40 Quiz – guessing closed

I mentioned a few famous folks who turn 40 with me this year, let’s see of you can figure out these actors turning 40. A hint?  All of these actors are currently on TV.  10 points each.

Please play along with us.  For everyone who plays an extra $ goes to the winner and the everyone is entered for a special prize.  Just leave a comment with your guesses and don’t google the answers.

Rules & Leaderboard here.  Last week’s Head Shot quiz here.

1. I remember him from Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, but I much prefer him in his current role as mystery writer/detective.  You can give me his real name or character name.  Nathan Fillion/Richard Castle (3-37-71)

2. As a new mom I’m loving her new show about life with a new baby, but she’s probably best known for playing a ditzy blonde on Married with Children.  I’ll accept her name or the name of her new show.  Christina Applegate/Up All Night (11-25-71)

3. This serial killer of bad people has been a staple on Showtime  for years and he’s already beaten cancer by the age of 40.  I’ll take his real name or his character name.  Michael C. Hall/Dexter (2-1-71)

4. This Cleveland native plays Kristina Braverman on one of my favorite ensemble dramas.  I’ll take her real name or the name of the show.  Monica Potter/Parenthood (6-30-71)

5. He’s Don Draper to millions but when I see him now I can only think of the opening scene from Bridesmaids.  Jon Hamm (3-10-71)

6. I remember him from Dead Poet’s Society but he’s on a hit show that started with public infidelity.  I’ll take his real name or the name of the show.  Josh Charles/The Good Wife (9-15-71)

7. He first came on my radar when I saw How Stella Got Her Groove Back and now he’s on Private Practice. Taye Diggs (1-2-71)

8. I loved him in Band of Brothers and the two seasons of Life, and now he’s got a new series on Showtime playing an Iraq vet.  I can’t wait. Damien Lewis (2-11-71)

9. He was a long-running character on the long-running series ER, but this summer he was trying to survive an alien invasion on TNT.  Noah Wyle (6-4-71)

10. He plays my favorite gay dad on tv and won an Emmy for it.  I’ll give you half points for the name of the show.  Eric Stonestreet/Modern Family (9-9-71)


I’ll be randomly selecting one lucky guesser to win 2 Godiva chocolate bars, one dark, one milk.

Get your guesses in by Saturday at noon.

Birthday Photo

This should have been yesterday’s picture, but I looked all day for it and finally gave up.  Woke up this morning and found in Gage’s room. 

Is there anything that doesn’t scream 70’s in this photo?  That’s my mom and dad, making me laugh when I look at it now.  I know I’ve mentioned quite a few times that I’m an only kid, so I share a close relationship with my parents, who are 42 years married.

Aren’t the leaves great?  It was taken at Dawes Arboretum, a park I spent a lot of time in growing up.

I think I was in second grade here.  I hated that short haircut and thought I looked like a boy.