Greg Yaitanes

by stlucas on April 13, 2018

09/21/2008 – Greg Yaitanes – Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party – Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, CA USA – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos – Contact (1-866-551-7827)

Birth Name: Gregory Charles Yaitanes

Place of Birth: Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 18, 1970

Ethnicity: Greek

Greg Yaitanes is an American television and film director.

Greg is the son of Thaila (Pananides) and Frederick Yaitanes. His parents have Greek ancestry from the region of Kalamata, Greece.

Greg’s paternal grandfather was Charles F. Yaitanes (the son of Fred Yaitanes and Stavroula “Stella” Milonopoulous). Charles was born in Massachusetts, and was of Greek descent.

Greg’s paternal grandmother is/was Ann Pappas (the daughter of George Pappas and Bessie Tjouanis). George and Bessie were from Greece.

Greg’s maternal grandfather was Ignatius Alexander Pananides (the son of Alexander I. Pananides and Efthalia D. “Ethel” Sarmardells). Greg’s great-grandfather Alexander was born in New Hampshire, the son of Greek parents, Ignatius Pananides and Efrasine. Efthalia was born in Greece.

Greg’s maternal grandmother was Amalia A. “Emily” Vizakis (the daughter of Antones Vizakis and Athena). Antones and Athena were from Greece.

Sources: Obituary of Greg’s paternal grandfather, Charles F. Yaitanes –

Obituary of Greg’s maternal grandmother, Amalia Pananides –


Alek Skarlatos

by stlucas on April 11, 2018

Alek Skarlatos – “The 15:17 to Paris” World Premiere – Arrivals – SJR Theater at Warner Bros. Studios, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Bldg. #4 – Burbank, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / 

Birth Name: Aleksander Reed Skarlatos

Place of Birth: Roseburg, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 10, 1992

*Greek (father)
*German, French-Canadian, English, Azorean Portuguese (mother)

Alek Skarlatos is an American actor, television personality, and U.S. Army National Guard soldier. He was one of the people who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train travelling from Amsterdam via Brussels in August 2015.

Alek is the son of Heidi Ann (Neuburger) Hansen and Emanuel Skarlatos. His father was born in Greece. His mother is American, and has German, French-Canadian, English, and Azorean Portuguese ancestry. Alek was raised in Sacramento, California.

Alek’s maternal grandfather was Nicholas J. Neuburger (who likely was the son of David Grandon “Dave” Neuburger and Theresa/Teresa Marie Marse/Masse). David was the son of John H. Neuburger, whose parents were German, and of Elizabeth Foster. Theresa was born in Canada, the daughter of Louis Masse and Rose Renaud.

Alek’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Joan Soto (the daughter of Leland Joseph Soto, Sr. and Evelyn Alice Podd). Leland was the son of Manuel Soto, whose parents were Azorean Portuguese, and of Minnie Rose, whose parents were also Azorean Portuguese. Evelyn was the daughter of Arthur Robert/Roberts Podd, whose mother was English, and of Irma/Erma.

Sources: Birth record of Alek’s mother –

Birth record of Alek’s maternal grandmother, Nancy Joan Soto –


Frances de la Tour

by stlucas on April 11, 2018

Frances de la Tour – Royal Film Performance 2011 – “Hugo” – Arrivals – Odeon Leicester Square – London, UK – Keywords: LMK92-31661-291111 Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Frances J. De LauTour

Place of Birth: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 July, 1944

*French, English (father)
*Greek, Irish (mother)

Frances de la Tour is a British actress.

Frances is the daughter of Moyra (Fessas) and Charles Percival de la Tour/de Lautour. Her father was born in Vancouver, Canada, and was of French and English descent. Her mother had Greek and Irish ancestry. Her brother is actor and screenwriter Andy de la Tour. Frances has two children.

Frances appeared on an episode of genealogy television show Who Do You Think You Are? in 2015, and traced her ancestry.

Frances’ paternal grandfather was Percival John Deck de Lautour (the son of Edward Frederick de Lautour and Edith Jadis). Percival was born in Sydney, Australia. Edward was born in Inverness, Scotland, the son of William Francis Joseph de Lautour and Elizabeth Turton. Edith was born in Yorkshire, England, the daughter of John Jadis and Jane Ann de Laval.

Frances’ paternal grandmother was Mabel/Mable Knight Gostling. Mabel was born in North Aylesford, Kent, England.

Frances’ maternal grandfather was Constantine Fessas (the son of Stergios Ioannou “George” Fessas and Eleni Tagleridou). Constantine was born in Macedonia, and was of Greek ancestry.

Frances’ maternal grandmother was named Agnes Sarah or Cathleen O’Neill. Frances’ grandmother was born in County Cork, Ireland.


Genealogy of Frances de la Tour –


Desmin Borges

by stlucas on April 5, 2018

Desmin Borges – FXX’s “You’re the Worst” TV Series Season 4 Premiere – Arrivals – Museum of Ice Cream, 2018 E 7th Place – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Vertical, FXX, FXP, FX, Television Series, Red Carpet Event, Radio, Theatrical Performance, Television Show, Arrival, Portrait, Photography, Arts Culture and Entertainment, Celebrities, Celebrity, Person, People, Publicity Event, Topix, Bestof, Annual Event, California Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Desmin Carl Borges

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 21, 1983

*Puerto Rican (father)
*Italian, Greek (mother)

Desmin Borges is an American actor.

Desmin is the son of Carla J. and Carlos Borges, Jr. His father was Puerto Rican and his mother has Italian and Greek ancestry.



Frank Dicopoulos

by stlucas on April 1, 2018

Frank Dicopoulos – “Loukoumi’s Good Deeds” Book Launch and Reading at Barnes & Noble in New York City on April 4, 2009 – Barnes & Noble – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Donna Ward / PR Photos

Birth Name: Frank Dickos

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

Date of Birth: January 3, 1957

Ethnicity: Greek

Frank Dicopoulos is an American actor.

Frank is the son of Catherine H. (Pappas) and Harry Frank Dickos. His parents were of Greek ancestry.

Frank’s paternal grandparents were Frank Dickos and Fannie. Frank and Fannie were born in Greece.

Frank’s maternal grandparents were Alexander “Alex” Pappas and Penelope Kintgios. Alexander and Penelope were also born in Greece, with Penelope being from Langadia.

Sources: Obituary of Frank’s father –

Death record of Frank’s mother –

Obituary of Frank’s maternal grandmother, Penelope (Kintgios) Pappas –