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.



Joanna Going

by stlucas on June 3, 2018

Birth Name: Joanna Catherine Going

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1963

*50% Irish
*25% Italian
*25% French-Canadian

Joanna Going is an American actress.

Joanna is the daughter of Lorraine and Joseph Going. She was raised in Newport, Rhode Island. Joanna has a daughter with her former husband, actor Dylan Walsh.

Joanna’s paternal grandfather was John Christopher Going (the son of John Henry Going and Margaret Toner). Joanna’s grandfather John was born in Rhode Island, to parents from Ireland. Joanna’s great-grandfather John was born in Tipperary, the son of John Going and Catherine Murphy. Margaret was the daughter of Joseph Toner.

Joanna’s paternal grandmother was Isabelle Marie Burke (the daughter of Joseph Burke and Elizabeth Johanna Ryan). Isabelle was born in Rhode Island. Joseph was the son of Irish parents, Thomas E. Burke and Isabell/Isabella Burnett/Burnette. Elizabeth was born in Rhode Island, to parents from Ireland, Michael Long/J. Ryan and Johanna Elizabeth O’Brien.

Joanna’s maternal grandfather was Andrew Paul Calise (the son of Paulo/Paolo Calise and Giovanna/Giovannina Mattera). Andrew was born in Rhode Island, to Italian parents, from Napoli, Campania, with roots on the island Ischia. Paulo was the son of Francesco Paolo Calise and Filomena Schiano. Giovanna was born in Forio.

Joanna’s maternal grandmother was Loretta Bernadice Champeau (the daughter of Eugene Paul Champeau and Marie Anselmie/Anselme Roy/Roi). Loretta was born in Rhode Island, of French-Canadian descent. Eugene was the son of Hypolite Paul Champeau and Sophie Blanchard Dit Raineau. Anselme was born in Québec, the daughter of Celanise Roy.


Joanna’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Joanna’s uncle (father’s brother), John C. Going, Jr. –

Obituary of Joanna’s aunt (father’s sister), Margaret K. (Going) Settipane –

Death record of Joanna’s maternal great-grandfather, Paulo/Paolo Calise –

Genealogy of Joanna’s maternal grandmother, Loretta Bernadice Champeau (focusing on her own father’s side) –

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Chris Sheffield

by stlucas on May 29, 2018

Chris Sheffield – “Think Like A Man Too” Hollywood Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Koi Sojer / PR Photos

Birth Name: Christopher Joseph Sheffield

Place of Birth: Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 13, 1988

*English, Scottish, German (father)
*Italian (mother)

Chris Sheffield is an American actor.

Chris is the son of Dolores (Sicilia) and Carl Sheffield.

Chris’ paternal grandfather was Tom Jordan “Tommy” Sheffield (the son of Thomas Joseph Sheffield and Ina/Ida Lee Jordan). Chris’ grandfather Tom was born in Texas. Chris’ great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Thomas Jefferson Sheffield and Ella Green Beauchamp. Ina was the daughter of John C. Jordan and Alice “Lizzie” Minnick.

Chris’ paternal grandmother was Wendelle Cooper (the daughter of John Walter/Walters Cooper and Minnie Opal Jones). Wendelle was born in Texas. Minnie was the daughter of Joseph Wilson Jones and Mittie L. Shaffer.

Chris’ maternal grandfather was Joseph Frank Sicilia (the son of Gaetano Sicilia and Delores). Joseph was of Italian descent.

Chris’ maternal grandmother was Rose K. Matero/Matera (the daughter of Michele/Michael Matero/Matera and Rosalina/Rosolina Gentile). Chris’ grandmother Rose was born in New York, to parents from Maddaloni, Province of Caserta, Campania, Italy.

Sources: Obituary of Chris’ paternal grandfather, Tom Jordan “Tommy” Sheffield –

Obituary of Chris’ paternal grandmother, Wendelle (Cooper) Sheffield –

Genealogy of Chris’ paternal great-grandmother, Minnie Opal Jones –

Obituary of Chris’ maternal grandfather, Joseph Frank Sicilia –

Obituary of Chris’ maternal grandmother, Rose K. (Matero/Matera) Sicilia –

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