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1. Lewis Black
Actor | Inside Out
Actor | Law & Order
James "Jimbo" Bohanek is a pretty cool guy. He works as a dramatic theater teacher in Durham, North Carolina, at Durham Academy, a highly-rated teen prep school. He has the coolest Sophomore advisory in the history of the planet. He refuses to keep snacks in his room and looks a bit like Peter ...
Director | Will & Grace
James Burrows was born on December 30, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as James Edward Burrows. He is a director and producer, known for Will & Grace (1998), Cheers (1982) and Taxi (1978). He has been married to Debbie Easton since 1997. He was previously married to Linda Solomon.
4. Dick Cavett
Actor | Forrest Gump
Yale-educated Dick Cavett established his reputation as the most erudite of American talk show hosts in the late 1960s and early '70s. Although there were many contenders who took on Johnny Carson, the undisputed heavyweight champion of late-night TV, Cavett generally was considered the most ...
Actor | Galaxy Quest
Enrico Colantoni was born on February 14, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), Veronica Mars (2004) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He has been married to Rosanna Francioni since November 11, 2011. They have four children. He was ...
Actor | Chappie
Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Anderson Hays Cooper. He is a producer and actor, known for Chappie (2015), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The 33 (2015).
7. Bill Corbett
Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000
Bill Corbett was born on March 30, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Daniel Corbett. He is a writer and actor, known for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), Meet Dave (2008) and 1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1997). He has been married to Virginia ...
Actor | The X Files
David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960, in New York City, New York, USA. His father, Amram Ducovny, was a writer and publicist who was from a family of Jewish immigrants (from Ukraine and Poland), and worked for the American Jewish Committee. His mother, Margaret (Miller), was a ...
MA English literature 1989
9. Dick Ebersol
Writer | Friday Night Videos
Dick Ebersol was born on July 28, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Duncan Dickie Ebersol. He is known for his work on Friday Night (1983), NBC Sunday Night Football (2006) and Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008). He has been married to Susan Saint James since November 21, 1981. ...
10. Malcolm Gets
Actor | Caroline in the City
Malcolm Gets was born in Chicago but lived in New Jersey until he was 5. Both of his parents are of English ancestry. His mother, Lispbeth, was a special educationist and his father, Terence, works as a college textbook representative for a Boston-based publisher and runs in many competitve ...
11. Sara Gilbert
Producer | Roseanne
Sara Gilbert was born on January 29, 1975, as Sara Rebecca Abeles at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, California, to Barbara Cowan and Harold Abeles. Barbara was previously married to the late Paul Gilbert. At the age of six, when Sara saw her sister Melissa Gilbert get a star...
13. Michael Gross
Actor | Family Ties
Michael Gross was born in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, to Virginia Ruth (Cahill), a telephone operator, and William Oscar Gross, a tool designer. He was involved with a gang for a couple of years during high school before becoming a better student. He went on to be senior class president. Received an...
14. Harry Hamlin
Actor | Clash of the Titans
Harry Robinson Hamlin is an American actor of stage, television and films. He was born in 1951, in Pasadena, California, to Berniece (Robinson), a socialite, and Chauncey Jerome Hamlin, Jr., an aeronautical engineer. He graduated from Yale University in 1974 with degrees in Drama and Psychology and...
15. John Hodgman
Actor | Coraline
John Hodgman was born in June 1971 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as John Kellogg Hodgman. He is an actor and writer, known for Coraline (2009), Baby Mama (2008) and Movie 43 (2013). He has been married to Katherine Fletcher since 1999. They have two children.
16. Conor Knighton
Writer | CBS News Sunday Morning
BA 2003 film studies
17. Leo Laporte
Producer | This Week in Fun
Leo Laporte was born on November 29, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA as Leo Gordon LaPorte. He is a producer and actor, known for This Week in Fun (2008), Phoenix Rising (2006) and This Week in Law (2006). He has been married to Lisa Laporte since January 29, 2015. He was previously married to...
18. Demetri Martin
Writer | (Dean)
Demetri Martin was born on May 25, 1973 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Dean (2016), Take Me Home Tonight (2011) and In a World... (2013). He has been married to Rachael Beame since June 1, 2012.
19. Kellie Martin
Actress | ER
Kellie Martin was born on October 16, 1975 in Riverside, California, USA as Kellie Noelle Martin. She is an actress and producer, known for ER (1994), Life Goes On (1989) and A Goofy Movie (1995). She has been married to Keith Christian since May 15, 1999. They have two children.
20. Crystal McKellar
Actress | The Wonder Years
Crystal took her first dancing classes (tap) when she was three years old. This led to the beginning of her professional career, which started with commercials at age 7. About the time she was 12 years old, Crystal stopped interviewing and auditioning for commercials; explaining that "they're like ...
