Adam DeVine

Adam Devine

Devine in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Adam Patrick Devine

Place of Birth: Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 7, 1983

*Dutch, Irish, 1/8th German (father)

Adam Devine is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and singer. He stars in the films The Final Girls, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and Jexi. His father is of one half Dutch, three eighths Irish, and one eighth German, descent.

He is a member of the comedy group Mail Order Comedy, along with Blake Anderson, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was William James “Bill” Devine (the son of William James Devine and Anna Elizabeth Ward). Adam’s grandfather William was born in Iowa. Adam’s great-grandfather William was the son of William James Devine, who was Irish, and of Clara Brown, who was born in Iowa, to Irish parents, her father from Druminorwerst, Kilmacshalgan Parish, Sligo, Connaught. Adam’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Dennis James Ward, who was born in Iowa, to Irish parents, from Armagh, Ulster, Ireland, and of Lydia Blankenburg, who was born in Iowa, to German parents from Prussia.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was Arvilla V. Drenth (the daughter of Sievert “Sam” Drenth and Elizabeth Grimmius). Arvilla was born in Iowa. Sievert and Elizabeth were Dutch. Sievert was born in Finsterwolde, the son of Berend/Ben Sijwerts/Sieverts Drenth and Jantina/Jennie Alida Bos. Elizabeth was born in Midwolda, Groningen, Netherlands, the daughter of Mentko Grimmius and Jantje “Jennie” Ottens.

Sources: Genealogies of Adam Devine (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies and obituaries of Adam’s paternal grandparents, William James “Bill” Devine and Arvilla V. Drenth –

Genealogy of Adam’s paternal grandfather, William James Devine –

Obituary of Adam’s paternal grandfather, William James “Bill” Devine –

Genealogy of Adam’s paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Grimmius –

2 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    Funny, I thought Devine was where his Dutch ancestry came in, and it’s actually through his paternal grandmother.

  2. Adamina says:

    He looks like he could be related to Zac Efron

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