Most famous actor born the same year as you
Most famous actor born the same year as you
He's how old? He's my age? It can come as a surprise to discover celebrities who were born the same year as you. Famous people notoriously look younger than their actual ages due to their vast resources for diet, fitness, plastic surgery, and whatever secrets people like Nicole Kidman and Paul Rudd utilize to look forever young.
Actors and actresses, in particular, can seem ageless. Classic movies and television shows transcend time and have the uncanny ability to transport viewers through a variety of eras, cultural moments, and styles. In those movies and shows, we can visit the stars in their heydays and never witness them growing old.
It's also intriguing to discover actors who are exactly your age—and grew up in the same era as you did. They could have liked the same music, learned the same school lessons, and worn the same fashions.
Have you ever wondered what actors share your birth year? To find out, Stacker organized a list of celebrities' ages by looking at the top 10 actors for each year using IMDb's STARmeter and combined that with the most monthly Wikipedia page views for January through December 2020. This gallery begins with 1918, when William Holden of "The Wild Bunch" came into the world, and concludes with 2006 and Jacob Tremblay of "Room" and "Before I Wake" fame.
Hard as it may be to believe, "Home Alone" child actor Macaulay Culkin entered this world in 1980. Al Pacino has been around 40 years longer, since 1940. Harrison Ford is two years younger, born in 1942. Richard Gere arrived at the end of that decade—1949. The late Marlon Brando began his life in 1924. And young actors like Noah Jupe and Xolo Maridueña hold out the promise of many more fine performances to come in the decades ahead.
Keep reading for more surprises, and to see which famous actor was born the same year as you were born.
1918: William Holden
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,009,006
- Birthday: April 17, 1918
- Notable works: "Stalag 17," "Sunset Boulevard," "Network," "The Wild Bunch"
William Holden is one of the rare Golden Age of Hollywood actors who also appeared on TV, even winning a Primetime Emmy for best actor in "The Blue Knight." But Holden is most famous for being a silver screen star with epic performances in "Sunset Boulevard" and "Network," which earned him Oscar nominations. He won best actor at the Academy Awards in 1954 for "Stalag 17."
1919: Robert Stack
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 832,337
- Birthday: Jan. 13, 1919
- Notable works: "Airplane!" "1941," "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America," "The Transformers: The Movie"
Square-jawed and blue-eyed, Robert Stack appeared in Westerns and war movies in the 1940s and 1950s before starring as Treasury agent Eliot Ness on the popular television series "The Untouchables," which ran four seasons starting in 1959. After playing the upstanding, righteous Ness, Stack delighted audiences with his comedic turns in "1941," "Airplane!" and "Caddyshack II."
1920: Mickey Rooney
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,583,766
- Birthday: Sept. 23, 1920
- Notable works: "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Babes in Arms," "Night at the Museum"
Mickey Rooney had one of the longest careers in the history of cinema, with 336 acting credits. He took home two Oscars, two Golden Globes, a Primetime Emmy, and countless other awards. He first appeared in his parents' vaudeville act as a toddler and as a teenager won stardom in "Boys Town" and in movies with Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor. His most famous roles included the now problematic Mr. Yunioshi in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," the lead in the original "Night at the Museum," and Dingbell in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World."
1921: Charles Bronson
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,209,000
- Birthday: Nov. 3, 1921
- Notable works: "Once Upon a Time in the West," "Death Wish," "The Great Escape," "The Magnificent Seven"
Charles Bronson's long and storied career included numerous turns as a vigilante, tough guy, or Wild West cowboy out for revenge. His role as Paul Kersey in "Death Wish" spawned four sequels. Bronson also starred in all-time great movies like "The Great Escape," "The Magnificent Seven," and "Once Upon a Time in the West."
1922: Carl Reiner
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,116,174
- Birthday: March 20, 1922
- Notable works: "Ocean's Eleven," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Jerk," "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"
Bronx-born Carl Reiner was an incomparable comic actor and writer, winning nine Emmys as well as a Grammy for his comedy album with Mel Brooks, "The 2,000 Year Old Man." He created the pilot of what became "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and played the role of boss Alan Brady, directed the hit movies "Oh, God!" with George Burns and "The Jerk" with Steve Martin, and acted in the 2001 version of "Ocean's Eleven" and its two sequels.
1923: Richard Attenborough
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,884,078
- Birthday: Aug. 29, 1923
- Notable works: "Jurassic Park," "Gandhi," "The Great Escape," "Miracle on 34th Street"
Richard Attenborough was an actor, director, and producer who won an Academy Award for producing and directing "Gandhi" in 1982. Born in Cambridge, England, Attenborough is the older brother of famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, and is also known for his famous roles in "Jurassic Park," "The Great Escape," and as Kris Kringle in "Miracle on 34th Street."
1924: Marlon Brando
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,794,511
- Birthday: April 3, 1924
- Notable works: "Apocalypse Now," "The Godfather," "Last Tango in Paris," "On the Waterfront"
Widely considered one of the greatest American actors, Marlon Brando was an eccentric artist whose work spanned the stage and screen. Brando starred in "A Streetcar Named Desire" on Broadway in 1947. He reprised the role on the silver screen and was nominated for an Oscar. Brando won the Oscar for best actor for "On the Waterfront," and again for "The Godfather." His other films include "Apocalypse Now," "Last Tango in Paris," and "Julius Caesar."
1925: Rock Hudson
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,893,174
- Birthday: Nov. 17, 1925
- Notable works: "Giant," "Pillow Talk," "Come September," "Lover Come Back"
Rock Hudson was a Hollywood heartthrob who soared to stardom in the 1950s with "Giant," also starring Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, and "Pillow Talk" with Doris Day. He appeared in more than 60 films during his career. His public disclosure in 1984 that he had AIDS marked a milestone, bringing awareness to the health crisis and recognition of his life as a closeted gay man in Hollywood. He died in 1985.
