Celebrity birthdays news! You will never guess which famous star celebs were born on New Year's Day. Celebrating their birthday on Jan. 1, these quirky but charitable celebrities seem to have a knack for putting the funky into the word fun.
Actor Verne Troyer turned 44 years old on Jan. 1, 2012. He's the little person known around the world for playing Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movie Series. Troyer has tried to use his star power wisely by giving his celebrity endorsement to charities like the American Foundation for AIDS Research and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. [He also donated a substantial amount of money to an Irish charity after thieves robbed the non-profit.]
Grandmaster Flash turned 55-years-old in 2012. You can check out news and information about the groovy rap star on his official website. He's a well-liked American hip hop musician and DJ whose work has been featured in the movie "Wild Style", "Hip Hop Legends", and on the "Chris Rock Show." His band Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five reunited back in 1987 to perform live for a charity benefit concert hosted by famous humanitarian Paul Simon.
Comedian Don Novello, who played Father Guido Sarducci on "Saturday Night Live" turned 70-years old in 2012. He's been noted for joking about always giving his jury duty pay to charity.
Other star celebs who were born on New Year's Day include Save the Wales activist Country Joe McDonald (of the band Country Joe and the Fish) turned 71 and Dedee Pfeiffer. The actress (who is the sister of pet friendly movie star Michelle Pfeiffer) turned 49.
More famous names who celebrate their birthday on the international holiday include actor Morris Chestnut of the television series "V" (who turned 44), actress Stephanie Faracy of "Ugly Betty" fame (who turned 61), and actor Frank Langella. The Tony Award winning actor who also won an Oscar for his role as President Nixon in the movie "Robot and Frank" turned 75.
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