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Celeb birthdays for Oct. 3, 2013

Singer Chubby Checker is 72. Magician Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy is 69. Singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is 64. Jazz saxophonist Ronnie Laws is 63. Blues singer Keb’ Mo’ is 62. Actor Peter Frechette (“Profiler”) is 57. Actor-comedian Greg Proops is 54. Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley …

Celeb birthdays for Sept. 28, 2013

Actress Brigitte Bardot is 79. Singer Ben E. King is 75. Actor Joel Higgins (“Silver Spoons”) is 70. Actor Jeffrey Jones is 67. Writer-director-actor John Sayles is 63. Actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo is 49. Country singer Matt King is 47. Actress Mira Sorvino is 46. TV personality Moon Zappa is 46. …

Celeb birthdays for Aug. 12, 2013

Actor George Hamilton is 74. Actress Jennifer Warren is 72. Singer-guitarist Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits is 64. Singer Kid Creole is 63. Actor Sam J. Jones (“Flash Gordon”) is 59. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny is 59. Actor Bruce Greenwood (“Thirteen Days”) is 57. Country singer Danny Shirley (Confederate Railroad) …

Celeb birthdays for June 17, 2013

Actor Peter Lupus (TV’s “Mission: Impossible”) is 81. Singer Barry Manilow is 70. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 62. Actor Mark Linn-Baker (“Perfect Strangers”) is 59. Director Bobby Farrelly (“There’s Something About Mary”) is 55. Actor Thomas Haden Church is 52. Actor Greg Kinnear is 50. Actress Kami Cotler (“The Waltons”) …

Celeb birthdays for June 11, 2013

Actor Gene Wilder is 80. Comedian Johnny Brown (“Laugh-In”) is 76. Singer Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starliters is 73. Actress Adrienne Barbeau (“Maude”) is 68. Drummer Frank Beard of ZZ Top is 64. Singer Donnie Van Zant of .38 Special and of Van Zant is 61. Actor …

Celeb birthdays for April 11, 2013

 Actor Joel Grey is 81. Actress Louise Lasser is 74. Actor Peter Riegart is 66. Actor Meshach Taylor (“Designing Women,” “Dave’s World”) is 66. Actor Bill Irwin is 63. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 56. Guitarist Nigel Pulsford (Bush) is 52. Country singer Steve Azar is 49. Singer Lisa Stansfield …

Celeb birthdays for March 24, 2013

Actor R. Lee Ermey (“Full Metal Jacket”) is 69. Singer Nick Lowe is 64. Bassist Dougie Thomson of Supertramp is 62. Comedian Louie Anderson is 60. Actress Donna Pescow is 59. Actress Kelly LeBrock is 53. DJ Rodney “Kool Kollie” Terry of Ghostown DJs is 52. TV personality Star Jones …

Celeb birthdays for Oct. 27, 2012

Actress Nanette Fabray is 92. Actress Ruby Dee is 88. Actor-comedian John Cleese is 73. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 70. Country singer-guitarist Jack Daniels (Highway 101) is 63. Bassist Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 63. Author Fran Lebowitz is 62. Guitarist K.K. Downing …

Celeb birthdays for Sept. 28, 2012

Actress Brigitte Bardot is 78. Singer Ben E. King is 74. Actor Joel Higgins (“Silver Spoons”) is 69. Actor Jeffrey Jones is 66. Writer-director-actor John Sayles is 62. Actress Sylvia Kristel (“Emmanuelle,” ”Private Lessons”) is 60. Actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo is 48. Country singer Matt King is 46. Actress Mira Sorvino …

Celeb birthdays for Sept. 12, 2012

Actor Dickie Moore (“Our Gang’’ films) is 87. Actor Ian Holm (“Lord of the Rings,’’ ‘’Chariots of Fire”) is 81. Country singer George Jones is 81. Actress Linda Gray is 72. Singer Maria Muldaur is 70. Actor Joe Pantoliano is 61. Singer-guitarist Gerry Beckley of America is 60. Drummer Neil …

Weller of ‘Robocop’ fame joins `Star Trek’ sequel

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Robocop” actor Peter Weller is joining the cast of director J.J. Abrams’ big-screen “Star Trek” sequel. An APA talent agency spokesman for Weller said Monday the actor’s role is a principal one in the film, but details were being kept under wraps. Weller’s sci-fi credentials …