Jerry O’Connell

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O’Connell in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Jeremiah O’Connell

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 17, 1974

*50% Irish
*25% Italian
*25% Polish

Jerry O’Connell is an American actor. He is married to actress and model Rebecca Romjin, with whom he has two children. His brother is actor Charlie O’Connell. His maternal grandfather was of Polish descent. His other roots are half Irish and one quarter Italian.

Jerry’s maternal grandfather was Charles S. Witkowski (Charles Stanislaw/Stanley Witkowski, the son of Joseph Witkowski and Blanche). Charles was born in New Jersey, to Polish parents. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the mayor of Jersey City from 1957 to 1961.

Jerry’s maternal grandmother was Florence Victoria Wilson (the daughter of George Wilson and Anne Snowden). Florence was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Sources: Genealogy of Jerry O’Connell (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Jerry’s maternal grandfather, Charles Stanislaw/Stanley Witkowski, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    the chubby kid from Stand by Me

  2. neiltennant says:

    HE played Georgie (Sheldon Coopers Brother) on big bang theory

    perfect choice : he looks exactly like sheldon s brother georgie on YOUNG SHELDON

  3. celebfan says:

    Since his maternal grandmother was born in Belfast, doesn’t that make her Scots-Irish?

  4. neiltennant says:

    he has very polish or in general eastern european eyes i always knew that :-)))


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