Steve Zahn

2014 ABC Disney Winter TCA Press Tour

Birth Name: Steven James Zahn

Place of Birth: Marshall, Lyon, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: November 13, 1967

*German, Swedish (father)
*German (mother)

Steve Zahn is an American actor and comedian. His father, who is a Lutheran minister, is of half German and half Swedish descent. His mother is of German ancestry. Steve is married to author and theater artist Robyn Peterman, with whom he has two children.

Steve’s paternal grandfather was Clarence Eton Zahn (the son of Charles Zahn and Emma Avers). Charles was German. Emma was born in Minnesota, to German parents, and her mother’s maiden name was Pahl.

Steve’s paternal grandmother was Ruby Harriet Helen Lundberg (the daughter of Gustav Edward Lundberg and Minnie Larson). Gustav was Swedish. Minnie was born in Minnesota, of Swedish descent.

Steve’s maternal grandfather was Robert Otto Gades (the son of Fredrich/Fredrick A. Gades and Martha E. Fels). Fredrich was German, the son of Prussian parents, Friedrick/Fredrick Gades and Sophie/Soffie Luebke/Luekke. Martha was born in Minnesota, to German parents, Charles Henry Fels, from Prussia, and Johanna/Johannah Wolfe.

Steve’s maternal grandmother was Helen Viola Senholz (the daughter of parents surnamed Senholz and Biesterfield). Helen was of German descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Steve Zahn –

Steve’s paternal grandfather, Clarence Eton Zahn, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Steve’s paternal grandmother, Ruby Harriet Helen Lundberg, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Steve’s maternal grandfather, Robert Otto Gades, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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