Celebrity Birthdays: January 17th

By: Sean Sporman
By: Sean Sporman

An animator and an actor with a recognizable voice share a birthday on January 17th.

Genndy Tartakovsky was born in 1970. After starting in animation in the early 1990s, he would go on to create several critically-acclaimed animated series that also have many fans. These would include Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and the Clone Wars “Micro Series.” He also worked on Powerpuff Girls and would go on to work on such films as Iron Man 2 (as a storyboard artist) and Hotel Transylvania (as a director and writer).

James Earl Jones was born in 1931. He’s known as the voice of CNN, and the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars saga. He’s also appeared in numerous other films such as The Sandlot, and in guest roles on television shows such as Law & Order.

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