21. Anne Meacham
Actress | The United States Steel Hour
Anne Meacham was born on July 21, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Mary Anne Meacham. She was an actress, known for The United States Steel Hour (1953), The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) and The American Parade (1974). She died on January 12, 2006 in Canaan, New York, USA.
22. Ari Meyers
Actress | Kate & Allie
Ari Meyers was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday, 6 April 1969. She began an acting career at age 12, with her role as Al Pacino's stepdaughter in Al Pacino's Author! Author! (1982) and hasn't looked back, since. Ari dictated her first play, "The Super Magic Show", for her nursery school ...
23. Chris Noth
Actor | Sex and the City
Two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth stars on Season 3 FX's critically acclaimed drama Tyrant (2014) and has two independent films coming out this year.
On Tyrant (2014), Noth enters the show in its third season premiering in July, starring as Gen. William Cogswell,...
24. Maulik Pancholy
Actor | 30 Rock
25. Walter F. Parkes
Producer | Men in Black
Walter F. Parkes was born on April 15, 1951 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Walter Steven Fishman. He is a producer and writer, known for Men in Black (1997), WarGames (1983) and Sneakers (1992). He is married to Laurie MacDonald.
26. Stone Phillips
Self | Dateline NBC
Stone Phillips was born on December 2, 1954 in Texas City, Texas, USA as Stone Stockton Phillips. He has been married to Debra Del Toro since 1985. They have one child.
27. Robert Picardo
Actor | Star Trek: Voyager
Robert Picardo was born on October 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, where he spent his whole childhood. He graduated from the William Penn Charter School and attended Yale University. At Yale, he landed a role in Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" and at age 19, he played a leading role in the ...
Actor | Frasier
David Hyde Pierce was born on 3 April 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. He is the youngest child of George and Laura Pierce (both deceased) and has two older sisters (Barbara and Nancy) and an older brother (Thomas). As a child, he was very interested in music (particularly piano) and ...
29. Alan Poul
Producer | Six Feet Under
30. Josh Saviano
Actor | The Wonder Years
Josh Saviano was born on March 31, 1976 in New York City, New York, USA as Joshua David Saviano. He is an actor, known for The Wonder Years (1988), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Camp Cucamonga (1990). He has been married to Jennifer Romer since August 3, 2002. They have one child.
31. Tony Shalhoub
Actor | Monk
Anthony Marcus Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joseph Shalhoub, who owned a grocery chain, emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at age ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, Helen (Seroogy), who herself was born in Wisconsin, to Lebanese parents...
32. Gene Siskel
Writer | Sneak Previews
Gene Siskel was born on January 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eugene Kal Siskel. He was married to Marlene Siskel. He died on February 20, 1999 in Evanston, Illinois.
33. Steve Skrovan
Producer | Everybody Loves Raymond
34. Ben Stein
Actor | Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ben Stein (Benjamin J. Stein) was born on Nov. 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C. The son of noted economist and writer Herbert Stein, he grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School. Some of his classmates included journalist Carl Bernstein, and actors Goldie Hawn and ...
35. Ming Tsai
Producer | Simply Ming
Ming Tsai was born on March 29, 1964 in Newport Beach, California, USA as Clayton Ming-Hao Tsai. He is a producer and actor, known for Simply Ming (2003), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and East Meets West with Ming Tsai (1998). He is married to Polly Talbott. They have two children.
Actor | The Hunt for Red October
Courtney B. Vance was born on March 12, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Courtney Bernard Vance. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Space Cowboys (2000) and Dangerous Minds (1995). He has been married to Angela Bassett since October 12, 1997. They have two ...
38. Sam Waterston
Actor | Law & Order
Sam Waterston was born on November 15, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Samuel Atkinson Waterston. He is an actor and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), The Killing Fields (1984) and Serial Mom (1994). He has been married to Lynn Louisa Woodruff since January 26, 1976. They have ...
39. Suzanne Whang
Actress | House Hunters
Suzanne Whang was a versatile actor, national television host, award-winning stand-up comedian, published author, professional keynote speaker, radio host, spoken word artist, teacher, creativity coach, metaphysical minister, and political activist. Valedictorian of her graduating class at Herndon ...
40. Allison Williams
Actress | Girls
Allison Howell Williams, born April 13, 1988, is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is best known for her role as "Marnie Michaels" on the HBO comedy-drama series, Girls (2012). Williams was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut and is the daughter of former NBC Nightly News anchor...
41. Henry Winkler
Actor | The Waterboy
Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, were German Jewish immigrants who escaped the Holocaust by moving to the US in 1939. His father was the president of an international lumber company while his ...
42. Bellamy Young
Actress | Scandal
Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Bellamy is a graduate of Yale University. She also studied at Oxford University in England. In New York, she starred on Broadway as Mary in Cy Coleman's "The Life" and also as Meg in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along". Other notable theater ...