American movie stars born in 1948

Here are 50 famous actors from United States of America were born in 1948:

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson (December 21, 1948 Washington, D.C.-) also known as King of Cool, Mr Cool, Sam, Samuel Leroy Jackson, Samuel Jackson or Sam Jackson is an American actor, film producer, television producer, voice actor and singer. He has one child, Zoe Jackson.

Jackson began his acting career in the 1970s, appearing in stage productions and small roles in films. He gained wider recognition in the 1990s with his powerful performances in films such as Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, and A Time to Kill. Jackson has since become one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood, known for his commanding presence and distinctive voice.

In addition to his acting career, Jackson is also a vocal advocate for civil rights and has been involved in various humanitarian efforts. He is a co-founder of the organization One For The Boys, which raises awareness about male cancer. Jackson has also narrated several documentaries, including the award-winning film I Am Not Your Negro.

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Teller (February 14, 1948 Philadelphia-) also known as Raymond Joseph Teller, Penn and Teller, Penn & Teller or Elmo is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, magician, illusionist, painter, comedian, writer, television producer, film director and teacher.

Teller is most famous for being one-half of the iconic magic duo Penn & Teller. With his silent demeanor and expert sleight of hand, Teller often takes center stage in their performances. In addition to his work in magic, Teller has also had a successful career in entertainment as a writer, producer, and director. He has written and produced several television series and appeared in numerous films and TV shows as both an actor and a magician. Teller is also an accomplished painter and has had his artwork showcased in galleries around the world. Beyond his work in entertainment and the arts, Teller is also a dedicated teacher and has served as a visiting professor at several universities.

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Marc Singer

Marc Singer (January 29, 1948 Vancouver-) also known as Mark Singer is an American actor. He has one child, Phoebe Singer.

Singer is best known for his role as Mike Donovan in the 1980s science fiction TV series "V". He also appeared in other popular TV shows and movies such as "Dallas", "The Twilight Zone", "The Beastmaster", and "If You Could See What I Hear". Singer's acting career started in the 1970s when he made his debut in the movie "Go Tell the Spartans". In addition to his acting work, Singer is also a documentary filmmaker. His films have focused on topics such as social issues and human rights. Singer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles before launching his career in the entertainment industry.

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Don Creech

Don Creech (October 30, 1948 New York-) is an American actor.

He was born and raised in upstate New York and received his BFA in acting from SUNY Fredonia. Creech has appeared in numerous films, including Saving Private Ryan, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Good Shepherd. He has also made appearances on popular television shows such as Law & Order, Cold Case, and NCIS. In addition to his acting work, Creech has also worked as a voice actor and has provided voices for characters in animated films such as The Emperor's New Groove and Monsters, Inc.

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Tommy Nolan

Tommy Nolan (January 15, 1948 Montreal-) also known as Bernard Girouard, Butch Bernard, Tommy Nolan or Tom Nolan is an American writer and actor.

Born in Montreal in 1948, Tommy Nolan moved to the United States at a young age and later became known as Bernard Girouard, Butch Bernard, and Tom Nolan in his acting career. In addition to acting, he is also a prolific writer, having penned several screenplays and novels. Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Nolan is known for keeping a low profile and preferring to let his work speak for itself.

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Robert Ginty

Robert Ginty (November 14, 1948 Brooklyn-September 21, 2009 Los Angeles) also known as Walter Robert Ginty, Christopher Robert Ginty, Robert Winthrop Ginty, The Paper Chase Guy, R.W. Ginty or Robert Ginity was an American film producer, film director, actor, screenwriter and television director. He had two children, James Francis Ginty and Marissa Ginty.

Robert Ginty gained popularity for his role as the law student, "James T. Hart," on the TV series, "The Paper Chase" (1978–79). He later went on to appear in films such as "The Exterminator" (1980), "Vietnam, Texas" (1990), and "Gold Raiders" (1983). Ginty directed "Gold Raiders" himself and went on to direct other films such as "White Ghost" (1988) and "Warrior of the Lost World" (1983).

Apart from his work in film and television, Ginty was also a social activist, particularly in advocating for the rights of the homeless. He founded a non-profit organization called the Urban Rangers in 2001 which provides basic necessities and support to homeless individuals in Los Angeles.

Robert Ginty passed away on September 21, 2009, in Los Angeles due to complications from cancer.

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Ken Lerner

Ken Lerner (May 27, 1948 Brooklyn-) also known as Kenneth Lerner is an American actor, teacher, businessperson and acting coach. He has two children, Sam Lerner and Jenny Lerner.

Ken Lerner has acted in a variety of television shows and movies throughout his career. Some of his notable film credits include "The Running Man", "Happy Hour", and "Unlawful Entry". He has also appeared in TV shows such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "The Mentalist".

