1 Actor/Actress

Dominic Fumusa

by stlucas on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Dominic M. Fumusa

Place of Birth: McFarland, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 13, 1969

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian, possibly other

Dominic Fumusa is an American stage and television actor, and voice over artist.

Dominic is the son of Clara E. and Peter M. Fumusa. He has nine siblings. Dominic is married to actress Ilana Levine and converted to Judaism upon their marriage.

Dominic’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe/Joseph Fumusa (the son of Peter Fumusa and Catherine Belfiore/Bellafiore). Joseph was born in Sicily, Italy, and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dominic’s paternal grandmother was Josephine Sancetta (the daughter of Sam Sancetta and Molle). Josephine had Italian ancestry.


Marriage of Dominic’s paternal grandparents, Giuseppe/Joseph Fumusa and Josephine Sancetta – www.familysearch.org

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Wrenn Schmidt

by stlucas on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Melinda Wrenn Schmidt

Place of Birth: Lexington, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 18, 1983

Ethnicity: German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Austrian, Polish, Dutch, possibly other

Wrenn Schmidt is an American actor.

Wrenn is the daughter of Linda L. (McCord) and Roger Schmidt.

Wrenn’s parents have German, Austrian, Scots-Irish, Polish, Dutch, and possibly other roots.

Regarding her ethnic background, Wrenn has stated in an interview:

My dad’s German, obviously, and there’s also some English and Scotch-Irish and Polish and Austrian and a bunch of other things.

Wrenn’s maternal grandfather was John Thomas McCord, Sr (the son of Philip H. McCord and Alice J. Van Wyck). Alice was the daughter of William Ward Van Wyck and Carrie Ackerman. “Van Wyck” is a Dutch surname.

Wrenn’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Florence Aumick (the daughter of Everitt/Everett B. Aumick and Linda).

Sources: Genealogy of Wrenn’s maternal grandfather, John Thomas McCord, Sr. – www.ancestry.com

Obituary of Wrenn’s maternal grandfather, John Thomas McCord, Sr. – www.recordonline.com


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Michael Gladis

by stlucas on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Michael James Gladis

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 30, 1977

Ethnicity: Slovak and/or Czech (paternal grandfather), Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather), English, Irish, German

Michael Gladis is an American actor.

Michael is the son of Pamela Julia (Morrison) and Peter Paul Gladis. His father had Slovak and/or Czech, and English and Irish, ancestry. Michael’s maternal grandfather was Jewish, and Michael’s maternal grandmother was Catholic, and of English, Irish, and German descent.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was George G. Gladis (the son of Peter Gladis/Gladish and Ilona/Julia Sedora). Peter was the son of Andrew Gladis/Gladish and Anna Knat/Hnath, who were from Malý Lipník, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia).

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Marie McGarry (the daughter of Francis McGarry and May Roletter). May was the daughter of George Washington Roletter and Emma Rebecca Simon.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Archie Aaron Morrison (the son of Robert Moroshan/Morrison and Sadie/Sara C. Lichtenthal). Robert was the son of Julius Moroshan/Moroshanu and Rebecca Feder, who were Jewish emigrants from Iași, Romania. Sadie was the daughter of Nathan Lichtenthal and Yetta, who were Austrian Jewish immigrants.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Julia Theresa Steel (the daughter of William Steel, Jr. and Julia Ford). William was the son of William Steel and Rebecca Campbell-Quigley. Michael’s great-grandmother Julia was the daughter of Patrick Ford and Julia Kelly.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Gladis – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Michael Gladis – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Michael’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Emma Rebecca Simon – https://www.ancestry.com



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Bryan Batt

by stlucas on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Bryan Mackenroth Batt

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 1, 1963

Ethnicity: German, some English

Bryan Batt is an American actor.

Bryan is the son of Gayle Ursula (Mackenroth) and John August Batt. He has a brother, Jay Batt.

Both Bryan’s parents have German ancestry. Bryan’s father also has English roots.

Bryan’s paternal grandfather was Harry Julius Batt (the son of John William Batt and Mary Aline Grant). John was the son of John Batt and Augusta Balsty. Mary Aline was the daughter of Frank Grant and Mary Cannonberg.

Bryan’s paternal grandmother was Marguerite Cecile Spraul (the daughter of August Spraul and Olivia Caselia Rossevalley/Rossvalley). August was the son of Franz Anton Spraul and Caroline Sprau, who were both German. Olivia was the daughter of Marx L. Rosevalley and Catherine Schmitz.

Bryan’s maternal grandfather was Richard Alexander Mackenroth (the son of William George Mackenroth and Margaret Reitz). William was the son of John Henry Mackenroth and Catherine Maintzer, who were both German. Margaret’s parents were also from Germany.

Bryan’s maternal grandmother was Hazel Alice Nuss (the daughter of Michael Nuss and Katherine/Catherine Siener). Michael was the son of Michael G. Nuss and Margaret Bolinger/Bobinger. Katherine was the daughter of Frank Adam Siener and Margaret Fredricka Herzler.

Sources: Marriage record of Bryan’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Bryan’s father – https://www.ancestry.com

Obituary of Bryan’s mother, Gayle (Mackenroth) Batt – http://www.tributes.com

Genealogy of Bryan’s maternal grandparents, Richard Alexander Mackenroth and Hazel Alice Nuss – https://www.ancestry.com

Bryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Reitz, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Charlie Heaton

by follers on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Charlie Ross Heaton

Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 February, 1994

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/16th Norwegian

Charlie Heaton is an English actor and musician.

Charlie’s maternal grandfather is the son of Charles Frederick Lowe and Mary May Hansen. Mary May was the daughter of Emil Olai Hansen and Mary Jane Hanson; Emil was born in Skotnes, Buksnes, Norway, the son of Lauritz Magnus Olai Hansen and Oluffa Olsdatter.

Source: Genealogy of Charlie Heaton (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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