1926: Mel Brooks
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,080,501
- Birthday: June 28, 1926
- Notable works: "Spaceballs," "History of the World: Part I," "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles"
A member of the exclusive EGOT club—an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner—Mel Brooks, born Melvin Kaminsky, is a legendary comedian, actor, writer, and director. Best known for creating "The Producers," which won an Oscar on the big screen and a Tony on stage, Brooks has been making people laugh since the 1940s. Other classic comedies by the filmmaker include "Spaceballs," "History of the World: Part I," "Young Frankenstein," and "Blazing Saddles."
1927: Jerry Stiller
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,890,230
- Birthday: June 8, 1927
- Notable works: "Hairspray," "Zoolander," "Seinfeld," "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three"
Jerry Stiller and his wife Anne Meara comprised the hit comedy team Stiller & Meara in the 1960s. The pair was so popular that they appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 36 times. Stiller would go on to become a fan favorite for a new generation when he played Frank Costanza on "Seinfeld" and appeared in his son Ben Stiller's movies, such as "Zoolander."
1928: James Garner
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,509,176
- Birthday: April 7, 1928
- Notable works: "The Notebook," "The Great Escape," "The Rockford Files," "Space Cowboys"
Born James Scott Bumgarner, James Garner was best known from the hit 1950s TV series "Maverick," though it was "The Rockford Files" that earned him a Primetime Emmy. While playing a cowboy was his bread and butter, Garner's career included other big hits like "The Great Escape," "The Notebook," and "Space Cowboys."
1929: Christopher Plummer
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,422,537
- Birthday: Dec. 13, 1929
- Notable works: "Beginners," "The Insider," "All the Money in the World," "Remember"
Christopher Plummer was born in Toronto, and started acting in 1953. With 214 acting credits to his name, Plummer is best known for his role as Captain Georg von Trapp in "The Sound of Music." But it was "Beginners" that earned him an Academy Award for best supporting actor. Plummer is also famous for hits like "The Insider," and portraying J. Paul Getty in "All the Money in the World," which made him the oldest Oscar nominee in history.
1930: Sean Connery
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 10,388,740
- Birthday: Aug. 25, 1930
- Notable works: "The Rock," "The Untouchables," "Goldfinger," "Thunderball"
Scottish actor Sean Connery is widely considered to have best portrayed the suave, dashing character of James Bond, appearing in seven of the 007 movies, beginning with "Dr. No" in 1962. But he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in "The Untouchables." He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 and died in October 2020.
1931: William Shatner
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,391,050
- Birthday: March 22, 1931
- Notable works: "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
William Shatner was born in Canada, and he will forever be remembered for his run as Capt. James T. Kirk in the "Star Trek" franchise. Being a sci-fi actor didn't earn him any awards—those came later as he earned a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy for his role on "Boston Legal," and a Primetime Emmy for best guest actor on "The Practice."
1932: Pat Morita
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,502,028
- Birthday: June 28, 1932
- Notable works: "The Karate Kid," "The Karate Kid Part III," "The Karate Kid Part II," "Mulan"
Pat Morita was an audience favorite for his roles in "The Karate Kid" franchise in the 1980s. He began his career as a stand-up comedian, calling himself the "Hip Nip." He went on to appear as a regular on "Happy Days" and guest-starred on such shows as "Magnum, P.I.," "Murder, She Wrote," and "Baywatch."
1933: Michael Caine
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,629,617
- Birthday: March 14, 1933
- Notable works: "The Quiet American," "The Dark Knight," "The Prestige," "The Cider House Rules"
Younger fans will recognize Sir Michael Caine as Bruce Wayne's butler in "The Dark Knight." Caine's career, however, has been running full-steam for nearly 60 years. In his heyday, Caine was a leading man in classic flicks like the original "Alfie," "The Italian Job," and "Get Carter." Caine is also a two-time Oscar winner for roles in "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "The Cider House Rules." Caine was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.
1934: Wilford Brimley
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,791,294
- Birthday: Sept. 27, 1934
- Notable works: "Cocoon," "The Thing," "Hard Target," "The Firm"
Wilford Brimley was an easy-to-spot, mustachioed character actor known for his roles in "Absence of Malice," "The Natural," and "Cocoon." He dropped out of school at 14 and worked as a cowboy before joining the Marines. He started shoeing horses for television and movie Westerns, and he landed some extra roles on horseback as well as stunt work. He had a recurring role on the television series "The Waltons" before moving to the big screen with "The China Syndrome."
1935: Woody Allen
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,124,173
- Birthday: Dec. 1, 1935
- Notable works: "Manhattan," "Annie Hall," "Crimes and Misdemeanors," "Hannah and Her Sisters"
Born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, Woody Allen started his career as a stand-up comedian and television writer. His career exploded with "Annie Hall" in 1978, for which he won the Academy Award for directing and writing. Since that iconic moment, he's gone on to win Oscars for "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Midnight in Paris," while garnering countless nominations for other films along the way. Allen's legacy is mixed, but he's nevertheless garnered a devoted following around the world.
1936: Robert Redford
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,825,392
- Birthday: Aug. 18, 1936
- Notable works: "The Natural," "Ordinary People," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "All the President's Men"
Robert Redford worked on stage and in television and movies before his 1967 breakout film role in "Barefoot in the Park" with Jane Fonda. Some of his most unforgetable roles were in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Sting" with Paul Newman, "The Way We Were" with Barbra Streisand, "The Great Gatsby" with Mia Farrow, and "All the President's Men" with Dustin Hoffman. He won an Oscar as best director in 1981 for "Ordinary People," established the Sundance Institute to support and promote independent filmmaking, and became an influential advocate for environmental causes.
