Birth Name: Tirso Silvano Cruz III
Place of Birth: Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Date of Birth: April 1, 1952
Ethnicity: Filipino (Ilocano and Tagalog), 1/8 French-Canadian
Tirso Cruz III is a Filipino actor and singer.
Tirso’s father, Tirso Bailey Cruz, Jr. was a club manager, also from Sampaloc, Manila. Tirso’s mother, Elma Acosta Silvano, was born in Wailuku, Hawaii, United States, to Filipino parents.
Tirso is married to Erlinda “Lynn” Erillo Ynchausti.
Tirso’s paternal grandfather was Tirso Cruz y Muñoz (or Tirso Muñoz Cruz, Sr. in Filipino, the son of Félix Cruz and Marcosa Muñoz).
Tirso’s paternal grandmother was María Loreto Bailey y Lagrosa (or María Loreto Lagrosa Bailey in Filipino, the daughter of Louis, later Lewis Edwin, Bailey and Margarita Lagrosa). María Loreto was born in Hong Kong, to an American soldier, from Stowe, Vermont, and to a Filipino mother, from Manila. Lewis was the son of French-Canadian immigrants, Richard Bilodeau, later Bailey, of Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton, Québec, and Exilda Marie Maillé, later Dora McGee, of Montreal, Québec.
Tirso’s paternal grandparents were Thomas Silvano and Petra Verzola Acosta (the daughter of Mauro Acosta and Silvina Verzola).
Tirso’s second half-cousin, once removed, is actress Sunshine Cruz.
Sources: Birth record of Tirso Cruz III – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Tirso’s paternal great-grandfather, Louis Bailey – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Tirso’s paternal great-grandfather, Lewis Edwin Bailey – https://familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Tirso’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Richard Bilodeau – https://familysearch.org