Birth Name: Kyle Merritt McLachlan
Place of Birth: Yakima, Washington, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 22, 1959
Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Cornish, German
Kyle MacLachlan is a Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. He is known for starring in the cult movies Dune and Blue Velvet and the television series Twin Peaks and Desperate Housewives.
Kyle is the son of Catherine Louise (Stone) and Kent Alan MacLachlan. He is married to publicist Desirée Gruber, with whom he has a son.
Kyle’s paternal grandfather was Alexander McLachlan (the son of Alexander McLachlan and Mary Wilkie Webster). Kyle’s grandfather Alexander was born in Canada, to Scottish parents. Mary was born in West Lothian, the daughter of John Webster and Catherine Binnie Garlick.
Kyle’s paternal grandmother was named Geraldine C. Warren (the daughter of Frederick Eugene Warren and Pauline). Geraldine was born in Washington.
Kyle’s maternal grandfather was named Jonathan Beard Stone (the son of Samuel Stone and Katherine). Jonathan was born in Colorado.
Kyle’s maternal grandmother was Hazel I. Oakes (the daughter of Charles Alexander Oakes and Henrietta Louise/Janie Bach). Hazel was born in Minnesota. Charles was born in Canada, the son of Henry Charles Oakes and Julia Hebb. Henrietta was the daughter of Fredrich/Friedrich Leopold Bach and Mary Wacherhauser.
Kyle has stated, “My late grandmother was convinced we were descended from [composer Johann Sebastian] Bach,” perhaps jokingly. Kyle is not a descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach (or at least not through his maternal great-grandmother’s Bach line). Kyle could be related to, or descended from, Johann Sebastian Bach, another way, but not through direct descent through this particular “Bach” line. Kyle’s great-grandmother Henrietta Louise/Janie Bach was the daughter of Fredrich/Friedrich Leopold Bach. Fredrich was the son of Johann Karl Friedrich Bach (b. c. 1808) and Susanne Katharina Güldner. Kyle’s great-great-great-grandfather Johann was the son of Johann Friedrich Nikolaus Bach (b. c. 1761), who was the son of Johann Christoph Bach (b. c. 1736), who was the son of Johann Friedrich Bach (b. c. 1706), who was the son of Johann Christoph Bach.
The composer Johann Sebastian Bach, himself, was born in 1685, and died in 1750.
Sources: Obituary of Kyle’s father – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Kyle’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Fredrich/Friedrich Leopold Bach (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Interview with The Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com