1937: Jack Nicholson
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,717,397
- Birthday: April 22, 1937
- Notable works: "Chinatown," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "The Departed," "As Good as It Gets"
Actor Jack Nicholson knocked around Hollywood, often appearing in horror films, before making a splash in "Easy Rider" in 1969, "Five Easy Pieces" a year later, then "Chinatown," and "The Shining." He won three Academy Awards in the category of best actor—for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Terms of Endearment," and "As Good as It Gets." For several years, Nicholson, with his signature devilish grin, was a fixture in the front row of the celebrity-filled audience at the annual Academy Awards ceremony.
1938: Brian Dennehy
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,731,261
- Birthday: July 9, 1938
- Notable works: "First Blood," "Silverado," "Cocoon," "Ratatouille"
Brian Dennehy starred on screen and on stage, where he won Tonys for "Death of a Salesman" in 1999 and "Long Day's Journey Into Night" in 2003. Barrel-chested and physically commanding, Dennehy played football at Columbia University, left to join the Marines, and later worked at jobs from cab driver to stockbroker before landing in New York stage productions. Dennehy appeared in "First Blood," the first of Sylvester Stallone's Rambo movies; director Ron Howard's hugely popular "Cocoon" in 1985; and as the voice of Django in Walt Disney Pictures' "Ratatouille" in 2007.
1939: Ian McKellen
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,360,097
- Birthday: May 25, 1939
- Notable works: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "Gods and Monsters," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"
Sir Ian McKellen, born in England, was knighted in 1991. McKellen is a fan favorite across multiple generations, as he's proven his chops on the stage and big screen. McKellen won a Tony for his stage performance in "Amadeus" and a Golden Globe for "Rasputin." McKellen will forever be remembered as bearded wizard Gandalf in "The Lord of the Rings" franchise, and as anti-hero Magneto in the "X-Men" films.
1940: Al Pacino
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,001,171
- Birthday: April 25, 1940
- Notable works: "Serpico," "The Godfather," "Dog Day Afternoon"
Arguably one of the greatest actors in history, Al Pacino has been delivering award-winning performances on stage and screen for more than 50 years. His most memorable film roles were in "The Godfather," "Serpico," "Scarface," and "Scent of a Woman," for which he won the Oscar for best actor, but he's also well-regarded for stage work. He won Tonys for "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie" and "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel."
1941: Nick Nolte
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,521,082
- Birthday: Feb. 8, 1941
- Notable works: "Warrior," "Affliction," "48 Hrs.," "The Prince of Tides"
Nebraska-born Nick Nolte modeled and worked in regional theater before catching the public's eye in the 1976 television miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man." He went on to appear in "Who'll Stop the Rain," "North Dallas Forty," and in the police buddy comedy "48 Hrs." with Eddie Murphy. He earned Oscar nominations for his roles in "The Prince of Tides," "Affliction," and "Warrior." A photograph taken of the raspy-voiced actor sporting an Hawaiian shirt and wildly disheveled hair after his 2002 arrest for driving under the influence has become iconic.
1942: Harrison Ford
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,439,561
- Birthday: July 13, 1942
- Notable works: "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Witness," "Air Force One," "The Fugitive"
One of the highest-grossing actors of all time, Harrison Ford has been an American action star and dramatic award-winner since the 1960s. He's best known for his roles as Han Solo in the "Star Wars" franchise, Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and its sequels, and as Jack Ryan in "Patriot Games." Ford has also turned in unforgettable performances in classics like "Witness," "The Fugitive," "Blade Runner," and "Air Force One."
1943: Robert De Niro
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,924,405
- Birthday: Aug. 17, 1943
- Notable works: "Raging Bull," "Cape Fear," "Taxi Driver," "Mean Streets"
Widely considered one of the greatest American actors of all time, Robert De Niro, born in New York City, has been crushing film roles since the 1970s. Also one of the most awarded actors, De Niro won Oscars for "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather." De Niro's movies have been wowing audiences for years, including dramatic roles in "Cape Fear," "Taxi Driver," and "Mean Streets," as well as comedies like "Meet the Parents," "Analyze This," and "Dirty Grandpa."
1944: Michael Douglas
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,892,434
- Birthday: Sept. 25, 1944
- Notable works: "Wall Street," "Behind the Candelabra," "Basic Instinct," "Fatal Attraction"
Michael Douglas' father, screen idol Kirk Douglas, tried to discourage his son from an acting career, but failed. The younger Douglas, who early in his career was roommates in a New York City apartment with Danny DeVito, starred in the series "The Streets of San Francisco" with Karl Malden. He produced the 1975 movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," which won five Academy Awards. On screen, he starred in "Fatal Attraction" and played corporate raider Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street," which earned him an Oscar. He also starred in "A Perfect Murder," "Wonder Boys," and in 2000, "Traffic," which won four Academy Awards.
1945: Tom Selleck
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,394,398
- Birthday: Jan. 29, 1945
- Notable works: "Blue Bloods," "Magnum P.I.," "In & Out," "Three Men and a Baby"
The handsome, mustachioed Tom Selleck rose to prominence in the TV series "Magnum P.I." After "Magnum" made him a star—he won a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy for his role—Selleck went on to other leading roles in TV and film like "Three Men and a Baby," "Blue Bloods," and the groundbreaking LGBTQ comedy "In & Out."
1946: Sylvester Stallone
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,486,877
- Birthday: July 6, 1946
- Notable works: "Rocky," "Rocky III," "Rocky IV," "Creed"
Sylvester Stallone is one of the biggest action stars, and will forever be remembered for his iconic role as Rocky Balboa in the Oscar-award-winning film "Rocky" and its sequels. Born in New York, Stallone's bulging muscles can also be seen in classic action flicks like "First Blood" and subsequent "Rambo" movies, "Cliffhanger," "Demolition Man," and "The Expendables."
1947: Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 6,809,277
- Birthday: July 30, 1947
- Notable works: "Predator," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," "True Lies," "The Running Man"
Born in Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger burst onto the scene as a Mr. Universe winner in 1967. A stream of action-packed flicks ensued, with classics like "Conan the Barbarian," "The Terminator," "The Running Man," "Predator," "Total Recall," and "True Lies." Schwarzenegger is also no stranger to comedies, starring in big hits like "Twins" and "Kindergarten Cop." Schwarzenegger also served as governor of California from 2003 to 2011, and is sometimes referred to as "The Governator."
