Michael Chiklis

by ethnic on June 17, 2010

Michael Chiklis

Place of Birth: Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 30, 1963

*75% Greek
*12.5% English
*12.5% Irish

Michael Chiklis is an American actor, director, and producer. His father is of Greek descent. His mother is of one half Greek, one quarter Irish, and one quarter English, ancestry.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Peter Charles Chiklis (the son of Costas/Charles Chiklis and Calliope/Kaliope G. Eliopoulos). Peter was born in Massachusetts, to Greek parents. Costas was the son of George A. Chiklis and Angela P. Demake. Calliope was the daughter of John Eliopoulou and Georgia P. Malavazore.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Nellie Sarakos (the daughter of Nicholas Sarakos and Maria/Mary Koutroubis). Nellie was born in Massachusetts, to Greek parents. Nicholas was the son of John Sarakos and Panagiota Zgagika. Maria was the daughter of George Koutroubis and Elene Koliopoulos.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Panayiotis/Panagiotis/Peter Michael Vousboukis (the son of Mikoil/Michael Vousboukis and Katina/Catherine Delde Verinis/Doldvarinis). Panayiotis was of Greek origin.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Rita Lillian Moran (the daughter of Edward J. Moran, Jr. and Mary G. Grover). Edward was the son of Edward J. Moran and Mary J. Grealish, and was of Irish descent. Mary G. Grover was the daughter of Albert Deane Grover and Mary Ella Fuller, and had English ancestry.

Sources: Michael’s paternal grandfather, Peter Charles Chiklis, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Nellie (Sarakos) Chiklis – http://www.findagrave.com

Michael’s maternal grandmother, Rita Lillian Moran, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Albert Deane Grover (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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cwm85 October 17, 2015 at 7:29 pm

I thought he was polish. Greek. Cool

Mena April 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm

It mentions his mom is half Irish

Anonymous July 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm

His Wikipedia entry does not mention him having Anglo ancestry

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