Birth Name: Dean George Tanaka
Place of Birth: Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA
Date of Birth: July 31, 1966
*62.5% European (including English, French-Canadian, Irish, Welsh)
Dean Cain is an American actor, producer, writer, director, and television show host. He starred as Superman on the T.V series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Dean is the son of Roger Hugh Tanaka and actress Sharon Thomas. He was adopted by his stepfather, director Christopher Cain (born Bruce C. Doggett).
He has said: “I’m mostly Welsh, and then one-quarter Japanese, Irish and French Canadian”. However, Dean’s father was of three quarters Japanese descent, making Dean of three eighths Japanese descent. He also has English ancestry.
Dean’s paternal grandparents were John Megumi Tanaka (the son of Echiro Tanaka and Tsuki) and Grace E. Miyoko Sugiura (the daughter of Joseph Tadashi Sugiura and Eva/Evangeline May Frost). Echiro and Tsuki were Japanese. Joseph was born in Hamada, Shimane, Japan. Eva, who had English and Irish ancestry, was born in either Wisconsin or North Dakota, to Frank Leslie Frost and Ida Mae Forsythe.
Sources: Dean’s paternal grandmother, Grace E. Miyoko Sugiura, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dean’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Tadashi Sugiura and Eva/Evangeline May Frost, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Dean’s paternal great-grandmother, Eva/Evangeline May Frost (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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