Famous Birthdays Today: Comedian Dave Chappelle is 46


  • Kevin Dunn is 63 (“Dave,” “Godzilla,” Transformers,” “True Detective, “Veep”)
  • Stephen Fry is 62 (“The Good Father,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “I.Q.,” “Wildem” “V for Vendetta,” “Gosford Park,” “The Borrowers,” “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows,” “The Hobbit” series)
  • Carmine Giovinazzo is 46 (“Black Hawk Down,” “In Enemy Hands,” “CSI: NY,” “Graceland”)
  • Rupert Grint is 31 (“Harry Potter’s” Wesley, “Driving Lessons,” “Cherrybomb,” “Into The White”)
  • Steve Guttenberg is 61 (“Police Academy” series, “Three Men and a Baby,” “Diner,” “Short Circuit,” “High Spirits,” “Sons of Liberty,” “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens”)
  • Marlee Matlin is 54 (“Children of a Lesser God,” “Reasonable Doubts,” “The West Wing,” “The L Word,” “Switched at Birth,” “Celebrity Apprentice”) (FAST FACT: When she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in “Children of a Lesser God,” she became both the first deaf actressandthe youngest actress to win the award at 21 years of age. Her longtime interpreter is Jack Jason.)
  • Chad Michael Murray is 38 (“Dawson's Creek,” “One Tree Hill,” “Chosen,” “Agent Carter,” “Sun Records”)
  • Alex O’Loughlin is 43 (“Oyster Farmer,” “The Back-up Plan,” “Hawaii Five-0”)
  • Joe Regalbuto is 70 (“Murphy Brown,” “The Golden Girls,” Southland”)
  • The late Kenny Baker(1934-2016)…he would have been 85("Star Wars'" R2D2)
  • The late actor and cartoon voicist Hal Smith(1916 – 1994)("Andy Griffith Show's" Otis Campbell, Disney's Goofy, Jiminy Cricket and Winnie the Pooh) 


  • PVRIS’ Alex Babinski is 26
  • Anthrax/ Armored Saint singer John Bush is 56
  • Uriah Heep keyboardist Ken Hensley is 74
  • SHeDAISY's Kristyn Osborn is 49
  • Justine Skye is 24
  • Canaan Smith is 37
  • Chi-Lites singer Marshall Thompson is 77(according to AP)


  • Comedian Dave Chappelle is 46
  • Author Paulo Coelho is 72 (“The Alchemist,” “Like The Flowing River,” “Veronika Decides To Die”)
  • Newsman David Gregory (“Meet the Press”) is 49
  • TV personality Craig Kilborn is 57 (He was the original host of “The Daily Show”)
  • Entrepreneur and WWE Founder Vince McMahon is 74
  • Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. is 59 (FAST FACTS: Ths Hall of Fame shortstop and third baseman played his entire 21-year career with the Baltimore Orioles and earned the nickname Iron Man after setting the MLB record for most consecutive games played with 2,632. He is a 19-time All-Star, 2-time American League MVP, 2-time Gold Glove winner, and 8-time Silver Slugger winner. It’s easy to see why he’d want to stay there – his father and grandfather both played for the Orioles)
  • Author Karrine Steffans is 41 (“Vixen” series)
  • The late surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku(1890 – 1968)(A legendary surfer and five-time medalling Olympic swimmer, he was also a descendant of Hawaiian royalty who went on to act in several films including “The Pony Express.”)

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