Tim Robinson

by stlucas on August 21, 2018

Tim Robinson – “The To Do List” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theater – Westwood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Glenn Francis /

Birth Name: Timothy Sean Robinson

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 23, 1981

Ethnicity: Italian, other

Tim Robinson is an American actor, comedian, and writer.

Tim is the son of Nanci and Sean Robinson. He is married to Heather, with whom he has two children. Tim was raised in Clarkston, Michigan.

Tim’s maternal grandfather was Donald Vito Santola (the son of Rocco “Roy” Santola/Santolla and Lucrezia Constance “Lula/Leela” Glielmi). Rocco was born in Casamassima, Bari, Italy, the son of Donato Vito Santolla and Donata Maria Ottomano. Lucrezia was born in New York, the daughter of Joseph Gelsomino Glielmi, who was from Salerno, Italy, and of Maria Antonia Rizzo/Rizzio, who was also Italian.

Tim’s maternal grandmother is/was named Shirley Alice.

Sources: Obituary of Tim’s maternal grandfather, Donald Vito Santola –


Frank Abagnale

by andrew on July 24, 2018

Frank Abagnale – “Catch Me If You Can” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Mann Village Theatre – Westwood, CA, USA – Keywords: Frank Abagnale (movie is based upon his life) – False – – Photo Credit: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

Birth Name: Frank William Abagnale, Jr.

Place of Birth: Bronxville, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 27, 1948

*Italian (father)
*French (mother)

Frank Abagnale is an American security consultant. He is known for his history as a confidence man, check forger, and impostor. His life story inspired the Academy Award-nominated film Catch Me If You Can (2002), starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale.

Frank was born to Catholic parents, Paulette “Paula” Noel (Anton) and Frank William Abagnale, Sr. His father was born in New York, of Italian descent. His mother was born in Oran, Algeria, to French parents.

Frank’s paternal grandparents were Louis Abagnale and Maria “Mary” Alfieri. They were born in Italy. The surname Abagnale is common in Campania. Maria was from Naples, Campania.

Frank’s maternal grandparents were Eugene Anton and Barbara.

Sources: Genealogy of Frank Abagnale –

Death records of Frank’s parents – https://www.findagrave.con

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


Jimmy Pinchak

by stlucas on July 10, 2018

Jimmy Pinchak – “Ender’s Game” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: James Justin Pinchak

Place of Birth: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 16, 1996

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather), Italian (maternal grandmother), Irish, possibly English

Jimmy Pinchak is an American actor and musician.

Jimmy is the son of Wendy M. (Brown) Pinheiro and James “Jim” Pinchak.

Jimmy’s paternal grandfather was Michael Pinchak (the son of Morris Pinchak and Lillian Glazel/Glassel). Michael was born in New Jersey. Morris was a Russian Jewish emigrant, from Uevkleof, and was the son of Benjamin Pinchak and Rachel Kramer. Lillian was born in New Jersey, to Jewish parents from either Hungary or Austria, Simon Glazel/Glassel and Fannie/Fanny.

Jimmy’s paternal grandmother is/was named Dorothy Quigley.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather was Joseph P. “Joe” Brown (the son of Mary Sweeney). Mary was Irish.

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother is Claire Marie Ciccone (the daughter of Anthony E. “Tony” Ciccone and Marie Simonetti). Claire was born in New York. Anthony was born in New York, to Italian parents, Ferdinando Ciccone and Clara Constantino, who were from Caserta, Campania, Italy. Marie was born in New York, to Italian parents, Oreste Simonetti and Lena/Linda LaManna, who were from Palma Campania, Campania, Italy.

Sources: Obituary of Jimmy’s paternal grandfather, Michael Pinchak –

Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal grandparents, Joseph P. “Joe” Brown and Claire Marie Ciccone –


Michael Godere

by stlucas on July 1, 2018

Michael Godere – 2009 CineVegas Film Festival – “Easier With Practice” Premiere – Arrivals – Brenden Theatres at the Palms Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael John Goduti

Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 12, 1976

*Italian (father)
*Portuguese (mother)

Michael Godere is an American actor.

Michael is the son of Rosemarie (Mendes) and Philip Anthony Goduti, Sr. His father was of Italian descent. His mother was of Portuguese descent.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Renato Goduti (the son of Filippo Goduti and Maria Faziolio). Renato was born in Massachusetts. Filippo was born in Montefalcone, Benevento, Campania, Italy, the son of Carminio Goduti and Carmela Palazzi. Maria was born in Campobasso, Molise, Italy, the daughter of Giuseppe Faziolio and Lucia Pasquarello.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Anna Ursini (the daughter of Giacomo Ursini and Carmela). Anna was born in Italy.

Michael’s maternal grandparents were John Mendes and Rose.

Source: Obituary of Michael’s father –


Al Di Meola

by andrew on June 15, 2018

Al Di Meola and Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Al Di Meola and Gonzalo Rubalcaba in Concert at Aula Magna in Lisbon – December 11, 2012 – Aula Magna – Lisbon, Portugal – Photo Credit: Rui M. Leal / PR Photos

Birth Name: Al Laurence Di Meola

Place of Birth: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1954

Ethnicity: Italian

Al Di Meola is an American guitarist. He performs jazz, jazz fusion, and world music.

Al is the son of Carlo “Charles” Di Meola and Teresa. His parents are/were of Italian descent, from Campania.

Al’s paternal grandfather immigrated from Cerreto Sannita, Province of Benevento, Campania, Italy.

Al’s mother was born in Italy, near Naples, and immigrated to the United States at thirteen years old.