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Nigel Bennett
An accomplished theatre actor, Mr. Bennett appeared on the British stage for fifteen years before moving to Canada in 1986. During this time, he starred in "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole" at the Wyndhams Theatre in London's West End. He also performed in "Ghosts", "Private Lives" and "Rookery Nook" at such theaters as the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester...
 
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Amber Benson
Amber Benson was born on January 8, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama. As a young girl, she studied singing, dancing as well as acting. While still in her teens, she was involved in productions at the local community theatre. Her family moved to Los Angeles soon afterwards in 1992 so she could pursue a career in acting...
 
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Thora Birch
From Monkey Trouble to American Beauty-- that's Hollywood "Hocus Pocus"! Thora Birch was born on Thursday (as in Thor's Day) March 11, 1982. Her father, Jack Birch, and mom, Carol Connors, named her after the Norse God Thor ("Thora" being the feminine), the God of Thunder; she has a younger brother named Bolt Birch...
 
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Red Buttons
Although Red Buttons is best known as a stand-up comic, he is also a successful songwriter, an Academy Award-winning actor (and has been nominated for two Golden Globe awards) and an accomplished singer. Born Aaron Chwatt in New York City's Lower East Side, Buttons (who got his name from a uniform he...
 
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Billy Campbell
American actor Billy Campbell was born on July 7, 1959 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He came to prominence playing Luke Fuller on Dynasty, the gay lover of character Steven Carrington, on what was then the top-rated TV show in America. He followed this up playing Detective Joey Indelli on Crime Story...
 
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Michael Chiklis
Actor, The Shield
Educated at Boston University's School for the Arts, majoring in acting, before moving to New York City. Michael has numerous theater credits including the roles of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You Like It.
 
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Peter Criss
Soundtrack, Role Models
Former drummer for hard rock super-group "KISS", best known for his "cat" character and thumping drum solo's. Criss was born Peter George John Crisscoula on December 20th, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York City. Criss was influenced by the 1940s big band sound, and was quite keen on Gene Krupa's unique drumming style...
 
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John Davidson
They don't come any nicer than John Davidson. The dark-haired, Pittsburgh-born singer/TV personality, who was born in 1941 and the son of a Baptist minister, is highly-defined and sometimes cursed by his clean-cut, fresh-faced, apple-cheeked handsomeness. After graduating from high school in White Plains...
 
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John de Lancie
John de Lancie was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Kent State University where he won a scholarship to Juilliard. John's father was a professional oboist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. de Lancie is probably best known for his portrayal as Eugene Bradford on Days of Our Lives and the iconic, all-powerful Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
 
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Micky Dolenz
Actor, Circus Boy
Micky Dolenz was born in Los Angeles on March 8, 1945. His dad, George, had starred in a number of films, and played the title character in the mid-1950s television series The Count of Monte Cristo. Micky first established himself as a performer at age ten when, under the stage name of 'Micky Braddock,' he starred in his first TV series...
 
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Gord Downie
Soundtrack, Jumper
 
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Barrie Dunn
Barrie Dunn is an award-winning producer with over 20 years' experience in the television and film industry. He has just completed production as Writer and Producer on the third season of the hit comedy/drama series Trailer Park Boys for Showcase Television, which is scheduled to go into production on eight more original episodes this summer...
 
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John Dunsworth
John Dunsworth was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, not far from the sea where he now spends most of his time on his yacht when he's not working.  John is one of Halifax's most venerable and revered actors.  He has appeared in countless CBC radio dramas and has held leading roles in over 25 Neptune Theatre productions.  In 1970...
 
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J.D. Fortune
Jason Dean Fortune or better known as J.D. Fortune, the winner of the 2005 CBS reality series, Rockstar: INXS was born on September 1, 1973 in Missisauga, Ontario. J.D. was raised as a kid in Salt Springs, Pictou County by his mother. That eventually led him to carry his mother's maiden name, Fortune. His birth name is Jason Dean Benninson, Benninson being his estranged father's family name...
 
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Matthew Fox
Actor, Lost
Matthew Chandler Fox was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. His mother, Loretta B. (Eagono), was a schoolteacher, and his father, Francis G. Fox, was a consultant for an oil company, who raised longhorn cattle and horses and grew barley for Coors beer. He has Italian (from his maternal grandfather), English...
 
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Ace Frehley
Former lead guitarist for hard rock super group KISS, best known for his "space ace" character, on stage stagger, cackling laugh and smoking guitar effects. Frehley was born Paul Daniel Frehley on April 27th, 1951 in The Bronx, New York City and received his first electric guitar at age 14...
 
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Frank Gorshin
Frank John Gorshin Jr. was born on April 5, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank John Sr., was a railroad worker and his mother, Frances, was a seamstress. While in high school, Frank worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre and began doing impressions of some of his screen idols: Al Jolson...
 
