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1968 in television

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The year 1968 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1968.


Also in 1968




Ending this year

Date Show Debut
January 15 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964
January 20 Birdman and the Galaxy Trio 1967
February 4 The Prisoner (UK)
February 7 Cliff Dexter (West Germany) 1966
March 6 Lost in Space 1965
March 11 The Lucy Show 1962
March 14 Batman 1966
March 15 Speed Racer (Japan) 1967
March 25 The Monkees 1966
Armchair Theatre (UK) 1956
The Bell Telephone Hour 1959
The Fulton Sheen Program 1961
The Stairlit Starways
April 1 The Andy Griffith Show 1960
April 15 I Spy 1965
September 8 Ultra Seven (Japan) 1967
Unknown The Mavis Bramston Show (Australia) 1964
The Gumby Show 1957
The Road Runner Show (returned in 1971) 1966


Date Name Notability
January 2 Cuba Gooding, Jr. American actor
Violet Berlin Presenter
January 4 Marc Ceccarelli American writer
January 5 Carrie Ann Inaba American dancer and actress (In Living Color, Dancing with the Stars)
January 6 John Singleton American actor (died 2019)
January 9 Joey Lauren Adams American actress
January 12 Farrah Forke American actress (Wings, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)
Rachael Harris American actress
January 13 Roger Clyne American songwriter
Chara American singer
January 14 LL Cool J American actor and rapper (In the House, NCIS: Los Angeles)
Anthony Meindl American actor
January 15 Chad Lowe Actor
January 16 David Chokachi American actor (Baywatch, Beyond the Break)
Atticus Ross Composer
January 19 Matt Hill Canadian voice actor (Ed on Ed, Edd n Eddy)
January 21 Charlotte Ross American actress (Days of Our Lives, NYPD Blue)
January 22 Guy Fieri American celebrity chef and game show host
January 23 Tony Potts American writer
January 25 Carolina Ferraz Actress
January 26 Matt Rippy American actor
January 27 Mike Patton American actor
January 28 Sarah McLachlan American singer-songwriter
January 29 Edward Burns American actor
February 1 Pauly Shore American actor and comedian
February 3 Vlade Divac American sportscaster
February 8 Gary Coleman American actor (Diff'rent Strokes) (died 2010)
February 12 Josh Brolin American actor (The Young Riders) and son of James Brolin
Chynna Phillips American actor
February 13 Kelly Hu American actress (Phineas and Ferb)
February 14 Phill Lewis American actor
February 18 Molly Ringwald American actress (The Facts of Life, The Secret Life of the American Teenager)
February 22 Jeri Ryan American actress (Star Trek: Voyager, Boston Public, Body of Proof)
February 24 Andy Berman American actor (Invader Zim)
February 29 Frank Woodley Australian comedian
February 25 Lesley Boone American actress
March 1 Kat Cressida American voice actress (Dexter's Laboratory, Archer)
March 6 Moira Kelly American actress (One Tree Hill)
March 12 Jason Lively American actor
March 15 Mark McGrath American singer
Sean Bridgers American actor
March 17 Mathew St. Patrick American actor (Six Feet Under)
March 20 Liza Snyder American actress (Yes, Dear, Man with a Plan)
March 29 Lucy Lawless Australian actress (Xena: Warrior Princess)
April 6 Doug Ellin Screenwriter
April 8 Patricia Arquette American actress (Medium)
Jenny Powell English television presenter
April 10 Orlando Jones American comedian and actor (Mad TV)
April 12 Tracy Vilar American actress (The Steve Harvey Show)
Alicia Coppola American actress
April 14 Anthony Michael Hall American actor (Saturday Night Live, The Dead Zone, Psych)
April 17 Adam McKay American screenwriter
April 18 Mary Birdsong American actress
April 23 Ricky Groves Actor
April 24 Stacy Haiduk American actress (The Young and the Restless)
May 3 Amy Ryan American actress (The Office)
May 8 Julianne Morris American actress
May 10 Erik Palladino American actor (ER)