1948: Samuel L. Jackson
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,057,125
- Birthday: Dec. 21, 1948
- Notable works: "Pulp Fiction," "The Hateful Eight," "Snakes on a Plane," "Jackie Brown"
Samuel L. Jackson is referred to as one of the hardest-working men in Hollywood. Jackson has starred in comedies, dramas, action movies, and kid flicks. His 182, and counting, acting credits include "Pulp Fiction," "A Time to Kill," "Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace," "Shaft," "The Incredibles," "Snakes on a Plane," and many more.
1949: Richard Gere
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,666,428
- Birthday: Aug. 31, 1949
- Notable works: "Chicago," "Pretty Woman," "Shall We Dance," "The Jackal"
Richard Gere is an American actor who has at times been a heartthrob and serious leading man. He first made hearts flutter with roles in "American Gigolo" and "An Officer and a Gentleman," but it was starring opposite Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" that made him universally desirable. Good looks aside, Gere is also an award-winner, as he took home the Golden Globe for best actor for "Chicago." A friend of the Dalai Lama and an advocate for human rights in Tibet, in 1993, Gere was excluded from being a presenter at the Academy Awards over his condemnation of China's Tibetan policy.
1950: John Candy
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,155,521
- Birthday: Oct. 31, 1950
- Notable works: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," "Spaceballs," "Splash," "Uncle Buck"
Canada's John Candy was a celebrated comic actor who won acclaim for his roles in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" and "Uncle Buck." He appeared in "The Blues Brothers," "Stripes," and, on a more serious note, in Oliver Stone's "JFK" in 1991. He was a co-owner of Canada's football team the Toronto Argonauts with hockey star Wayne Gretzky.
1951: Robin Williams
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 6,009,983
- Birthday: July 21, 1951
- Notable works: "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Good Will Hunting," "One Hour Photo"
Robin Williams was well known as one of the funniest people in the world, but he was also an accomplished dramatic actor. Williams had a long stand-up comedy career to go along with notable TV and film roles. Williams won an Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" in addition to Golden Globes for "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Aladdin," "The Fisher King," "Good Morning, Vietnam," and "Mork & Mindy."
1952: Patrick Swayze
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,326,579
- Birthday: Aug. 18, 1952
- Notable works: "Dirty Dancing," "Road House," "Point Break," "Ghost"
Patrick Swayze was an American heartthrob who first hit the big screen as the overprotective older brother in "The Outsiders." True stardom came with his role as the love interest in the smash hit "Dirty Dancing." Major roles followed as Swayze captured the screen in the romantic drama "Ghost" and then in thrill-ride flicks like "Point Break" and "Road House."
1953: Pierce Brosnan
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,740,944
- Birthday: May 16, 1953
- Notable works: "The World Is Not Enough," "Mamma Mia!" "Tomorrow Never Dies," "GoldenEye"
Irish-born actor Pierce Brosnan's striking good looks have been making people swoon for decades. Brosnan's introduction to fame came in the TV series "Remington Steele," but his celebrity truly took off when he was cast as James Bond in "GoldenEye" and three successive "Bond" films. Beyond Bond, Brosnan has a series of hit roles in "The Thomas Crown Affair," "The Matador," and box-office juggernaut, "Mamma Mia!"
1954: John Travolta
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,552,182
- Birthday: Feb. 18, 1954
- Notable works: "Battlefield Earth," "Hairspray," "Face/Off," "Pulp Fiction"
Audiences were introduced to John Travolta playing Brooklyn high school student Vinnie Barbarino in the 1970s television sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," in the disco movie hit "Saturday Night Fever," "Grease," and "Urban Cowboy." He also starred in "Get Shorty," "Face/Off," and "Pulp Fiction." An avid pilot, Travolta flew supplies to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
1955: Rowan Atkinson
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,795,198
- Birthday: Jan. 6, 1955
- Notable works: "Johnny English," "The Lion King," "Bean," "Four Weddings and a Funeral"
British comedian Rowan Atkinson has been making audiences laugh since the 1980s. He's best known for his lovable character Mr. Bean, but has parlayed that role's success into movies like "Johnny English," "The Lion King," and "Four Weddings and a Funeral."
1956: Tom Hanks
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 8,213,752
- Birthday: July 9, 1956
- Notable works: "Cast Away," "Forrest Gump," "Saving Private Ryan," "Big"
Everyman star Tom Hanks probably has one of the highest universal likability ratings of any actor alive. His versatile career has spanned from TV comedies like "Bosom Buddies," to film comedies such as "Splash" and "Big," to romantic comedies like "Sleepless in Seattle," to the award-winning dramas "Philadelphia," "Saving Private Ryan," "Catch Me If You Can," "Forrest Gump," and "Castaway." Hanks has won two Oscars, four Golden Globes, six Primetime Emmys, and many other awards.
1957: Daniel Day-Lewis
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,650,535
- Birthday: April 29, 1957
- Notable works: "There Will Be Blood," "The Last of the Mohicans," "Gangs of New York," "Lincoln"
Known for his intense dedication to method acting, Daniel Day-Lewis was born in England. Day-Lewis won his first Oscar for "My Left Foot" in 1990. He went on to win two additional Oscars for "There Will Be Blood" and "Lincoln." Nearly every performance he delivers is award-worthy, from "Gangs of New York" and "Last of the Mohicans" to "The Crucible" and most recently, "Phantom Thread." He quit live theater in 1989 after walking offstage mid-performance in a London production of "Hamlet," and announced that he retired from movie making following "Phantom Thread."
