Ray Wise

by stlucas on October 16, 2017

Birth Name: Raymond Herbert Wise

Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 20, 1947

Ethnicity:
*German (father)
*Romanian (mother)

Ray Wise is an American actor.

Ray is the son of Valerie (Romas) and Herbert F. Wise.

Ray has stated that he is of half Romanian descent (on his mother’s side). Ray’s father has German roots. Ray was raised Romanian Baptist.

Ray is married to Kass McClaskey, with whom he has two children.

Ray’s paternal grandfather was Frank Leonard Wise (the son of John Clement Wise and Louisa Mary Huth). John was born in Ohio, to parents from Germany, Dominick Wise and Clara Weisnheimer. Louisa was also born in Ohio, also to parents from Germany.

Ray’s paternal grandmother was Louise M. Adelman/Aldereman (the daughter of John Adelman and Catherine “Katie/Kath” Keller). John was born in Ohio, to parents from Germany, Jacob Adelman and Mary Gless. Catherine was also born in Ohio, also to parents from Germany.

Ray’s maternal grandparents were Charles Romaș/Romash and Minnie Ungurean/Ungurjan/Unger. Charles and Minnie were Romanian immigrants.

Sources: http://web.archive.org

Ray’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ray’s father – http://webcache.googleusercontent.com

Ray’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ray’s uncle (mother’s brother), Alexander Charles “Alex” Romaș – http://www.ancestry.com

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew October 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

lovely tan

@bablah

is he really ethnic Romanian on his mother’s side?

bablah October 18, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Both Romaș and Ungurean are Romanian last names. I’ll check if I can find out more about them.

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