How about little cake and some candles with that candy? For some stars, Halloween isn't just a day for trick-or-treating — it's the day they celebrate their birthday! Wonderwall.com has rounded up a list of celebrities who came into this world on All Hallows' Eve, starting with this singer-songwriter-actress. Jada Pinkett Smith gave birth to her second child with Will Smith — daughter Willow Smith — on Halloween in the year 2000. Keep reading for more…
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Rapper-turned-TV home renovation expert Vanilla Ice (real name: Robert Van Winkle) was born on Oct. 31, 1967. In 2010, he honored his special b-day by releasing a track called "Born On Halloween" with Insane Clown Posse's Violent J.
One of the world's beautiful young royals was born on Halloween: Leonor, Princess of Asturias — the heir to Spain's throne — came into the world on Oct. 31, 2005.
Actor Dermot Mulroney was born in Virginia on Oct. 31, 1963.
Beastie Boys fans will remember the line performed by Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz on "The New Style" off the classic 1986 album "License to Ill": "October 31st, that is my date of birth / I got to the party and you know what I did the Smurf." We don't know if he really did that dance at that party, but we do know Ad-Rock was born in New York City on Halloween in 1966.
Fountains of Wayne bassit Adam Schlesinger was born on Halloween in 1967 and died in 2020 from complications of the coronavirus. He's also famous for composing and producing music for a slew of TV shows (like "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), films (like "That Thing You Do!") and theater productions (like Broadway's "Cry-Baby"). The Emmy- and Grammy-winning musician — who also earned Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony nods for his work — is cousins with "The Walking Dead" actor Jon Bernthal.
"The Americans" actress Holly Taylor made a dramatic entrance into the world on Oct. 31, 1997, in Nova Scotia, Canada. "I was born in the back of an ambulance on Halloween," she told WWD in 2016. "My brother was in a Captain America costume. I made it in the newspaper and everything."
Famed newsman Dan Rather was born in Texas on Oct. 31, 1931.
Oscar-winning "The Lord of the Rings" franchise filmmaker Peter Jackson was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on Halloween in 1961.
Actress Samaire Armstrong, who's perhaps best known for her work on TV's "The O.C." and "Dirty Sexy Money," was born on Halloween in 1980 in Japan to an Italian mother and a Scottish father. Vampires, beware: Her first name reportedly means "dawning sun" in Gaelic.
Texas-born star Piper Perabo of "Coyote Ugly" and "Covert Affairs" fame has a Halloween birthday. The actress made her entrance onto the world's stage on All Hallows' Eve in 1976.
Another famous journalist, "Today" show and "Dateline NBC" alum Jane Pauley, also has a Halloween birthday. She was born to a salesman dad and a musician mom in Indianapolis on Oct. 31, 1950.
"That's So Raven" and "The Walking Dead" actress Sydney Park was born in Philadelphia on Halloween in 1997. In 2016, she had a special, memorable birthday thanks to her "TWD" colleagues. "I was actually able to celebrate my birthday with my 'Walking Dead' family and everyone came to work in their Halloween costumes," she told the site "Black Girl Nerds." "I was off that day but a friend of mine/member of the crew sent me 'Happy Birthday' videos from the cast and crew! Then, to top it off, they surprised me with a birthday cake the next day! I cried. It was so special!"
He has the perfect name for the occasion! The late John Candy was born on Oct. 31, 1950, in Ontario, Canada. "I always say my dad was born in a pumpkin patch because he was born on Halloween," the comedic legend's daughter, Jen, told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016.
There's nothing funny about it: "Saturday Night Live" alum Rob Schneider was born on Halloween in 1963.
U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. was born in Dublin, Ireland, on Halloween in 1961.
Musician Frank Iero, who's most famous for playing guitar in the band My Chemical Romance, was born on Oct. 31, 1981, in New Jersey. In 2017, he celebrated his birthday by growing a mustache and dressing up as baseball great Don Mattingly for Halloween.
