List of years in television (table)
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The year 1972 involved some significant events in television. Below is a list of notable television-related events.




Ending this year

Date Show Debut
January 8 The Good Life (US) 1971
March 1 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (US) 1969
March 10 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (US) 1971
March 12 The Jimmy Stewart Show (US)
March 25 Bewitched (US) 1964
March 31 Bright Promise (US) 1969
The Return of Ultraman (Japan) 1971
April 27 Me and the Chimp (US) 1972
August 14 Doomwatch (UK) 1970
August 23 The Super (US) 1972
August 24 My Three Sons (US) 1960
September 2 The Road Runner Show 1966
November 10 Clangers (UK) 1969
November 29 Kate (UK) 1970
December 4 Father Brown (West Germany) 1966


Date Name Notability
January 9 Deon Cole Actor and comedian (Black-ish)
January 11 Marc Blucas Actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Necessary Roughness, Underground)
Amanda Peet Actress (Jack & Jill)
January 12 Zabryna Guevara Actress (Gotham)
January 13 Nicole Eggert Actress (Charles in Charge, Baywatch)
January 19 Drea de Matteo Actress (The Sopranos, Joey, Desperate Housewives, Sons of Anarchy, Shades of Blue)
January 22 Gabriel Macht Actor
January 27 Nic Testoni Actor (Home and Away)
Josh Randall Actor (Ed)
January 28 Gillian Vigman Comic actress (Mad TV)
February 2 Zoë Keating Composer
February 7 Robyn Lively Actress (Savannah, Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street)
Essence Atkins Actress (Smart Guy, Half & Half, Are We There Yet?) and model
February 9 Jason Winston George Actor (Sunset Beach, Eve, Grey's Anatomy)
February 14 Rob Thomas Singer
February 16 Sarah Clarke Actress (24, Bosch)
Jerome Bettis Football player
Steven Molaro American television producer
February 17 Billie Joe Armstrong Singer
February 26 Keith Ferguson Voice actor (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Wander Over Yonder)
February 28 Rory Cochrane Actor (CSI: Miami)
Nejat İşler Actor
February 29 Saul Williams Actor
Antonio Sabàto Jr. Actor
Joey Greco Television host
Sylvie Lubamba Television model
Steve Hart Actor
Pedro Zamora Television personality (died 1994)
March 2 Richard Ruccolo Actor (Two Guys and a Girl)
March 6 Shaquille O'Neal NBA basketball player and actor (Shaq Vs.)
March 9 Jean Louisa Kelly Actress (Yes, Dear)
Kerr Smith Actor (Dawson's Creek, Charmed)
Travis Lane Stork Television personality
March 13 Common Rapper and actor
March 18 Dane Cook Actor
March 23 Reggie Watts Actor
March 26 Leslie Mann Actress (Allen Gregory)
March 31 Andrew Bowen Actor (Mad TV)
April 3 Jennie Garth Actress (Beverly Hills, 90210, What I Like About You)
April 4 Kevin Brown Comedian and actor (30 Rock)
Jill Scott Singer and actress (Black Lightning, First Wives Club)
April 6 Jason Hervey Actor (The Wonder Years)
April 8 Chuck Todd Television journalist (Meet the Press)
Sung Kang Actor
April 17 Jennifer Garner Actress (Alias)
April 18 Eli Roth Actor
April 19 Jennifer Taylor Actress (Two and a Half Men)
April 20 Carmen Electra Model and actress (Baywatch)
Danny McNulty Actor (Boy Meets World)
April 27 David Lascher Actor (Hey Dude, Blossom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
Wellesley Wild Writer
May 1 Julie Benz Actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dexter, No Ordinary Family, Defiance)
May 2 Dwayne Johnson Professional wrestler and actor
May 3 Reza Aslan Television host
May 4 Mike Dirnt American rock musician
Micah Ohlman American journalist
May 8 Brian Tyler Composer
May 9 Chu Sang-mi Korean actress
May 12 Rhea Seehorn American actress
May 15 David Charvet French singer and actor (Baywatch)
May 16 Khary Payton Actor (Teen Titans, Young Justice, Teen Titans Go!)
May 18 Teresa Giudice American television personality
May 19 Claudia Karvan Actress
May 20 Busta Rhymes Rapper and actor (The Boondocks)
May 21 The Notorious B.I.G. Rapper (died 1997)
May 22 Anna Belknap Actress (CSI: NY)
May 29 Laverne Cox Actress
May 31 Archie Panjabi Actress (The Good Wife, The Fall, Blindspot)
June 2 Wayne Brady Actor (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), host (Let's Make a Deal)
Wentworth Miller British-American actor (Prison Break, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow)
June 3 Sharyn Alfonsi American journalist
June 6 Natalie Morales American journalist
June 7 Karl Urban Actor
June 12 Finesse Mitchell Actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live)
June 15 Poppy Montgomery Australian-American actress (Relativity, Without a Trace, Unforgettable)
