Happy Birthday: Jimmy Smits

jimmysmits.jpgHappy Birthday actor Jimmy Smits

Born: July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

QUOTES:

Celebrity hits like a bomb. So you have to find what makes you stable in the storm. Then, no matter what’s happening around you, no matter what the hype or the publicity, you can still manage to make leaps in your work as an artist.

It’s less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.

THE BELIEVERS
1987
dir. by John Schlesinger
Stars:
Martin Sheen
Helen Shaver

ATTACK OF THE CLONESStar Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
2002
dir. Lucas
Starring
Natalie Portman
REVENGE OF THE SITHStar Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
2005
dir. Lucas
Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
1999
dir. Lucas
Starring
Liam Neeson
Ewan McGregor
TV POSTERBEST of THE WEST WING
Over 100 pages of BIOS and PICS
TV POSTERTHE WEST WING season 6
Showrunner John Wells
TV POSTERTHE WEST WING season 7
Showrunner John Wells

 

Happy Birthday: Robert Capron

robertcapron.jpgHappy Birthday actor Robert Capron

Born: July 9, 1998 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Robert landed his first voiceover role as Bob in the Tim Burton directed movie Frankenweenie which was released in October 2012. In April 2012, Robert played Young Curly in the movie The Three Stooges. In 2013, Robert played Kyle in the Faxon/ Nash directed movie The Way, Way Back. Also during 2013, Robert had his first experience in motion-capture 3D CGI as he played Derek in the motion-capture version of Tarzan.

 

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
dir. Thor Freudenthal
Cast:
Chloe Moretz
Steve Zahn

MOVIE POSTERDIARY OF A WIMPY KID DOG DAYS
dir. David Bowers
Stars:
Zachary Gordon
Robert Capron
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID DOG DAYS
dir. David Bowers
Stars:
Zachary Gordon
Robert Capron
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Movie PosterThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
dir. Jon Turteltaub
Stars
Nicolas Cage
Jay Baruchel

 

Happy Birthday: O.J. Simpson

ojsimpson.jpgHappy Birthday actor /football playing /murderer O.J. Simpson

Born: July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California, USA

Married to: Nicole Brown Simpson (2 February 1985 – 1992) (divorced) (2 children)
Marguerite L. Whitley (24 June 1967 – 1979) (divorced) (3 children)

(2/4/97) Held liable for the deaths of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman by a jury in a civil suit. A few days later, the jury awarded compensatory damages to the Goldmans in the amount of $8.5 million, and punitive damages in the amount of a further $25 million.

At the height of his football fame, polls indicated he was one of the top three most recognized faces in North America.

Currently serving a 33-year sentence in Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, NV, for a robbery and kidnapping committed in Las Vegas.

Happy Birthday: Chris Cooper

chriscooper.jpgHappy Birthday actor Chris Cooper

Born: July 9, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Married to: Marianne Leone (1983 – present) (1 child)

Said he was afraid of taking the role in American Beauty (1999); his wife convinced him to take the role of the repressed soldier.

His parents were from Texas. His mother, Mary Ann (Walton), was a homemaker, and his father, Charles Sherwood Cooper, was an internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force, and a cattleman.

Darrow
1991
dir. John David Coles
Starring
Kevin Spacey
Rebecca Jenkins
A TIME TO KILLA Time to Kill
1996
dir. Schumacher
starring
Matthew McConaughey
Sandra Bullock
AMERICAN BEAUTYAmerican Beauty
1999
dir. Sam Mendes
Starring
Kevin Spacey
Annette Bening
The Patriot
2000
dir. Emmerich
starring
Mel Gibson
Heath Ledger
The Bourne Identity
2002
dir. Doug Liman
Starring
Matt Damon
Franka Potente
Adaptation
2002
dir. Spike Jonze
Starring
Nicholas Cage
Meryl Streep
Cooper
BREACHBreach
2007
dir. Billy Ray
Starring
Cooper
Ryan Phillippe
SydneyWhiteThe Kingdom
2007
Directed by Peter Berg
Starring Jamie Foxx
Jennifer Garner
MOVIE POSTERTHE MUPPETS
dir. James Bobin
Stars
Amy Adams
Jason Segel
 moviesOCTOBER SKY
1999
dir. Joe Johnston
Starring:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Chris Cooper
Where the Wild Things Are
dir. Spike Jonze
Stars:
Max Records
Catherine O’Hara
Forest Whitaker
REMEMBER ME Movie PosterRemember Me
dir. Allen Coulter
Stars
Robert Pattinson
Emilie de Ravin
THE TOWNTHE TOWN
dir. Ben Affleck
Stars:
Jon Hamm
Rebecca Hall
The TempestThe Tempest
dir. Julie Taymor
Stars:
Helen Mirren
Felicity Jones
MOVIE POSTERTHE COMPANY YOU KEEP
2013
dir. Robert Redford
Stars:
Nick Nolte
Shia LaBeouf
The Company MenThe Company Men
dir. John Wells
Stars:
Ben Affleck
Chris Cooper
Tommy Lee Jones
MOVIE POSTERAUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
2013
dir. John Wells
Stars:
Meryl Streep
Julia Roberts
MOVIE POSTERTHIS BOY’S LIFE
1993
dir. Michael Caton-Jones
Stars:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert DeNiro

 

 

Happy Birthday: Enrique Murciano

enriquemurciano.jpgHappy Birthday actor Enrique Murciano

Born: July 9, 1973 in Miami, Florida, USA

On his first audition, 1997, he landed the role of Alejandro in Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997). The role only involved one line, but it took six months of shooting.

His big break came three years later, when a two-day stint on the set of the Academy Award-winning Traffic (2000) turned into several weeks work as the role of DEA agent Ricky, placing him in several pivotal scenes with Luis Guzmán and Don Cheadle. After the short-lived TV series Spyder Games (2001), Enrique landed the role of Sgt. Lorenzo Ruiz in the much-acclaimed Ridley Scott film Black Hawk Down (2001). It was during the shooting of that film that he was introduced to Jerry Bruckheimer, a meeting that led to his role in Without a Trace (2002).

Happy Birthday: Fred Savage

fredsavage.jpgHappy Birthday actor Fred Savage

Born: July 9, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Married to:
Jennifer Stone Savage (7 August 2004 – present) (3 children)

At the age of twelve, he became the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Emmy as best leading performer.

Graduated from Stanford University in 1999 with a degree in English.

Graduated from Brentwood School in LA in 1994