Fans of "Bonanza," "Little House on the Prairie" and "Highway to Heaven" knew this handsome star as Hollywood's Michael Landon. But the late actor was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz in Queens, New York, on Oct. 31, 1936.
Deidre Hall, who played Dr. Marlena Evans on the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives" for more than 40 years, was born in Milwaukee — along with her twin sister — on Oct. 31, 1947.
Eddie Kaye Thomas — who's been in everything from the "American Pie" movies (Finch!) to TV's "'Til Death," "American Dad!" and "Scorpion" — was born on New York's Staten Island on Oct. 31, 1980. "Being born on Halloween, there's always a party," Eddie told Kidzworld. "It's a convenient birthday because you don't really have to organize [anything]."
Filmmaker Ruben Fleischer, who's best known for directing "Zombieland" and "Zombieland: Double Tap," which famously starred Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin, was born on Oct. 31, 1974. Next up, he'll be directing the 2021 flick "Uncharted."
Oscar-nominated Northern Irish actor Stephen Rea — who's known for his work in everything from "V for Vendetta" and "The Crying Game" to "Interview With the Vampire " and "Michael Collins" — was born in Belfast on Halloween in 1946.
Fans of 1980s television dramas will never forget the late Barbara Bel Geddes, who played beloved Texas oil family matriarch "Miss Ellie" Ewing on "Dallas" for years. In real life, she was born in New York City on Halloween in 1922.
"Alias," "L.A. Confidential" and "Brothers 7 Sisters" alum Ron Rifkin was born in New York City on Halloween in 1939.
"Switched at Birth" star Vanessa Marano — who we also loved on "Gilmore Girls" — was born on Halloween in 1992.
Actor Brian Hallisay, who was born on Halloween in 1978, has enjoyed memorable roles on TV's "Privileged," "The Client List" and "Revenge" (seen here). But he also has another claim to fame: He's married to actress Jennifer Love Hewitt.
"Glee" fans know and love Mike O'Malley as Kurt's dad (and Finn's stepdad), Burt Hummel, a role that earned him an Emmy nomination. Mike — who was born in Boston on Oct. 31, 1966 — has also headlined his own sitcom and memorably starred on "Yes, Dear" in the early aughts.
Oscar-nominated actress Sally Kirkland was born on Oct. 31, 1941, in New York City and grew up in Oklahoma.
Johnny Whitworth is perhaps best known for playing A.J. in "Empire Records" and villain Blackout in "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," though he's also had memorable roles in "Limitless" and on "Blindspot" and "The 100." He was born on Halloween in 1975.
"Shameless" and "Dragonball: Evolution" actor Justin Chatwin was born in British Columbia, Canada, on Halloween in 1982.
The late Peoria, Illinois-born, Oregon-raised "M*A*S*H" star David Ogden Stiers was born on Halloween in 1942.
Musician Johnny Marr — the guitar legend and co-songwriter of the Smiths who's enjoyed a thriving solo career after also playing in bands including the Pretenders, Modest Mouse and the Cribs — was born on Halloween in Manchester, England, to Irish immigrant parents in 1963.
Soap star Scott Clifton, who's won three Daytime Emmy Awards, was born on Oct. 31, 1984. His fans know him for playing Dillon Quartermaine on "General Hospital," Schuyler Joplin on "One Life to Live" and Liam Spencer on "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Bronx-born actor and dancer Michael DeLorenzo, whose birthday is Oct. 31, 1959, has had memorable roles in everything from "Fame," "Head of the Class" and "New York Undercover" to "Alive" and "A Few Good Men."
Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Lee Grant, who was born on Oct. 31, 1925, has been in so many memorable projects, we don't know where to start! From "Peyton Place," "In the Heat of the Night" and "Valley of the Dolls" to "Shampoo" and "Mulholland Drive," Lee has done it all!
Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard was born on Oct. 31, 1957. "He loves Halloween, as it's his birthday and all," his wife told Vice in 2008.