June 16 John Cho Actor
June 19 Eric Sheffer Stevens Actor (As the World Turns)
Robin Tunney Actress (Prison Break, The Mentalist)
June 23 Selma Blair Actress (Anger Management)
June 27 Christian Kane Actor
June 28 Alessandro Nivola Actor
June 29 Kevin Mambo Zimbabwean-Canadian actor (Guiding Light)
June 30 Molly Parker Actress
July 7 Kirsten Vangsness Actress (Criminal Minds)
July 10 Sofía Vergara Colombian actress (Modern Family) and model
July 11 Michael Rosenbaum Actor (Smallville)
July 15 Scott Foley Actor (Felicity, The Unit, True Blood, Scandal)
July 17 Elizabeth Cook Singer and radio host
July 20 Vitamin C Singer
July 22 Colin Ferguson Actor
July 23 Marlon Wayans Actor (In Living Color, The Wayans Bros.)
July 27 Maya Rudolph Actress (Saturday Night Live, Big Mouth, The Good Place)
Jill Arrington Sportscaster
July 28 Elizabeth Berkley Actress (Saved by the Bell)
July 29 Wil Wheaton Actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Teen Titans, Ben 10: Alien Force)
August 7 Heather Kadin Television producer
August 9 Liz Vassey Actress (All My Children, The Tick, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
August 10 Angie Harmon American actress (Law & Order, Rizzoli & Isles) and model
August 13 Michael Sinterniklaas French-American actor (Kappa Mikey)
August 15 Syd Butler Band leader
August 16 George Stroumboulopoulos Canadian media personality
August 19 Jeremy Hubbard American news anchor
August 24 Ava DuVernay Filmmaker
August 30 Cameron Diaz Actress
September 6 Dylan Bruno Actor (NCIS, Numb3rs)
Justina Machado Actress (Six Feet Under, Queen of the South)
Kendis Gibson Anchor
September 9 Goran Višnjić Croatian-American actor (ER)
September 15 John Schwab American actor, TV producer, musician (Weaponology, Wife Swap, Trust)
September 20 Sergio Di Zio Canadian actor (Flashpoint)
September 26 Melanie Paxson Actress (Notes from the Underbelly) and Red Robin spokesperson
September 27 Gwyneth Paltrow Actress and singer
September 30 Jamal Anderson American football running back
October 5 Grant Hill NBA basketball player
October 10 Joelle Carter Actress
October 16 Trentemøller Composer
October 17 Eminem Rapper
Sharon Leal Actress
October 24 Susan Barnett News anchor
October 25 Persia White Actress (Girlfriends)
October 28 Brad Paisley Singer
October 29 Tracee Ellis Ross Actress (Girlfriends, Black-ish) and daughter of Diana Ross
Gabrielle Union Actress
November 1 Toni Collette Actress (United States of Tara) and singer
Michael Seitzman Writer
November 6 Thandiwe Newton English actress (Westworld)
November 7 Jeremy London Actor (Party of Five, 7th Heaven)
November 8 Gretchen Mol Actress
November 9 Eric Dane Actor (Charmed, Grey's Anatomy, The Last Ship)
November 11 Adam Beach Actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
November 14 Josh Duhamel Actor (Las Vegas)
November 19 Sandrine Holt Actress
November 15 Jonny Lee Miller English-American actor (Eli Stone, Elementary)
Michael Pearlman Actor (Charles in Charge)
November 16 Brandi Glanville American television personality
November 17 Leonard Roberts Actor (Heroes)
November 29 Brian Baumgartner Actor (The Office) and director
December 5 Ruthanna Hopper Actress
December 6 Mónica Santa María Peruvian model and TV host (died 1994)
Sarah Rafferty Actress
December 7 Jason Winer Actor
December 9 Reiko Aylesworth Actress (24)
Tré Cool Singer
Michael Corcoran Musician
December 14 Miranda Hart Comic actress and writer (Miranda, Not Going Out, Call the Midwife)
December 15 Stuart Townsend Actor
December 18 Jason Mantzoukas Actor
December 19 Rosa Blasi Actress (Strong Medicine, The Thundermans)
Alyssa Milano Actress (Who's the Boss?, Melrose Place, Charmed, Mistresses)
December 22 Poorna Jagannathan Actress
December 27 Brooke Totman Comedic actress (Mad TV)
December 29 Barry Atsma Dutch actor (Rozengeur & Wodka Lime)
Jude Law Actor


Date Name Age Notability
January 16 Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.[1] 52 Composer, creator of (The Alvin Show)
May 12 Steve Ihnat[2] 37 Actor (Star Trek)
May 13 Dan Blocker[3] 43 Actor (Hoss Cartwright on Bonanza)
October 16 Leo G. Carroll 85 English actor (Topper, Going My Way, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)

See also


  1. ^ "Ross Bagdasarian, Actor, Song Writer". The New York Times. Associated Press. 19 January 1972.
  2. ^ "Steve Ihnat, Actor and Director, Dead". The New York Times. May 20, 1972. p. 36.
  3. ^ "Blood clot in lung Kills Dan Blocker". Lodi News-Sentinel. May 16, 1972. Retrieved January 8, 2022 – via Google News Archive Search.