

Age 27
Overly Attached Girlfriend, often abbreviated to OAG, is a fictional character and an Internet meme originating in a viral YouTube video published on June 6, 2012. The character was created by Laina Morris, better known mononymously as Laina. The video was a submission to a contest held by Justin Bieber who challenged fans to create a "Girlfriend" counterpart to his hit song "Boyfriend". The video, which satirized elements of the Bieber song that have been perceived as clingy, featured Morris staring at the camera with a fixed smile while singing about Facebook-stalking her boyfriend and other themes.


On This Day

Jun 132018
 

On This Day

13 June 2018


Births



1943

Malcolm McDowell

Age 75
Malcolm McDowell (born Malcolm John Taylor) is an English actor, known for his boisterous and sometimes villainous roles. Throughout a career spanning over fifty years, McDowell has played varied film roles across different genres. He is perhaps best known for the controversial roles of Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, and Mick Travis in Lindsay Anderson's trilogy of if….O Lucky Man! and Britannia Hospital. He is also known for his work in Time After Time, Cat PeopleStar Trek GenerationsTank Girl, the 2007 remake of Halloween and its sequel, Halloween IIEasy A and The Artist.
1968

David Gray

Age 50
David Gray is an English singer-songwriter. Gray released his first album in 1993 and received worldwide attention after the release of White Ladder six years later. It was the first of three UK chart-toppers in six years for Gray, of which the latter two also made the Top 17 in the US. White Ladder became the fifth best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK. Gray has been nominated for four Brit Awards – twice for Best British Male.
1981

Chris Evans

Age 37
Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor. Evans is known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Human Torch in Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel.
1986

Kat Dennings

Age 32

  
Katherine Litwack known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. After making her acting debut in an episode of the HBO dramedy series Sex and the City, Dennings has since appeared in films including The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Big Momma's House 2 (2006), Charlie Bartlett (2007), The House Bunny (2008), Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008), Defendor (2009), Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). From 2011 to 2017, she starred alongside Beth Behrs in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.
1990

Aaron
Taylor-Johnson


Age 28
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (born Aaron Perry Johnson) is an English actor, best known as the title character in the Kick-Ass films and Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
2002

Morgan Cryer

Age 16
Morgan Cryer is an actress who has featured in films, on television, and in commercial advertisements.


On This Day   .   Kat Dennings

Jun 112018
 

On This Day

11 June 2018


Births



1932

Ed Bishop

(Died: 08 Jun 2005)

Aged 72
George Victor Bishop — known professionally as Ed Bishop — was an American actor based in the United Kingdom. He was known for playing Commander Ed Straker in UFO, Captain Blue in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and for voicing Philip Marlowe in a series of BBC Radio adaptations of the Marlowe novels by Raymond Chandler.
1933

Gene Wilder

(Died: 29 Aug 2016)

Aged 83
Jerome Silberman, known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor.

Wilder's first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1967 film The Producers. This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. Wilder is known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and for his four films with Richard PryorSilver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991). Wilder directed and wrote several of his own films, including The Woman in Red (1984).
1978

Joshua Jackson

Age 40
Joshua Browning Carter Jackson is a Canadian actor. He has appeared in primetime television and in over 30 film roles. His well-known roles include Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek, Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks film series, Peter Bishop in Fringe, and Cole Lockhart in The Affair. Jackson won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Canadian independent film One Week.
1982

Pollyanna Woodward

Age 36
Pollyanna Woodward is an English television presenter, best known for being a co-presenter on Channel 5's The Gadget Show.
1994

Ivana Baquero

Age 24

 
Ivana Baquero is a Spanish actress. At the age of 11, she was chosen by director Guillermo del Toro to star as Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth, for which she won critical acclaim and the Goya Award for Best New Actress. In 2015, she was cast as Eretria in the television series The Shannara Chronicles.


Deaths



1993

Bernard Bresslaw

(Born: 25 Feb 1934)

Died Aged 59
Bernard Bresslaw was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team.
1999

DeForest Kelley

(Born: 20 Jan 1920)

Died Aged 79
Jackson DeForest Kelley, known to colleagues as "Dee", was an American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer known for his roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek.


On This Day   .   Ivana Baquero

Jun 012018
 

On This Day


Births



1930

Edward Woodward

(Died: 16 Nov 2009)

Aged 79
Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, OBE was an English actor and singer.

He came to wide attention from 1967 in the title role of the British television spy drama CallanWoodward starred as Police Sergeant Neil Howie in the 1973 cult British horror film The Wicker Man, and in the title role of the 1980 Australian biopic Breaker Morant. From 1985 to 1989, Woodward starred as British ex-secret agent and vigilante Robert McCall in the American television series The Equalizer, earning him the 1986 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama Actor.
1939

Cleavon Little

(Died: 22 Oct 1992)

Aged 53
Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. He began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie, for which he earned both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award. His first leading television role was that of the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom Temperatures Rising (1972–1974). Shortly before the program's conclusion, Little gave what has become his signature performance, portraying Sheriff Bart in the Mel Brooks comedy film Blazing Saddles (1974).
1940

Rene Auberjonois

Age 78
René Murat Auberjonois is an American actor and singer.