In addition to his acting work, Lerner is an accomplished teacher and acting coach. He has taught at the Lee Strasberg Institute and has coached actors such as Michelle Rodriguez and Harvey Keitel. He has also written a book on acting called "Making It on Broadway: Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Top".

Outside of the entertainment industry, Lerner has been involved in various business ventures. He is the founder of a production company called Gregg's Eggs and has also co-founded a health care technology company called MD Insider.

Lerner continues to work in the entertainment industry and is considered a respected figure in both acting and teaching circles.

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Phillip Alford

Phillip Alford (September 11, 1948 Gadsden-) also known as Philip Alford is an American actor and businessperson.

He is best known for his portrayal of Jem Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Alford's performance in the film was highly praised and earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. After "To Kill a Mockingbird," Alford appeared in a few more films such as "The Sound of Anger" and "Shenandoah" before leaving acting to focus on his business career. In the 1970s, he became involved in the construction and real estate industries, eventually founding his own successful construction company. Despite his brief acting career, Alford remains a beloved figure in American pop culture and continues to make occasional public appearances to speak about his experiences on the set of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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David Hammond

David Hammond (June 3, 1948 New York City-) is an American film director and actor.

He made his directorial debut in 1982 with the independent film, "Superstition". He went on to direct several other notable films such as "Wavelength" and "The Lost". As an actor, he has appeared in a number of films, including "Anatomy of a Murder", "The Stunt Man", and "Blow Out". In addition to his work in film, Hammond has also directed a number of television shows, including episodes of "Miami Vice" and "Law & Order". He has been married to actress Karen Allen since 1988.

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Jeff MacKay

Jeff MacKay (October 20, 1948 Dallas-August 22, 2008 Tulsa) also known as Jeffery Neill MacKay was an American actor.

He was best known for his roles in television shows such as Magnum, P.I. where he played the character of "Mac" from 1980 to 1988. He also appeared in other popular shows like JAG, Tales of the Gold Monkey and Black Sheep Squadron. MacKay also had a successful career in film and appeared in movies such as Dirty Work, Switchback and The Running Man. Prior to his acting career, MacKay served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After his death, he was buried with honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Paul Linke

Paul Linke (May 6, 1948 New York City-) is an American actor. He has four children, Rose Linke, Jasper Linke, Ryan Linke and Lily Linke.

Paul Linke is best known for his role as Officer Arthur "Artie" Grossman in the popular television show "CHiPs". He also starred in a number of other TV series and films, including "Kojak", "Columbo", "Laverne & Shirley", "Knight Rider", "Simon & Simon", and "Parenthood".

In addition to his acting career, Linke is also a writer and director. He wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed one-man play "Time Flies When You're Alive", which is based on his experiences dealing with his wife's battle with cancer. Linke has also directed several plays and films.

Linke is passionate about social activism and is the co-founder of the Theatre/Theater in Los Angeles, which was a hub for socially-conscious theater in the 1980s. He also founded the non-profit organization Kids And Cars, which aims to prevent deaths and injuries of young children in and around vehicles.

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Lou Wagner

Lou Wagner (August 14, 1948 San Jose-) is an American actor.

He is best known for his role as the mechanic "Harold" in the TV series "Chico and the Man" (1974-1978). He also appeared as "Lucius" in the TV series "Planet of the Apes" (1974) and in the films "Sssssss" (1973), "Two-Minute Warning" (1976), and "The Car" (1977). Wagner began his acting career in the late 1960s and continues to act in film and TV. Besides his acting, he is also a skilled voice actor and has provided voices for several animated TV shows and video games.

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A Martinez

A Martinez (September 27, 1948 Glendale-) otherwise known as Adolph Larrue Martinez, A. Martinez, Adolph Martinez, Adolfo Larrue Martinez, III, Adolfo Larrue Martinez, Little Adolfo, Little A or A is an American actor, singer, screenwriter and film producer. He has three children, Devon Makena Martinez, Dakota Lee Martinez and Ren Farren Martinez.

Martinez began his acting career in 1968 with a role in the western film "The Stalking Moon". He went on to become a regular on the daytime soap opera "Santa Barbara", for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Martinez also starred in the primetime TV series "L.A. Law", "Profiler", and "Longmire". In addition to his acting career, Martinez has written episodes for the TV series "General Hospital" and "Santa Barbara", and has produced several films including "Coyote Summer" and "Once Upon a Wedding". He is also a musician and has released two albums, "Blessed" and "Refried Dreams". Off-screen, Martinez is an advocate for Native American rights and is part of the Native Voices at the Autry, which is the country's only equity theater company dedicated to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American artists.

