April 6, 1972
Most people know onetime teen star Jason Hervey as Wayne Arnold, the bullying big brother of Kevin on the classic '90s television series "The Wonder Years." Hervey's mother was a talent agent, and at an early age he started acting in commercials, eventually landing a handful of kid roles in such movies as "Meatballs Part II," "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment," and "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure." By the time the part of Wayne Arnold came along, Hervey had appeared on multiple episodes of "Diff'rent Strokes" and the short-lived Western drama "Wildside." During "The Wonder Years" he also hosted and wrote material for the TV youth magazine "Wide World of Kids" and took an executive producer job with "World Championship Wrestling." While he was working at WCW he befriended wrestling announcer Eric Bischoff. The two founded Bischoff-Hervey Productions, which turned out a number of reality television shows including "Scott Baio is 45 and Single," "Confessions of a Teen Idol," and "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling."