On This Day … 15 December [2022]


People (Births)

  • 1933 – Tim Conway, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019).
  • 1954 – Alex Cox, English film director, screenwriter, actor, non-fiction author and broadcaster.
  • 1964 – Paul Kaye, British actor.
  • 1968 – Garrett Wang, American actor.
  • 1969 – Ralph Ineson, English actor.
  • 1977 – Geoff Stults, American actor and producer.

Tim Conway

Thomas Daniel “Tim” Conway (15 December 1933 to 14 May 2019) was an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. From 1966 to 2012 he appeared in more than 100 TV shows, TV series and films. Among his more notable roles, he portrayed the inept Ensign Parker in the 1960s World War II TV situation comedy McHale’s Navy, was a regular cast member (1975-1978) on the TV comedy The Carol Burnett Show where he portrayed his recurrent iconic characters Mister Tudball, the Oldest Man and the Dumb Private, co-starred with Don Knotts in several films (1975-1980), was the title character in the Dorf series of eight sports comedy direct-to-video films (1987-1996), and provided the voice of Barnacle Boy in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999-2012). Twice, in 1970 and in 1980-1981, he had his own TV series.

Conway was admired for his ability to depart from scripts with humorous ad libs and gestures, which frequently caused others in the skit to break character while attempting to control their surprise and laughter. He won six Primetime Emmy Awards during his career, four of which were awarded for The Carol Burnett Show, including one for writing.

Alex Cox

Alexander B. H. Cox (born 15 December 1954) is an English film director, screenwriter, actor, non-fiction author and broadcaster. Cox experienced success early in his career with Repo Man and Sid and Nancy, but since the release and commercial failure of Walker, his career has moved towards independent films.[1] Cox received a co-writer credit for the screenplay of Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) for previous work on the script before it was rewritten by Gilliam.

As of 2012, Cox has taught screenwriting and film production at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Cox also stars in the 2018 Mexican TV Series Un Extrango Enemigo (An Unknown Enemy) as Winston Scott, the CIA Chief of the Mexico Station.

Paul Kaye

Paul Kaye (born 15 December 1964) is an English comedian and actor. He is known for his portrayals of shock interviewer Dennis Pennis on The Sunday Show, New York lawyer Mike Strutter on MTV’s Strutter, Thoros of Myr in HBO’s Game of Thrones, and Vincent the Fox on the BBC comedy Mongrels.

Garrett Wang

Garrett Richard Wang (Chinese: 王以瞻; pinyin: Wáng Yǐzhān; born 15 December 1968) is an American actor. Wang is known for his role in Star Trek: Voyager as Ensign Harry Kim.

Ralph Ineson

Ralph Michael Ineson (born 15 December 1969) is an English actor and narrator. Known for his deep, rumbling, Yorkshire-accented voice, his most notable roles include William in The Witch, Dagmer Cleftjaw in Game of Thrones, Amycus Carrow in the last three Harry Potter films, Donald Bamford in the BBC drama series Goodnight Sweetheart, Chris Finch in the BBC sitcom The Office, and Nikolai Tarakanov in the HBO historical drama miniseries Chernobyl.

Geoff Stults

Geoffrey Manton Stults (born December 15, 1977) is an American actor. His first regular roles on television included 7th Heaven, October Road, and Happy Town. He went on to star as Major Walter Sherman on The Finder (2012), Sergeant Pete Hill on Enlisted (2014), and Marco Strzalkowski on Guilty Party. He also played the recurring role of Mitch on seasons 1-3 of the hit Netflix series Grace and Frankie. His film roles include Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up, She’s Out of My League, Only the Brave, and 12 Strong. He will next be seen as Jake opposite Jennifer Garner in The Last Thing He Told Me.

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