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The year 1962 involved some significant events in television. Below is a list of notable events of that year.

Events

Programs/programmes

Debuts

Ending this year

Date Show Debut
January 6 The Yogi Bear Show 1961
March 1 The New Bob Cummings Show
March 13 Mess Mates 1960
March 25 Bus Stop 1961
April 4 Straightaway
April 18 Top Cat
May 10 Outlaws 1960
May 23 Window on Main Street 1961
May 31 Oh! Those Bells 1962
June 5 Ichabod and Me 1961
September 12 The Alvin Show
September 28 The Brighter Day 1954
Unknown Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955
The Quick Draw McGraw Show 1959

Births

Date Name Notability
January 4 Patrick Cassidy Actor
January 5 Suzy Amis Actress
January 7 Hallie Todd Actress (Brothers, Lizzie McGuire)
January 11 Kim Coles Actress (In Living Color, Living Single)
January 17 Jim Carrey Actor and comedian (In Living Color)
Joseph C. Phillips Actor (The Cosby Show, General Hospital)
January 19 Kelly Coffield Park Actress and comedian (In Living Color)
January 22 Tamra Davis Director
January 28 Creflo Dollar American televangelist
January 29 Nicholas Turturro Actor (NYPD Blue)
February 4 Jim O'Heir Actor (Parks and Recreation)
February 7 Eddie Izzard Actor
Guy Moon Composer
February 8 John Shiban Producer
February 12 Ali LeRoi Actor
February 13 Michele Greene Actress (L.A. Law)
February 15 Kurt McKinney Actor (Guiding Light)
February 17 Lou Diamond Phillips Actor (Longmire)
February 27 Adam Baldwin Actor (Chuck)
Grant Show Actor
March 8 Leon Robinson Actor
March 10 Jasmine Guy Actress, singer and dancer (A Different World)
Dan O'Shannon Writer
March 11 Jeffrey Nordling Actor (Once and Again, 24, Desperate Housewives)
Barbara Alyn Woods Actress (One Tree Hill)
March 12 Titus Welliver Actor (Lost, Bosch)
March 15 Jimmy Baio Actor (Soap)
March 18 Thomas Ian Griffith Actor (Another World)
Mike Rowe Host
Eileen Conn American television producer
March 21 Matthew Broderick Actor (2-time host of Saturday Night Live)
Rosie O'Donnell Actress, comedian, talk show host (The Rosie O'Donnell Show)
March 22 Alex Berger Producer
March 25 Marcia Cross Actress (Bree Van de Kamp on Desperate Housewives)
March 26 John Stockton NBA basketball player
March 30 MC Hammer Rapper
April 1 Phillip Schofield English television presenter
April 2 Clark Gregg Actor (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
April 6 Steven Levitan Screenwriter
April 15 Tom Kane Voice actor (The Angry Beavers, The Wild Thornberrys, The Powerpuff Girls, Kim Possible, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, The X's)
April 16 Mark Brazill Stand-up comedian
Jason Scheff Singer
April 17 Bill Kopp Voice actor
April 26 Debra Wilson Actress and comedian (Mad TV)
April 27 James LeGros Actor
May 2 Elizabeth Berridge Actress (The John Larroquette Show)
Mitzi Kapture Actress (Silk Stalkings)
May 4 Clare Wren Actress (The Young Riders)
May 7 Simon Day English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
May 13 Sean McDonough Sportscaster
May 17 Craig Ferguson Actor and television host
Jane Moore Television host
Jonathan Groff Writer
May 24 Gene Anthony Ray Actor, dancer, choreographer (Fame) (died 2003)
May 26 Genie Francis Actress (General Hospital)
May 28 Michelle Collins Actress (EastEnders, Coronation Street)
Brandon Cruz Actor (The Courtship of Eddie's Father)
James Michael Tyler Actor (died 2021)
June 5 Jeff Garlin Actor and comedian (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs)
June 10 Carolyn Hennesy Soap opera actress (General Hospital)
June 12 Eamonn Walker British actor (Oz, Chicago Fire)
June 13 Hannah Storm Sports journalist
June 16 Joel Sartore Speaker
June 19 Paula Abdul Singer and choreographer (American Idol judge)
June 22 Clyde Drexler NBA basketball player
June 29 Amanda Donohoe Actress (L.A. Law)
July 1 Andre Braugher Actor (Homicide: Life on the Street, Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Dominic Keating English actor (Star Trek: Enterprise)
July 3 Thomas Gibson Actor (Chicago Hope, Dharma & Greg, Criminal Minds)
Tom Cruise Actor (directed one episode of Fallen Angels and a guest on Top Gear)
July 6 Carolyn Omine Writer
July 8 Rob Burnett Executive producer of (Late Show with David Letterman)
July 12 Michael Jace Actor
July 13 Tom Kenny Voice actor and comedian (Rocko's Modern Life, Dexter's Laboratory, CatDog, The Powerpuff Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants, Johnny Bravo, The Fairly OddParents, Codename: Kids Next Door, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Camp Lazlo, My Gym Partner's a Monkey , Squirrel Boy, Handy Manny, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Adventure Time)
July 18 Jensen Buchanan Actress (One Life to Live, Another World)
July 19 Anthony Edwards Actor (Dr. Mark Greene on ER)