1958: Alec Baldwin
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,174,881
- Birthday: April 3, 1958
- Notable works: "The Departed," "It's Complicated," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "The Cooler"
Alec Baldwin worked in New York City stage productions and in a television soap opera before making his name on the big screen with roles in "The Hunt for Red October" in 1990 and "Glengarry Glen Ross" in 1992. He hosted "The New York Philharmonic This Week" on radio, starred in television's "30 Rock," and satirized Donald Trump on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The politically active actor said he was "overjoyed" to lose his SNL role following Trump's November 2020 defeat.
1959: Kevin Spacey
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,526,954
- Birthday: July 26, 1959
- Notable works: "The Usual Suspects," "L.A. Confidential," "American Beauty," "Se7en"
Before his notable scandals, Kevin Spacey was known as one of the best actors in Hollywood. Spacey's long career includes Oscar-winning performances in "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty," a Golden Globe for "House of Cards," and multiple nominations across all award categories. Spacey has also had leading roles in classic films like "L.A. Confidential," "Glengarry Glen Ross," and as Lex Luthor in "Superman Returns."
1960: Sean Penn
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,059,984
- Birthday: Aug. 17, 1960
- Notable works: "Mystic River," "Milk," "21 Grams," "Dead Man Walking"
Sean Penn won Oscars for "Mystic River" and for "Milk." One of his early roles was in the teen movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in 1982. Along with acting in "The Falcon and the Snowman," "Carlito's Way," and "Dead Man Walking," Penn directed "The Crossing Guard" and "Into the Wild." The actor made a controversial trip to Mexico to interview drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán for Rolling Stone in 2015.
1961: Michael J. Fox
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,990,904
- Birthday: June 9, 1961
- Notable works: "Back to the Future," "Back to the Future-Part II," "The Frighteners," "Back to the Future-Part III"
Canadian actor Michael J. Fox was television's favorite son Alex Keaton on "Family Ties" in the 1980s before hitting the big time on the big screen in "Back to the Future" in 1985. He won three Golden Globes and an Emmy for the sitcom "Spin City." The boyishly good-looking Fox revealed he had early-onset Parkison's disease in 1998 at 29, and he set up the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which has raised more than $1 billion for research.
1962: Tom Cruise
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 7,535,492
- Birthday: July 3, 1962
- Notable works: "Top Gun," "The Last Samurai," "Minority Report," "Jerry Maguire"
Tom Cruise is considered among the biggest movie stars of all time. He's played iconic roles in "Top Gun," "Cocktail," and "A Few Good Men." He does all his own stunt work as Ethan Hunt in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. Though Cruise has never won an Oscar, he's earned three Golden Globes for "Born on the Fourth of July," "Jerry Maguire," and "Magnolia."
1963: Johnny Depp
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 8,740,804
- Birthday: June 9, 1963
- Notable works: "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
Before he was Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean," Johnny Depp debuted in horror classic "Nightmare on Elm Street." He's since amassed a slew of acting credits, including "Edward Scissorhands" and the remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" with frequent collaborator Tim Burton.
1964: Keanu Reeves
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 8,988,998
- Birthday: Sept. 2, 1964
- Notable works: "The Matrix," "Speed," "Point Break," "The Matrix Reloaded"
Keanu Reeves became a household name when "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" was released in 1989. Reeves parlayed the success into becoming a bonafide action star with roles in "Point Break," "Speed," "The Matrix," and "John Wick." He performed in alt-rock band Dogstar until the early 2000s, and the book publisher can now be added to his résumé as well.
1965: Robert Downey Jr.
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,955,652
- Birthday: April 4, 1965
- Notable works: "Iron Man," "Sherlock Holmes," "Iron Man 3," "The Avengers"
Robert Downey Jr. has had a career spanning more than four decades. Downey made a name for himself in a slew of '80s classics like "Less Than Zero" and "Weird Science" before falling prey to substance abuse. In the early 2000s, he made a comeback on TV series "Ally McBeal" before becoming "Iron Man" in 2008.
1966: Adam Sandler
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,120,127
- Birthday: Sept. 9, 1966
- Notable works: "The Waterboy," "Little Nicky," "The Wedding Singer," "Big Daddy"
Funnyman Adam Sandler first achieved notoriety for his tenure on "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1990s. Since then, he's become one of the biggest box-office draws of all time, with strings of comedic hits. Movies like "The Waterboy," "Big Daddy," "Anger Management," "Grown Ups," and many others made more than $100 million each in theaters. He garnered critical praise for his role in "Uncut Gems." Sandler continues to make movies and perform stand-up comedy after inking a monster deal with streaming platform Netflix.
1967: Vin Diesel
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,517,318
- Birthday: July 18, 1967
- Notable works: "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Fast and the Furious," "Furious 7," "xXx"
Vin Diesel, born Mark Sinclair, worked as a bouncer in New York City before moving to Los Angeles to become an actor. Unable to find work, he created his own projects, which led to Steven Spielberg casting him in "Saving Private Ryan." Diesel gradually became an action star, and has been a part of "The Fast and The Furious" franchise since the first film's release in 2001.
1968: Will Smith
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 6,586,265
- Birthday: Sept. 25, 1968
- Notable works: "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "I Am Legend," "Men in Black," "Wild Wild West"
As a rapper and young actor, Will Smith found fame on the 1990s television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." His first major movie role was in "Six Degrees of Separation." He enjoyed success with Tommy Lee Jones in "Men in Black" and its sequels, and he was nominated for Oscars for his title role in "Ali" in 2001 and his role in "The Pursuit of Happyness" in 2006, which also featured his son Jaden.
1969: Matthew McConaughey
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,606,474
- Birthday: Nov. 4, 1969
- Notable works: "Dallas Buyers Club," "Magic Mike," "Killer Joe," "Mud"
Matthew McConaughey may be most recognizable as Wooderson from "Dazed and Confused" or Ron Woodroof from "Dallas Buyers Club" for which he won an Oscar. McConaughey lives in Austin, Texas with wife Camila Alves and their three children.