In films, Auberjonois has portrayed Father Mulcahy in M*A*S*H (1970), and Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (1989), in which he sang "Les Poissons". In the American animated musical comedy film, Cats Don't Dance (1997), Auberjonois lent his voice as Flanagan, the human film director of "Li'l Ark Angel".
In various long-running television series, Auberjonois portrayed a number of characters, including: Clayton Endicott III on Benson, Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Paul Lewiston on Boston Legal.
1944

Robert Powell

Age 74
Robert Powell is an English television and film actor, best known for the title role in Jesus of Nazareth (1977) and as the fictional secret agent Richard Hannay. He is also known for his roles as Mark Williams in the BBC One medical drama Holby City, as David Briggs in the sitcom The Detectives alongside Jasper Carrott, and as Tobias 'Toby' Wren in the "science-fact" drama Doomwatch.
1947

Jonathan Pryce

Age 71
Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s. His work in theatre, including an award-winning performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre's Hamlet, led to several supporting roles in film and television. His breakthrough screen performance was in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult film Brazil.
1968

Jason Donovan

Age 50
Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap Neighbours, before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3 million records, and his début album Ten Good Reasons was one of the highest-selling albums of 1989, with UK sales of over 1.5 million copies. He has had four UK No. 1 singles, one of which was "Especially for You", his 1988 duet with fellow Neighbours co-star Kylie Minogue. He has also appeared in several stage musicals, most prominently in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the early 1990s.
1974

Melissa Sagemiller

Age 44
Melissa Sagemiller is an American television and film actress. She is known for her performances in films Get Over It (2001), Soul Survivors (2001), Sorority Boys (2002), The Clearing (2004), The Guardian (2006) and Mr. Woodcock (2007). Sagemiller also starred in television dramas Sleeper Cell (2005–06), and Raising the Bar (2008–09), and from 2010 to 2011 had the recurring role as A.D.A. Gillian Hardwicke in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
2000

Willow Shields

Age 18

   
Willow Shields is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series.


On This Day   .   Willow Shields

May 302018
 

On This Day


Births



1953

Colm Meaney

Age 65
Colm J. Meaney is an Irish actor known for playing Miles O'Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has guest-starred on many TV shows from Law & Order to The Simpsons, and starred as Thomas Durant on Hell on Wheels.
1961

Harry Enfield

Age 57
Henry Richard "HarryEnfield is an English comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is known in particular for his television work, including Harry Enfield's Television Programme and Harry & Paul, and for the creation and portrayal of comedy characters such as Kevin the Teenager and Loadsamoney.
1964

Mark Sheppard

Age 54
Mark Andreas Sheppard is a British-American actor and musician. He is often credited as "Mark A. Sheppard". Sheppard is known for his recurring roles as the demon/King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural, lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Interpol investigator James Sterling on Leverage, and small-time crime lord Badger on Joss Whedon's Firefly.
1974

Kostas Chalkias

Age 44
Konstantinos "Kostas" Chalkias is a Greek footballer who was plays as a goalkeeper. Previously he had played for PanathinaikosApollon SmyrniIraklisPortsmouthReal MurciaAris and PAOK. He currently plays for Panachaiki.

Chalkias played 6 times for Portsmouth in 2005
1979

Jenny Mollen

Age 39
Jenny Ann Mollen is an American actress and New York Times best selling author. She is known for her portrayal of Nina Ash on the television series Angel, and for Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave. She also writes a humorous column for The Smoking Jacket, a website affiliated with Playboy, as well as an advice column for Playboy.


On This Day

May 242018
 

On This Day


Births



1960

Doug Jones

Age 58
Doug Jones is an American actor known for roles in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres, often wearing heavy makeup to play nonhuman characters.

He has appeared in Mimic,  Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyPan's LabyrinthCrimson PeakThe Shape of Water, Tank GirlHocus Pocus and The Bye Bye Man. He portrayed the Silver Surfer in the superhero film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and appeared in the TV series Falling SkiesBuffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Strain.
1984

Sarah Hagan

Age 34
Sarah Margaret Hagan is an American television and film actress.

She was cast as Amanda in the seventh and final season of the hit cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Deaths



2016

Burt Kwouk

(Born: 18 Jul 1930)

Died Aged 85
Herbert Tsangtse Kwouk, OBE was a British actor, known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films. He made appearances in many television programmes, including a portrayal of Imperial Japanese Army Major Yamauchi in the British drama series Tenko and as Entwistle in Last of the Summer Wine.


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