On this day in horror…
1940. English actor Patrick Stewart is born. Noted for his role as Captain Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and his turn as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men movies, Stewart has starred in horror films such as space-vampire flick Lifeforce and the thinly veiled take on the Burke and Hare story, The Doctor and the Devils.
1942 marks the birth of Harrison Ford who turns 70 today! Best known for his portrayal of characters such as Han Solo in the Star Wars films and taking the title role in the Indiana Jones movies, Ford has starred in genre films such as: What Lies Beneath, The Possessed and Cowboys & Aliens.
1946. Cheech Marin is born. Marin’s contribution to the horror genre comes from his roles in: Planet Terror, From Dusk Till Dawn, Machete; and a blink and you’ll miss him turn in Ghostbusters II!