Famous People Born Today- Alan Alda Is 86

January 28th


  • Alan Alda is 86 ("M*A*S*H*,” “What Women Want,” “The Aviator,” “30 Rock”)
  • Barbi Benton is 72 (“Hee Haw,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Sugar Time!,” “Fantasy Island”)
  • Angelique Cabral is 43 (“Criminal Minds,” “State of Affairs,” “Backstrom”)
  • Keith Hamilton Cobb is 60 (“All My Children,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Will Poulter is 29 (“The Chronicles of Narnia,” “We're the Millers,” “The Revenant”)
  • Yuri Sardarov is 34 (“Chicago Fire,” “Argo”)
  • Ariel Winter is 24 (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” “One Missed Call,” “Killers,” “Modern Family”) (FAST FACT: She first appeared in a Cool Whip commercial at age 6)
  • Elijah Wood is 41 (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Set Fire to the Stars,” “Wilfred”)
  • Calum Worthy is 31 (“Good Luck Charlie,” “The Big Year,” “All She Wishes,” “Flashpoint”)
  • The late John Banner (1910 - 1973) (“The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz,” “Togetherness,” “The Chicago Teddy Bears,” “Hogan’s Heroes”)
  • The late Mary Boland (She was big in the 20s and 30s) (1882 - 1965) (“Forever Yours,” “The Guilty Bystander,” “The Cradle Snatchers”)
  • The late Sam McDaniel (1886 - 1962) (“Johnny Trouble,” “Party Girl,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”)
  • The late Tom Neal (1914 - 1972) (“Detour,” “Club Havana,” “The Great Jesse James Raid,” “The Last Hurrah”) (FAST FACTS: Aside from his acting career, which was derailed when he beat the snot out of a romantic rival (they fought over Barbara Payton) he was later convicted of committing manslaughter).
  • The late Lewis Wilson (1920 - 2000) (“Batman,” “There’s Something About a Soldier,” “The Racket Man”)


  • Train keyboardist Brandon Bush is 49
  • Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter is 42
  • J Cole is 37
  • ‘N Sync’s Joey Fatone is 45
  • Sarah McLachlan is 54
  • Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs is 54(given name Lawrence Muggerud)
  • Black Veil Brides’ Ashley Purdy is 43 (that’s according to FamousBirthdays.com)
  • Rakim is 54 (born William Michael Griffin)
  • Rick Ross is 46
  • Fitz and the Tantrums keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna is 52
  • The Alarm’s Dave Sharp is 63
  • Anthrax’s Dan Spitz is 59


  • Model/celebrity wife/cookbook author Camila Alves McConaughey is 40 (She’s been with Matthew McConaughey since 2006 and they married in 2012)
  • Writer/producer Frank Darabont is 63 (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Green Mile,” “The Mist,” “The Walking Dead”)
  • Sculptor Claes Oldenburg is 93 (He typically makes extremely large replicas of everyday objects like this spoon, this saw, or these shuttlecocks)
  • Humorist and TV personality Mo Rocca is 53
  • Entrepreneur Carlos Slim is 82 (He was the richest man in the world from 2010-2013...while he’s no longer at the top of the heap, don’t feel too badly. At last check, he’s got a net worth of $52.1-billion and is still the richest person in Latin America.)
  • Televangelist and author Rick Warren is 68
  • The late explorer Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) (The vice admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580)
  • The late King Henry VII (1457 – 1509) (No, not the guy with all those wives, that was his son, Henry the VIII – aka the eighth. This guy was Henry the Seventh, the first monarch of the House of Tudor)
  • The late impressionist master Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)


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