John Wood

Capable of projecting sinister, snide or sympathetic qualities, Wood has been a continuously working "character" actor whose face was often more recognizable to American audiences than his name. Trained in the classics, he performed in numerous Shakespearean productions with the Old Vic Company as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Wood began his career in the early 1950s and appeared on stage...

Judge Joe Brown

Judge Joe Brown
Credits: Mad TV, One on One BIRTHDATE| 07/04/1947

Katherine Helmond

Katherine Helmond
Most noted for playing outspoken, bawdy or endearingly ditzy matriarchs, actress Katherine Helmond enjoyed a career lengthier and more diverse than her beloved television roles might have suggested. After more than a decade of scattered parts in film and on television, the classically trained stage actress earned a 1973 Tony Award for her performance in Eugene O'Neill's "The Great God Brown."...

Kathryn Erbe

Kathryn Erbe
A petite, attractive brunette, Kathryn Erbe has alternated between the stage and screen. Unlike some, she has made motherhood her first priority, and by living on the East Coast has averted the glare of publicity. Despite giving several fine performances, Erbe has remained an underappreciated talent.

Len Lye

Painter and sculptor turned animator who served in John Greirson's GPO unit, where he made documentaries and publicity films. In 1934 Lye developed a new technique for applying paint directly to film, which he introduced in his delightful animated short, "Color Box" (1935). He later experimented with techniques involving images scratched onto film stock and with what he called "kinetic sculpture."

Louis Herthum

Louis Herthum
A native of Baton Rouge, Louis Herthum has carved out a successful career in Hollywood as both an actor and award-winning producer. Although Herthum appeared sporadically in low-budget movies and TV shows throughout the 1980s, his big break came in 1991 when he landed the recurring role of Deputy Andy Broom on the long-running CBS mystery drama, "Murder, She Wrote" (1984-1996). Herthum starred as...

Michael Stuhlbarg

Michael Stuhlbarg
While award-winning stage actor Michael Stuhlbarg was known in New York theater circles since the 1990s, he was considered a relative unknown when the Coen Brothers cast him as the lead in their 2009 feature, "A Serious Man. " Among Stuhlbarg's calling cards were his chameleonic versatility, including his ability (and willingness) to wildly alter his physical appearance, as well as a talent that...
Credits: Miles Ahead, Trumbo, Cut Bank, Blue Jasmine, Hitchcock BIRTHDATE| 07/05/1968