David Giuntoli

by andrew on October 21, 2014

Comic-Con International San Diego 2014 - Day 3

Birth Name: David Czarra Giuntoli

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

Date of Birth: June 18, 1980

*Italian (father)
*Polish, German (mother)

David Giuntoli is an American actor. He is known for playing the lead role, Detective Nick Burkhardt, on the NBC drama Grimm.

David’s father is of Italian descent. David’s maternal grandfather was Polish. David’s maternal grandmother’s family were from Bohemia/Austria, and were of ethnic German descent. The surname Giuntoli is from Tuscany.

David is married to actress Bitsie Tulloch.

David’s paternal grandfather was William Dominic Giuntoli (the son of Emilio Giuntoli and Cesira Pagni). William was born in Illinois, to Italian parents. Emilio was the son of Domenico Giuntoli and Setima Santini. Cesira was from Ponte Buggianese, Province of Pistoia, Tuscany.

David’s paternal grandmother was Bruna. Bruna was Italian.

David’s maternal grandfather was Alvin John Czarra (the son of Walter Czarra and Antonia Czyzewska). Alvin was Polish. Walter was the son of Martin Czarra. Antonia was the daughter of Apolonja.

David’s maternal grandmother was Frances Marian Eckert (the daughter of Josef/Joseph Eckert and Franziska/Frances Reitmeier). Frances was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Bohemia/Austria. Josef was the son of Johann Eckert and Margareta. Franziska was the daughter of Karl Reitmeyer and Theresie Bohmann; Theresie was the daughter of Anton Bohmann and Katharina Förster.

Sources: David’s paternal grandparents, William Dominic Giuntoli and Bruna, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
William Dominic Giuntoli and Bruna on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death records of David’s paternal great-grandparents, Emilio Giuntoli and Cesira Pagni – https://www.findagrave.com

New York Passenger Arrival Lists record of David’s paternal great-grandmother, Cesira Pagni – https://www.familysearch.org

David’s maternal grandfather, Alvin John Czarra, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Alvin John Czarra on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death records of David’s maternal great-grandparents, Walter Czarra and Antonia Czyzewska – https://www.findagrave.com

David’s maternal grandmother, Frances Marian Eckert, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Frances Marian Eckert on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

David’s maternal great-grandparents, Josef/Joseph Eckert and Franziska/Frances Reitmeier, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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andrew September 22, 2017 at 5:13 am
andrew September 22, 2017 at 5:08 am
andrew September 22, 2017 at 5:09 am

*Ponte Buggianese

follers September 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

Wrong Emilio Giuntoli.

alexgxo August 30, 2016 at 9:39 pm

Handsome imo. I always thought his ancestry came from the north or was part german or British isles. I was right on the latter.

neiltennant August 29, 2016 at 8:56 am

could pass for full polish

but he has very dark hair which is uncommon in poland

Hill April 6, 2017 at 3:22 am

wrong. i know people from northern poland by the beach with black slightly curly hair. never comment again please.

Blackbuddafly June 27, 2016 at 12:25 am

He has an “italian shape to his face” what is this cope here? I knew this guy wasn’t fully Italian almost right away. Italians usually have gracile features not robust. Guys who look like him in Italy are very rare. Italy is not THAT diverse as claimed. The majority of Italians are mediterranean.

Don’t get confused by Italy’s celebrities. Italy uses similar tactics as Latin American nations. The whitest looking individuals are often chose as fashion models and soap stars, but don’t be fooled more Italians look like Ariana Grande and her brother type than they do this guy. I WISH most of them looked like him, but they don’t. They’re usually short, small framed and gracile.

Blackbuddafly June 27, 2016 at 12:29 am

Adding to that, people who look like him are more likely to be found up in Northern Italy aka the not so mediterranean area as he can easily fit in Germany, France or the British Isles more than he could most of Italy.

andrew June 27, 2016 at 6:25 am

Ariana Grande looks Mexican as you said, her HALF-brother is more passable as Italian. About “Don’t get confused by Italy’s celebrities. Italy uses similar tactics as Latin American nations. The whitest looking individuals are often chose as fashion models and soap stars”, Europe is NOT South America, that’s complete bulls**t. Btw David Giuntoli looks like: http://ethnicelebs.com/roberto-bolle

andrew June 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm

picture of his father and grandfather tells: URL signature expired

andrew May 19, 2016 at 5:09 am

“Giuntoli” surname is from Tuscany.

hotvic January 11, 2016 at 12:10 pm

he remembers me a little Richard Kruspe

chris91 November 22, 2015 at 3:14 am

One of the most handsome faces I’ve seen on television. His facial structure is harmonious and symmetrical, nice eyes, just the right mixture of beauty and masculinity.