May 11 Jeffrey Donovan American actor (Burn Notice)
May 12 Catherine Tate English actress (The Office)
May 14 Johnny A. Sanchez American comedian and actor (Mad TV)
May 16 Stephen Mangan English actor
David Hollander Writer
May 19 Kyle Eastwood American actor
May 20 Timothy Olyphant American actor
May 22 Graham Linehan Writer
May 24 Julie Dretzin American actress
June 1 Jason Donovan Australian actor
June 2 Andy Cohen American talk show host
Beetlejuice American entertainer
Jon Culshaw Actor
June 4 Scott Wolf American actor (Party of Five, Everwood)
Al B. Sure! American radio host
June 7 Mike Barker American producer
Sarah Parish English actress
June 10 Bill Burr American actor
June 11 Jacqueline Mazarella American actress (Everybody Hates Chris)
June 13 Darren Dreger Canadian sportscaster
June 14 Yasmine Bleeth American actress (Baywatch)
Faizon Love American actor
Taylor Wily American actor
June 15 Campbell Brown American journalist
June 16 James Patrick Stuart American actor
June 17 Derya Arbaş American actress (died 2003)
June 19 James Goldston British-American journalist
June 20 Jon Glaser American actor
Robert Rodriguez American filmmaker
June 25 Rob Marciano American journalist
June 26 Travis Fine American actor (The Young Riders)
June 28 Adam Woodyatt English actor (EastEnders)
Chayanne Actor
June 29 Brian d'Arcy James American actor
Judith Hoag American actress
June 30 Phil Anselmo American singer
July 5 Jillian Armenante American actress (Judging Amy)
July 6 John Dickerson American journalist (Face the Nation)
July 7 Amy Carlson American actress (Another World, Third Watch, Blue Bloods)
Jorja Fox American actress (ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
Allen Payne American actor
July 8 Michael Weatherly American actor (Dark Angel, NCIS)
Billy Crudup American actor
July 9 Sarah Thyre American actress
July 11 Michael Cram Canadian actor and singer-songwriter
July 12 Paul Hopkins Actor
July 14 Zoanne Clack American writer
July 15 Eddie Griffin American comedian and actor (Malcolm & Eddie)
July 17 Bitty Schram American actress (Monk)
Beth Littleford American actress
July 18 Grant Bowler Australian-New Zealand actor (Blue Heelers, Outrageous Fortune, Defiance)
Alex Désert American actor (Becker)
Andre Royo American actor (The Wire)
July 19 Jim Norton American comedian and actor (Lucky Louie)
July 21 Mari Morrow Actress
July 23 Beth Ehlers American actress (Guiding Light)
July 24 Kristin Chenoweth American actress and singer
Laura Leighton American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars)
July 25 Robert Munic American actor
July 26 Olivia Williams Actress
July 27 Julian McMahon Australian actor (Profiler, Nip/Tuck)
Cliff Curtis Actor
July 28 Rachel Blakely Actress
July 30 Terry Crews American actor (Everybody Hates Chris, Are We There Yet?, Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
August 2 Melanie Hutsell American comic actress (Saturday Night Live)
August 4 Daniel Dae Kim Korean-American actor (Lost, Hawaii Five-0)
August 5 Christopher Tyng Composer
August 7 Rachel Hayward Actress
August 8 Kyra Phillips Reporter
August 9 Gillian Anderson American-British actress (The X-Files)
Eric Bana Australian actor
McG American director
Kate Gerbeau English presenter (Newsround)
August 10 Jeff Fischer American voice actor
August 11 Anna Gunn American actress (Breaking Bad)
Sophie Okonedo English actress
August 14 Ben Bass American-Canadian actor (Forever Knight, Rookie Blue)
Catherine Bell British-born Iranian-American actress (JAG, Army Wives)
August 15 Debra Messing American actress (Will & Grace)
August 17 Orlagh Cassidy American actress (Guiding Light, Another World)
Anthony E. Zuiker American television writer, television producer, and author
August 25 Rachael Ray American author, chef and television host
David Alan Basche American actor
September 2 Cynthia Watros American actress (Guiding Light, The Drew Carey Show, Lost)
