Steven Culp

by stlucas on September 10, 2018

Steven Culp – 8th Annual Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project Fundraising Event Honoring Diahann Carroll and Opening Night of “Kiss Me Kate” – Pasadena Playhouse – Pasadena, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Birth Name: Steven Bradford Culp

Place of Birth: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 3, 1955

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish

Steven Culp is an American actor.

Steven is the son of Mary Ann and Joseph Culp. He is married to Barbara Ayers, with whom he has two children.

Steven’s paternal grandfather was Bertram Winter Culp (the son of Harry/Harey Verner Culp and Martha Winter Gray). Bertram was born in Illinois. Harry was born in Ohio, the son of William R. Culp and Caroline Reichert. Martha was born in New York, the daughter of Joseph Gray and Martha Winter.

Steven’s paternal grandmother was Josephine Borden “Jo” Buckingham (the daughter of Shirley). Josephine was born in Louisiana.

Steven’s maternal grandfather was Paul H. Joseph (the son of Frank Joseph and Ella Marie Hensel). Paul was born in Ohio. Frank was born in Ohio, the son of John Joseph, Jr. and Margaret Pricket. Ella was born in Ohio, the daughter of Jasper Joseph Hensel and Elizabeth Booso.

Steven’s maternal grandmother was Thelma Denise Bradford (the daughter of Charles Ross Bradford and Kathryn Elizabeth Roahrig). Thelma was born in Ohio. Charles was born in Ohio, the son of Anaziah G. Bradford and Julia C. McCall. Kathryn was born in Ohio, the daughter of John Roahrig, whose father was from Alsace, France, and of Matilda Klein, whose parents were German.

Source: Marriage record of Steven’s parents –


Rob Van Dam

by stlucas on August 23, 2018

Rob Van Dam – Uncork’d Entertainment’s “Circus Kane” World Premiere – Arrivals – Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Photography by Eugene /

Birth Name: Robert Alex Szatkowski

Place of Birth: Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 1970

*Polish (father)
*German (mother)

Rob Van Dam is an American professional wrestler and actor.

Rob is the son of Patricia Sue and Alexander Szatkowski. His father is of Polish ancestry. His mother is of mostly German descent.

Rob’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Szatkowski (the son of Anton/Anthony/Anthoney Szatkowski and Mary/Martha). Alexander was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Poland.

Rob’s paternal grandmother was Mollie Theresa Michalik (the daughter of Edmund Michalik and Helen Bonczkowski/Bonezkowski). Mollie was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Poland.

Rob’s maternal grandfather was Robert L. Shrodes/Schrodes (the son of Grant W. Shrodes and Elsie M. Fugitt). Robert was born in Ohio. Grant was born in Ohio, the son of Samuel A. Shrodes/Shrode and Clarinda Null. Elsie was born in Ohio.

Rob’s maternal grandmother was Leota/Leola B. Zeiter (the daughter of Frank Zeiter and Alta Bordner). Leota was born in Ohio. Frank was born in Ohio, the son of David Zeiter, whose parents were German, and of Mary P. Estrich, whose parents were from Alsace-Lorraine, France, and were of German descent. Alta was born in Ohio, the daughter of Daniel Bordner and Amanda M. Shade.

Sources: Obituary of Rob’s father –

Obituary of Rob’s paternal grandmother, Mollie Theresa (Michalik) Szatkowski –

Obituary of Rob’s maternal grandmother, Leota B. Shrodes –


Emily Althaus

by stlucas on August 16, 2018

Emily Althaus – 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals – The Shrine Expo Hall, 665 W Jefferson Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Emily Corinne Althaus

Place of Birth: Okolona, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: November 25, 1986

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Swiss-German

Emily Althaus is an American actress.

Emily is the daughter of Debra and John Althaus.

Emily’s paternal grandfather was Chester J. Althaus (the son of John Fred Althaus and Augustine/Augustina Buchel/Buechel). Chester was born in Kentucky. John was born in Switzerland, the son of Fred Althaus and Anna Brinzy. Augustina was born in Alsace, France, and was of German descent.

Emily’s paternal grandmother was named Wilmina N.

Emily’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Clyde Combs (the son of Thomas Grant Combs and Charlotte Stacy). Thomas was born in Kentucky. Thomas was born in Kentucky, the son of Wiley Combs and Mary. Charlotte was born in Kentucky, the daughter of Jasper “William” Stacy and Luticia “Tisha” Kelly.

Emily’s maternal grandmother was Ruby Ora Isenberg (the daughter of David Clifton Isenberg and Annie Pearl Toohey). Ruby was born in Michigan. David was the son of Benjamin Isenberg and Lula Lively. Annie was the daughter of Louis Edward Toohey, whose father was Irish, and of Annie Young Monroe.

Sources: Birth record of Emily Althaus –

Marriage record of Emily’s parents –

Obituary of Emily’s maternal grandmother, Ruby Ora (Isenberg) Combs –


Luke Null

by follers on July 27, 2018

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

Date of Birth: July 7, 1990

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, 1/8th Greek, 1/32 Italian/Sicilian, Scottish, distant Welsh

Luke Null is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is a cast member on the show Saturday Night Live.

Luke’s paternal grandfather is the son of Arno Walter Null and Kathryn Louise Ries. Arno was the son of Stephen C. Null and Alice Migner, whose father was from Francavilla di Sicilia, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy. Kathryn was the daughter of Frank Ries, whose parents were German, and of Louise Weimer.

Luke’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Edward Augustus Whiting and Mildred Elisabeth Huenefeld. Edward was the son of Richard L. Whiting and Emma M. Waterhouse. Mildred was the daughter of John Huenefeld and Mary Groen.

Luke’s maternal grandfather was Richard Olin Pfau (the son of John Olin Pfau and Sydonah Homer Buckley). Richard was born in Ohio. John was the son of Olin Park Pfau and Sarah H. Kelley, whose parents were Irish. Sydonah was the daughter of Andrew Ernest Buckley, who was born in Prescot, England, and of Lily Abbott, who was born in Codnor, Derbyshire, England.

Luke’s maternal grandmother is the daughter of Gus James Tsaras and Mildred Jewell Grasham. Gus was born in New York, to Greek parents, Thomas Tsaras and Carrie Agapitos. Mildred was the daughter of Carl Jason Grasham and Artha Estella Raynes.

Source: Genealogy of Luke Null –

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Fay Bainter

by madman on July 17, 2018

Birth Name: Fay Okell Bainter

Date of Birth: December 7, 1893

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Death: April 16, 1968

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

*German (father)
*English, possibly Irish (mother)

Fay Bainter was an American actress and singer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Jezebel (1938).

Fay was the daughter of Mary (Okell) and Charles Franklin Bainter. Her father was born in Indiana, of mostly or entirely German descent. Her mother was born in England, and possibly had Irish ancestry. Fay was married to U.S. Navy officer Reginald Venable, until his death. The couple had a son.

Fay’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Bainter (the son of Frederick Bainter and Margaret Roof). Fay’s grandfather Frederick was born in Pennsylvania or Ohio. Fay’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of German parents, Godfrey Bainter and Margaret Benter. Fay’s great-grandmother Margaret was the daughter of Peter Roof and Margaret Replogle, whose parents were Alsatian Germans.

Fay’s paternal grandmother was named Delilah Roof. Delilah was born in Ohio.

Sources: Genealogies of Fay Bainter (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Fay’s paternal grandfather, Frederick Bainter (through Frederick’s brother, Andrew Bainter) –

Fay Bainter on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Fay’s parents on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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