1955 in television

The year 1955 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1955.

List of years in television (table)
In radio




Programs ending

January 27 So You Want to Lead a Band 1954
March 11 The Jack Carson Show
Stories of the Century
April 22 The Ray Bolger Show 1953
June 4 The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan 1954
June 16 Willy
June 23 The Public Defender
June 25 The Imogene Coca Show
June 26 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse 1953
July 1 Hawkins Falls 1951
July 15 Flash Gordon 1954
July 26 Who Said That? 1948
August 24 My Little Margie 1952
September 1 Life with Elizabeth
September 13 Place the Face 1953
September 17 Musical Chairs 1955
Unknown Frankie Laine Time
Muffin the Mule (UK) 1946
The Jo Stafford Show 1954
That's My Boy


January 6 Rowan Atkinson Comic actor (Mr. Bean)
January 9 J. K. Simmons Actor (The Closer, Oz, Law & Order)
January 22 John Wesley Shipp Actor (The Flash, Dawson's Creek)
February 2 Michael Talbott Actor (Miami Vice)
Kim Zimmer Actress (Guiding Light, One Life to Live)
February 7 Miguel Ferrer Actor (Crossing Jordan, NCIS: Los Angeles) (d. 2017)
February 8 Ethan Phillips Actor (Benson, Star Trek: Voyager)
February 14 James Eckhouse Actor (Beverly Hills, 90210)
February 15 Christopher McDonald Actor (Family Law)
February 21 Kelsey Grammer Actor, comedian (Cheers, Frasier)
February 28 Gilbert Gottfried Actor, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Aladdin, Cyberchase)
March 3 Darnell Williams British-born soap opera actor (All My Children)
March 17 Gary Sinise Actor, producer, director (CSI: NY)
March 19 Bruce Willis Actor (Moonlighting)
March 28 Reba McEntire Singer, actress (Reba)
March 29 Marina Sirtis Actress (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
April 7 Alexandra Neil Soap opera actress
April 11 Michele Scarabelli Actress (Alien Nation)
April 17 Kristine Sutherland Actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
April 25 Toukie Smith Actress (227)
April 29 Kate Mulgrew Actress (Star Trek: Voyager, Orange is the New Black)
May 5 Melinda Culea Actress (The A-Team)
May 7 Peter Reckell Actor (Days of Our Lives)
May 10 Larry "Flash" Jenkins Actor (The White Shadow)
May 15 Lee Horsley Actor (Matt Houston, Paradise)
May 17 Bill Paxton Actor (Twister, Big Love) (d. 2017)
May 25 Connie Sellecca Actress (Flying High, The Greatest American Hero, Hotel)
May 27 Richard Schiff Actor (The West Wing)
June 2 Dana Carvey Comic actor (Saturday Night Live)
June 8 Griffin Dunne Actor and director
June 10 Andrew Stevens Actor (Dallas), producer, director
June 14 Kim Lankford Actress (Knots Landing)
June 15 Polly Draper Actress (thirtysomething)
June 16 Laurie Metcalf Actress (Roseanne)
June 21 Leigh McCloskey Actor (Dallas)
June 24 Betsy Randle Actress (Boy Meets World)
July 9 Jimmy Smits Actor (L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing)
July 19 Toborr Kristina Tomlinsen Actress (voice of Rinna Raccoon on the Rocky Raccoon cartoon series)
August 2 Tim Dunigan Actor (Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future)
August 7 Wayne Knight Comic actor (Seinfeld, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
August 14 Gillian Taylforth English actress (EastEnders)
August 19 Peter Gallagher Actor (The O.C., Covert Affairs)
August 27 Diana Scarwid Actress (Truman, Wonderfalls)
September 2 Linda Purl Actress and singer (Matlock)
September 7 Mira Furlan Actress (Babylon 5, Lost)
September 9 Edward Hibbert Anglo-American actor (Frasier)
September 12 Peter Scolari Actor (Bosom Buddies, Newhart)
September 21 Rebecca Balding Actress (Soap, Charmed)
October 8 Darrell Hammond Actor (Saturday Night Live)
October 15 Tanya Roberts Actress (Charlie's Angels, That '70s Show)
October 16 Ellen Dolan Actress (Guiding Light, As the World Turns)
October 30 Shanna Reed Actress (Major Dad)
November 13 Whoopi Goldberg Actress, comedian, talk-show host (The View)
November 27 Bill Nye Educator (Bill Nye the Science Guy)
November 29 Howie Mandel Actor, host (St. Elsewhere, Deal or No Deal)
November 30 Kevin Conroy Voice actor (Batman: The Animated Series)
December 3 Melody Anderson Actress (Manimal)
Steven Culp Actor (JAG, The West Wing, Desperate Housewives)
December 7 Priscilla Barnes Actress (Three's Company)
December 16 Xander Berkeley Actor (24, The Mentalist, Nikita)
December 21 Jane Kaczmarek Actress (Malcolm in the Middle)


  1. Adriaens, Manu, Blijven kijken! 50 jaar televisie in Vlaanderen, Uitgeverij Lannoo, Tielt, 2003.
  2. ADRIAENS, Manu, Blijven kijken! 50 jaar televisie in Vlaanderen, Uitgeverij Lannoo, Tielt, 2003.
  3. ORF (broadcaster) Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  4. McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed.). New York, New York: Penguin Books USA, Inc. p. 497. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8.
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