On This Day … 25 August [2022]


People (Births)

  • 1933 – Tom Skerritt, American actor.
  • 1949 – John Savage, American actor and producer.
  • 1976 – Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor.

Tom Skerritt

Thomas Roy Skerritt (born 25 August 1933) is an American actor who has appeared in over 40 films and more than 200 television episodes since 1962. He is known for his film roles in M*A*S*H (1970), Alien (1979), The Dead Zone, Top Gun (1986), A River Runs Through It, Poltergeist III, and Up in Smoke, and the television series Picket Fences. Skerritt has earned several nominations and awards, including winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1993 for Picket Fences.

John Savage

John Savage (born John Smeallie Youngs; 25 August 1949) is an American actor best known for his roles in the films The Deer Hunter (1978), The Onion Field (1979), Hair (1979) and Salvador (1986). He is also known for his role as Donald Lydecker in the TV series Dark Angel.

Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (born 25 August 1976) is a Swedish actor. Born in Stockholm, he began acting at age seven but quit at 13. After serving in the Swedish military, Skarsgård returned to acting and gained his first role in the US film comedy Zoolander. In 2008, he played Marine Brad Colbert in the miniseries Generation Kill. Skarsgård’s breakthrough came when he portrayed vampire Eric Northman in the television series True Blood (2008-2014).

After appearing in films such as Melancholia (2011), Battleship (2012) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Skarsgård starred in the drama series Big Little Lies (2017-2019) as an abusive husband, which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics’ Choice Television Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. From 2019 to 2022, he appeared in the films Long Shot (2019), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), Passing (2021), and The Northman (2022) as well as played Randall Flagg in the miniseries The Stand (2020-2021).

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