Steve Buscemi

by ethnic on December 25, 2007

Steve Buscemi,

Birth Name: Steven Vincent Buscemi

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York

Date of Birth: December 13, 1957

*Sicilian/Italian (father)
*Irish, English, Dutch (mother)

Steve Buscemi is an American actor, director, and writer. His father was of Sicilian/Italian descent. His mother was of Irish, English, and Dutch ancestry.

Steve’s paternal grandparents were Giuseppe/Joseph Buscemi (the son of Santo Buscemi and Rosalia Palagonia Tortorici) and Nunciata/Nancy. Giuseppe was born in Menfi, Sicily, Italy. Santo was the son of Calogero Buscemi and Vittoria Butera. Rosalia was the daughter of Michele Turturici and Antonina Giovinco. Steve’s grandmother Nunciata was also born in Italy.

Steve’s maternal grandparents were Harry Wilson and Amanda Van Dine (the daughter of Charles R. Van Dine/VanDyne and Jennie “Jane” V. Montgomery). Charles was the son of James Van Dine and Elizabeth C. Jennie was the daughter of Ralph Boyle Montgomery and Julia Vanderhoof.

Sources: Genealogies of Steve Buscemi –

Steve’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Information about Steve’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (2011) –

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew May 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm
Stefania December 5, 2011 at 8:15 am

I totally agree with you Al. I think hes a great actor and a funny comedian too.

Al September 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

He looks both to me. I’d imagine his very light coloring would be the Irish influence, but I think some of his facial features look Italian, like the eyes, mouth, etc.

theropod October 12, 2013 at 12:54 am

His eyes are very British to me; light blue, bulbous and big. He also looks very Dutch – there are old Dutch paintings with people in them resembling him (again, the big blue eyes).

The mouth is very Italian though; full lips.

neiltennant August 30, 2016 at 8:47 am

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