1970: River Phoenix
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,876,033
- Birthday: Aug. 23, 1970
- Notable works: "My Own Private Idaho," "Stand by Me," "The Mosquito Coast," "Running on Empty"
River Phoenix was acting professionally by 10 on television and then in the hit movies "Stand by Me"; "The Mosquito Coast"; "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"; "Running on Empty," which earned him an Oscar nomination; and "My Own Private Idaho." An environmentalist and animal rights activist, Phoenix played guitar in a band called Aleka's Attic with his sister Rain Phoenix. He died at 23 of a drug overdose in 1993 outside a Los Angeles nightclub owned by actor Johnny Depp.
1971: Sacha Baron Cohen
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 7,180,841
- Birthday: Oct. 13, 1971
- Notable works: "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," "Les Misérables," "Brüno," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"
British actor Sacha Baron Cohen was a teenage break dancer and attended Cambridge University before developing his television comic character Ali G., who would blindside guests with outrageous interview questions on "Da Ali G Show." He won a Golden Globe for his movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," in which he played a politically incorrect television reporter. In 2020, he appeared as anti-war activist Abbie Hoffman in the Netflix production of "The Trial of the Chicago 7."
1972: Dwayne Johnson
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 9,487,857
- Birthday: May 2, 1972
- Notable works: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," "Moana," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson started his career as a wrestler with WWE before turning in his belt to act full-time. From "The Scorpion King" to "Moana" to joining "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, Johnson has become a bonafide superstar and was the highest-paid actor on Forbes' Top 100 list in 2018.
1973: Paul Walker
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,331,405
- Birthday: Sept. 12, 1973
- Notable works: "The Fast and the Furious," "Running Scared," "Fast & Furious," "Furious 7"
Paul Walker spent his 20s playing a heartthrob in "Varsity Blues," "Pleasantville," and "She's All That." He then found success as Brian O'Conner in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise. Walker died in a car crash in California at 40.
1974: Joaquin Phoenix
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 9,280,875
- Birthday: Oct. 28, 1974
- Notable works: "Her," "Walk the Line," "Gladiator," "The Master"
Joaquin Phoenix, a younger brother to the late actor River Phoenix, worked mostly in television in the late 1980s, then started acting in movies such as "To Die For," "Gladiator," and the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line." The intense, brooding actor won an Oscar for best actor in 2020 for "Joker." He and actress Rooney Mara have a son named River, named after his brother.
1975: Taika Waititi
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,965,900
- Birthday: Aug. 16, 1975
- Notable works: "What We Do in the Shadows," "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Boy"
New Zealand's Taika Waititi, who is half Maori, is an actor, comedian, and writer, who directed the vampire mockumentary "What We Do in the Shadows," "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," and "Thor: Ragnarok." He won an Oscar in 2020 for best adapted screenplay for "Jojo Rabbit," a tale of a young boy in Germany whose imaginary playmate was Adolf Hitler, a role that Waititi played.
1976: Ryan Reynolds
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 6,094,468
- Birthday: Oct. 23, 1976
- Notable works: "Deadpool," "Deadpool 2," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Buried"
Ryan Reynolds has played a spectrum of roles from frat-boy Van Wilder in "Van Wilder: Party Liaison" to the wisecracking Wade Wilson in Marvel Comics' "Deadpool." Born in Canada, Reynolds married actress Blake Lively in 2012.
1977: Tom Hardy
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,193,759
- Birthday: Sept. 15, 1977
- Notable works: "Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Locke," "Mad Max: Fury Road"
British actor Tom Hardy has been in the business since the early 2000s. Known for playing villain Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," John Fitzgerald in "The Revenant" alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, and Venom in the Marvel Comics feature of the same name, Hardy was awarded the honor of CBE by Prince Charles: Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
1978: James Franco
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,044,901
- Birthday: April 19, 1978
- Notable works: "127 Hours," "Spring Breakers," "The Disaster Artist," "Pineapple Express"
James Franco is a jack-of-all-trades. He's an actor, writer, professor, soap star, and director, to name a few. A frequent collaborator of Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen in "Freaks and Geeks," "Pineapple Express," and "Knocked Up," Franco directed "The Disaster Artist" in 2017, playing Tommy Wiseau, and winning a Golden Globe for the performance.
1979: Heath Ledger
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,941,748
- Birthday: April 4, 1979
- Notable works: "Brokeback Mountain," "The Dark Knight," "A Knight's Tale," "10 Things I Hate About You"
Australian actor Heath Ledger was an Oscar nominee for his role in "Brokeback Mountain" and won a best supporting actor Oscar posthumously for "The Dark Knight" following his death in 2008 from an an accidental prescription drug overdose. His breakout role was in "10 Things I Hate About You." As a child, Ledger was a champion chess player in Western Australia.
1980: Macaulay Culkin
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,631,204
- Birthday: Aug. 26, 1980
- Notable works: "Home Alone," "My Girl," "The Good Son," "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"
New York-born Macaulay Culkin is known for being one of the most successful child actors from the '90s. His iconic role as Kevin McCallister in the "Home Alone" films has endured the test of time. He followed up the success of "Home Alone" with "My Girl" and "The Good Son."
1981: Rami Malek
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,168,966
- Birthday: May 12, 1981
- Notable works: "Mr. Robot," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "The Master," "Short Term 12"
Rami Malek catapulted into the mainstream with his leading role on USA's "Mr. Robot," which secured him an Emmy. Born in Los Angeles, Malek, who has an identical twin brother, began his career on an episode of "Gilmore Girls." He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in 2018's "Bohemian Rhapsody." His more recent roles include a villain in the James Bond flick, "No Time to Die."
1982: Jamie Dornan
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,702,462
- Birthday: May 1, 1982
- Notable works: "Fifty Shades of Grey," "The Fall," "Anthropoid," "Marie Antoinette"
Born in Ireland, Jamie Dornan made his mark on the small screen on ABC's "Once Upon a Time" as Sheriff Graham Humbert/The Huntsman. When he took the role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey," he became a household name thanks to the series' masses of fans.
