Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays March 17

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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays March 17:

1964 (47) Rob Lowe Actor part of Hollywood’s “Brat Pack”

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2000: Voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine.

1987: Nominated for a supporting Golden Globe award for his performance as a retarded youth in Square Dance (1987).

Brother of actor Chad Lowe

He appeared in John Parr’s “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)” music video.

Listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1984″ in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 36.

Is deaf in his right ear.

Former brother-in-law of Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank.


Lost out for the role in Titanic (1997) which went to Billy Zane.

Father of Edward Matthew Lowe (b. 1993) and John Owen Lowe (b. 1995)

Impersonated Robert Wagner’s voice for the young Number Two in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).

Mike Myers is known to have resurrected Rob’s acting career. He and Rob became close friends while filming Wayne’s World (1992). Myers gave him an unbilled role in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) (although the scene was deleted in editing) and gave him a role as the young Number Two in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).

8/02: Quit the series “The West Wing” (1999). Reports vary as to why, but it seems to have been a combination of salary dispute and screen-time dispute (the character he plays got less focus on the show in more recent episodes). He will appear in the first 16 episodes of the next season, though.

His wife, Sheryl Berkoff, is a make-up artist.

2003: Helped in the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California.

Has the dubious distinction of having left a successful TV series (“The West Wing” (1999)), to having two failed TV series within a year (“The Lyon’s Den” (2003), “Dr. Vegas” (2004)), both of which were canceled before running their full season.

Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s “brat pack”, along with Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Andrew McCarthy.

One of the select few to be nominated for and subsequently “win” a Razzie Award and then not get another nomination again. Lowe “won” the 1986 Worst Supporting Actor Razzie for his performance in St. Elmo’s Fire (1985).

Rob has a younger brother, Justin, from his father’s second marriage.

Was considered for the role of Dr. Derek Shepard on “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005).

Is older half brother of Micah Dyer.

Sold his six-bedroom house in Montecito, California for $7.6 million. [2009]

Personal Quotes

When I was young and crazy, I was young and crazy. It can be hard enough just to BE in your teens and 20s. Then add fame, money, access, and every single person telling you that you’re the greatest person who ever was, and it can be a recipe for disaster. Some people literally don’t survive it.

[on his short-lived sitcom, "A New Kind of Family" (1979)] It was notable only for how bad it was.

… One of the great gifts we get (as actors) is that we live on, frozen in time, forever… Truly, the most fulfilling moments I’ve ever had are on the stage. If you can’t have that as an actor, then you might as well at least have that other great thing, which is immortality.

1955 (56) Gary Sinise Actor tv series “CSI:New York”, movies “Forest Gump” and “Apollo 13″

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His Steppenwolf theater company, started by high-school grads in a Catholic-school basement, is now an institution housed in an $8 million theater.

Nominated for a Tony Award for directing a new version of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child”. [1996]

Gary appeared on screen with his spouse, Moira Harris, in “Crime Story” (1986), portraying a married couple. Moira had a small role in Miles from Home (1988), the first feature Gary directed, but Moira’s role was left on the cutting-room floor. Moira appeared as the “Girl in the Red Dress” in Of Mice and Men (1992).

Son of Robert L. Sinise.

Children: Sophie Ana Sinise (b. 1988), McCanna Anthony Sinise (b. 1990), Ella Jane Sinise (b. 1992).

Won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a mini-series or dramatic special for portraying George Wallace the very night the real George Wallace died.

Gary Sinise was born on March 17, 1955. In the movie Apollo 13 (1995), Gary Sinise played original Apollo 13 pilot, Kenneth Mattingly. Mattingly was born on March 17, 1936.

Received his first college degree in 2003 – an honorary degree from Amherst College.

Was considered for the starring role in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). When he didn’t get the part, he recommended that the producers hire William Petersen, which they did. Ironically, he is currently the star of “CSI: NY” (2004), the spin-off of Petersen’s successful TV series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000).

In 1997, played George Wallace in George Wallace (1997) (TV). He re-prised the role, uncredited, in Path to War (2002) (TV).

Has been nominated for Tony Awards three times: in 1990, as Best Actor (Featured Role – Play), for portraying Tom Joad in “The Grapes of Wrath,” a role he recreated in the television version of the same title, The Grapes of Wrath (1991) (TV); in 1996, as Best Director for a revival of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child;” and in 2001 as Best Actor (Play), for portraying Randle McMurphy in a revival of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Kimo Williams first worked with Gary as composer for a Steppenwolf production of “Streetcar Named Desire”. After learning of Gary’s talents on the bass, Kimo encouraged him to do more playing and, over the years, they enjoyed the occasional jam session. As Gary began what has turned out to be an extraordinary commitment to the USO, these jams eventually led to gigs in the Chicago area, gathering local talent and performing for troops and their families.

Shares a birthday with Rob Lowe, with whom he co-starred in “The Stand” (1994).

Founded Operation Iraqi Children (www.operationiraqichildren.org) in early 2004 with “Seabiscuit: An American Legend” author Laura Hillenbrand.


While most of the “CSI: NY” (2004) cast is from New York, Sinise is one of three exceptions. The others are Melina Kanakaredes (who was born in Ohio) and Anna Belknap (who was born in Maine). However, Sinise, Belknap and Kanakaredes have all lived in NY at some point in time.

The two episodes of “Crime Story” (1986) that he directed are the only times he has been credited as “Gary A. Sinise.”

Performed in a band called “Half Day Road” as a teen. Band broke up before their first album “Half Day Road” could be recorded.

Formed the “Lt. Dan Band”, a band consisting of several singers, guitarists, drummers and keyboardists. The band has a total of 12 members. Sinise plays bass guitar. The name is, of course, in homage to his character in Forrest Gump (1994), Lt. Dan”.

On December 10, 2008, was awarded the United States of America Presidential Citizens Medal (which was established on November 13, 1969 to recognize U.S. citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for the nation. The medal is bestowed by the President and may be conferred posthumously. The Presidential Citizens Medal is one of the highest honors the President can confer upon a civilian, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.) for his work with the USO and Operation Iraqi Children.

He was awarded the 1980 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for “Getting Out” at the Wisdom Brige Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

He was nominated for a 1981 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for “Balm in Gilead” at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

He was nominated for a 1982 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Play for “True West” at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

He was nominated for a 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Play for “Tracers” at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

He was nominated for a 1985 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a play for “Orphans” at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

He was awarded the 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Play for “Buried Child” at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

He was nominated for a 2000 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Lives in Calabasas, California.

Personal Quotes

“Careers, like rockets, don’t always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running.”

“Sometimes you’re in great demand. Then suddenly your career hits the brakes.”

“Wherever I go for the military, they always call me Lt. Dan. They just can’t help it.”

1960 (51) Ayre Gross Actor TV series with Ellen Degeneres

1951 (60) Kurt Russell Child actor became a star as an adult in action films

1949 (62) Patrick Duffy Actor played J.R.’s brother on TV series “Dallas”



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