The Lion King 1994 (LA) premiere

by nightopeningfan | created - 11 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Sunday June 12th, El Capitan Theatre 6838 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

1. Matthew Broderick

Actor | The Producers

A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from...

2. Sarah Jessica Parker

Actress | Sex and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to Barbra Forste (née Keck), a teacher who ran a nursery school, and Stephen Parker, a journalist. Her parents divorced, and her mother later remarried to Paul Forste and had four more children, bringing the total to eight. Sarah ...

3. Whoopi Goldberg

Actress | Ghost

Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in...

4. Cheech Marin

Actor | Born in East L.A.

Cheech Marin was born on July 13, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Anthony Marin. He is an actor, known for Born in East L.A. (1987), Tin Cup (1996) and Up in Smoke (1978). He has been married to Natasha Rubin since August 8, 2009. He was previously married to Patti Heid and Rikki ...

5. James Earl Jones

Actor | Rogue One

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred ...

6. Robert Guillaume

Actor | The Lion King

Robert Guillaume was born on November 30, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Robert Peter Williams. He was an actor, known for The Lion King (1994), Sports Night (1998) and Big Fish (2003). He was married to Donna Brown Guillaume and Marlene Patricia Scott. He died on October 24, 2017 in Los ...

7. Nathan Lane

Actor | The Producers

Nathan Lane was born on February 3, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Lane. He is an actor, known for The Producers (2005), The Birdcage (1996) and The Lion King (1994). He has been married to Devlin Elliott since November 17, 2015.

8. Ernie Sabella

Actor | The Lion King

Ernie Sabella was born on September 19, 1949 in Westchester County, New York, USA as Ernest Sabella. He is an actor, known for The Lion King (1994), Mousehunt (1997) and Timon & Pumbaa (1995). He is married to Cheryl.

9. Tim Rice

Soundtrack | Aladdin

A prolific lyricist and librettist, Tim Rice was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, in the fall of 1944. Rice pursued his university education at Lancing College and, briefly, at l'Universite de Paris - Sorbonne. He was considering a legal career around the time that he met Andrew Lloyd Webber in ...

10. Jeffrey Katzenberg

Producer | Shrek

Jeffrey Katzenberg was born on December 21, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer, known for Shrek (2001), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) and The Road to El Dorado (2000). He has been married to Marilyn Katzenberg since 1975. They have two children.

11. Roy Edward Disney

Producer | Fantasia 2000

Roy Edward Disney began working for the Walt Disney Company as an assistant film editor on the True-Life Adventure film in 1954. In 1967, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the company. In 1984, he returned to the company as vice chairman of the board, and head of the animation department....

12. Kevin Costner

Actor | The Postman

Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle ...

13. Robert A. Daly

Self | Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot

Robert A. Daly has been married to Carole Bayer Sager since June 8, 1996.

14. Carole Bayer Sager

Soundtrack | The Spy Who Loved Me

Carole Bayer Sager was born on March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. She has been married to Robert A. Daly since June 8, 1996. She was previously married to Burt Bacharach and Andrew Sager.

15. Sid Sheinberg

Producer | What Lola Wants

Sid Sheinberg was born on January 14, 1935 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA as Sidney Jay Sheinberg. He was a producer, known for What Lola Wants (2015), The Devil's Tomb (2009) and For Richer or Poorer (1997). He was married to Lorraine Gary. He died on March 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

16. Lorraine Gary

Actress | Jaws: The Revenge

Lorraine Gary was born on August 16th, 1937 in New York. Lorraine was raised in Los Angeles. At age 16, she won a best actress award in a competition at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse. She was offered a scholarship to enroll at the Pasadena Playhouse, but declined said offer and attended ...

17. John Davis

Producer | I, Robot

John Davis was born in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is a producer and production manager, known for I, Robot (2004), Waterworld (1995) and Game Night (2018).

18. Norman Lear

Writer | All in the Family

Norman Lear is a World War II veteran, actor, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms that defined and revolutionized American television.

Norman Milton Lear was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to Enie/Jeanette (Sokolovsky) and Hyman "Herman" Lear, a traveling salesman. His...

19. Cecilia Hart

Actress | Law & Order

Cecilia Hart was born on June 6, 1948 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. She was an actress, known for Law & Order (1990), The Runaways (1978) and MacGyver (1985). She was married to James Earl Jones and Bruce Weitz. She died on October 16, 2016 in Westport, Connecticut, USA.

21. Melissa Hill Guillaume

Actress | Benson

Melissa Hill Guillaume is an actress and production manager, known for Benson (1979) and History's Mysteries (1998).

22. Ross Crystal

Writer | Panorama

Ross Crystal is a writer and producer, known for Panorama (1979).

23. Dick Cook

Producer | 42

Dick Cook was born on August 20, 1950 in Kern County, California, USA as Richard Webster Cook. He is a producer, known for 42 (2013), The Alchemyst and Ranger's Apprentice. He has been married to Bonnie S. Drury since July 6, 1974. They have two children.

