As my birthday is around the corner and I begin the last year of my early 20s, I will commemorate this great day with my top ten list of people born the same day as me (October 9th).
I'll start off by saying that the top five were easy but then six through ten were very difficult because I didn't feel like any of them deserved to be this high on such an important list. That being said, if I threw myself in, I'd put me at #2.
10. Eddie Guerrero- Eddie Guerrero was a professional wrestler that spent most of his time in the WCW when wrestling was big. He also wrestled for ECW and WWE once WCW was bought out by WWF. His in-ring gimmick was that he was a crafty resourceful wrestler that would do anything to win a match. His catch phrase was "cheat to win," and for that alone he makes my top ten.
9. Spencer Grammer- Spencer is the daughter of Dr. Frasier Crane, also known as Kelsey Grammer. She stars on the ABC Family show Greek and has the innate ability to make an endless amount of tv moments awkward.
8. Kenny Anderson- Kenny Anderson was a point guard in the NBA from 1991 to 2006. His notable stints were his first five years in the league with the Nets, then two seasons with the Blazers and most New Englanders will remember his four years with the Celtics. The thing that really gets him on the list is that he has seven children, one of which is with DJ Spinderella of Salt 'n Pepa fame and two with Real World contestant, Tami Akbar. Of his seven children, two sons are named Ken Jr. and one daughter is named Kenni. That is George Foremanesque.
7. Randy Spelling- Randy is the son of TV producer Aaron Spelling and brother of actress Tori Spelling. While I loved many aspects of Beverly Hills, 90210, Randy gave me many of the 'I hate this kid, get him off the screen!' moments that I cherish. I always say that a truly fantastic television show has to have characters that you can't stand, or there would be way too much bliss. He was a very bad actor while playing Steve Sanders younger brother on 90210 and that's why he makes this list.
6. Jackson Browne- Jackson Browne is a singer-songwriter most influential in the 70s. Two of his biggest hits Somebody's Baby, which was in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Running On Empty from the same titled album of 1978. Jackson got started as a songwriter and wrote many songs for Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds and The Eagles early in his career.
5. Darius Miles- Darius Miles still plays in the NBA and was signed by the Celtics for this upcoming season. He is most known by me for his first two seasons in the league with the Clippers. He and Quentin Richardson created their signature "fists on top of the head thing" that just took off. He also had fantastic appearences in The Perfect Score and Van Wilder.
4. Gavin Maloof- Gavin Maloof is a member of the Maloof family who are most known for owning the Sacremento Kings and the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The Maloofs bought the Fiesta Casino in 1994 for $8 million and then sold it for $185 million in 2000. They turned that profit into the Palms Resort. Gavin jumps up many spots on my list for the Maloof Brothers' many appearences on one of my favorite shows, Las Vegas.
3. Scott Bakula- Scott Bakula is an actor most notable for his time on tv shows Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Enterprise, but I've never seen either of those. He gets the three spot for his fantastic performance in Necessary Roughness. Bakula plays the ex-high school football star, now in his late 30s, who never played college because of his father's death. Bakula also was great for me in Major League
2. John Lennon- John Lennon needs no introduction. Although I feel that the Beatles are overrated in general, it is mostly McCartney that brings them down. Lennon was great and I still enjoy one of his solo efforts, 'Oh Yoko,' more than any Beatles song. As a bonus, Paul Rudd played a hilarious Lennon in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
1. Zachary Ty Bryan- Yeah sure he was on Home Improvement, and I didn't really enjoy him or any of the three kids on the show. This doesn't take away from the fact that he was the star of one of the most incredibly underrated and least known comedic movies of our time. Bryan played the lead role in the Disney Channel Original movie "Principal Takes a Holiday." Starring with Kevin Nealon, this movie has led to about 20% of the lines used in my household in the past ten years.