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John Cena April 23rd, 1977 (43)
Nicknamed “Doctor of Thuganomics,” he has won 25 professional championships, including 16 WWE World Heavyweight Championships. Also an actor, he has earned leading roles in the films The Marine, Legendary, Fred: The Movie, 12 Rounds and Playing with Fire. While pursuing a career in bodybuilding, he worked as a chauffeur at a limousine company. He performed the WWE theme song “Basic Thugonomics,” which was featured on WWE Originals, the WWE soundtrack album. He was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from July 2009 to July 2012, then began a relationship with fellow wrestler Nikki Bella. He proposed to Bella at WrestleMania 33 in 2017, but the couple separated before the marriage. He and Hulk Hogan are two of the most accomplished wrestlers in WWE history. Hogan tallied six WWE and WWF World Heavyweight championships and another six WCW World Heavyweight titles.
George Lopez April 23rd, 1961 (59)
Hispanic-American talk-show host, comedian, and actor who starred on the ABC sitcom George Lopez from 2002 to 2007 and hosted his own late night show, Lopez Tonight, on TBS from 2009 to 2011. He also played Mr. Electric in the 2005 film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl and voiced Grouchy Smurf in the 2011 film The Smurfs. His father abandoned him and his mother when he was 2 months old, and his mother abandoned him when he was 10 years old, leaving his grandmother to care for him. He got his start in the entertainment industry when he hosted a major morning radio show for Clear Channel Communications in Los Angeles in the late 90s. He hosted the Latin Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and was a co-host for the Emmy Awards in 2003. In 2009, Mariah Carey read his DNA test results on Lopez Tonight, revealing that he was 55 percent European, 32 percent Native American, 9 percent Asian, and 4 percent African.
Kal Penn April 23rd, 1977 (43)
Actor best know for his starring role as Kumar Patel in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, as well as the film’s 2008 and 2011 sequels. He also portrayed Dr. Lawrence Kutner on House. In 2016, he began starring in the ABC drama Designated Survivor. He attended and graduated from UCLA with degrees in film and sociology. He worked as the Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement at the White House during Barack Obama’s presidency. He co-starred with John Cho in the Harold and Kumar films.
Honorable Mentions: Lee Majors 81, Jesse Lee Sofar 36, Valerie Bertinelli 60, Taio Cruz 35, and Jamie King 41.
Honorable Death Mentions
William Shakespeare, Shirley Temple, and Roy Orbison.