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Patrick Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds (December 2, 1948 Miami Beach-) also known as Patrick Cleveland Reynolds or Patrick Byrne is an American writer and actor.

He is best known for his advocacy work on tobacco control, drawing from his personal experiences as a member of the Reynolds tobacco family. Reynolds became an outspoken critic of the tobacco industry after his father, R.J. Reynolds, Jr., died from emphysema in 1964. He has since lectured at schools and universities across the United States, as well as around the world, using his family's story to promote anti-smoking campaigns. In addition to his advocacy work, Reynolds has also appeared in films such as "The World's Greatest Lover" and "A Rumor of War". He is also the founder of The Foundation for a Smokefree America.

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Irving Allen Lee

Irving Allen Lee (November 21, 1948-September 5, 1992) otherwise known as Los Cuatro Vagabundos or Senor Lee was an American actor.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York and began his acting career in the 1970s. Lee was known for his roles in films such as "The Warriors" and "The Wanderers." He also appeared in television shows such as "Miami Vice" and "Law & Order." In addition to acting, Lee was a trained dancer and choreographer. He passed away in 1992 at the age of 43.

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Justin Deas

Justin Deas (March 30, 1948 Connellsville-) also known as Justin Traylor Deas is an American actor. He has two children, Joseph Deas and Sam Deas.

Deas is most well-known for his work as a soap opera actor. He has won four Daytime Emmy Awards during his career. Deas began his soap opera career in 1980 when he was cast as Tom Hughes on "As the World Turns." He then went on to play several other notable roles, including Keith Timmons on "Santa Barbara," Buzz Cooper on "Guiding Light," and Dr. Dan Myers on "All My Children." In addition to his work in soap operas, Deas has also appeared in several primetime television shows and films. He has been married to actress Margaret Colin since 1988.

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William Gray Espy

William Gray Espy (July 19, 1948 Dothan-) is an American actor.

He is best known for his role as Mitchell Sherman on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless." Espy has also appeared in numerous other TV shows such as "Bonanza," "Ironside," and "Barnaby Jones." In addition to his television work, he has appeared in several films, including "The Hunting Party" and "Rollercoaster." Espy began his career at the age of 13, appearing on Broadway in "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs." He continued to pursue acting throughout his teenage years and eventually moved to Los Angeles to further his career. Throughout his career, Espy has won critical acclaim for his performances and has been recognized with nominations for Daytime Emmy Awards.

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Stephen Schnetzer

Stephen Schnetzer (June 11, 1948 Canton-) also known as Stephen St. Paul or Stephen Paul Schnetzer is an American actor. He has two children, Max Schnetzer and Ben Schnetzer.

Stephen Schnetzer is best known for his work in daytime soap operas such as Another World, where he played the role of Cass Winthrop for 12 years. He has also starred in other popular shows such as The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives. Schnetzer has had a successful career in theater as well, having performed in numerous Broadway shows including A Few Good Men and Filumena. Alongside his acting career, he has also worked as a writer and producer and has written several plays. Schnetzer is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and has received critical acclaim for his work in the arts.

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Robert S. Woods

Robert S. Woods (March 13, 1948 Maywood-) also known as Robert Sosebee Woods, Robert Woods or Robert Merritt Woods is an American actor and vietnam veteran. He has two children, Tanner Woods and Dylan Woods.

Woods is best known for his role as Bo Buchanan in the soap opera "One Life to Live", a character he played from 1979 to 2012. He also had roles in other television shows such as "The Waltons" and "The Streets of San Francisco". In addition to his acting career, Woods served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in combat. In his free time, Woods enjoys playing guitar and is an avid golfer. He currently resides in California with his wife Loanne Bishop.

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John de Lancie

John de Lancie (March 20, 1948 Philadelphia-) also known as John De Lancie or John deLancie is an American actor, author, musician and film producer. He has two children, Keegan de Lancie and Owen de Lancie.

De Lancie is most widely recognized for his role as Q, a recurring character in the popular science-fiction television franchise, Star Trek. He is also known for his portrayal of Donald Margolis in AMC’s critically acclaimed drama series, Breaking Bad. Outside of acting, de Lancie has lent his voice to numerous animated television shows, including My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, where he voices the character of Discord. In addition, de Lancie has produced a number of films and audio dramas, and co-authored a series of science-fiction novels with his wife, Marnie Mosiman. Prior to pursuing acting as a career, de Lancie graduated from Kent School and studied at Juilliard School of Drama.