24. Blair Underwood

Actor | Deep Impact

A true multi-hyphenate, Blair Underwood is enjoying success in film, television and theatre, as an actor, director and producer. Underwood recently returned to Broadway starring opposite David Alan Grier in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama "A Solider's Play" for director Kenny Leon and the ...

25. Elton John

Soundtrack | Rocketman

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (...

26. Beau Bridges

Actor | The Fabulous Baker Boys

Beau Bridges was born in Hollywood, and is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and his wife, who was his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Bridges. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. Named Lloyd Vernet Bridges III, his ...

27. Lebo M.

Soundtrack | Congo

Lebo M. was born on May 20, 1964 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Lebohang Morake.

28. Forest Whitaker

Actor | The Last King of Scotland

Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. frame. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland (2006), and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He is the fourth African-American male to...

29. Roger Allers

Director | The Lion King

Roger Allers was born on June 29, 1949 in Rye, New York, USA as Roger Charles Allers. He is known for his work on The Lion King (1994), Aladdin (1992) and Beauty and the Beast (1991). He has been married to Leslee Allers since 1965. They have two children.

30. Michael Eisner

Producer | Glenn Martin DDS

For four decades, Michael Eisner has been a leader in the American entertainment industry. He began his career at ABC, overseeing shows including Happy Days, Barney Miller, and Roots. He became president of Paramount Pictures in 1976, turning out hit films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, ...

31. Don Hahn

Producer | Maleficent

Don Hahn was born on November 26, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Donald Paul Hahn. He is known for his work on Maleficent (2014), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) and The Lion King (1994). He has been married to Denise Meara-Hahn since June 12, 1987. They have one child.

32. Rob Minkoff

Director | The Lion King

Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Robert Ralph Minkoff. He is a producer and director, known for The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little 2 (2002) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). He has been married to Crystal Kung since September 29, 2007.

33. Dennis Quaid

Actor | Far from Heaven

Dennis William Quaid was born on April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas to Juanita Bonniedale "Nita" Quaid (née Jordan), a real estate agent & William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance ...

34. Jim Cummings

Actor | Christopher Robin

Born James Jonah Cummings on November 3, 1952, he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio.

Sooner or later, he moved to New Orleans. There, he designed Mardi Gras floats, was a singer, door-to-door salesman, and a Louisiana riverboat deckhand.

Then Cummings moved to Anaheim, California, where he started his ...

35. Laura San Giacomo

Actress | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Laura San Giacomo was born November 14, 1962 in West Orange, New Jersey, to MaryJo and John San Giacomo. She was raised in the nearby city of Denville. She went to Morris Knolls High School in Denville, where she got the acting bug and had the lead in several school plays. Laura got a Fine Arts ...

36. David Hyde Pierce

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 ...

37. Debbie Allen

Actress | Fame

Deborah Kaye Allen was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Debbie, her older brother, Andrew (called Tex), and her older sister, actress Phylicia Rashad, lived in Mexico to ...

38. Steve Martin

Writer | Roxanne

Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA as Stephen Glenn Martin to Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He was raised in Inglewood and Garden Grove in California. In 1960, he got a job at the Magic ...

39. Tim Allen

Actor | Toy Story

Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...

40. Patricia Richardson

Actress | Home Improvement

Whiskey-voiced Patricia Richardson is best known as Jill Taylor on Home Improvement (1991). For her work, she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and four Emmy Awards. She also starred in two other comedies: Eisenhower & Lutz (1988) with Scott Bakula, and FM (1989) with Robert Hays. After...

41. Earl Hindman

Actor | The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Earl Hindman was an American actor from Arizona. His most famous role was that of helpful neighbor Wilson W. Wilson, Jr. in the popular sitcom "Home Improvement" (1991-1999). The series lasted for 8 seasons, and a total of 204 episodes.

In 1942, Hindman was born in Bisbee, Arizona, which at the time...

42. Taran Noah Smith

Actor | Home Improvement

Taran Noah Smith was born on April 8, 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Home Improvement (1991), Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home (1998) and Ebbie (1995). He was previously married to Heidi Van Pelt.

43. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Actor | The Lion King

Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Claudine (Gonsalves) and Stephen Weiss. He has an older brother, Joel, and has Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry. Growing up, he liked the music group Boyz II Men, and his ...

44. Zachery Ty Bryan

Actor | The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Zachery Ty Bryan began his entertainment career early as a series regular on the ABC hit sitcom "Home Improvement." As Bryan transitioned from accomplished child actor into teen and adult roles, his career flourished with stints on many other iconic TV series, including "Cold Case", "E.R.", " ...

45. Richard Karn

Actor | Home Improvement

Richard Karn was born on February 17, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, the son of Gene and Louise Wilson. He has a sister named Sue. His birth name was Richard Karn Wilson, but he shortened it to Richard Karn because there was already a Richard Wilson registered with the Screen Actors Guild. He did ...

46. Debbe Dunning

Actress | Home Improvement

Debbe Dunning was born on July 11, 1966 in Burbank, California, USA as Debra Lynn Dunning. She is known for her work on Home Improvement (1991), Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) and ABC TGIF (1989). She was previously married to Steve Timmons.



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