5 celebrity birthdays on January 2

Jack Hanna celebrated his birthday on Wednesday (Jan. 2). - [Columbus Dispatch / YouTube screencap]
Jack Hanna celebrated his birthday on Wednesday (Jan. 2). - [Columbus Dispatch / YouTube screencap]

These five famous individuals all celebrate their birthdays on January 2.

1

Jack Hanna - Zookeeper

Hanna is known for his days as a zookeeper at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for 14 years. He's also made numerous appearances on daily and late night television showing off exotic animals. Appearances have included David Letterman and Maury Povich shows. Hanna is 72 today.

2

Tia Carrere - Actress

Carrere has appeared on the soap opera "General Hospital," as well as in the movies "Wayne's World" and "Wayne's World 2." More recently, she appeared as a contestant for "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Celebrity Apprentice." Carrere is 52 years old today.

3

Cuba Gooding Jr. - Actor

"Show me the money!" were the famous words that Cuba Gooding Jr. yelled out in "Jerry Maguire." That resulted in Gooding Jr. picking up an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He's also starred in films such as "As Good as it Gets," "A Few Good Men," and "American Gangster." Gooding, who turned 51 years old today, also portrayed O.J. Simpson on FX's "American Crime Story."

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