Camille Grammer American actress
Kristen Cloke American actress
September 4 John DiMaggio American voice actor (Futurama, Kim Possible, Teen Titans, American Dragon: Jake Long, Chowder, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Sanjay and Craig, The Loud House)
Eddie Glaude American academic
September 9 Jocelyn Seagrave American actress (Guiding Light)
September 20 Philippa Forrester British television presenter
Van Jones American television presenter
September 21 Ricki Lake American actress, talk show host
September 23 Michelle Thomas American actress (Family Matters) (d. 1998)
September 25 Will Smith American actor and rapper (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
J-Roc American rapper
September 26 Jim Caviezel American actor (The Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest)
Ben Shenkman American actor
Tricia O'Kelley American actress
September 28 Naomi Watts British actress
October 4 Jennifer Gatti American actress (Guiding Light, The Young and the Restless)
October 5 Danny Cannon Writer
October 8 Emily Procter American actress (The West Wing, CSI: Miami)
October 11 Jane Krakowski American actress (Ally McBeal, 30 Rock)
October 12 Hugh Jackman Australian actor
Adam Rich American actor (Eight is Enough)
October 13 Tisha Campbell American actress and singer (Martin, My Wife and Kids)
October 15 Vanessa Marcil American actress (General Hospital, Beverly Hills, 90210, Las Vegas)
October 22 Stephanie Cutter American political consultant
October 28 John Farley American actor
November 2 Samantha Ferris Canadian actress (The 4400)
November 5 Seth Gilliam American actor
Sam Rockwell American actor
November 6 Kelly Rutherford American actress (Generations, Melrose Place, Gossip Girl)
November 7 Tracy Smith American journalist
November 8 Parker Posey American actress
November 10 Tracy Morgan American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Scare Tactics, 30 Rock)
Tom Papa American actor
November 11 Lavell Crawford American actor
November 14 Steve Callaghan American writer
Janine Lindemulder American actress
November 18 Owen Wilson American actor
Rich Fulcher American actor
November 19 Derek Drymon American writer
November 20 Paul Scheuring American screenwriter
November 22 Khalil Kain American actor (Girlfriends)
November 23 Brennan Brown American actor
November 24 Dawn Robinson American actress
Scott Krinsky American actor
November 25 Jill Hennessy Canadian actress (Law & Order, Crossing Jordan)
November 27 Michael Vartan French-American actor (Alias, Hawthorne)
December 2 Lucy Liu American actress (Ally McBeal, Elementary)
Rena Sofer American actress
December 3 Brendan Fraser American actor
December 5 Margaret Cho American actress
December 8 Joy Reid American host
December 15 Garrett Wang American actor (Star Trek: Voyager)
December 18 Rachel Griffiths Australian actress (Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters)
December 19 Ken Marino Actor
December 21 Khrystyne Haje American actress (Head of the Class)
December 22 Lauralee Bell American soap opera actress (The Young and the Restless)
December 23 Quincy Jones III Producer
December 25 Klea Scott Actress
December 26 Bill Lawrence American producer
December 30 Bryan Burk American producer


Date Name Age Notability
May 9 Marion Lorne 84 Actress (Aunt Clara on Bewitched)
June 7 Dan Duryea 61 Actor (Peyton Place)
September 19 Red Foley 58 Singer (Ozark Jubilee)
October 13 Bea Benaderet 62 Actress (Kate on Petticoat Junction; original voice of Betty Rubble on The Flintstones)

See also


  1. ^ "Prima puntata de "La famiglia Benvenuti"" (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  2. ^ "Call Letter Applications" (PDF). Broadcasting. 1968-07-29. Retrieved 2021-10-23.
  3. ^
  4. ^ TV Series Released between 1968-01-01 and 1968-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending),1968
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