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Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper (February 4, 1948 Detroit-) also known as Vincent Damon Furnier, Vincent Furnier or Alice Coper is an American singer, disc jockey, singer-songwriter, actor, guitarist, musician and film score composer. His children are called Calico Cooper, Dashiell Cooper and Sonora Cooper.

Alice Cooper rose to fame in the 1970s as the lead singer of the band Alice Cooper. Known for his theatrical live performances and shocking stage presence, he became a pioneer of shock rock. Some of his hit songs include "School's Out," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," and "Poison."

Beyond music, Alice Cooper has also acted in various films and television shows, including Wayne's World and The Muppet Show. He has also hosted his own radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper.

In addition to his entertainment career, Alice Cooper is an avid golfer and has even competed in celebrity tournaments. He is also known for his philanthropy work, supporting various charities and causes such as The Rock Teen Center, a facility he co-founded in Phoenix, Arizona to provide a safe haven for teens interested in music.

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Ron Asheton

Ron Asheton (July 17, 1948 Washington, D.C.-January 1, 2009 Ann Arbor) also known as Ronald Frank Asheton, Ronald Franklin Asheton Jr. or Asheton, Ron was an American guitarist, musician, songwriter and actor.

He is best known as the co-founder and guitarist of the influential rock band The Stooges. Asheton formed the band in the late 1960s with Iggy Pop, his older brother Scott Asheton, and Dave Alexander. He played on the first three Stooges albums, which are now considered classics of punk rock and garage rock. Asheton's raw and powerful guitar playing was a crucial part of the Stooges' sound, and he was a major influence on later generations of rock musicians.

After the Stooges disbanded in 1974, Asheton played in several other bands, including The New Order and Destroy All Monsters. He also worked as an actor, appearing in films such as "Mosquito" and "Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo." However, he remained active as a musician throughout his life, and continued to play with The Stooges after they reunited in 2003.

Tragically, Asheton passed away in 2009 at the age of 60. His contributions to rock music continue to be celebrated by fans and musicians alike, and he is remembered as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.

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Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey (November 6, 1948 Detroit-) otherwise known as Glen Frey, Grenn Frey, Glenn Fry, Glenn Lewis Frey, G. Frey, Eagles or Glenny Frey is an American songwriter, singer, musician, actor, painter and guitarist.

He was one of the founding members of the Eagles, a prolific American rock band known for hits such as "Hotel California", "Take It Easy" and "Life in the Fast Lane". Frey contributed heavily to the band's success as a lead vocalist and songwriter, and also played multiple instruments including guitar, keyboard, and harmonica.

Prior to his involvement with the Eagles, Frey was a member of the Detroit-based rock band The Mushrooms and later founded the duo Longbranch Pennywhistle with fellow musician J.D. Souther. In addition to his work with the Eagles, Frey also had a successful solo career with hits including "The Heat Is On" and "You Belong to the City".

Frey was not only a talented musician, but also explored other artistic endeavors throughout his life. He had notable appearances in television shows such as Miami Vice and Nash Bridges, and even had a recurring role on the hit show, Arli$$, as well as appearances in movies such as Let's Get Harry and Jerry Maguire. And, being a skilled painter, he displayed his works at art exhibitions in the United States under the name of Glenn Frey: New Paintings.

Frey passed away on January 18, 2016 at the age of 67 due to complications caused by rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. His legacy and contributions to the music industry continue to be celebrated.

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Gary Morris

Gary Morris (December 7, 1948 Fort Worth-) also known as Gary Gwyn Morris or Morris, Gary is an American singer, actor, songwriter and composer. He has five children, Hunter Morris, Garon Morris, Sam Morris, Chandler Morris and Matt Morris.

Morris began his career in the late 1970s as a musical performer in various Broadway productions before launching a successful career as a country music artist in the early 1980s. He is best known for his hit songs "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Baby Bye Bye," both of which reached No. 1 on the country music charts.

In addition to his music career, Morris has acted in several films and television shows, including "The Colbys" and "Dallas." He has also composed music for films, including the theme song for the movie "The Power of One."

Morris is a passionate supporter of various charitable causes and has performed at events for organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Larry Gatlin

Larry Gatlin (May 2, 1948 Seminole-) also known as Larry Wayne Gatlin or Gatlin, Larry is an American songwriter, singer, actor, composer and guitarist. His children are called Josh Cash Gatlin and Kristin Gatlin.

Gatlin is best known for being the lead singer of the Gatlin Brothers, which was a popular country music trio in the 1970s and 1980s. He and his brothers, Steve and Rudy, had several hit songs including "Broken Lady," "All the Gold in California," and "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)." Gatlin has been inducted into both the Grand Ole Opry and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. In addition to his music career, Gatlin has appeared in a number of films, including "Take This Job and Shove It" and "Marie." He is also a devout Christian and has released several gospel albums. Gatlin continues to tour and perform to this day.

