# CDXLIII…”Green Arrow” Milestone…

In the book, today’s date, January 29th, covers the birthday of former “Smallville” co-star Justin Hartley (1977)…however, before posting it here, I just want to update it a little bit; although not mentioned, he did flourish after playing “Oliver Queen” from 2006 to 2011.  As a matter of fact, he was on “The Young and the Restless” soap opera (nominated for “Outstanding Lead Actor”) and is currently starring in the NBC drama, “This Is Us”…and, for his 40th birthday, I will leave this here…

# xv…Before “Arrow”…

Prior to the current domination shown by the smash CW hit, “Arrow”, and the rock-solid performance of Stephen Amell in that role, the hit CW show “Smallville” had a different version, one that was played by today’s birthday twin, Justin Hartley.  His on-screen performance as the billionaire philanthropist is one of legendary proportions.

As Oliver Queen, he had this unique performance that is, however and in this writer’s humble opinion, inferior to the quality of the latest portrayal.  However, for four years on the hit Superman show, he did a superb job as an action/comic hero star and will forever be linked to the character.

Also celebrating today are; late comedian W.C. Fields (1880-1946), late “Dynasty” and “Charlie’s Angels” star (voicing “Charlie”) John Forsythe (1918-2010), late NHL coach Pat Quinn (1943-2014), “Blue Bloods” (and former “Magnum, P.I.”) star Tom Selleck (who was also great in the movie “Runaway” with KISS’ Gene Simmons) was born in 1945, former “V” (science fiction mini-series from the 80’s) and “Beastmaster” star Marc Singer (who just did a surprising guest appearance in “Arrow”) was born in 1948 and media mogul Oprah Winfrey was born in 1954.

Also celebrating are; former MLB journeyman Steve Sax (1960), former wrestling personality “Hardcore” Bob Holly (1963), former NHL goalie legend Dominik Hasek (1965), actress Heather Graham (1970), former “Roseanne” co-star Sara Gilbert (1975) and current Memphis Grizzlies’ center Marc Gasol was born in 1985.

Hoping that you all have a happy birthday and many happy more…

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

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