Balthazar Getty

by follers on September 9, 2015

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Birth Name: Paul Balthazar Getty

Place of Birth: Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 22, 1975

Ethnicity:
*German, English, Irish (father)
*German (mother)

Balthazar Getty is an American actor, musician, and producer. He is a member of the band Ringside, and part of the rap duo The Wow.

His mother, Gisela Martine (Schmidt), is German. His father, John Paul Getty III, was American, and had German, English, and Irish ancestry. Balthazar’s great-grandfather, J. Paul Getty, was a famous oil businessman who founded the Getty Oil Company, and was named the richest living American by Fortune magazine in 1957. His uncle, Mark Getty, is the co-founder of American stock photo agency Getty Images.

Balthazar’s paternal grandparents were Sir John Paul Getty, Jr. (born Eugene Paul Getty, the son of Jean Paul Getty and Helen Ann Rork) and Abigail Harris. Balthazar’s grandfather Sir John, who was raised in the U.K., was a philanthropist and book collector. Balthazar’s great-grandfather J. Paul Getty was the son of George Franklin Getty and Sarah Catherine McPherson Risher. Balthazar’s great-grandmother Helen was the daughter of Sam E. Rork (Samuel Edwin Rork), a film producer, and of Nellie Helen Welch.

Sources: Genealogy of Balthazar Getty (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Balthazar’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

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andrew July 21, 2017 at 4:54 pm

His uncle, Mark Getty, is the co-founder of American stock photo agency Getty Images.

andrew May 24, 2017 at 9:58 am

genealogy of Balthazar’s father (focusing on his own father’s side): https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65340040

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