Celebrity Birthdays For September 8.
Today is Thursday, September 8, 2017 and many are celebrating. ASKiNG RADiO Reporter KiNG JAMES YiYE compiles a comprehensive bio-note on is celebrating their birthday today.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
JT Thomas was born on September 8, 1981 is an American actor, voice actor, and director. He is known for portraying Randy Taylor on Home Improvement and voicing young Simba in Disney‘s 1994 film The Lion King.
Thomas was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the son of Claudine (née Gonsalves), a personal manager and social worker, and Stephen Weiss, an industrial sales manager. The two divorced in 1991. His uncle is playwright and actor Jeff Weiss. Thomas has Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry.
In 2000, Thomas graduated with honors from Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, California. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Harvard University, where he studied philosophy and history and spent his third year abroad at St Andrews University in Scotland. In 2010, he graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies.
Thomas began his television career in 1990, playing the role of Kevin, the son of Greg Brady, on The Bradys, a spin-off of the 1970s TV show The Brady Bunch. In 1991, Thomas appeared in three episodes of Fox‘s sketch comedy series In Living Color. That same year, he was cast as Randy Taylor on ABC‘s sitcom Home Improvement. Thomas remained with Home Improvement well into his teenage years but left the show in 1998 to focus on academics.
In early 2004, Thomas had a guest role on 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, another ABC sitcom, and appeared in the WB‘s Smallville in 2002 and 2004. In 2005, he appeared in UPN‘s high school detective drama Veronica Mars and was also featured on The E! True Hollywood Story‘s show on Home Improvement.
On March 22, 2013, Thomas guest starred on the second season finale of his third ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, and again in the fourth episode of the third season on October 11, 2013, reuniting with Tim Allen, his TV father from Home Improvement. On January 10, 2015, Thomas again guest starred on twelfth episode of the fourth season of Last Man Standing, this time as Randy, reuniting with his TV parents from Home Improvement, Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson
Martin John Christopher Freeman
Martin was born on 8 September 1971 is an English actor, who became known for portraying Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit film trilogy, and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo.
His other notable film roles include the romantic comedy Love Actually (2003), the comic science fiction film The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), the semi-improvised comedy Nativity! (2009), and the comedic Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, most prominently in the sci-fi comedy The World’s End (2013).
Freeman was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, the youngest of five children. His parents, Philomena (née Norris) and Geoffrey Freeman, a naval officer, separated when Freeman was a child. When Freeman was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack. Freeman attended the Salesian School, Chertsey before attending Brooklands College for media studies. His older brother Tim became a musician with the group Frazier Chorus.
Freeman was raised as a Roman Catholic. Although his family was not strict in their religious practices, his religion had a profound influence on him. As a child, he was asthmatic, and had to undergo a hip operation for what he has described as a “dodgy leg”.
Born September 8, 1971, David is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer and former professional wrestler. A member of the Arquette acting family, he first became known during the mid-1990’s after starring in several Hollywood films, such as the Scream series, Wild Bill, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, See Spot Run and Eight Legged Freaks. He has since had several television roles, such as Jason Ventress on ABC’s In Case of Emergency.
In addition to his acting career, Arquette took a brief foray into professional wrestling in early 2000, competing for World Championship Wrestling (WCW). During his tenure (primarily to promote his upcoming film Ready to Rumble), Arquette became a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, an angle that has been cited as pivotal to the demise of WCW.
Arquette was born in a Subud commune in Bentonville, Virginia. He is the youngest child of Brenda Olivia “Mardi” (née Nowak), an actress, poet, theater operator, activist, acting teacher, and therapist, and Lewis Arquette, an actor. Arquette’s paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. Arquette’s mother was Jewish (from a family that emigrated from Poland and Russia), while his father was a convert from Catholicism to Islam; through him, David is distantly related to explorer Meriwether Lewis. His father, whose family’s surname was originally “Arcouet”, was of part French-Canadian descent. Arquette’s four siblings, Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond, and Patricia are all actors. The Arquettes had an unusual upbringing, with a father who occasionally had substance abuse issues. Their mother died of breast cancer.