George Mastras

by stlucas on June 14, 2018

02/19/2012 – George Mastras – 64th Annual Writers Guild of America West Coast Awards – Press Room – Hollywood Palladium – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: April 10, 1966

Ethnicity: Greek

George Mastras is an American author, screenwriter, director, and television producer.

George is the son of Athena (Zariphes) and George Mastras. His parents were of Greek ancestry. George’s sister is television writer and producer Maria Jacquemetton.

George’s maternal grandfather was Constantine Zariphes. Constantine was born in Turkey, and was of Greek descent.

George’s maternal grandmother was Mary C. Valakis (the daughter of Demosthenes Valakis and Athena). Mary was born in Constantinople, Turkey (now Istanbul, Turkey), and was of Greek descent.

Sources: Obituary of George’s mother –

Obituary of George’s maternal grandmother, Mary C. (Valakis) Zariphes –


George Kosturos

by stlucas on May 18, 2018

George Kosturos – “Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Laemmle’s Music Hall 3, 9036 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: George Thomas Kosturos

Place of Birth: Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 25, 1991

Ethnicity: Greek

George Kosturos is an American actor.

George is the son of Dena (Nicholas) and Paul A. Kosturos. George has Greek ancestry.

George’s paternal grandfather was Anthony Nickolas Kosturos (the son of Nick Kosturos and Helen Patel). Anthony was born in California, to parents from Greece.

George’s paternal grandmother was Presbytera Mary Dardas (the daughter of James Dardas and Paula/Koula Dragataris). Presbytera was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Greece.

Sources: Birth record of George Kosturos –

Marriage record of George’s parents –

Obituary of George’s paternal grandfather, Anthony Kosturos –

Obituary of George’s paternal grandmother, Presbytera Mary (Dardas) Kosturos –


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 –