Scott Bakula

by follers on May 14, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS - MAR 12: Scott Bakula at the 27th Annual PaleyFes

Birth Name: Scott Stewart Bakula

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth: October 9, 1954

Ethnicity: German, as well as 1/8th Bohemian (Czech), 1/16th Austrian, English, Scottish

Scott Bakula is an American actor. He is of approximately half German ancestry, with his other roots being 1/8th Bohemian (Czech), 1/16th Austrian, English, and Scottish ancestry.

Scott’s paternal grandfather was Joseph William Bakula (the son of Joseph W. Bakula and Hattie T. Reden). Joseph was the son of Wenceslaus “William” Bakula and Josephine Metick, who were Czech immigrants. Hattie’s parents were German. Her mother’s name was Rosa.

Scott’s paternal grandmother was Jessie L. Stewart.

Scott’s maternal grandfather was Edwin Frederick Zumwinkel (the son of William Zumwinkel and Minnie Rechlrmald). William was born in Württemberg, Germany. Minnie had German ancestry.

Scott’s maternal grandmother was Henrietta Amola Eiker (the daughter of Thaddeus Boggs Eiker and Amalia Henrietta Friedrich). Thaddeus was the son of Isaac C. Eiker and Hannah Koontz, and was of German descent. Scott’s great-grandmother Amalia was born in England, to an Austrian-born father, Johan/John Charles Friedrich, and an English-born mother, Pauline Bishop.

Sources: Genealogy of Scott Bakula –

Genealogy of Scott Bakula (focusing on his father’s side) –

Scott’s maternal grandfather, Edwin Frederick Zumwinkel, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Photo by Joe Seer/

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andrew May 14, 2014 at 5:35 pm

now czech rep. is made by 2 regions, bohemia and moravia, maybe some celebs have roots in the second one, not in bohemia. Both were part of austria-hungary empire at time of main immigration wave

pookerella September 25, 2016 at 10:28 am

The name “Bakula” is Bohemian/Czech name. Bohemia is thought of being part of Northern Austria during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. . Just because it was called “Austria” at the time doesn’t mean it wasn’t part of the Czech culture. Bohemia is much larger than Moravia. People know where they come from and from whom they descended. So if his family history say he is Bohemian Czech, then he is Bohemian Czech. My descendents got swallowed up in the Austro-Hungarian mess, but they always considered themselves Ukrainians. Look at the former Yugoslavia. Even as far back as 70 years ago, if you called a Bosnian a Yugoslavian, they’d be sure to let you know exactly what they thought about that. .

bablah September 26, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Moravia is not that smaller from Bohemia. Maybe you’re thinking of Silesia, which is the third part of Czech Republic.

Kimmel September 27, 2016 at 1:30 am

Thanks for explaining that, it was insightful.

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