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 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
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