If you’re wondering what celebrities were born on Halloween, take a look at this list for some favorites and some you may have never heard of.
Piper Perabo – 1976
Piper Perabo is best known for her role as singer/songwriter, Violet Sanford in “Coyote Ugly”. She currently stars as an undercover CIA operative in “Covert Affairs”.
Vanilla Ice – 1967
Robert Matthew Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice is best known for his 1989 rap hit, “Ice, Ice Baby”. Vanilla Ice is still recording and recently signed a contract with StandBy records. He also has a reality TV show in the works.
Rob Schneider – 1963
Comedian and actor Rob Schneider is best known for his role as “Deuce Bigalo, Male Gigolo”. His latest comedy, “Grown Ups”, where he stars opposite Kevin James, is now in theatres.
Sir Peter Robert Jackson – 1961
Before Peter Jackson used his directorial genius on the epic “Lord of the Rings”, he directed independent film, “Heavenly Creatures” about two best friends in an obsessive lesbian love affair that ends in murder. In 2009, Peter Jackson was knighted by the Queen.
John Candy – 1950
Canadian comedian and character actor John Candy is best known for his roles in “The Blues Brothers”, “Splash” and “Uncle Buck”. John Candy passed March 4th, 1994. He was 43 years old.
Deidre Hall – 1947
Deidre Hall played Dr. Marlena Evans on soap opera, “Days Of Our Lives” from 1976-2009 with only a four year break in between. She is also an ambassador of Operation Smile, a team of expert craniofacial surgeons who work across the world healing facial deformities.
Michael Landon – 1936
Michael Landon is best known for his roles in “Bonanza”, “Little House On The Prairie” and “Highway To Heaven”. He passed July 1st, 1991.
Dan Rather – 1931
Dan Rather anchored the CBS evening news for 24 years from March 9th, 1981 to March 9th, 2005. During his prolific career, Rather was the first journalist to report the JFK assassination and covered the Watergate investigation and impeachment proceedings.
Fred “Crime Dog” McGriff – 1963
Left-handed major league baseball player, Fred McGriff earned the nickname “Crime Dog” from sportscaster Chris Berman. It’s a play on the cartoon dog “McGruff” who “takes a bite out of crime”. McGriff has played for seven teams retiring from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays until his retirement in 2005.
Dale Evans – 1912
Dale Evans is best known for her work in western musicals in the 1940s. Married at 14, she became a mother at 15 and was widowed at 17. She married actor Roy Rogers in 1947 and they remained married until his death in 1998. Dale Evans also wrote the song, “Happy Trails” which became she and Roy’s theme song. Dale passed February 7th, 2001.
There you have it. Ten celebrities born on Halloween!