Birth Month Day of 01-20 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. David Lynch
Writer | Twin Peaks
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future ...
3. Evan Peters
Actor | X-Men: Apocalypse
Evan Peters was born in 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri to Phil and Julie Peters. When his father's job was transferred, the family moved to Grand Blanc, Michigan. There, Evan began taking acting classes and at age 15, he moved with his mother to Los Angeles in hopes of pursuing a career in the ...
Actress | Final Destination 3
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe was born to a Chinese father and a Scottish mother on January 20th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. At a young age, Crystal and her family moved to Hong Kong, where she spent a few years, becoming fluent in Cantonese. Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe started her professional acting ...
5. Stacey Dash
Actress | Clueless
Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982). At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy...
6. Rainn Wilson
Actor | The Office
Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University ...
7. James Denton
Actor | Desperate Housewives
The second of three children born to a dentist and his wife in Nashville, Tennessee, Denton grew up in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, attended Goodlettsville High School, briefly played basketball at a junior college, then went on to graduate with honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, ...
Actor | Grease
Lorenzo Fernando Lamas was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of actors Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas. His father was Argentinian and his mother was American, of Norwegian descent. Lorenzo was raised in Pacific Palisades, California. In 1968, his family moved to New York. He attended ...
13. Federico Fellini
Writer | Le notti di Cabiria
The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the ...
14. Reno Wilson
Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Reno Wilson was born on January 20, 1969 in the USA as Roy Wilson. He is an actor and producer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Crank (2006). He is married to Coco Fausone. They have two children.
15. DeForest Kelley
Actor | Star Trek
Jackson DeForest Kelley was born on January 20, 1920 in Toccoa, Georgia, to Clora (Casey) and Ernest David Kelley.
He graduated from high school at age 16 and went on to sing at the Baptist church where his father was a minister. At age 17, he made his first trip outside the state to visit an uncle ...
16. Patricia Neal
Actress | Hud
Patricia Neal, the Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress, was born Patsy Louise Neal in Packard, Kentucky, where her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she attended high school. She was first bit by the acting bug...
18. Ray Panthaki
Actor | Colette
BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Ray Panthaki was born in London, England. He is an Actor, Producer, Writer & Director known for Colette (2018) Official Secrets (2019) Convenience (2015) 28 Days Later... (2002) Ali G Indahouse (2002) Kidulthood (2006) It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2012) & One Crazy Thing (...
19. Tom Baker
Actor | Nicholas and Alexandra
One of Britain's most recognizable (and most larger-than-life) character actors, Tom Baker is best known for his record-setting seven-year stint as the Fourth Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). He was born in 1934 in Liverpool, to Mary Jane (Fleming) and John Stewart Baker. His father was of English and ...
20. Daniel Cudmore
Actor | X2
Born in Vancouver and raised in Squamish, British Columbia, Daniel grew up in an athletic household. The middle of three boys, Daniel excelled at a number of different sports including ski racing, snowboarding, football and rugby. However, in addition to his vast interest in athletics, Daniel ...
21. Bill Maher
Producer | Politically Incorrect
Bill Maher was born William Maher in New York City, New York, and grew up in River Vale, New Jersey. His father, William Aloysius Maher, Jr., who was of Jewish descent, was a radio announcer and news editor. His mother, Julie (Berman), was a nurse, who was from a Catholic family. Maher was raised ...
25. George Burns
Actor | Oh, God!
George Burns was an American actor, comedian, singer, and published author. He formed a comedy duo with his wife Gracie Allen (1895-1964), and typically played the straight man to her zany roles. Following her death, Burns started appearing as a solo performer. He once won an Academy Award for Best...
Actress | Seven Years in Tibet
Ingeborga Dapkunaite was born on January 20, 1963 in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, USSR [now Lithuania] as Ingeborga Edmundovna Dapkunaite. She is an actress and producer, known for Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Hannibal Rising (2007).
27. Branka Katic
Actress | Crna macka, beli macor
Branka Katic was born on January 20, 1970 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Black Cat, White Cat (1998), Public Enemies (2009) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). She has been married to Julian Farino since August 31, 2000. They have two children.
28. Colin Clive
Actor | Frankenstein
Who could forget Colin Clive's "It's Alive! It's Alive!" as he melted to the floor mumbling the same over and over in ecstasy after his success at animating the Monster in the first sound version of Frankenstein (1931). Film history - horror film history - but part of a short history for actor ...
29. Pete Ploszek
Pete Ploszek is an American actor. He was born in La Grange, Illinois but grew up across New Jersey, Maine, and Ohio before settling in St. Charles, Illinois. He played football at Princeton University and earned an MFA in Acting from the USC School of Dramatic Arts. He currently resides in Los ...