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Andy Hallett
Actor, Angel
Andy Hallett is from the tiny Cape Cod village of Osterville, part of the town of Barnstable. He attended Barnstable High School and then Assumption College in Worcester. Always shy, he didn't begin singing until Patti LaBelle invited him onstage at a concert. After moving to Los Angeles he worked as a runner for an agency and then as a property manager and personal assistant...
 
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Julie Harris
Actress, Knots Landing
One of the finest classical and contemporary leading ladies ever to grace the 20th century American stage, five-time Tony Award winner Julie Harris was rather remote and reserved on camera, finding her true glow in front of the theatre lights. The freckled, red-haired actress not only was nominated...
 
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Ethan Hawke
Actor, Gattaca
Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the next five years...
 
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Mick Jagger
Soundtrack, The Departed
Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent on 26th July 1943. When he was 4 he met Keith Richards until they went into secondary schools and lost touch. But one day in 1960 they accidentally met on the Dartford train line and both realized that they had an interest in rock n roll combined with blues...
 
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Clare Kramer
Producer, Film Pigs
A graduate of New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Clare earned her BFA in just three years. While in New York, Clare appeared in numerous stage plays including one turn as Helen Keller in the stage version of "The Miracle Worker", the lead role in "Light Up the Sky" at the acclaimed Lee Strasberg Theater Institute...
 
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Robia LaMorte
Actress, Spawn
Robia LaMorte was born in Queens, New York and grew up in the Florida Keys. At the age of twelve she moved with her family to Los Angeles, California. Soon thereafter she saw the movie Flashdance, and her life was forever changed. She immediately began to pursue a career as a dancer and began taking jazz, ballet and tap classes after school...
 
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Martin Landau
Actor, Ed Wood
Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also worked for cartoonist Gus Edson on "The Gumps" comic strip...
 
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James C. Leary
James Leary's television credits include a two-year stint as Clem, the loose-skinned demon on the critically acclaimed hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. James turned the original five-line part at the beginning of season six into a regular recurring role and was soon a fan favorite...
 
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Shaun Majumder
Raised in rural Newfoundland, this Gemini award-winning actor/comedian started performing as a teenager and has been at it ever since. His work has taken him through the world of theatre, stand-up comedy, improv and more recently to his role as Andrew Palmer on NBC/Global Television's The Firm, starring Josh Lucas and Juliette Lewis...
 
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Darryl McDaniels
Soundtrack, Die Hard
Darryl Matthews McDaniels was born on May 31, 1964, in Queens, New York. His birth parents are unknown. At the age of 3 months, Byford and Banna McDaniels adopted him. He attended Catholic schools in New York City and after graduation, he attended St. John's University in Queens, New York. During this...
 
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Eddie Mekka
Eddie was active in the Worcester County Light Opera in the early '70s. He led the youth program in 1971. He was an enthusiastic dancer and a good teacher.
 
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Jim Nabors
Tall, spade-jawed, hopelessly genial balladeer/actor Jim Nabors was born in 1930 in Alabama and raised there, graduating from the University of Alabama. A typing clerk at the UN in his salad days, he eventually moved to Los Angeles due to his asthmatic condition and became a film cutter for NBC. Jim was discovered on stage doing a cabaret act at "The Horn"...
 
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Nas
Soundtrack, The Departed
Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones on September 14, 1973, is the son of Olu Dara, an unconventional jazz musician. At age nine he was a member of the Devastatin' Seven in the mid-1980s, the fruits of which can be heard on his 1994 debut, "Illmatic," which was released on Columbia/SME later that year...
 
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Peter North
For over 20 years Canadian-born Peter North has been one of the most reliable performers in porn, with youthful good looks and a body sculpted almost to perfection from long hours spent in the gym. His career began in the days when porn movies were take-offs of legit films; they had plots, dialogue...
 
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Michael Ontkean
Michael Ontkean, the Cando-American actor best known for playing the minor league hockey player Ned Braden in the cult classic Slap Shot, was born on January 24, 1946 in Vancouver, British Columbia. His parents Leonard and Muriel (née Cooper) Ontkean were actors. Michael appeared on the Canadian TV series Hudson's Bay...
 
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Queen Latifah
Actress, Living Single
Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr. She came from a police family--both her father and older brother were cops...
 
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J. August Richards
Actor, Angel
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in the Maryland suburb of Bladensburg, Richards discovered his love for acting at an early age and enrolled in a performing arts high school where he appeared in several plays a year. Academically confident and determined to move out to Los Angeles to pursue his acting aspirations...
 
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Keith Richards
Keith Richards is an internationally recognized iconic figure in contemporary culture and popular music as a singer, guitar player, songwriter, film actor, and public figure. He was voted 10th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, and was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989...
 
