Jesse Metcalfe

by ethnic on August 8, 2008

Birth Name: Jesse Eden Metcalfe

Place of Birth: Carmel Valley, Monterey, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 9, 1978

Ethnicity: Italian, Portuguese, English, Irish, French

Jesse Metcalfe is an American actor and musician. He is known for playing John Rowland on the series Desperate Housewives and starring in the film John Tucker Must Die.

Jesse’s mother is of half Portuguese and half Italian ancestry. Jesse’s father has English, Irish, and French ancestry, and is also said to have Italian roots.

Jesse’s paternal grandfather was Robert Joseph “Bobby” Metcalfe (the son of William Henry/Harry Metcalfe and Catherine M. Young). William was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, the son of John William Metcalfe and Clara Overdale, and was also of part Irish ancestry. Catherine was born in Connecticut, to a Canadian father, Joseph Young, who may have been French-Canadian, and to an American mother, Catherine E. Callery, who was of Irish descent.

Jesse’s maternal grandfather was Gennaro “Gene” DeMaio (the son of Lorenzo “Lawrence” DeMaio/De Maio and Fiorenza/Florenza “Florence” Copi/Coppola). Gennaro was born in New York, to Italian parents, with his father having been born in Falciano, Province of Caserta, Campania.

Jesse’s maternal grandmother is Elinor Marlene Souza (the daughter of Joseph Souza and Anna). Elinor is of Portuguese descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Jesse Metcalfe – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Jesse’s paternal grandfather, Robert Joseph “Bobby” Metcalfe, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Jesse’s paternal grandfather, Robert Joseph “Bobby” Metcalfe – https://news.google.com

Death record of Jesse’s paternal grandfather, Robert Joseph “Bobby” Metcalfe – https://www.findagrave.com

Death records of Jesse’s maternal great-grandparents, Lorenzo “Lawrence” DeMaio/De Maio and Fiorenza/Florenza “Florence” (Copi/Coppola) DeMaio/De Maio – https://www.findagrave.com

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andrew May 14, 2017 at 1:59 pm

I suppose that he could have Scottish ancestry from his “Young” line

follers May 15, 2017 at 6:19 pm

According to one tree, the “Young” line was French-Canadian and spelled “Dione”.

Dstmnstr April 24, 2017 at 10:07 am

Correction/Edition

Here’s a link to his paternal grandfather Robert Joseph Metcalfe’s memorial on findagrave.com (https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Metcalfe&GSfn=Robert&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1998&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=147385679&df=all&) and his great grandparents’s memorials Lorenzo and Florence De Maio (https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=De+Maio&GSmid=48197952&GRid=156862831&) and (https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=156863016).

Thank you,
Dustin Schrull

andrew May 24, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Lorenzo De Maio was born in Falciano, Province of Caserta, Campania, Italy.

phaedra May 24, 2016 at 4:14 am

Only his eye colour is English/Irish.

andrew May 24, 2016 at 3:42 pm

LOL. He has the same eye colour of his Italian/Portuguese mother. You’re unbelievable!

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/actor-jesse-metcalfe-and-mother-nancy-attend-the-cinema-society-of-picture-id451397227

Hill July 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Phaedra does it again

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