30. Olivia Hallinan
Actress | Sugar Rush
Olivia has appeared in over 100 productions since the age of seven. She is the youngest of four sisters and grew up in Hounslow, London. Her first ever big role, was playing alongside Cilla Black in the 1991 production of Robin Prince of Sherwood. Since then, she has starred in five stage ...
31. Ciara Hanna
Actress | The Bold and the Beautiful
Ciara Chantel Hanna got started in the entertainment world when she was at the young age of 8. She traveled around Southern California singing with a local singing group, which entertained at such places as Knott's Berry Farm, Royal Caribbean Cruise liner, and Universal Studios. She then pursued an...
33. Margaret Avery
Actress | The Color Purple
Slender, attractive actress Margaret Avery, spellbinding in her role of Shug in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985), is certainly no "one-hit wonder". Although filmgoers may be able to trace her back only to that once-in-a-lifetime part, Margaret has been a talented player on the large and ...
34. Daniel Benzali
Actor | A View to a Kill
Daniel Benzali is an internationally renowned actor who has astonished and delighted audiences worldwide for over 30 years with his powerful performances in a wide range of film, television and theatre roles. He received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his magnificent performance as superstar ...
35. Dorothy Provine
Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Flashy, leggy, bouffant blonde Dorothy Provine was a solid screen representation of the Kennedyesque era when life seemed so full of fun, so innocent and so optimistic. This sparkling beauty also gave TV audiences a double dose blast to the past via her popular co-starring roles on late 50s/early ...
37. Arte Johnson
Actor | Laugh-In
Arte Johnson was born on January 20, 1929 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA as Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson. He was an actor and writer, known for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967), Love at First Bite (1979) and The President's Analyst (1967). He was married to Gisela Johnson and Texie Waterman. He...
Actress | The Walking Dead
Sabrina Gennarino was born in Rochester, New York. She moved to New York City to continue modeling and attend college. She rediscovered her passion for acting when a friend asked her to be in a play. She played two different roles, after only two nights of rehearsal, to rave critical review.
40. Kylee Nash
Actress | Super Shark
Kylee Nash is an established model, dancer and actress. This South Dakota native was born on January 20, 1984 and spent part of her early work life as a personal trainer to finance her goal of enhancing her already busty features. However, work as a trainer did not accumulate money fast enough for ...
41. Paul Stanley
Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!
Paul Stanley is the charismatic front man/lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist/songwriter for hard rock super group KISS, best known for his wailing vocals, high-energy on-stage antics and appeal to female fans. Born Stanley Eisen on January 20, 1952, in Queens, New York, Stanley took a keen interest in ...
42. Dave Fennoy
Dave Fennoy was born on January 20, 1952 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA as David Henderson Fennoy II. He is known for his work on The Walking Dead (2012), StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010) and Batman: Arkham Knight (2015). He is married to Ilene Fennoy. They have one child.
44. Keith Knight
Actor | My Bloody Valentine
Keith Knight was born on January 20, 1956 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor and producer, known for My Bloody Valentine (1981), Meatballs (1979) and The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987). He was married to Jennifer McCullough. He died on August 22, 2007 in Toronto, ...
Questlove was born on January 20, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Ahmir Khalib Thompson. He is known for his work on Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021), Top Five (2014) and Detroit (2017).
46. Liza Goddard
Actress | Doctor Who
Liza Goddard was born on January 20, 1950 in Smethwick, Sandwell, England as Louise Elizabeth Goddard. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (1963), Woof! (1989) and Take Three Girls (1969). She was previously married to David Cobham, Alvin Stardust and Colin Baker.
47. Francesca Buller
Actress | Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
Francesca Buller is a British-American actress born in Surrey, England on January 17th, 1964. Classically trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, Buller is best known for her work in Syfy's Farscape in which she donned prosthetic make-up and heavy wardrobe to portray four different ...
48. Finlay Currie
Actor | Ben-Hur
Scottish-born Finlay Currie was a former church organist and choirmaster, who made his stage debut at 20 years of age. It took him 34 more years before making his first film, but he worked steadily for another 30 years after that. Although he was a large, imposing figure, with a rich, deep voice ...
50. Leon Ames
Actor | Peggy Sue Got Married
Leon Ames was born Harry Wycoff in Portland, Indiana, to Cora Alice (DeMoss) and Charles Elmer Wycoff. He had always wanted to be an actor and he did it the hard way, serving a long apprenticeship in touring amateur theatre companies -- even selling shoes for a while on 42nd Street in the 1920s. It...