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Ted Lange

Ted Lange (January 5, 1948 Oakland-) also known as Theodore William Lange or Theodore William "Ted" Lange is an American screenwriter, actor, television director, film director, playwright and theatre director. He has two children, Turner Wallace Lange and Theodore William Lange IV.

Ted Lange is best known for his role as the bartender Isaac Washington in the classic TV series "The Love Boat", which aired from 1977 to 1986. He is also an accomplished playwright, having written and directed several successful plays, including "George Washington's Boy", "4 Queens No Trump" and "Lady Patriot". In addition to his work in television and theater, Lange has also directed several films, including "The Women of Brewster Place" and "Mr. Boogedy". Outside of his creative endeavors, Lange is a passionate advocate for education and has worked with organizations such as the United Negro College Fund to promote access to higher education for underserved communities.

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Rich Correll

Rich Correll (May 14, 1948 Los Angeles County-) a.k.a. Richard T. Correll, Richard Thomas "Rich" Correll, Richard Thomas Correll or Richard Correll is an American screenwriter, actor, television producer, television director and film director.

He started his career as a child actor, appearing in various television shows such as "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," "The Donna Reed Show," and "Leave It to Beaver." As a young adult, he transitioned into directing and producing, working on popular sitcoms like "Family Matters," "Full House," and "Hannah Montana."

Correll has also directed several feature films, including "To Grandmother's House We Go" and "The Ultimate Christmas Present." In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, he is actively involved in philanthropy and has served on the board of directors for various organizations.

Correll has been recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry, receiving several awards and nominations throughout his career, including a Primetime Emmy nomination for his work on "Family Matters."

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Michael Sacks

Michael Sacks (September 11, 1948 New York City-) is an American actor.

Michael Sacks is best known for his role as Billy Pilgrim in the 1972 film "Slaughterhouse-Five", which was based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut. He also appeared in the films "The Sugarland Express" directed by Steven Spielberg and "The Amityville Horror". Sacks started his acting career in the theatre before transitioning to film. He was part of the original cast of Steven Schwartz's "Godspell" and later appeared in productions of "Hamlet" and "The Cherry Orchard". In addition to acting, Sacks has also worked as a photojournalist and written essays and articles on subjects such as photography and Buddhism.

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Sam Freed

Sam Freed (August 29, 1948 York-) is an American actor and voice actor.

He is best known for his work in the theatre, having performed on Broadway in several productions including "The Song of Jacob Zulu," "The American Clock," and "The Great White Hope." He has also had a successful career in film and television, with notable appearances in "The Interpreter," "Kate & Leopold," and "American Splendor." Freed has lent his voice to numerous animated projects as well, including "Avatar: The Last Airbender," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and "The Boondocks." In addition to his acting work, he has also worked as a director and writer, and has taught at several universities and theatre companies.

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Avery Brooks

Avery Brooks (October 2, 1948 Evansville-) also known as Avery Franklin Brooks is an American actor, opera singer, television director, voice actor, artistic director and professor. He has three children, Cabral Brooks, Asante Brooks and Ayana Brooks.

Brooks is best known for his role as Commander Benjamin Sisko in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which he portrayed from 1993 to 1999. He also appeared in the films American History X and The Big Hit, as well as the television series Spencer: For Hire and A Man Called Hawk. In addition to his acting career, Brooks is a trained operatic baritone and has performed in various productions, including Porgy and Bess. He has also served as the Artistic Director of the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta and taught at several universities, including Rutgers University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Ken Foree

Ken Foree (February 29, 1948 Indianapolis-) a.k.a. Kentotis Alvin Foree, Kentotis Alvin "Ken" Foree or Foree is an American actor, film producer, entrepreneur and screenwriter.

He is best known for his roles in horror films such as George A. Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" and Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects." Foree started his career in the entertainment industry as a stage actor before transitioning to television and film. He has also appeared in numerous television shows including "The A-Team" and "Hunter." In addition to acting, Foree has produced and written several films, including "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning." He is also the founder of the production company Ken Foree's Freedom Writer Productions.

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Blu Mankuma

Blu Mankuma (July 5, 1948 Seattle-) also known as James Michael George is an American actor, voice actor, musician, singer and songwriter. He has two children, Rene Mankuma and Cusee Mankuma.

Blu Mankuma began his acting career in the 1980s and has since appeared in numerous film and television productions. Some of his notable appearances include the TV series "Forever Knight," "RoboCop: The Series," and "The Outer Limits," as well as the films "The 6th Day," "Disturbing Behavior," and "2012." His work as a voice actor includes roles in popular animated series like "Beast Wars: Transformers," "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero," and "ReBoot." In addition to acting and voice work, Mankuma is also a singer and songwriter, and has released several albums throughout his career. He continues to act and perform today.