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Emily Rose
Actress, Haven
 
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Gene Simmons
Best known as the fire breathing, blood splitting and larger than life co-founder of hard rock supergroup, KISS. Simmons was actually born Chaim Witz in Haifa, Israel in August, 1949 of Hungarian background and moved to New York as a young child. Like many American teenagers of the 1960s, he was influenced by a fascination with comic book super heroes...
 
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Kevin Smith
Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, to Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry. His first movie, Clerks, was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked...
 
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Mike Smith
Mike Smith was born and raised in Thorburn, Nova Scotia. He started playing hockey at the age of four but showed early signs of musical genius when he learned to play guitar at the age of seven. Continuing with both hobbies for the majority of his life, Mike eventually gave up hockey to concentrate on being a musician...
 
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Britney Spears
Soundtrack, Bridesmaids
Born to parents Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears, Britney is their second child of three. Her older brother, Bryan Spears, was born in April 1977 and her younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, was born in April 1991. They later moved to Kentwood, Louisiana. From a young age, Britney was always fixing to be a star with idols such as Madonna...
 
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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 music from a young age...
 
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Steve-O
Steve graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1997. He says the program was more like boot camp than college. Out of 2000 applicants, only 33 were accepted and Steve-O was one of them. However, after graduation, 10 were selected for the circus and this didn't include him...
 
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George Takei
Actor, Mulan
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist. George Takei was born Hosato Takei on April 20...
 
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R.H. Thomson
Actor, Chloe
Thomson was born 1947 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He studied at the University of Toronto, Ontario, the National Theatre School and in England. He is now one of the Canada's leading film, television and stage actors. R.H. Thomson has played lead roles in many of the country's major venues including Manitoba Theatre Centre (Death and the Maiden)...
 
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Jonathan Torrens
Jonathan Torrens has worked as a performer, writer and producer for 15 years. In 1989, he started a seven-year run as one of the hosts of Street Cents, an International Emmy award-winning consumer/sketch show for youth. In 1996, Torrens began a five year stint as the host of his own sketch/talk show Jonovision...
 
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Camden Toy
Camden Toy is best known for playing some of the creepiest and scariest villains on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He played one of the Gentlemen in the Emmy Award nominated episode "Hush", the skin eating demon Gnarl, and the recurring role of the all powerful Ubervamp. He also appeared on the fifth season of Angel as The Prince of Lies...
 
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Ben Vereen
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. "The theater was my first training ground. It taught me discipline...
 
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Robb Wells
Robb Wells was born on October 28, 1971 in Moncton, New Brunswick and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia since the age of 8. His father was a Forensic Expert with The RCMP. Robb later went to high school with Mike Clattenberg and John Paul Tremblay. The three were always pulling practical jokes on people and getting into trouble...
 
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Jo Anne Worley
This tall (with piled-on jet-black hair), attractive, tunnel-mouthed comedienne is a one-of-a-kind commodity and certainly no shrinking violet when it comes to entertaining. Unapologetically, she adores the center stage...and vice versa -- the stage loves her. Like several of her Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In cohorts...
 
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Bill Wyman
Wyman was born in Lewishman, Kent on 24th October 1936. When he was a child he started to play the organ with his father. His first real job was when he did his national service in the RAF Regiment. When he came back to England he got married and had a kid called Steven. Bill then took up a job as a carpenter and was in the meantime teaching himself bass guitar...
 
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Ron James
Writer, Blackfly
Ron James' unique brand of physical comedy is balanced with intelligent and informative observations on everything from the mosquito driven torment of a Canadian camping trip to the sheer terror of being in a traffic jam with your bladder about to explode. His kinetic energy and comic style have been seen on CBC...
 
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Bobby Arvon
Soundtrack, Pipe Dreams
 
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Kirk Pengilly
Soundtrack, The Lost Boys
Kirk was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 4 July 1958. Known primarily as co-writer, guitairst saxophonist & percussionist with Australian new Wave outfit INXS from 1980-1997 (the lineup fronted by Michael Hutchence) and 1998 onwards (fronted by Jon Stevens Alon). Kirk has married and divorced twice...
 
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Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr. is considered by many experts to be the best player in baseball. He hit 49 homeruns in '96 and he missed quite a few games due to injury. He is not currently working on anything, except for his part ownership in the All-Star Cafe.
 
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Randy Johnson
Randy Johnson, who was born on September 10, 1963, in Walnut Creek, California, is a pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. Originally drafted by the Montreal Expos, he was traded to the Mariners on May 25, 1989. He is known for his height (6' 10"), which is the tallest in Major League history, and his speedy fastball (clocked over 100 miles per hour). He is an avid drummer and photographer.
 
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Jason Mizell
Soundtrack, Die Hard