David Pittu

by stlucas on March 26, 2018

David Pittu – 62nd Annual Tony Awards – Arrivals – Radio City Music Hall – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: David Jonathan Pittu

Place of Birth: Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 4, 1967

Ethnicity: Romanian

David Pittu is an American actor, writer, and director.

David is the son of Margaret/Marguerita E. (Dimitrescu) and James T. Pittu.

David’s paternal grandparents were Thomas Pittu and Rincea Fatsy/Fatse. Thomas and Rincea were born in Albania, and were of Romanian descent.

David’s maternal grandparents were Michael Dimitrescu and Nastasia/Anastasia Dima. Michael and Nastasia were born in Albania, and were also of Romanian descent.

Sources: Obituary of David’s father –

Obituary of David’s mother –

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Maria-Victoria Dragus

by madman on December 23, 2017

Place of Birth: Galați, Romania

Date of Birth: 1994

Ethnicity: Romanian

Maria-Victoria Dragus is a German-Romanian actress.


Misha Gabriel

by stlucas on December 17, 2017

Misha Gabriel – “Step Up Revolution” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 13, 1987

*Romanian (mother)

Misha Gabriel, also credited as Misha Gabriel Hamilton, is an American dancer, choreographer, and actor.

Misha is the son of Gabriela Irina Brecher, a ballet dancer. His mother is from Romania. Misha has a sister, Natasha. They were raised in Larkspur, Colorado.

Source: Marriage record of Misha’s mother –


Ray Wise

by stlucas on October 16, 2017

Birth Name: Raymond Herbert Wise

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

Date of Birth: August 20, 1947

*German (father)
*Romanian (mother)

Ray Wise is an American actor.

Ray is the son of Valerie (Romas) and Herbert F. Wise.

Ray has stated that he is of half Romanian descent (on his mother’s side). Ray’s father has German roots. Ray was raised Romanian Baptist.

Ray is married to Kass McClaskey, with whom he has two children.

Ray’s paternal grandfather was Frank Leonard Wise (the son of John Clement Wise and Louisa Mary Huth). John was born in Ohio, to parents from Germany, Dominick Wise and Clara Weisnheimer. Louisa was also born in Ohio, also to parents from Germany.

Ray’s paternal grandmother was Louise M. Adelman/Aldereman (the daughter of John Adelman and Catherine “Katie/Kath” Keller). John was born in Ohio, to parents from Germany, Jacob Adelman and Mary Gless. Catherine was also born in Ohio, also to parents from Germany.

Ray’s maternal grandparents were Charles Romaș/Romash and Minnie Ungurean/Ungurjan/Unger. Charles and Minnie were Romanian immigrants.


Ray’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Ray’s father –

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

Obituary of Ray’s uncle (mother’s brother), Alexander Charles “Alex” Romaș –

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Johnny Pacar

by stlucas on June 15, 2017

Johnny Pacar – “Fort McCoy” Los Angeles Premiere – Photo Credit: Janice Ogata /

Birth Name: Johnny Edward Pacuraru

Place of Birth: Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 6, 1981

*Romanian (father)
*German, Scottish (mother)

Johnny Pacar is an American film and television actor and musician.

Johnny is the son of Judith (Hessler) and Ioan John Pacuraru. Johnny was raised in Wayne, Michigan.

His father is of Romanian origin. His mother is of German and Scottish descent.

Johnny’s maternal grandfather was Cecil E. Hessler (the son of Herbert R. Hessler and Carrie/Carry Bell Riser). Herbert was the son of Henry Hessler and Jane. Carrie was the daughter of Benjamin F. “Brey” Riser and Elizabeth E. “Bettie”.

Johnny’s maternal grandmother was Helen Stella Hutchinson (the daughter of Harry E. Hutchinson and Stella S. Wertine).

Sources: Marriage record of Johnny’s parents –

Marriage record of Johnny’s maternal grandparents, Cecil E. Hessler and Helen Stella Hutchinson –

Obituary of Johnny’s maternal grandmother, Helen Stella (Hutchinson) Hessler –

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