Cole Sprouse

by ethnic on July 7, 2010

Photo by kathclick /Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Cole Mitchell Sprouse

Place of Birth: Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Birth: 4 August, 1992

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Danish, German

Cole Sprouse is an American actor. He is the identical twin brother of actor Dylan Sprouse. He began his career at the age of six months, then usually acting with his brother.

Cole was born in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, to American parents, who were teaching there at the time. His parents moved back to their native California four months after Cole and Dylan were born.

Cole’s ancestry includes English, Scottish, Danish, and German.

Cole’s paternal grandfather is Michael Theodore Sprouse (the son of Guy Ellsworth Sprouse and Opal Fern McCray). Michael was born in West Virginia. Guy was the son of William Madison Sprouse and Martha Ann Arbogast. Opal was the daughter of William Kenneth McCray and Bonnie Bell/Belle Wright.

Cole’s paternal grandmother is Karen Lee Sammons (the daughter of Herman E./Frank Sammons and Betty Elizabeth Sybrowsky/Szybrowsky). Karen was born in California. Herman was the son of Charles R. Sammons and Allice Mars. Betty was the daughter of Vilhelm Christian “William” Sybrowsky and Johanna Alfreda Barnhardine Johansen. Vilhelm and Johanna were Danish immigrants, although the Szybrowsky line leads back to Germany several generations before that.

Cole’s maternal grandfather is Merrill Eugene Wright (the son of Obed Wright and Beulah Mae Roe). Merrill was born in California. Obed was the son of Otha Burnett Wright and Lena Spiller. Beulah was the daughter of Benjamin Roe, who was of mostly German descent, and of Mary Elizabeth Metter, whose parents were German.

Cole’s maternal grandmother is Jonine Rosemary Booth (the daughter of Jonathan C. Booth and Maxine Pearl Rose). Jonine was born in California. Jonathan was the son of Charles F. Booth and Emily Coy. Maxine was the daughter of Carl Wellington Rose and Myrtle Sabria Tucker.

Cole’s matrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Lydia Purcell/Pursel, who was born, c. 1774, in Fayette County, Kentucky.

Sources: Genealogies of Cole’s paternal grandfather, Michael Theodore Sprouse (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Cole’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Johanna Alfreda Bernhardine (Johansen) Sybrowsky – http://www.findagrave.com

Cole’s maternal great-grandfather, Obed Wright, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Cole’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Roe (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Cole’s matrilineal great-grandmother, Maxine Pearl (Rose) Booth – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Cole’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Carl Wellington Rose and Myrtle Sabria Tucker – https://www.familysearch.org

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Cole (left) and Dylan Sprouse Photo by Joe Seer/Shutterstock

{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

M July 23, 2015 at 9:06 pm

What the hell happened to them? They don’t even act anymore.

Freerk July 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Szybrowsky is a Polish name …

Blerman August 5, 2015 at 11:32 am

why because sky at the end and have szy that makes it polish

Nikki June 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

they are irish too

WTF June 20, 2014 at 5:29 am

FUCKING HELL THEY GREW UP TO BE UGLY AS HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!

andrew August 20, 2013 at 7:13 am

Zach and Cody..I just didnt know their names

follers August 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

My favorite Italian actors. :-)

andrew August 20, 2013 at 6:48 am

I dont know thesee guys (they look younger in the pic)..btw my favourite “Italian” actor is Rose McGowan lol

follers August 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

My favorite four are:
1. Dylan and Cole Sprouse
2. Marcello Mastroianni
3. Sophia Loren
4. Alessandra Torresani

Nikki June 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

actually dylan/cole sprouse arent “italian” they are american. their parents are american, their ancestors were not italian, they are technically not italian

World-girl November 22, 2011 at 7:57 am

Yeah they looked dutch to me , but they have a bit of a compact bone structure( well one of them) that isn’t dutch and the eyes are not dutch either (and their hair structure is just a lil bit thicker than dutch people’s hair)

--0 November 28, 2011 at 9:46 am

Wait, you have different kinds of Dutch hair.
My mom is Dutch and she has thick hair.

Sam September 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Wow, okay… Umm some people need to take a chill pill.
Anywho! Wow, I didn’t know they were dutch! I’m ducth too. That’s cool. And German, I didn’t think they were German, I thought they were Swedish and Irish as they had Irish flags in their dorm on TSLOD. Maube thats just the Martin Twins :)
And with this whole Sprouse Twins being Italian, I have the same argument with my friends at school. I was born in Australia, and I’m Irish, Swedish, Dutch and Aboriginal, therefore, I’m Australian (cause of the whole Aboriginal thing)
Dylan and Cole were born in Italy, but have no ounce of Italian blood in them. They were only born there. They are American, but not Italian by blood. They only have citizienship to Italy, and an automatic citizenship to the USA. I don’t care hiw many people argue with me, but I dont see Dylan and Cole as Italians. To me they are American.

