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.

39 thoughts on “40 Quiz – guessing closed

  1. jennygirl says:

    TV! I should be good at this.

    1.) Nathan Fililon
    2.) Christina applegate
    3.) Dexter
    5.) John Hamm
    7.) Tye diggs
    9.) Noah Wiley LOVE HIM!! did you see the Librarian, very cute!

  2. Jennifer Rayment says:

    Man by how easy this was, I think I watch too much TV LOL

    1 Nathan Fillion (And he is mine & Cdn – give him back!) as Richard Castle and formerly Captain Tightpants Mal Reynolds
    2 Christina Applegate (sp?)
    3 Michael C. Hall Dexter Morgan
    4 Parenthood (No idea what her real name is)
    5 Jon Hamm (He was awesome in The Town)
    6 The Adorable Josh Charles (Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead)
    7 The Yummy Taye Diggs
    8 Damn, no idea on this one
    9 Noah Wylie?
    10 Mitchell from Modern Family?

  3. Nise' says:

    Great family photo. We were just discussing looking back on today’s pictures and what will we mock about them?

    1. Nathan ? – Richard Castle
    2.Christina Applegate – Up All Night
    3. Michael Hall – Dexter
    6. ?
    7. Taye Diggs – Sam Bennett
    8. Damian Lewis – Homeland
    9. Noah Wyle – Falling Skies
    10. Cam – Eric – Modern Family

  4. Carol says:

    I only know one answer- 2 is Christina Applegate. 3 might be Dexter but I’m not sure.

    I love the picture. You’re right, it totally screams 70s.

  5. Wrighty says:

    What a wonderful photo! I remember those outfits. They sure seemed cool at the time!

    You should try to take the same photo with your parents now. Or with your hubby and Gage. It would be so fun to compare! Thanks for sharing a special family moment. 🙂

  6. Wrighty says:

    Oops, forgot – happy birthday to you!!

    1 Rick? Castle (At first I was thinking Ryan Reynolds)
    2 Christina Applegate
    3 Dexter
    5…ooh it’s on the tip of my tongue!
    6 The Good Wife
    7 Ty Diggs
    8 The new show looks good, can’t remember his name though!
    9 Noah Wylie
    10 Modern Family

  7. Teddyree says:

    You can see the resemblance to your mum in that photo. My mum always had my hair cut short like a boys, I hated it!

    2. Christina Applegate
    3. Dexter
    4. Monica Potter ~ Parenthood
    5. Jon Hamm ~ OMG Bridesmaids made me pee my pants 🙂
    6. The Good Wife
    7. ohhh Sam … Taye Diggs
    9. Noah Wyle
    10. Eric Stonestreet Modern Family

  8. Margot says:

    I like the look of your family in the 70s. My husband had a mustache just like your dad’s.

    I think I know two of the answers. #1 is Richard Castle (a friend’s husband works as a carpenter on the show) and #6 is my favorite tv show: Good Wife. The guy is Will Gardner/Josh Charles.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      20 points! I’ve always wondered what it would be like to work behind the scenes for a tv show or movie. Cool job, I bet. I need to get the first few seasons of The Good Wife. Everyone I know who watches it are very loyal.

  9. Kay says:

    1. Nathan (I’m blanking) – character is Castle
    2. Christina Applegate
    3. Dexter
    9. Noah Wylie (who could forget Carter??)

    Don’t know many this week. Not enough crime shows! LOL

    Love your pixie cut!

  10. Carol M says:

    That picture couldn’t be more seventies! Sonny Bono was the first thing I thought when I saw your dad! lol

    1. Nathan Fillion
    2. Christina Applegate
    4. Monica Potter

    Not a good week for me!

  11. holdenj says:

    I love these, although I always find them challenging!
    1. Nathan Fillion (Rick Castle!!)
    2. Christina Applegate
    3. Dexter
    5. Jon Hamm
    9. Noah Wyle
    10. Modern Family…not sure which one got the Emmy!!

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