Birth Name: William Gregory Magnussen
Place of Birth: Woodhaven, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 20, 1985
Billy Magnussen is an American actor and musician. He is known for his roles in the films Into the Woods, Bridge of Spies, Birth of the Dragon, Game Night, Aladdin (2019), The Many Saints of Newark, and No Time to Die.
His father is of one quarter Norwegian, and three quarters German, descent. His maternal grandparents were ethnic Lithuanian immigrants, born in Latvia.
Billy’s paternal grandfather was Wilfred Magnussen (the son of Oscar Magnus Magnussen and Bertha Fredericka Muhlhauser). Wilfred was born in New York. Oscar was born in Illinois, the son of Norwegian parents, Magnus Magnussen and Walborg Israelsen. Bertha was the daughter of Louis Elmer Muhlhauser and Frederica/Frida/Fredericka Bertha Goldstein, who were born in New York, both of them to German parents.
Billy’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Drucker (the daughter of William/Wilhelm Joseph Drucker and Augusta Brettschneider). Ruth was born in New York. William was a German emigrant, from Ruhrort, Duisburg, and was the son of Friedrich Joseph Thomas Drücker and Louise Neuhaus. Augusta was the daughter of Alvin Brettschneider/Bretschneider, a German immigrant, and of Victoria Cigler, who was born in New York, also of German origin.
Billy’s maternal grandfather was Algimantas Siemaška (the son of Jonas Siemaška and Paulina Švaigždytė/Svagzdyte).
Billy’s maternal grandmother is Otilija Meškauskaitė/Meskauskas (the daughter of Mikalojus Meškauskas and Stefanija Beinorytė/Beinoritė). Mikalojus was the son of Jonas Meškauskas and Paulina Student. Stefanija was the daughter of Beinoris.
Sources: Obituary of Billy’s uncle (father’s brother) – https://www.legacy.com
Death records of Billy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Louis Elmer Muhlhauser and Frederica/Frida/Fredericka Bertha (Goldstein) Muhlhauser Balheimer – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Billy Magnussen (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com