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Michael Peters

Michael Peters (August 6, 1948 Brooklyn-August 29, 1994 Los Angeles) also known as Michael Douglas Peters was an American actor, dancer and choreographer.

Peters began his career as a professional dancer, working with several prominent choreographers in the 1970s. He quickly gained recognition for his innovative and energetic style and was soon invited to choreograph music videos, commercials, and films.

Peters became one of the most sought-after choreographers of the 1980s, working with some of the biggest names in the music industry. He is perhaps best known for his work on Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, which helped establish Jackson as a pop icon.

Throughout his career, Peters earned numerous awards and accolades for his work as a choreographer. He was also recognized for his performances on stage and screen, and appeared in several films and TV shows.

Peters continued to work in the entertainment industry until his death from complications due to AIDS in 1994. His legacy lives on, however, in the countless performers he inspired and the groundbreaking work he created.

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Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers (January 14, 1948 New Orleans-) is an American american football player, actor, television director and television producer. His children are called Jason Weathers and Matthew Weathers.

Weathers played for the Oakland Raiders and later the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League. However, he is most well-known for his role as Apollo Creed in the Rocky film series. He also had roles in other popular movies such as Action Jackson and Predator. In addition to acting, Weathers has directed episodes of popular television shows like Hawaii Five-0 and For All Mankind. He has also produced numerous films and television shows, including Training Day and Chicago Justice. Weathers continues to be a beloved figure in both the football and entertainment worlds.

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Ron Vawter

Ron Vawter (December 9, 1948 Latham-April 16, 1994 Zürich) was an American actor.

He was best known for his work with the experimental theater company The Wooster Group, which he co-founded in 1975. Vawter was known for his unconventional acting style and ability to seamlessly blend different media, such as film, theater, and dance. He appeared in many of The Wooster Group's productions throughout his career and also appeared in several films, including "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" and "Philadelphia." Additionally, Vawter was a vocal advocate for AIDS awareness and treatment, and he himself was HIV-positive at the time of his death in 1994. His contributions to the world of experimental theater and advocacy for AIDS awareness have continued to inspire and influence artists and activists to this day.

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Shahram Shabpareh

Shahram Shabpareh (March 11, 1948 Tehran-) otherwise known as Shabpareh, Shahram is an American songwriter, actor and singer.

He is considered as one of the most prominent pop singers of Iran prior to the Iranian Revolution. Shabpareh rose to fame in Iran in the late 1960s with his catchy tunes and vibrant stage presence. With his unique blend of Iranian traditional music and Western rock and roll, he quickly became a household name in Iran and beyond.

After the Iranian Revolution, Shabpareh moved to the United States and continued his music career. He released several albums, performed in various concerts around the world and earned a loyal fanbase. In addition to his music career, Shabpareh also acted in several Iranian films in the 1970s.

Despite being away from his homeland for decades, Shabpareh has remained a beloved figure in Iranian music, with his songs still widely played and celebrated by Iranian people around the world.

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Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal (March 14, 1948 Upper East Side-) also known as William Edward Crystal, Bill Crystal, Face, Billy or William Edward "Billy" Crystal is an American comedian, actor, film producer, screenwriter, voice actor, film director, writer, singer, television presenter and television director. He has two children, Jennifer Crystal Foley and Lindsay Crystal.

Crystal began his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1970s and rose to fame with his role as Jodie Dallas on the sitcom Soap. He later starred in the popular films When Harry Met Sally..., City Slickers, and Analyze This. Crystal has also hosted the Oscars nine times, earning a reputation as one of the most beloved hosts in the show's history. In addition to his work in entertainment, Crystal is also known for his philanthropy, supporting causes such as Parkinson's disease research and early childhood education.

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Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest (February 5, 1948 New York City-) also known as Christopher Haden-Guest, Lord Haden-Guest, Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, Christopher Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, The Hon. Christopher Haden-Guest, The 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Great Saling, in the County of Essex, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, The Right Honourable The Baron Haden-Guest, The Baron Haden-Guest, The 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in the County of Essex, Mister Christopher Haden-Guest or The Honourable Christopher Haden-Guest is an American actor, film director, comedian, television producer, screenwriter, composer, musician, television director, film score composer, film producer and voice actor. He has two children, Thomas Guest and Annie Guest.

