Ian Anthony Dale
Place of Birth: Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: July 3, 1978
*English, German, French-Canadian (father)
*Japanese, possibly one quarter Portuguese (mother)
Ian Anthony Dale is an American actor.
Ian is the son of Olga Guterres and Jack Dale (born John Byron Dale). His father is a professional ice hockey defenseman who played hockey at the Olympics.
Ian’s father was born in Minnesota, of English, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ian’s mother was born in Kobe, Japan, and moved to the U.S. at the age of seventeen; aside from Japanese, she may have one quarter Portuguese ancestry. Ian’s parents are pictured here.
Ian has said:
I speak a skoshe Japanese, a little bit… My mom is Japanese. She tried teaching my sister and I when we were really little… It was really hard to catch. As an adult I’ve taken private lessons to try to pick up the language. It’s really hard… [My mother] Olga [has] a tough German lady’s name and she’s this cute little Japanese woman. I think she fits it in demeanor and toughness and I think she’s proud of it, too… I was one of the only people of color at my grade school and also my high school… my brothers are all white. We all share the same father but different mothers.
Ian’s paternal grandfather was Landis Raymond Dale (the son of Raymond Dale and Katherine/Catherine Thilgen/Jelgen). Ian’s great-grandfather Raymond was the son of James Burton Dale and Laura Alice Oxford. Katherine was the daughter of Philip Thilgen and Annie, who were from Germany.
Ian’s paternal grandmother was Lois E. Deslauriers (the daughter of Zephyr/Ziphyr Joseph Deslauriers and Erna/Enna M.). Zephyr was born in New York, to parents from Canada. Erna was born in Minnesota, to parents from Germany.
Ian’s maternal grandfather was Felisbino Felix Antonio Guterres (the son of Antonio T. Guterres and Amalia/Amelia Marie/Maria Asae). Felisbino was born in Hyogo, Japan. Ian’s great-grandfather Antonio was born in Kobe, Japan. Amalia was born in Nara, Japan.
Ian’s maternal grandmother was Beatriz Maria Kinko (the daughter of Ito). Beatriz was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
Ian’s paternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine Thilgen/Jelgen, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Ian’s paternal grandmother, Lois E. (Deslauriers) Dale – http://www.legacy.com
Ian’s paternal great-grandfather, Zephyr/Ziphyr Joseph Deslauriers, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
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