# CCLXXXV…”Sliders” Revisited…

On this date in 1974, actor Jerry O’Connell, who played the role of Quinn Mallory on “Sliders”, was born.  However, prior to and after that role, the man was (and still is) a relevant presence in Hollywood, starting from his role as Vern Tessio in the 1986 movie, “Stand by Me”, and continuing to this day, with voice acting being a large part of his arsenal.

He has been a part of Hollywood for almost 30 years and, currently, is providing voice acting and minor roles but he will always be an integral part of my younger years, due to his mastery of the role for “Sliders”…Happy birthday, Jerry, and many happy more!

Also on the list for today are; veteran actor Hal Holbrook (1925), former NFL star/actor Jim Brown (1936), former “Home Improvement” sidekick Richard Karn (1956), “La Bamba” star Lou Diamond Phillips (1962), comedian Larry the Cable Guy (1963), NBA superstar Michael Jordan (1963) and uber producer Michael Bay was born in 1965.

Today is also the birthday of Symphony X (NJ based metal band) bassist Michael Lepond (1966), former NHLer Luc Robitaille (1966), “Prison Break” costar and currently playing the villain Heat Wave in “The Flash”, Dominic Purcell (1970), actress Denise Richards (1971), Green Day vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong (1972) and former San Jose Sharks’ winger Todd Harvey was born in 1975.

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

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