Adam Driver

by follers on May 23, 2013

adam driver

Birth Name: Adam Douglas Driver

Place of Birth: San Bernardino, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 19, 1983

Ethnicity: English, along with 1/8th Dutch, small amounts of German, Irish, Scottish, more distant Welsh

Adam Driver is an American actor. He is the son of Nancy (Needham) and Joe Douglas Driver. His father has English, along with German, some Scottish, and distant Welsh, ancestry. His mother has English, 1/4 Dutch, and some German and Irish, ancestry. His father’s family is from Arkansas and his mother’s family is from Indiana, where Adam was raised, in Mishawaka. His stepfather is a Baptist minister, and Adam had a religious upbringing.

After 9/11, Adam joined the United States Marine Corps, and served in Afghanistan.

Adam’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to John Driver, who was born, c. 1675, in Avening, England, to Giles Driver and Olive Hardy.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Kelly Potter Driver, Jr. (the son of Kelly Potter Driver, Sr. and Rosa/Rosie Bell Whiteside). Adam’s great-grandfather Kelly was the son of Miles Washington Driver and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson. Rosa was the daughter of Jacob Davis Whiteside and Eliza Ann Withers.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was Edith Mae Fisher (the daughter of Joe Guy Fisher, Sr. and Belva/Belvia/Belvie Yeager). Joe was the son of Walter S. Fisher and Mary Jane Quattlebaum. Belva was the daughter of Charles O. Yeager and Irene Almeda Favors.

Adam’s maternal grandfather was Ira Lee Needham (the son of Lester G. Needham and Gertrude Dykstra/Dexter). Lester was the son of Ira H. Needham and Flora Anna Harrington. Gertrude was born in Indiana, to Dutch parents, John H. Dykstra/Dexter and Jantje/Jennie F. Kuypers/Kipers.

Adam’s maternal grandmother is Dolores L. Pettit (the daughter of Theodore G. Pettit and Florence Geneve Ullrich). Florence’s parents were Jacob Ullrich and Nellie Blanche Carpenter. Jacob was the son of a German father and an Irish mother.

Sources: Genealogy of Adam Driver –

Adam’s paternal grandfather, Kelly Potter Driver, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Adam’s paternal grandfather, Kelly Potter Driver, Jr. –

Genealogy of Adam’s paternal great-grandfather, Kelly Potter Driver –

Adam’s paternal grandmother, Edith Mae Fisher, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Adam’s paternal grandmother, Edith Mae (Fisher) Driver –

Genealogy of Adam’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Jane Quattlebaum (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Obituary of Adam’s aunt (mother’s sister), Debra L. (Needham) Camren –

Genealogy of Adam’s maternal grandfather, Ira Lee Needham (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Adam’s maternal grandfather, Ira Lee Needham, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Adam’s maternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Dexter/Dykstra (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Adam’s maternal grandmother, Dolores L. Pettit, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Adam’s maternal great-grandmother, Florence Geneve Ullrich, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Photo by kathclick/

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

anen87 July 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Ugly handsome? A lot of girls find him sexy & hot… I believe its his height, deep voice, & nice hair that helps offset the ugly

Greyface April 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

they still haven’t changed the picture? this site must hate Adam driver

phaedra January 12, 2016 at 12:13 am

he’s gotta have native or islander blood

bleachsoda August 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm

native? yeah sure but pacific islander??? absolutely not lol doesnt look pacific islander in any way and this is coming from a polynesian..

Greyface December 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Who is the scary monster on the right of him?

He should have his own photo

b December 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm

I read the above supposed ancestry of Mr a Driver but I have to believe someone in his family not far down the line slept with the postman because there is no way in hell those features are strictly European. I mean had I not seen this I’d think his grandmother or grandfather was either Asian or Native American. No I may not have even gone that far back… I might half thought he was held one of those and Caucasian.

If one of the people in his bloodline is not lying, then I guess the recessive gene of some distant ethnic relative sprung to prominence in him.

My last thought… If none of the above is Neandrathal genes are coming out in him. LOL. Seriously though… He does look like those casts scientists make based on found remains of Neandrathals.

Ajaxfan December 17, 2015 at 5:06 am

This photo is absolute ridiculous, I have seen in him in a couple of films inlcuding in Star wars the force awakens, and he isn’t as ugly some people seem to think.

phaedra April 24, 2016 at 12:22 am

I know!

He is actually sorta cute. This photo was taken at a bad angle and at the wrong time.

maestro November 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm

He is certainly an unsightly man. My goodness he is ugly!

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:23 am

Looks Mestizo

andrew December 7, 2014 at 9:44 am
andrew May 23, 2016 at 4:40 pm

@ follers

is this man a Wasp?

follers May 23, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Of course. He was even in the marines. This guy is as All-American as it gets.

andrew May 23, 2016 at 4:48 pm
andrew June 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm

do you have pics of his relatives?

follers June 21, 2016 at 4:52 pm
andrew June 21, 2016 at 4:54 pm

ahaha Loool

andrew April 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm


I’m still waiting. I am sure you can manage to find something.

follers April 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm
andrew April 21, 2017 at 2:26 am


ashash September 20, 2014 at 10:04 pm

He’s unattractive.

WTF December 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

Yes, he is a very hideous man.

J.J. January 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm

correction; his eyes are forest green (green w brown) and his hair is virtually black (noiret)

J.J. January 16, 2014 at 4:24 pm

correction; his eyes are forest green (green + brown) and his hair is virtually black (noiret)

fuzzybear44 June 3, 2013 at 2:22 am

Why does his head look like that?Looks like Tommy lee jones blew it off,and it’s just now growing back

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