1983: Henry Cavill
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 6,142,853
- Birthday: May 5, 1983
- Notable works: "Man of Steel," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Justice League," "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
Henry Cavill had planned on studying ancient history, but when "Proof of Life" starring Russell Crowe was filmed at his English boarding school, he caught the acting bug. He appeared in Showtime's "The Tudors" series and as Superman three times in the D.C. Comics movie franchise. He played spy Napoleon Solo in the movie version of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and appeared with Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible—Fallout."
1984: John David Washington
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,295,156
- Birthday: July 28, 1984
- Notable works: "BlacKkKlansman," "The Book of Eli," "Ballers," "Malcolm X"
Famous for his role on HBO's "Ballers" alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, John David Washington was born to A-list actor Denzel Washington and wife Pauletta. He starred in the Spike Lee-helmed "BlacKkKlansman" in 2018 and Christopher Nolan's convoluted "Tenant" in 2020.
1985: Jonathan Groff
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,005,166
- Birthday: March 26, 1985
- Notable works: "Frozen," "Mindhunter," "Looking," "Taking Woodstock"
American actor Jonathan Groff starred in the original Broadway production of "Spring Awakening" and was nominated for a Tony Award for best leading actor. He joined the cast of the soap opera "One Life to Live," and landed high-profile roles in television's "Glee," the animated feature film "Frozen," Broadway's "Hamilton," and "Mindhunter" on Netflix.
1986: Shia LaBeouf
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,739,332
- Birthday: June 11, 1986
- Notable works: "Transformers," "American Honey," "Fury," "Lawless"
Shia LaBeouf found acting fame on Disney's "Even Stevens" series, "Holes," and "The Greatest Game Ever Played" before appearing in the action figure-based "Transformers" movie franchise. He also played alongside Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," and in the autobiographical "Honey Boy."
1987: Zac Efron
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,102,875
- Birthday: Oct. 18, 1987
- Notable works: "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," "The Greatest Showman," "Hairspray," "17 Again"
Zac Efron, who acted as a child in California, found his breakout role in The Disney Channel's "High School Musical" and its two sequels before appearing in "Hairspray," "17 Again," and "Neighbors." He starred with Hugh Jackman and Zendaya in "The Greatest Showman" and more recently played serial killer Ted Bundy in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile."
1988: Jesse Plemons
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,296,566
- Birthday: April 2, 1988
- Notable works: "Battleship," "Black Mass," "The Master," "Game Night"
Jesse Plemons' career has spanned television and film with roles in TV shows "Friday Night Lights," "Fargo," and "Breaking Bad," and films "The Post," "Game Night," "Battleship," and "I'm Thinking of Ending Things." He has a son with actress Kirsten Dunst and has a tattoo with the initials "TVZ" in honor of American singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt.
1989: Daniel Radcliffe
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,038,360
- Birthday: July 23, 1989
- Notable works: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," "Swiss Army Man," "Horns"
Daniel Radcliffe, born in London, found fame and fortune playing Harry Potter in the enormously popular movies based on the equally popular books. On the London stage, he won rave reviews in "Equus." When he played a magazine fact-checker in Broadway's "The Lifespan of a Fact," he did a stint at the New Yorker, where he fact-checked a restaurant review that the magazine published in 2018.
1990: Liam Hemsworth
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,364,616
- Birthday: Jan. 13, 1990
- Notable works: "The Hunger Games," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Independence Day: Resurgence"
Liam Hemsworth is the youngest of the Australian Hemsworth brothers. In 2010, he appeared in the film "The Last Song" with Miley Cyrus, who he eventually married in 2018, but divorced after two years of marriage. Hemsworth's star status rose in 2012 when he was cast as Gale Hawthorne in "The Hunger Games" franchise.
1991: Dylan O'Brien
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,808,283
- Birthday: Aug. 26, 1991
- Notable works: "Teen Wolf," "The Maze Runner," "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," "Deepwater Horizon"
Dylan O'Brien made his mark in the young adult space starring in MTV's "Teen Wolf" and books-turned-film series "The Maze Runner." He suffered an on-set injury shooting the third installment of "The Maze Runner," but gave his blessing for the director to include the scene in the film.
1992: Cole Sprouse
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,016,884
- Birthday: Aug. 4, 1992
- Notable works: "Riverdale," "Friends," "Big Daddy," "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
Cole Sprouse, along with twin brother Dylan, starred in Adam Sandler's blockbuster "Big Daddy," and the Disney series "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody." In the mid-2000s, Cole moved on from the Mouse House to attend New York University, where he graduated alongside his brother from the Gallatin School for Individualized Study. Today, he stars as Jughead on the "Riverdale" series.
1993: Pete Davidson
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 5,025,416
- Birthday: Nov. 16, 1993
- Notable works: "Trainwreck," "Set It Up," "School Dance," "Saturday Night Live"
A cast member on "Saturday Night Live" and once-fiancé to Ariana Grande, comic Pete Davidson has been on the stand-up circuit since he was in high school. He's been open about his firefighter father's death on 9/11 as well as his stints in rehab, and takes every opportunity to mention them in his sets. He starred in Judd Apatow's "The King of Staten Island."
1994: Ansel Elgort
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,843,171
- Birthday: March 14, 1994
- Notable works: "The Fault in Our Stars," "Divergent," "Baby Driver," "Insurgent"
Ansel Elgort's first leading role was in the "Carrie" remake in 2013. Born in New York, the young actor has since graced the silver screen in young adult films like "The Fault in Our Stars," "Divergent," "Insurgent," and "Paper Towns." He earned a Golden Globe nomination for best actor for his performance in "Baby Driver." His father is fashion photographer Arthur Elgort, and he's worked as a model on fashion shoots.
