A list of some celebrities born on a Leap Day (February 29) both living and deceased in no particular order.
Actor Dennis Farina is unique among thespians in that he was one of the few to achieve success as a "late-bloomer." He did not start acting until he was 37 years old, after stints in the military and 18 years on the Chicago Police Department. He made his bones in show business as a character actor, often cast as a cop or gangster...
Tough and volatile-looking Italianate character actor Alex Rocco was born in Boston and spent time training with such notable teachers as Leonard Nimoy
and Jeff Corey
to curb his thick Boston accent. In Hollywood from 1963, he worked as a bartender during the lean years and began his TV career in the late 60s...
Joss Ackland, the distinguished English actor who has appeared in over 100 movies, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs in his six-decade career, was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928, in North Kensington, London. After attending London's Central School of Speech and Drama...
Her real name was Frances "Fanny" Rose Shore, and she was born in Winchester, Tennessee. Stricken with polio at 18 months of age, she recovered after receiving the Sister Kenny treatment. She became a cheerleader at Hume-Fogg High School in Nashville and went on to graduate from Vanderbilt University in 1938...
While known mostly as an actor, Shane has also ventured into producing, writing and animation. Given his passion for one particular project, he taught himself how to animate and has since been developing multiple projects. He's also ventured into scripted and reality TV as a writer/creator, striking deals with production companies and navigating the maze...
Jessie T. Usher
Born a leap year child he excelled academically from elementary through high school as a top honor student. He graduated class salutatorian before moving straight to the Dean's List in college, studying the Art Of Culinary and earning the honor of being a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society...