Gigi September 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm
Jeeesh November 30, 2011 at 2:42 am

You are Australian if you were born in Australia and identify as Australian. There are thousands of Australians with Aboriginal heritage who do not see themselves as Aboriginal. To be considered as Aboriginal you need to identify as such and be accepted as Aboriginal by the tribe/community/clan you belong to. Doesnt quite work if you have a distant ancestor who is Aboriginal. Even the way you post your comment ‘…and Aboriginal, therefore, I’m Australian (cause of the whole Aboriginal thing)’ suggests that you are only Aboriginal when it suits you.

Bunchofretardedppl! June 10, 2011 at 8:57 am

Whyyyyyyyyyyyy OMFG is do fucking hard to understand for all of you DYLAN AND COLE SPROUSE WERE BORN IN ITALYYYYYYYYYYY!!1 THAT MEAN’S THEY’RE ITALIAN, BUT THEY MOVED BACK TO AMERICA AND WERE RAISED THERE BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS ARE FROM USA GODDAMN IT!

THEY HAVE DUAL CITIZENSHIP!!!! BUT THEIR DESCENTS ARE CHEROKEE, DUTCH AND GERMAN

USE YOUR BRAINS PEOPLE!!

Jolie Forbes March 10, 2011 at 11:55 am

Define “AMERICAN”, it’s a country mixed with tons of ethnicitys. Some of you sound smart..most of you sound like nasty pimple faces..who don’t know English, only words like fuck, shit, ..tiny low lifes who need to grow up. I was born in America., I also have Swedish citizenship. So..I’m Swedish-American. But my ethnicity is not Swedish!! Anyways.., some of you juvenile middle schoolers have a lot to learn. Pay attention in school sillies.

brian hughes December 8, 2010 at 2:33 pm

so fuck yah i am so infcking love with this hot girl damn is she hot she hasa fucking tight ass i want to fuck her so god damn fucing bad she gives me a fuckin erection everry time i see her if anyone ever lies he they will fuking get hut she hot i want hjer to give me a bj so bad i feel an erecio coing on right now oh yah fuck i love her i want to fuck damn shes stroner than me though i lke it sh did more pushups tan me et shes good in bed i love it she can fcking run to ifshe doesnt want sx the i wil have to chase her but i’m a fster than hr so good i love her and she will have ex wth me believe me

anonymous November 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm

PEOPLE ARE STUPID !!! hahaha BRain is so stupid what does that girl have to do with anything …lol idiot

Anonymous September 7, 2010 at 3:50 pm
shon August 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm

they got so cute. and yea they may be have been born in itay but they arnt true italians. they blood is germna, dutch etc

david b conway August 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm

dear web site , hi my name is david b conway , and my comments dylan and cole sprouse , is that i love to live on the suite life deck my self as well , just like than did just in the tv series as well , love david b conway

why August 15, 2010 at 6:33 am

They are Dutch in the end because Sprouse is a Dutch surname.

mr fucker January 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

you dont know shit ok so go suck a cock and enjoy it you seem like a fugly devil worshiper so suck a dick and a prick and do a stick cuz you smell like shit hahahahaha >:0

OMGwhatabunchof...! August 9, 2010 at 11:01 am

Idk why all of you makes everything to complicated gives yourselves a hard time trying to understand such a simple and stupid explanation!

OMGwhatabunchof...! August 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

Dylan and Cole were born in Arezzo, Italy their surname Sprouse is Cherokee and Dutch it’s that so hard to understand but both of them were raised in the United States cause their parents Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright and from there!

TrueBlue August 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm

You people are just sitting at your computers trying to start an arguement, why? And infact even though Dylan and Cole are Cherokee, Dutch, and German, they are infact Italian and American. Think about this logically with out freaking out. We are American, this is our nationality. But our heritage is not American, it might be Spanish, French, or even African. Do you see that? You are not wrong, you just misinterpreted the meaning of ancestry, heritage, and nationality. Understand? I’m only here cause I wanted to know what their heritage was, I thought they looked Swedish but I was wrong, and then I saw this silly arguement. Where your ancestors come from, and where you are born are different, but they will still be labeled the same way. These boys are infact Cherokee, Dutch, German, American, and Italian… Please understand this, thankyou!

loco July 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Its funny that they both have to share a page. i wonder if theyll ever have seperate acting careers. Usally one has to fade (olsens and mawrys).

ethnic July 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Well they share the same ethnicity, we know that for sure! So I think a mutual page is appropriate.

keeley July 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm

they r sooooo sexy

Assshhlleeeyyy July 8, 2010 at 5:56 pm

That makes no fucking sense but ok, you think what you want, and I will think what I want and lets just call it a day.

Ashley July 8, 2010 at 5:55 pm

That makes no fucking sense but ok, you think what you want, and I will think what I want and lets just call it a day.