1995: Timothée Chalamet
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 8,019,619
- Birthday: Dec. 27, 1995
- Notable works: "Call Me By Your Name," "Lady Bird," "Interstellar," "Beautiful Boy"
After a few short films and a part on "Law & Order," Timothée Chalamet booked a regular role on "Homeland," which led to starring alongside Matthew McConaughey in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." Chalamet became the third-youngest actor to be nominated for a best actor Academy Award at 22 for the 2018 film "Call Me By Your Name." He's starring in the long-awaited remake of "Dune."
1996: Noah Centineo
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,917,887
- Birthday: May 9, 1996
- Notable works: "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," "The Fosters," "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," "Abraham & Sarah, the Film Musical"
After appearing on three seasons of Freeform's "The Fosters," replacing the original Jesus played by Jake T. Austin, Noah Centineo dove directly into film upon the show's cancellation. In 2018, Centineo starred in two feature films, Jamey in "Sierra Burgess is a Loser" and Peter Kavinsky in "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," which catapulted him into an overnight sensation.
1997: Asa Butterfield
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 2,387,506
- Birthday: April 1, 1997
- Notable works: "Hugo," "Ender's Game," "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," 'The Space Between Us"
English actor Asa Butterfield caught the public's eye at 11 when he played the son of a Nazi officer who makes friends with a Jewish boy in "The Boy in Striped Pajamas." His other roles have been in "Hugo," "Ender's Game," and "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." These days, he plays awkward teen Otis in Netflix's "Sex Education."
1998: Jaden Smith
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 3,437,611
- Birthday: July 8, 1998
- Notable works: "The Karate Kid," "After Earth," "The Pursuit of Happyness," "The Day the Earth Stood Still"
Born to actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jaden Smith got his first taste of the limelight in his father's music video, "Just the Two of Us." Since then he's taken on iconic roles like "The Karate Kid," voiced a character in Netflix's anime "Neo Yokio," and was even nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award—a Razzie, for his work in "After Earth."
1999: Cameron Boyce
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 4,798,736
- Birthday: May 28, 1999
- Notable works: "Descendants," "Grown Ups," "Jessie," "Code Black"
American actor Cameron Boyce starred in "Jessie" on The Disney Channel and in Disney's "Descendants" movies. Before then, he appeared in Kraft Mac and Cheese commercials and on "General Hospital Night Shift." He died of an epileptic seizure at 20 in 2019.
2000: Griffin Gluck
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 614,867
- Birthday: Aug. 24, 2000
- Notable works: "Just Go With It," "Why Him?" "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life," "Just Before I Go"
The son of a film director and a producer, Griffin Gluck got small acting roles starting at 9. At 11, he played the son of Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in "Just Go With It," then appeared in Netflix's mockumentary "American Vandal," and is in Hulu's "Big Time Adolescence" with Pete Davidson.
2001: Xolo Maridueña
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 719,241
- Birthday: June 9, 2001
- Notable works: "Parenthood," "Cobra Kai," "Dealin' With Idiots," "Twin Peaks"
Born in Los Angeles, Xolo Maridueña landed his first professional acting gig at 10. He appeared in commercials, had a recurring spot on television's "Parenthood," and plays Miguel in Netflix's "Cobra Kai," part of the "Karate Kid" franchise. He has Mexican, Cuban, and Ecuadorian roots, and his name means "Dog Star" in Nahuatl, an indigenous language from Central Mexico.
2002: Gaten Matarazzo
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 981,892
- Birthday: Sept. 8, 2002
- Notable works: "Stranger Things," "The Blacklist," "Imagine the Moon," "Zach's Lie"
Gaten Matarazzo began his career on Broadway in "Les Misérables" and "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," but quickly rose to fame as Dustin in the Netflix series "Stranger Things." Matarazzo was born with cleidocranial dysplasia and openly discusses how the condition affects him.
2003: Emjay Anthony
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 141,597
- Birthday: June 1, 2003
- Notable works: "Chef," "The Jungle Book," "Bad Moms," "Krampus"
Emjay Anthony can be heard in the 2016 production of "The Jungle Book," directed by Jon Favreau, as the voice of Young Wolf. Anthony began his career working in TV, but soon after was cast in "Insurgent," "Bad Moms," and "Chef," another Favreau-helmed film.
2004: Noah Schnapp
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,154,752
- Birthday: Oct. 3, 2004
- Notable works: "Stranger Things," "The Peanuts Movie," "Bridge of Spies," "Panic! At the Disco: LA Devotee"
Even though he voiced Charlie Brown in "The Peanuts Movie" and acted alongside Tom Hanks in "Bridge of Spies," Noah Schnapp might be most recognizable for playing Will Byers on "Stranger Things." Schnapp was one of The Hollywood Reporter's "30 Under 18" and won a SAG award for best ensemble in a drama series for "Stranger Things" in 2018.
2005: Noah Jupe
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,052,615
- Birthday: Feb. 25, 2005
- Notable works: "A Quiet Place," "Wonder," "The Titan," "Suburbicon"
British actor Noah Jupe has worked alongside a slew of Hollywood heavyweights over the past few years: Matt Damon and George Clooney in "Suburbicon," Tom Hiddleston in "The Night Manager," Sam Worthington in "The Titan," and Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in "The Undoing." Thanks to a recommendation from George Clooney, Jupe was cast by John Krasinski in the 2018 horror flick "A Quiet Place."
2006: Jacob Tremblay
- Wikipedia page views over the past year: 1,248,171
- Birthday: Oct. 5, 2006
- Notable works: "Room," "Wonder," "Before I Wake," "The Book of Henry"
Jacob Tremblay was nominated for and won a Critics Choice Award for his performance in the 2015 indie film "Room." Tremblay also voiced a smurf in "The Smurfs 2," at 7. He's chalked up numerous credits since 2012, including the film adaptation of "Wonder," based on The New York Times bestselling novel by R.J. Palacio.