Andrew J. West

West in 2018, photo by

Birth Name: Andrew James West

Place of Birth: Merrillville, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 22, 1983

Ethnicity: Filipino (one eighth), Slovak, German, English, Irish, Yugoslav, possibly other

Andrew J. West is an American actor. His roles include the shows Greek, The Walking Dead, and Once Upon a Time.

He was raised in Lake Station, Indiana. Andrew is married to actress Amber Stevens West, with whom he has two children.

Andrew’s maternal grandfather was Lynn L. Jose (the son of Timoteo/Timothy Eserjose/Jose and Ipha Marina Lutz). Lynn was born in Indiana. Timothy was born in Cabanatuan, Philippines. Ipha was born in Nebraska, the daughter of John Edward Lutz, whose father was German and whose mother was the daughter of German parents, and of Susan MeDora Marker.

Andrew’s maternal grandmother was Phyllis Marie Purevich (the daughter of Edward “Butch” Purevich and Helen D. Lacny/Laczny). Phyllis was born in Indiana. Edward was born in Indiana, the son of Alexander “Alex” Purevich, who was from Russia, and was likely of Yugoslav descent, and of Antonina/Antonia Yochova, who was from Slovakia. Helen was the daughter of Joseph Lacny/Laczny and Bertha.

Sources: Divorce record of Andrew’s maternal grandparents, Lynn L. Jose and Phyllis Marie Purevich –

Obituary of Andrew’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen D. (Lacny/Laczny) Purevich –

5 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    ”Purevich, who was from Russia, and was likely of Yugoslav descent”

    How did you come to that conclusion?

  2. madman says:

    What the censuses say:
    1920 – Alex and Antonina/Antonia were both born in Russia and spoke Russian.
    1930 – Alex was born in Russia and spoke Russian, Antonina/Antonia was born in Czechoslovakia and spoke Slovak.

    I’d add Russian to his ethnicity since Alex likely at least wasn’t Slovak.
    Laczny sounds Hungarian.

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