Alex Winter

LOS ANGELES - OCT 15:  Alex Winter at the 2015 Geekie Awards at

Winter in 2015, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Alexander Ross Winter

Place of Birth: Fulham, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 17 July, 1965

*father – English, German, Cornish, distant Scottish
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Alex Winter is an American actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is known for playing Bill in the Bill & Ted films.

He was born in Fulham, London, England, the son mother Gregg Mayer and father Ross Albert Winter. His father was Australian, and had English, German, Cornish, and distant Scottish, ancestry. His mother is American, and is Ashkenazi Jewish, of Ukrainian Jewish descent. Alex’s mother was a Martha Graham dancer who founded a modern dance company in England in the 1960s. Alex’s father danced with the troupe.

Alex was raised mostly in the U.S., living in Missouri and New York. He has U.S. and U.K. citizenship.

Alex is married to animated film producer Ramsey Ann Naito. He has a son with his former wife Sonya Dawson, and two children with Ramsey.

Alex’s paternal grandfather was Albert Rabjohns “Bert” Winter (the son of Albert Henry Winter and Sophia Mester). Alex’s grandfather Albert was born in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia. Alex’s great-grandfather Albert was the son of David Winter, who was born in Somerset, England, and of Helen Eliza Pugh Rabjohns. Sophia was the daughter of Orand/Orlando/Arend Mester, who was born in Bremen, Germany, and of Elizabeth “Betsy” Jones, whose parents were from England.

Alex’s paternal grandmother was Priscilla Ida Lillas/Lilly/Lil Frape (the daughter of Sydney Albert Frape and Catherine Lilian Alberta Kerr). Priscilla was born in Millthorpe, New South Wales, Australia. Sydney was the son of John Frape, who was born in Gloucestershire, England, and of Maria Peers, whose parents were English. Catherine was the daughter of Henry Kerr, who had Scottish and English ancestry, and of Priscilla Peters, who had Cornish ancestry.

Source: Interview with Alex Winter –

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Winter surname is often Jewish

  2. roman2886 says:

    Where do his Jewish ancestors come from.

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