Guest began his career in the entertainment industry as a member of the comedy rock band The National Lampoon Radio Hour. He later went on to become a part of the comedy group The Groundlings and appeared in various television shows and films, including the classic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." He has also directed and starred in several other mockumentaries, including "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show," and "A Mighty Wind." In addition to his work in the film and television industry, Guest is also a skilled musician and has released several albums with his own band, The Christopher Guest Band. Despite being a native New Yorker, Guest has strong ties to the United Kingdom as his father was a British diplomat and he holds a British title as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest.

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John Ritter

John Ritter (September 17, 1948 Burbank-September 11, 2003 Burbank) also known as Johnathan Southworth Ritter, Johnny Ritter, John, John S. Ritter or Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter was an American comedian, actor and voice actor. His children are called Jason Ritter, Carly Ritter, Stella Ritter and Tyler Ritter.

Ritter rose to fame in the 1970s for his role as Jack Tripper in the hit sitcom "Three's Company". He won an Emmy Award for the role in 1984. Throughout his career, he acted in numerous movies and TV shows, including "Problem Child", "Bad Santa", and "The Waltons". Ritter was also a voice actor, lending his voice to animated shows like "Clifford the Big Red Dog" and "The Wild Thornberrys". Tragically, Ritter passed away in 2003 due to aortic dissection. He was 54 years old at the time of his death.

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Lewis Black

Lewis Black (August 30, 1948 Silver Spring-) also known as Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, actor, playwright, writer, social critic, commentator, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, author and voice actor.

He is best known for his angry, ranting stand-up comedy style, which often includes commentary on politics, culture, and current events. Black graduated from the University of North Carolina and later obtained an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. He began his career as a playwright, with several of his plays being produced off-Broadway in the 1980s and 90s. In the early 1990s, he began performing stand-up comedy and quickly gained a following for his sharp-tongued, profanity-laced rants. Black has released numerous comedy albums and specials, authored several books, and voiced characters in several animated films and TV shows. He has also made frequent appearances on late-night talk shows, news programs, and political commentary shows. Black is a staunch liberal and often uses his platform to advocate for progressive causes.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov (January 27, 1948 Riga-) also known as Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov, Mikhail Baryshinikov, Misha, Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov or Михаи́л Никола́евич Бары́шников is an American actor, television producer, ballet dancer and choreographer. He has four children, Alexandra Lange Baryshnikova, Anna Katerina Baryshnikov, Peter Andrew Baryshnikov and Sofia-Luisa Baryshnikova.

Born in Latvia, Baryshnikov studied ballet from a young age and eventually became a principal dancer with the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). He defected from the Soviet Union in 1974 while on tour with the company in Canada and soon after joined the American Ballet Theatre in New York City. Baryshnikov is widely considered one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century and has won numerous awards for his work, including a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway show "Metamorphosis" and an Emmy Award for his role in the television series "Sex and the City." In addition to his work in the performing arts, Baryshnikov co-founded the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, which supports and presents works by contemporary artists in dance, music, theater and other disciplines.

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George Wendt

George Wendt (October 17, 1948 Beverly-) a.k.a. George Robert Wendt, George Robert Wendt III or George R. Wendt is an American actor and singer. His children are called Daniel Wendt, Hilary Wendt and Joe Wendt.

Wendt is best known for his role as Norm Peterson in the popular television sitcom, Cheers, which aired from 1982 to 1993. He received six Emmy nominations for his role in Cheers and has also acted in films such as Gung Ho (1986), Fletch (1985), and Forever Young (1992). Wendt has also had success in theater, starring in numerous productions including the Broadway play, Art (1998). In addition to his acting career, Wendt is also a licensed pilot and has had a lifelong passion for aviation.

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Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe (June 1, 1948 Snyder-) a.k.a. Powers Allen Boothe is an American actor. His children are called Parisse Boothe and Preston Allen.

Boothe began his acting career on stage, playing various roles in Broadway productions such as "Richard III" and "Henry IV, Part II." He then moved on to film and television, earning critical acclaim for his portrayal of cult leader Jim Jones in the TV movie "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones." He also had notable roles in films such as "Red Dawn," "Tombstone," and "Sin City." Boothe won an Emmy for his role in the TV movie "Into Thin Air: Death on Everest" and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the HBO series "Deadwood." He passed away on May 14, 2017, at the age of 68.

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Scott Reiniger

Scott Reiniger (September 5, 1948 White Plains-) also known as Scott Hale Reiniger, Harlan Sahib Bahadur, Prince of Ghor or Scott H. Reiniger is an American actor. He has one child, Zoe Worthington Reiniger.

Reiniger is best known for his role as Roger in George A. Romero's classic horror film "Dawn of the Dead" (1978). He also appeared in other Romero-directed films such as "Knightriders" (1981) and "The Crazies" (1973). Reiniger has had a diverse acting career, including roles in TV shows like "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives," as well as in stage productions of "Hair" and "The Rocky Horror Show." In addition to acting, Reiniger has also worked as a professor and administrator in higher education. He currently resides in California.

