Birth Name: Alexander Niver Polinsky
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 7, 1974
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, German, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Dutch and French
Alexander Polinsky is an American actor. He starred on the show Charles in Charge, and has played multiple voice roles, including in Teen Titans and Ben 10.
He has stated that his father is Jewish. His mother is of English, German, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern and Irish, as well as distant Dutch and French, descent.
Alexander’s maternal grandfather was William Henry Niver (the son of Henry A. Niver and Winifred D. “Winnie” Williams). William was born in California. Henry was born in California, and was likely the son of Henry Wood Niver and Mary J. Pinkney. Winifred was born in either Indiana or Iowa, John Wesley Williams and Delphina Elizabeth Mendenhall.
Alexander’s maternal grandmother was Gladys Elizabeth McCleery (the daughter of Thomas Tussey McCleery and Elsie May Calloway/Callaway). Gladys was born in Nebraska. Thomas was born in Nebraska, the son of James Boyd McCleery and Caroline Arnold. Elsie was born in Nebraska, the daughter of James Robert Callaway and Ida May.
Source: Marriage record of Alexander’s maternal grandparents, William Henry Niver and Gladys Elizabeth McCleery – http://www.familysearch.org
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