Boris McGiver

10/22/2018 – Boris McGiver – Netflix’s “House of Cards” Season 6 Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – DGA Theater Complex, 7920 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Boris M. McGiver

Place of Birth: Cobleskill, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 23, 1962

*Irish (father)
*Ukrainian (mother)

Boris McGiver is an American actor. His roles include television’s House of Cards, The Wire, Killing Kennedy, Person of Interest, and Servant.

He is the son of Ruth and actor John McGiver (John Irwin McGiver). His father was born in New York, to Irish parents. His mother was born in Chicago, to Ukrainian parents.

Boris’s paternal grandfather was Patrick Francis McGiver (the son of Patrick McGiver and Mary Daly). Boris’s grandfather Patrick was born in Bundoran, Donegale.

Boris’s paternal grandmother was named Bridget Irwin.

Boris’s maternal grandfather was named Andrew Shmigelsky. Andrew was born in Koropic.

Boris’s maternal grandmother was named Paulina/Pauline Swistak/Swistuk. Pauline was born in Ostrow.

Sources: Boris’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Boris’s father –

Boris’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –
Boris’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Boris’s maternal grandparents, Andrew Shmigelsky and Paulina/Pauline Swistak/Swistuk, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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