Ryan Potter

by follers on July 7, 2014

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Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 12, 1995

*father – Japanese
*maternal grandfather – Swedish, English, German
*maternal grandmother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Ryan Potter is an American actor, martial artist, and photographer. He is known for playing Mike Fukanaga on the series Supah Ninjas and for voicing the lead character in the film Big Hero 6.

Ryan’s father is Japanese, and Ryan speaks Japanese. He spent most of his early childhood in Japan, and returned to the United States when he was seven, where he was raised by his single mother, who is from California.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather has Swedish, English, and German ancestry. Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Jewish (of Ukrainian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent), and Ryan has described himself as Jewish.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather is Kenneth Lee Potter (the son of Dwight W. Potter and Frances May Graham). Kenneth was born in California. Dwight was the son of Fred Ira Potter and Swedish-born Agda/Olga C. Lindgren. Frances was the daughter of Arthur F. Graham and Evelyn M. Brubaker.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Elaine Rhoda Cray (the daughter of Max/Morris Cray, originally Krakowsky, and of Sarah Cecilia Negin). Elaine was born in Ohio. Elaine’s brother is author Edward “Ed” Beryl Cray. Max Cray was born in Montreal, Canada, to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, Josef Jacob Mayer Yosl Krakowsky/Krakosky and Clare Haya Ida Weisberg. Ryan’s matrilineal great-grandmother Sarah Negin was born in Ohio, to Russian Jewish parents, Samuel Negin and Yetta Schwartz (whose own mother was named Sarah Medvonsky).

Sources: Ryan’s maternal great-grandfather, Dwight W. Potter, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Frances May Graham, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Cecilia Negin, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Sarsari87 September 23, 2015 at 4:23 am

Wow his eyes really have a peculiar color!

sparkles180 August 11, 2015 at 12:29 pm

This guy is sooo annoying on supah ninjas and he looks odd.

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 6:44 pm

He’s a cute kid, he doesn’t look weird at all. Some people are so rude on here.

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Now this is how an Asian mixed with White would look like. People think Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hartnett and Iggy Azalea have Asiatic roots just because they have small eyes.

His eyes are not only small (which is NOT just an Asian feature *sigh*) but slanted with epicanthal folds.

follers January 5, 2015 at 1:03 am

I don’t know about all mixed-race people, but Potter is pretty good-looking.

neiltennant December 19, 2014 at 7:36 am

the asian genes are very strong.

WTF December 21, 2014 at 10:05 am

He actually doesn’t look fully Asian at all, it’s very clear he’s half white. Guess you’ve never seen an Asian before….

Stargazer March 31, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Sorry, but his Asian genes are strong. I am half Japanese and my Asian genes are strong too, but Ryan’s are among the strongest I have seen for half Japanese. I know of only one other person who is more Japanese looking than him for being half Japanese.

xoxo August 26, 2015 at 11:51 pm

Strong???????????????? WTF????????? He looks 50/50, not 100% Asian. In fact, I even thought he was Mexican at first. A lot of EurAsians look Mexican.

Freerk November 27, 2014 at 5:41 am

I can’t read his surname without having the voice of Alan Rickman in my ears … :D

Your Mom August 5, 2014 at 1:44 am

He Looks Like He Could Be Kristin Kreuk’s Brother.

person July 20, 2014 at 7:08 pm

he looks weird

WTF August 25, 2014 at 3:02 am

I agree with you. Eurasians usually look weird. Some are hot as hell though, like Daniel Henney.

Stargazer March 31, 2015 at 3:12 pm

I think Eurasian or Amerasian women are beautiful. Many Russians are Eurasian, and the combination of the Rus people that settled Russia (originally from Scandinavia) and the Asian genes make for absolutely the most beautiful women in the world.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 6:14 am

Now this is how a mixed white and “Asiatic” person would look like.

People think Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hartnett and Iggy Azalea have Asiatic roots just because they have small eyes. Lol…!

Check7t October 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Looks like a mouse.

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