# DXIII…Veteran’s Day Birthday List…

Firstly, I would like to give a thanks to any and all individuals who’ve either given their life or continue to honor the principles that we all hold dear in this wonderful nation of ours…like my late father, Fred, and my late uncle Edward (uncle perished in combat, Dad was a Marine in the Korean War)…and, for that, I personally thank you!!!!

Today, November 11th, is the birthday of current “Supergirl” co-star Calista Flockhart (1964).  As she is the major character ‘Cat Grant’ (CEO of the fictitious ‘Catco Media’ in the show), it is really a testament to being patient when it comes to the acting industry…as, for five seasons, she was the titular character on Fox’s comedy, “Ally McBeal” from 1997 until 2002.

In addition, she is also married to major actor Harrison Ford (since 2010) and was also in the hit TV series “Brothers and Sisters” and movies like “The Birdcage” and “Quiz Show”.  It is her portrayal of the media mogul on the hit CBS comic book drama “Supergirl” (as a no-nonsense news woman) that earns her place here on this blog.

Also, celebrating today are/were; late general George S. Patton (1885-1945), late author Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), late comedian Jonathan Winters (1925-2013), game show/Food Network host Marc Summers (1951), actor Stanley Tucci (1960) and multi-talented actress Demi Moore was born in 1962.

Wrestling trainer (and former tag team champion) Billy Gunn (1963), comedian/actor David DeLuise (1971), Green Day guitarist Jason White (1973), ubiquitous actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974) and former New York Giants’ phenom Victor Cruz was born in 1986.

Thanks for listening to my rants, again…

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

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# DXII…”Spawn”ed His Career…

November 10th, for those of you celebrating today, is the birthdate of talented (yet underutilized actor) Michael Jai White (1967), who was born in New Rochelle, NY on this date in 1967. There are quite a few reasons that his name should be here; he is a multi-talented actor who just happens to be an accomplished martial artist and voice actor.

After bursting on the scene portraying pugilist Mike Tyson in an HBO film about the boxing legend, he was the first African-American to play a comic book character in a major motion picture, after being picked to portray hero Al Simmons in the hit movie, “Spawn” (which came out a mere two weeks before Shaquille O’Neal “Steel” was released.) In his twenty year career, though, the role that he will be remember for (by me, anyway) is his portrayal of the villainous Bronze Tiger in the hit CW drama, “Arrow”.

His legacy, however, is not limited to acting or voice acting, either; he’s also tried his hands at writing (movies “Black Dynamite” and “Three Bullets” from 2009) and producing (“PVC-1” [2007], “Blood and Bone” and “Three Bullets” [2009]), as well, which gives him enough credentials to be considered a “celebrity twin”…even if you aren’t aware of his name.

In addition, this list includes; late “Gilligan’s Island” ‘Professor’ Russell Johnson (1924-2014), author W.E.B. Griffin (1929), late “Jaws” and “seaQuest DSV” star Roy Scheider (1932-2008), musical icon Sir Tim Rice (1944) and late Emerson, Lake and Palmer bassist Greg Lake (1947-2016).

Music icon Dave Loggins (1947), wrestler Bob Orton, Jr. (1950), former Red Sox’ reliever Bob Stanley (1954), comedian/actor Sinbad (1954), New York Mets’ VP of Baseball Operations Omar Minaya (1958), science fiction author Neil Gaiman (1960), comedians Tommy Davidson (1963) and Tracy Morgan (1968), late actress Brittany Murphy (1977-2009), rap star Eve (1978), former New Orleans Saint Donte Stallworth (1980), wrestling star Ryback (1981) and country music sensation Miranda Lambert (1983) finish today’s list.

As always, until next time…

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