David Eigenberg Turns 60 with Nostalgic Ray Rayner-Themed Gift

David Eigenberg celebrates his milestone birthday with heartfelt gratitude

by Zain ul Abedin
David Eigenberg Turns 60 with Nostalgic Ray Rayner-Themed Gift
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David Eigenberg, beloved for his roles in "Chicago Fire" and "S-x and the City," marked a significant milestone on Friday, May 17, as he turned 60 years old. The actor expressed his gratitude and joy on Instagram, sharing a heartfelt post that resonated with fans and followers alike.

Eigenberg’s post featured a touching photo of himself holding a replica of Cuddly Dudley, a cherished puppet from the classic television show "Ray Rayner and His Friends," which aired from 1964 to 1981.

“Well, I hit 60 and my beautiful daughter and son and wife tracked this guy down for my old sentimental heart,” he captioned the photo, referencing his family’s thoughtful gift. He added, “If you are anywhere near my age and from the Midwest, you will know how lucky and grateful I truly am.

My family and my friends … blessed”. The comment section of his post was filled with nostalgic remarks from fans who fondly remembered the iconic stuffed dog. One user commented, “Cuddly Dudley! My favorite part of the Ray Rayner show!

Happy 60!” highlighting the enduring impact of the show and its beloved characters.

Beloved Steve Brady

Eigenberg’s celebration comes amid his continued success in the entertainment industry. He has recently reprised his role as Steve Brady, Miranda Hobbs’ husband, in the "S-x and the City" follow-up series, "And Just Like That...".

The series writers, including Elisa Zuritsky, have praised Eigenberg's contribution to the show. In a 2022 interview with Vanity Fair, Zuritsky emphasized the cast and crew’s admiration for Eigenberg, stating, “Everyone on the show, every single person, loves David Eigenberg as a human being.

We love him as an actor. We love Steve. We are really invested in the Steve-ness of him. He's so full of life, and the Steves out there are good guys”. Fans of the series can currently stream Seasons 1 and 2 of "And Just Like That..." on Max, with Season 3 currently in production.

As Eigenberg continues to delight audiences both old and new, his 60th birthday serves as a reminder of his enduring charm and talent in the world of television.