Thomas Ian Nicholas
Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 10, 1980
Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), German, Irish, English
Thomas Ian Nicholas is an American actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and writer. He is known for starring in Rookie of the Year and the American Pie films.
One of his brothers is actor Tim Scarne. Thomas’ mother is professional dancer Marla Nicholas. Thomas is married to house music DJ and vocalist DJ Colette, with whom he has two children.
Thomas’ paternal grandfather was of Italian ancestry. Thomas’ other ancestral groups are German, Irish, and English.
Thomas’ paternal grandfather was comedian Bobby Sargent (Robert William Scarnecchia, the son of Angelo Scarnecchia and Elena Ferraro). Bobby was born in Ohio, to parents who were actors with the Italian theater, a touring company that presented plays in Italian and English. Angelo was born in Barrea, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, the son of Orazio Antonio Scarnecchia and Cleonice Santa D’Aquila. Elena was born in Montecalvario, Naples, and was the daughter of Angelo Ferraro and Filomena Napolitano.
Thomas’ paternal grandmother was named Elizabeth Alice Zick.
Sources: Family history of Thomas’s paternal grandfather, Bobby Sargent/Scarnecchia – https://cinziarosasdescendantsblog.wordpress.com
Biographical information about Thomas’s paternal grandfather, Bobby Sargent/Scarnecchia – https://www.newspapers.com