Misha Collins

by Harriet on June 12, 2015

Misha Collins

Birth Name: Dmitri Tippens Krushnic

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

Date of Birth: 20 August, 1974

Ethnicity: English, German, Ashkenazi Jewish, Scottish, Irish

Misha Collins is an American actor and director. His paternal great-grandfather was from a Jewish family (from Russia and Hungary). His other ancestry is English, German, Scottish, and Irish.

Misha’s paternal grandfather was Edward Franz Krushnic, Jr. (the son of Edward Krushnic and Hildegard/Hilda Franz). Misha’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Joesph Krushnic, who was born in Russia, and of Ida, who was born in Hungary. Joseph and Ida were both Jewish (their language is listed as “Yiddish” on the 1910 U.S. Census and as “Jewish” on the 1920 U.S. Census). Hildegard was born in Kansas, to German parents.

Misha’s paternal grandmother was Emma L. Willis (the daughter of Charles H. Willis and Emma J. Lethbridge). Misha’s grandmother Emma was born in Illinois, to English parents.

Misha’s maternal grandparents are Dorr Eugene Felt Tippens (the son of Albert Harris Tippens and Constance Felt) and Dorris Roberta Willsey (the daughter of Roy Franklin Willsey and Bertha/Berthia Collins).

Sources: Misha’s paternal grandfather, Edward Franz Krushnic, Jr., on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Misha’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Joesph Krushnic and Ida, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Joesph Krushnic and Ida on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Misha’s paternal grandmother, Emma L. Willis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Misha’s maternal grandfather, Dorr Eugene Felt Tippens – http://articles.baltimoresun.com

Misha’s family history – http://misha-enthusiast.tumblr.com

Photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

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Harriet March 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm

His maternal Grandfather everyone! I can see where he gets his personality from. :3

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2004-10-21/news/0410210119_1_tippens-sugar-chemical-engineer

visokozen June 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm

I thought he’s Russian.

Harriet March 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm

He is (at least partly). His Great-great Grandfather, Joseph was born in Russia.

lelo4 December 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

^^ Was born in Russia to a JEWISH family, not Russian.

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