Devotion November 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Well he has an Italian shape to his face. His “colouring” is Polish and German.

athelya November 23, 2015 at 2:21 pm

italy is diverse when it comes to “colouring”

cwm85 November 5, 2015 at 3:54 am

Cool mix.

Check7t January 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Handsome Atlantid.

Freerk November 27, 2014 at 5:55 am

To take the risk to repeat others: When he is completely of Italian descent, it’s definitely Northern Italy (Celts, Germanics). He’s by far not the Mediterranean phenotype.

glenira November 20, 2014 at 9:07 am

He looks Northern-Italian actually, but probably has some other ancestry

DAngelo November 7, 2014 at 5:33 am

he probably not fully Italian

black plague October 23, 2014 at 9:00 pm

@J,J, uncivilised,ill mannered?in the internet?
You americans,british whatever in the name of free speech allowed every type of aberration,a five year child can access human beings
“making love” with every animal of these planet,like dogs,horses and even snakes in the internet!
Do you think this is civilized?
Many australians are paying to see five,six years old filipino girls on the web,performing sexual acts,but they demand civilized words in this very same web!What a bunch of civilized people!

thomas1987 October 23, 2014 at 5:28 am

I agree there are many looks light and dark in southern Europe just like not everyone who is Nordic looks Nordic. Many northern Europeans can look med to example …Catherine zeta jones,Colin Farrell,or Asian like bjork)
so this guy in my book is Italian ..

black plague October 22, 2014 at 11:23 pm

@J.J.You ever left your fucking hole in Nebraska,did you ever visited north Italy or south Germany?
Pompous retard,”this guy has german nose,latin eyes,british skull,irish hair,french chin,polish fingers,greek nails”, pompous idiot!You must be one more perverted american gay.

J.J. October 23, 2014 at 6:34 am

I’m Australian and not only do i see plenty of italian and mediterranean descendants in Sydney but it might also surprise you to know that my blood is southern european along with that of the rest of my family, I’ve clearly stated; “I’m aware Italians can have light hair & eyes and fair skin”, so It’s not like i’ve never seen a blue eyed Italian I’m just stating this guy doesn’t look 100% Italian judging by his phenotype, sorry for having an opinion but since his ethnicity is only going by his surname there’s a strong possibility i’m right and he does have other ancestry from Europe.

black plague October 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm

@J.J. fucking retard,I would like to know your age,maybe 12 or 13,and what fucking race you
are?Goebbels,Hitler,Eichmann,Hess and so on had germanic features?Explain what is proeminent germanic features,retard.

J.J. October 23, 2014 at 6:39 am

i don’t know who you are and frankly i don’t care, your statements have clearly outlined the type of uncivilised, ill mannered person you are, which is why i laugh at the fact that you’re accusing me of being the 12 year old when you are the one acting like an infant losing your temper over someone having an opinion. Grow up, go back to school, get some manners, learn how to construct yourself in a useful way in society then maybe you’ll know better than to call people names :)

J.J. October 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm

there is no way this guy is fully italian

follers October 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Tough one. Son of Mary and David. I tried finding more.

andrew October 22, 2014 at 5:22 am

J.J. he looks a bit like Italian dancer Roberto Bolle. He has also stated “I’m this little Italian guy”


Maybe he’s related to this man


J.J. October 22, 2014 at 6:58 am

i’d be immensely surprised if he’s of 100% Italian ancestry, he has prominent germanic features about him

andrew October 22, 2014 at 8:13 am
J.J. October 22, 2014 at 7:20 pm

his chin & jawline, his forehead, his eye shape and colour (even though italians can have light eyes), they’re all germanic features, his nose however looks like a combination of germanic and latin and he has dark hair, he doesn’t look fully mediterranean, I’m sorry he just doesn’t

follers October 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I doubt he’s descended from that Alfred Giuntoli. Alfred and his wife, Gertrude Elizabeth Schauz, had two children, neither of whom were David’s father, and who were too young to be David’s grandfather.

There were several Giuntoli families in Milwaukee in 1940. I just can’t figure out which is his.

andrew November 4, 2015 at 5:19 am

I suspected he could have non-Italian ancestry, and for some reason not from British Isles.

thomas1987 October 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

why can’t he be fully italian? many italians look like him.
you must be american and think people from italy look like jersey shore, well none of them were italian.
there are pale people as well as olive skin toned people there.

J.J. October 22, 2014 at 11:04 pm

I’m not American, I’m Australian and i see plenty of Italian descendants in Australia most have dark features. I’m aware Italians can have light hair & eyes and fair skin but this man just doesn’t look fully mediterranean he has nordic features

andrew October 23, 2014 at 5:07 am

I dont know if he’s fully Italian.. if someone is Italian, Spanish or whatever he doesnt necessarily have to look Mediterranean , there is a lot of variety in Southern Europe.

J.J. October 23, 2014 at 6:39 am

i’ll give you that one, well said

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