July 20 Carlos Alazraqui Voice actor and comedian (Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, Cow and Chicken, CatDog, Family Guy, Rocket Power, Detention, The Weekenders, The Fairly OddParents, ¡Mucha Lucha!, Reno 911!, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Camp Lazlo, Squirrel Boy, The Replacements, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Phineas and Ferb, The Loud House)
July 22 Alvin Robertson NBA basketball player
July 23 Eriq La Salle Actor (ER)
July 25 Anthony Tyler Quinn Actor (Boy Meets World)
July 29 Kevin Chapman Actor (Rescue Me, Person of Interest)
July 31 Wesley Snipes Actor (White Men Can't Jump)
August 5 Patrick Ewing NBA basketball player
August 6 Michelle Yeoh Actress
August 13 John Slattery Actor
August 15 David Zayas Actor
August 16 Steve Carell Actor and comedian (Michael Scott on The Office)
August 17 John Marshall Jones Actor (Smart Guy)
August 19 Eric Lutes Actor (Caroline in the City)
August 20 James Marsters Actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
August 24 Craig Kilborn Comedian and host (The Daily Show)
Major Garrett American journalist
David Koechner Actor and comedian (Todd Packer on The Office)
August 27 Vic Mignogna Actor
Dean Devlin Actor
August 28 David Fincher Film director
David Zuckerman TV producer
Craig Anton Actor, comedian (Mad TV, Phil of the Future)
August 29 Ian James Corlett Voice Actor
Edward Allen Bernero Producer
August 31 Dee Bradley Baker Voice Actor
Mark L. Walberg Actor
September 6 Elizabeth Vargas Journalist (20/20)
September 9 Troy Roberts Journalist
September 11 Kristy McNichol Actress (Family, Empty Nest)
September 12 Mary Kay Adams Actress (Guiding Light, Babylon 5)
Amy Yasbeck Actress (Wings)
September 14 Robert Herjavec Television personality
September 15 Scott McNeil Voice actor
September 17 Paul Feig Actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
Dustin Nguyen Vietnamese-American actor (21 Jump Street, V.I.P.)
September 19 Cheri Oteri Comic actress (Saturday Night Live)
September 21 Rob Morrow Actor (Northern Exposure, Numb3rs)
Mark Holden Actor (Deep State)
September 26 Melissa Sue Anderson Actress (Mary Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie)
September 30 Tony Morris British newsreader (died 2020)
October 1 Esai Morales Actor (NYPD Blue)
October 2 Jeff Bennett Voice actor (Animaniacs, Gargoyles, Pinky and the Brain, Dexter's Laboratory, Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series, Johnny Bravo, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Pepper Ann, Histeria!, The Powerpuff Girls, The Weekenders, Teamo Supremo, Kim Possible, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Ozzy & Drix, Codename: Kids Next Door, Teen Titans, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Xiaolin Showdown, Dave the Barbarian, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, American Dragon: Jake Long, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, The Buzz on Maggie, Camp Lazlo, The Emperor's New School, The Replacements, Curious George, Chowder, Transformers: Animated, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, The Penguins of Madagascar, Fanboy & Chum Chum, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Regular Show, T.U.F.F. Puppy, The Loud House)
October 11 Joan Cusack Actress
October 12 Carlos Bernard Actor (24)
October 13 Kelly Preston Actress (d. 2020)
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh Actress (In Living Color, That's So Raven)
October 17 Mike Judge Actor and director (Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill)
October 19 Evander Holyfield Professional boxer
David Labrava Actor
October 22 Bob Odenkirk Actor and comedian (Mr. Show with Bob and David, Breaking Bad)
November 9 Teryl Rothery Actress
November 11 Demi Moore Actress and model (General Hospital)
November 12 Mariella Frostrup Presenter
November 14 Laura San Giacomo Actress (Just Shoot Me!)
Harland Williams Actor
November 18 Tim Guinee Actor
November 19 Jodie Foster Actress and director
November 28 Jon Stewart Comedian and TV host (The Daily Show)
November 30 Stacey Sher Producer
December 6 Janine Turner Actress (Northern Exposure)
December 9 Felicity Huffman Actress (Desperate Housewives)
December 11 Paul Haslinger Composer
December 13 David A. Goodman Writer
December 18 Maiya Williams Writer
December 19 Jill Talley Voice actress (SpongeBob SquarePants, The Boondocks, Camp Lazlo, The Loud House)
December 15 Dean Cameron Actor
December 31 Don Diamont Actor (The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful)
Lance Reddick Actor (The Wire, Fringe)

Deaths

Date Name Age Notability
January 13 Ernie Kovacs 42 Comic actor, director, writer, composer
February 8 Myron McCormick 54 Stage actor, radio actor and film actor
February 27 Willie Best 45 Actor
March 1 Roscoe Ates 67
June 19 Will Wright 68
August 5 Marilyn Monroe 36 Iconic sex symbol, actress
October 2 Frank Lovejoy 50 Actor
October 26 Louise Beavers 60 Actress
December 16 Lew Landers 61 Director
December 17 Thomas Mitchell 70 Actor

See also