Kimberly July 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm

They are Italian

LiL VACHA July 8, 2010 at 7:25 pm

ARE y0U SERi0US, “KiMbERLy”! W0W! tHEy ARE N0t itALiAN tHEy ARE DUtCH, gERMAN, ANd CHER0KEE.! W0WzA! G0SHHH.! SURE… tHEy WERE b0RN iN itALy BUt tHEy AREN’t EtHNiC itALiANS….

total23 July 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Yea…Thats What We Mean When We Say They Are Italian, Because They Are Born In Italy!

why August 15, 2010 at 6:31 am

actually, true italians would have italian surnames

Assshhlleeeyyy July 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Are you stupid? they are not italian!! they are DUTCH, GERMAN, AND CHEROKEE. Just because someone is born in italy, it doesnt make them italian. They do have italian citizenship, but they have no italian blood in them. Their parents are from california and they have no italian ancestry at all.

Ashley July 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Are you stupid? they are not italian!! they are DUTCH, GERMAN, AND CHEROKEE. Just because someone is born in italy, it doesnt make them italian. They do have italian citizenship, but they have no italian blood in them. Their parents are from california and they have no italian ancestry at all.

LiL VACHA July 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

i KN0W RIGHT? i T0TALLY AGREE WITH y0U ASHLEY.! yU SAiD iT GiRL!

brian hughes July 7, 2010 at 6:10 pm

i am in love with a girl named gianna salvatore i think she is so freaking hot as hell i would love to do her i wish she was a door so i could bang on her all nighti dated her then dumped her but of course i still like her and always will with summer vacation i really miss her but she never liked me her best friend cera ferri thought she should and forced her to date me she is so freaking hot and she has dark brown hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

total23 July 7, 2010 at 1:56 pm

There Italian….Wow!

Ashley July 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm

They were born in italy but they are not of italian descent

total23 July 7, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I Know, But There Born In Italy So They Are Italian!

Assshhhllleeeyyy July 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Are you stupid? they are not italian!! they are DUTCH, GERMAN, AND CHEROKEE. Just because someone is born in italy, it doesnt make them italian. They do have italian citizenship, but they have no italian blood in them. Their parents are from california and they have no italian ancestry at all.

total23 July 8, 2010 at 10:59 am

Yes That Still Makes Them Italian If They Were Born In Italy! There Italian American. Don’t Call Me Stupid! I Am Aware That They Are Not Italian Descent, But If They Are Born In Italy Then They Are Italian, If They Have American Citizenship Then They Are Italian American. And If Someone Is Born In A Country That Makes Them That Demonym.

Just Like I Am Canadian, Because I Am Born In Canada!

fuzzybear July 8, 2010 at 12:48 am

To total23

I think what they mean is that they don’t have any history there.It’s not like their family has been there for a couple of generations (like grandmother was born there)you get what I’m saying?However they are Italian by citizenship,so in part your right,LOL

total23 July 8, 2010 at 11:04 am

I Know I Am Right….Lol!

But Even If The Twins Great Grandparents Were Italian But They Themselves Don’t Have Any Italian Ancestors, Dylan And Cole Sprouse Will Still Be Italian Descent Because They Have Ancestors Who Were Born In Italy.

They May Not Be Italian By Culture, But They Are Italian!

Or Just Call It Like It Is, They Are ITALIAN of American, Dutch, German, And Cherokee Ancestry.

Lena December 1, 2010 at 8:13 am

I was Born in Italy and both my Parents are Hispanic we Moved to the US when i was 3 years old.

total23 July 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Plzz Don’t Reply Back To This Ashley, Because There Doesn’t Need To Be An Argument….Lets Just Agree That They Are Great Actors And They Have Awesome Ethnic Background.

Blahblahblah July 8, 2010 at 6:49 pm

They are not Italian. Just because a dog is born in a stable doesn’t make it a horse.

total23 July 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Thank You!

total23 July 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm
Assshhhlleeeeyyy July 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Yesss finally someone agrees with me, instead of all these dumbasses who think they are so fucking smart when they know shit all.

total23 July 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Why Are You Calling Negative Stuuff For….Did I Ever Say Anything Bad To You?

They Are Italian-American!

Assshhhlleeeeyyyy July 8, 2010 at 8:45 pm

woooowwwww i give up. You obviously dont get it, we are all trying to explain it to you, but u just cant seem to get it through your head.You think what you want to think.

LiL VACHA July 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm

W0W, “T0TAL23” ARE y0U tRyiNgg T0 bE fUNNy… 0R S0MEtHiNgg??? =/

total23 July 9, 2010 at 4:19 am
total23 July 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

My Mistake Lil Vacha, And Ashleyy. I Did Not Explain What I Was Talking About.

When I Said They Were Italian I Meant They Were Italian By Nationality. Which Is Why I Said They Were Italian Because That’s Their Nationality. But If They Have American Citizenship Then They Are American….. Sorry For Not Explaining It Properly. Plzz Forgive!

joseph. August 4, 2010 at 5:00 am

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