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Antonio Pantojas

Antonio Pantojas (November 25, 1948 Río Piedras, Puerto Rico-) is an American talk show host, actor, comedian and dancer.

Pantojas first gained popularity in the 1970s through his work as a dancer for Latin music groups such as El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico and the Fania All-Stars. He later transitioned to acting, appearing in several films and television shows in the 1980s and 1990s.

In the 2000s, Pantojas became a prominent talk show host, hosting his own show titled "El Show de Antonio Pantojas" on Telemundo Puerto Rico. He also continued to perform as a comedian and dancer, including a recurring role in the hit stage show "Yo Soy Betty La Fea" in Puerto Rico.

Beyond his entertainment career, Pantojas has also been involved in various philanthropic initiatives, including supporting HIV/AIDS awareness and education efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Bud Cort

Bud Cort (March 29, 1948 New Rochelle-) a.k.a. Walter Edward Cox, Lord Hienrich 'Binky' Alcoa III or Bud Court is an American actor, comedian, film director and screenwriter.

Cort is best known for his role as Harold in the 1971 film "Harold and Maude", which became a cult classic. He has also appeared in a variety of other films and television shows, including "Brewster McCloud", "MASH", "The Chocolate War", "Dogma", and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou". Cort has also had a successful stage career, starring in productions such as "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" and "The Rocky Horror Show". In addition to acting, Cort has also directed and written several films, including "Ted & Venus" and "Milo". He continues to work in the entertainment industry today.

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Joe Dallesandro

Joe Dallesandro (December 31, 1948 Pensacola-) otherwise known as Joe Dellesandro, Joseph Angelo D'Allesandro, Joseph Angelo D'Allesandro III, Joe Dallessandro, Little Joe, JoeBoy or Joe Catano is an American actor. His children are called Joseph A. Dallesandro Jr and Michael Dallesandro.

Dallesandro gained fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s for his roles in Andy Warhol's films such as "Flesh," "Trash," and "Heat." He became known as a sex symbol and an iconic figure of the counterculture movement, with his masculine physique and androgynous look. In addition to acting, Dallesandro also worked in the fashion industry as a model and muse for designers such as Yves Saint Laurent. He has continued to act in films and television shows throughout his career, and in recent years has become a painter and photographer.

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Michael Berryman

Michael Berryman (September 4, 1948 Los Angeles-) also known as Michael John Berryman is an American actor, florist and film producer.

He is best known for his appearances in horror films, such as "The Hills Have Eyes" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Berryman was born with the genetic condition hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which caused him to have no sweat glands, hair, or fingernails. Despite this, he pursued a career in acting and became a popular character actor in the 1970s and 1980s. In addition to acting, Berryman also runs a flower shop in West Hills, California, and has produced several films, including the indie horror film "Below Zero". He is also a philanthropist, and has been involved in various charitable causes throughout his career.

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Big John Studd

Big John Studd (February 19, 1948 Butler-March 20, 1995 Burke) also known as John Minton, John William Minton, Chuck O'Connor, John Minton Studd, John Studd, Captain USA, Executioner #2, Masked Superstar II or The Giant Studd was an American wrestler and actor. He had three children, John Minton Jr., Janelle Minton and Sean Minton.

Big John Studd was known for his towering height of 6’10” and his imposing size, weighing in at over 360 pounds. He had a successful wrestling career and was a two-time WWF World Tag Team Champion. Studd was known for his rivalry with Andre the Giant, which culminated in a body slam challenge at WrestleMania I.

In addition to his wrestling career, Studd had several acting roles, including in the TV show “The A-Team” and the movie “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.” Studd also appeared as a guest on the talk show “Donahue” to discuss his wrestling career and the physical demands of the sport.

Tragically, Studd passed away at the age of 47 due to liver cancer. After his death, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Perry King

Perry King (April 30, 1948 Alliance-) also known as Perry Firestone King is an American actor. He has two children, Hannah King and Louise King.

Perry King is widely recognized for his role as Cody Allen on the television series "Riptide". He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series for his work on the show. King's acting career began in the 1970s, with appearances in films such as "The Possession of Joel Delaney" and "Mandingo". He went on to appear in many notable films throughout the years, including "The Choirboys", "The Day After Tomorrow", and "The Divide". In addition to his work in film and television, King has also appeared on stage in various productions, including "Steel Magnolias" and "Much Ado About Nothing". Outside of acting, he is also an accomplished pilot and has flown in various airshows.

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