Steve Kloves

by stlucas on September 14, 2017

Steve Kloves – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center – New York City, NY, USA – False – Photo Credit: Charles Norfleet / PR Photos

Birth Name: Stephen Keith Kloves

Place of Birth: Austin, Travis, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 18, 1960

Ethnicity: Greek (paternal grandfather), English, possibly other

Steve Kloves is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer.

Steve is the son of Dorothy Flo/Floe (Blake) and George Engel Kloves. Steve was raised in Sunnyvale, California.

Steve’s paternal grandfather was Engel/Engle George Kloves. Engel was from Greece.

Steve’s paternal grandmother was named Louise Marie.

Steve’s maternal grandfather was Larkin Lafayette Blake, Jr. (the son of Larkin/Larken Lafayette Blake, Sr. and Thedia/Theda Crowder/Crawder). Steve’s great-grandfather Larkin was the son of Thomas Kinkade/Kincaid Blake and Sinclair Taylor Chitty.

Steve’s maternal grandmother was Martha Floe/Flo M. Alexander (the daughter of Ida).

Sources: Birth record of Stephen Kloves –

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

Obituary of Stephen’s father –

Stephen’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Stephen’s mother –


Michael Papajohn

by stlucas on September 12, 2017

Michael Papajohn – “Final Destination 5” Hollywood Premiere – Arrivals – Grauman’s Chinese Theater – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Koi Sojer / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael P. Papajohn

Place of Birth: Vestavia Hills, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 7, 1964

Ethnicity: Greek

Michael Papajohn is an American actor and stuntman.

Michael is the son of Antoinette Marie and Plato T. Papajohn.

Michael’s father was born in Oxilithos, Euboea, Greece.

Michel has stated:

My first memory about being Greek in Alabama was going to Church with my parents and watching them light a candle. I saw a sense of peace among them when they lit that candle. After seeing that, I knew I always wanted that in my life. No one is a better host than Greek people. The Greeks know how to throw a party no matter where they are from. I have always loved their passion. I remember even as a little boy always smiling with pride telling people I was Greek. Also, you can’t beat the Greek food.



Dimitri Diatchenko

by stlucas on September 11, 2017

Dimitri Diachenko – Chernobyl Diaries Screening – Arrivals – Cinerama Dome, 6360 West Sunset Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Winston Burris / PR Photos

Birth Name: Dimitri N. Diatchenko

Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 11, 1968

*Ukrainian (father)
*Greek (maternal grandfather)
*Swedish (maternal grandmother)

Dimitri Diatchenko is an American actor and musician.

Dimitri is the son of Georgette Hope (Trouvalis) and Nikolai/Nicholas Diatchenko. Dimitri’s father is Ukrainian. Dimitri’s mother is of half Greek and half Swedish descent.

Dimitri’s maternal grandfather was George/Geo C. Trouvalis. George was born in Greece.

Dimitri’s maternal grandmother was Elvie/Elsie G. Peterson (the daughter of David A. Peterson and Matilda C. Adler). David was born in either Maine or Sweden, to parents from Sweden. Matilda was also born in either Maine or Sweden, to parents from Sweden.


Birth record of Dimitri Diatchenko –

Marriage record of Dimitri’s parents –

Obituary of Dimitri’s mother –

Dimitri’s maternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Dimitri’s maternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Dimitri’s maternal grandmother –


Jean Doumanian

by stlucas on September 4, 2017

Birth Name: Jean Karabas

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S. (evidently)

Date of Birth: c. 1937

Ethnicity: Greek

Jean Doumanian is an American stage, film, and television producer. Jean was previously married to Armenian-American actor John Doumanian.

Jean is the daughter of Ethel/Athanasia and Peter Karabas. Her parents were Greek immigrants, who owned a restaurant in Chicago. Jean’s siblings are Elaine and James.


Jean Doumanian on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Jean’s brother, James P. Karabas –

Jean’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Naturalization record of Jean’s mother –

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Marissa Neitling

by stlucas on August 30, 2017

Birth Name: Marissa Lee Neitling

Place of Birth: Lake Oswego, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 8, 1984

Ethnicity: Greek (maternal grandfather), Irish, English, German, 1/32 Dutch

Marissa Neitling is an American actress.

Marissa is the daughter of Joy Joleen (Dress) and Stanley Joseph “Stan” Neitling, Jr.

Marissa’s paternal grandfather was Stanley Joseph Neitling, Sr. (the son of Joseph George Neitling and Frances H.). Joseph was the son of Nicklaus Neitling, whose own parents were German, and of Theresia Rinner, whose own parents were also German. Frances was born in South Dakota, to a father from Germany and a mother from New York.

Marissa’s paternal grandmother was Mary Veronica Vandenberg (the daughter of David Raymond Vandenberg and Veronica V. McCawley).

Marissa’s great-grandfather David was the son of Henry Vandenberg, whose own parents were Dutch and German, and of Mary Burris, whose own parents were Irish. Marissa’s great-grandmother Veronica was the daughter of W. John McCawley, whose own mother was Irish, and of Mary Ann Brennan, whose own father was Irish and whose own mother was Canadian.

Marissa’s maternal grandfather was Theodore “Ted” William Dress (the son of William Peter Dress and Helen Gianopoulos). Theodore was born in Minnesota, to parents from Greece.

Marissa’s maternal grandmother was Darlene Louise Jones (the daughter of Charles/Charley Jones and Hattie Simms). Charles was the son of Owen Jones and Anne Williams. Hattie was the daughter of John Simms and Agnes, who were both Irish.

Sources: Marissa’s paternal great-grandfather, David R. Vandenberg, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Marissa’s paternal grandmother –

Birth record of Marissa’s mother –

Marissa’s maternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Marissa’s maternal grandfather –

Marissa’s maternal grandmother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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