Matt Dillon

by ethnic on December 26, 2007

matt dillon

Birth Name: Matthew Raymond Dillon

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

Date of Birth: February 18, 1964

*87.5% Irish
*12.5% mix of German, Scottish, and Irish

Matt Dillon is an American actor and film director. He has starred in the films The Flamingo Kid (1984), There’s Something About Mary (1998), and Crash (2005), among many others. He is the brother of actor Kevin Dillon (Kevin Brady Dillon).

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Paul J. Dillon (the son of Edward Joseph Dillon and Catherine L. McCoullough). Paul was born in New York, and was of Irish descent. Edward was born in New York, the son of Irish parents, Maurice/Morris Dillon and Hannah D. Daly, from Cork. Catherine was also born in New York, the daughter of Daniel F. McCullough and Catherine Prindable.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Beatrice A. Raymond (the daughter of Alexander Gillespie Raymond and Beatrice Wallazz Crossley). Matt’s grandmother Beatrice was born in Connecticut, and was the sister of comic book artist Alex Raymond (Alexander Gillespie Raymond).

Matt’s great-grandfather Alexander Raymond was of Irish descent, the son of George Raymond and Elizabeth Gillespie. Matt’s great-grandmother Beatrice Crossley was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Clifford Matheys Crossley and Adelaide H. Wallazz. Clifford’s parents were Sylvester Crossley (the son of Charles Crossley and Melvina) and Caroline E. Matheys/Mattheys (the daughter of William C. Matheys/Mattheys and Rebecca Joanna McFarland). Charles’s father was a German immigrant and his mother was a Scottish immigrant. Rebecca was of Irish and Scottish descent. Both the Matheys and Wallazz families in Pennsylvania originate in Germany.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was Vincent Brady (the son of John Francis Brady and Elizabeth Veronica Guckain/Guchran). Vincent was born in New York. John was born in New York, to a Scottish-born father, Patrick Brady, who was of Irish descent, and to an Irish mother, Julia Clark. Elizabeth was born in Scotland, to Irish parents, William Guckain and Mary Corcoran.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Catherine Callery (the daughter of Joseph John Callery and Mary Mooney). Catherine was born in New Jersey. Joseph was born in New York, to Irish parents, Thomas Callery and Bridget Fee. Mary was born in Galway, Ireland.

Sources: Genealogy of Matt Dillon –

Matt’s paternal grandfather, Paul J. Dillon, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Matt’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Matt’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Clifford Matheys Crossley (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Matt’s maternal grandfather, Vincent Brady, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Matt’s maternal grandmother, Catherine Callery, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

photo by Joe Seer/

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Looks very Jewish to me. Ashkenazi…

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

he looks better than his brother

theropod April 1, 2015 at 12:20 am

Oh look, another dark swarthy Irish…

This is getting exciting…

neiltennant May 11, 2013 at 1:42 pm

sort of dark brits like Brandon flowers, mitt romney,, jimmy fellon

andrew May 8, 2013 at 6:29 am

sounds like a bad spelled form of Wallace

Mairead August 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

Loved him in There’s Something about Mary.

ethnic August 26, 2010 at 9:26 am

Love that movie

neiltennant July 13, 2015 at 11:50 am

agree i loved him too in that movie

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