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Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 5

The Associated Press, Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 10:01pm (PST)

Dec. 30: Actor Joseph Bologna is 78. Actor Russ Tamblyn is 78. Singer Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary is 75. Director James Burrows ("Cheers," ''Taxi") is 72. Actor Fred Ward ("The Right Stuff") is 70. Singer Mike Nesmith of The Monkees is 70. Singer Patti Smith is 66. Musician Jeff Lynne is 65. TV host Meredith Vieira ("Today," ''The View") is 59. Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph ("Moesha") is 57. Country singer Suzy Bogguss is 56. Actress Patricia Kalembar ("Sisters") is 56. "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer is 55. Actress-comedian Tracey Ullman is 53. TV host Sean Hannity is 51. Singer Jay Kay of Jamiroquai is 43. Drummer Byron McMackin of Pennywise is 43. Actress Meredith Monroe ("Dawson's Creek") is 43. Actor Jason Behr ("The Grudge," ''Roswell") is 39. Actress Lucy Punch ("Ben and Kate") is 35. Singer-actor Tyrese is 34. Actress Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse," ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer") is 32. Guitarist Tim Lopez of Plain White T's is 32. Actress Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville") is 30. Singer-guitarist Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers is 30. Singer Ellie Goulding is 26. Drummer Jamie Follese of Hot Chelle Rae is 21.

Dec. 31: Actor Anthony Hopkins is 75. Actor Tim Considine ("My Three Sons") is 72. Actress Sarah Miles is 71. Guitarist Andy Summers of The Police is 70. Actor Ben Kingsley is 69. Actor Tim Matheson is 65. Singer Burton Cummings of The Guess Who is 65. Bassist Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith is 61. Actor James Remar ("Dexter") is 59. Actress Bebe Neuwirth is 54. Singer Paul Westerberg is 53. Actor Val Kilmer is 53. Guitarist Ric Ivanisevich of Oleander is 50. Guitarist Scott Ian of Anthrax is 49. Singer-actor Joe McIntyre of New Kids on the Block is 40. Cellist Mikko Siren of Apocalyptica is 37.

Jan. 1: Singer-guitarist Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe and the Fish is 71. Comedian Don Novello (Father Guido Sarducci) is 70. Actor Rick Hurst ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 67. Country singer Steve Ripley of The Tractors is 63. Rapper Grandmaster Flash is 55. Actress Ren Woods is 55. Actress Dedee Pfeiffer ("Cybill") is 49. Actor Morris Chestnut ("The Brothers," ''The Best Man") is 44. Actor Verne Troyer is 44.

Jan. 2: TV host Jack Hanna is 66. Actress Wendy Phillips is 61. Actress Gabrielle Carteris ("Beverly Hills, 90210") is 52. Actress Tia Carrere is 46. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is 45. Model Christy Turlington is 44. Actor Taye Diggs is 42. Drummer Scott Underwood of Train is 42. Singer Doug Robb of Hoobastank is 38. Actor Dax Shepard is 38. Sax player-guitarist Jerry DePizzo Jr. of O.A.R. is 34. Actress Kate Bosworth is 30.

Jan. 3: Record producer George Martin is 87. Actor Robert Loggia is 83. Actor Dabney Coleman is 81. Singer Stephen Stills is 68. Bassist John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is 67. Actress Victoria Principal is 63. Actor Mel Gibson is 57. Jazz saxophonist James Carter is 44. Actor Jason Marsden ("Ally McBeal") is 38. Actress Danica McKellar ("The Wonder Years") is 38. Actor Nicholas Gonzalez ("The O.C.") is 37. Singer and former "American Idol" contestant Kimberley Locke is 35. Drummer Mark Pontius of Foster The People is 28. Guitarist Nash Overstreet of Hot Chelle Rae is 27.

Jan. 4: Actress Barbara Rush ("Peyton Place") is 86. Actress Dyan Cannon is 76. Country singer Kathy Forester of the Forester Sisters is 58. Guitarist Bernard Sumner of New Order (and Joy Division) is 57. Actress Ann Magnuson ("Anything But Love") is 57. Country singer Patty Loveless is 56. Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. is 53. Actor Dave Foley ("NewsRadio," ''Kids in the Hall") is 50. Actress Dot Jones is 49. Actress Julia Ormond is 48. Country singer Deana Carter is 47. Harmonica player Benjamin Darvill of Crash Test Dummies is 46. Actor Jeremy Licht is 42. Actress Jill Marie Jones ("Girlfriends") is 38. Singer Spencher Chamberlain of Underoath is 30.

Jan. 5: Actor Robert Duvall is 82. Talk-show host Charlie Rose is 71. Actress Diane Keaton is 67. Actor Ted Lange ("The Love Boat") is 65. Drummer George "Funky" Brown of Kool and the Gang is 64. Guitarist Chris Stein of Blondie is 63. Actress Pamela Sue Martin ("The Poseidon Adventure," ''Dynasty") is 60. Actor Clancy Brown ("Highlander," voice of Mr. Krabs on "SpongeBob SquarePants") is 54. Drummer Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson) is 47. Dancer and judge Carrie Ann Inaba ("Dancing With the Stars") is 45. Singer Marilyn Manson is 44. Actor Bradley Cooper is 38. Actress January Jones is 35. Actress Brooklyn Sudano ("My Wife and Kids") is 32.

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