Birth Name: Brannon Michael Braga
Place of Birth: Bozeman, Montana, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 14/15, 1965
*50% mix of Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian
*25% English/British Isles
Brannon Braga is an American television producer, director, and screenwriter. He directed and co-wrote the film Books of Blood, and co-wrote the films Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. He has co-created the shows Star Trek: Enterprise, FlashForward, and Salem and has been a director on the shows Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Salem, The Orville, and Cosmos: Possible Worlds; and wrote for all of the above shows but the first Cosmos. He has also been a writer on the shows Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, 24, and Terra Nova.
Brannon is the son of Scherry and John Braga.
Brannon’s paternal grandfather was Felix John Braga (the son of Antonio/Anthony Braga and Angelina Toti). Felix was born in Minnesota, to Italian parents. Angelina was the daughter of Egidio Toti and Agnese/Agnes Conti, who were from Gualdo Tadino and Costacciaro, respectively, both in the province of Perugia, Umbria.
Brannon’s paternal grandmother was Ann Rudman (the daughter of Mirko/Marko Steve/Stephen “Marco” Rudman and Anna Omerzel/Omerza). Brannon’s grandmother Ann/Anne was born in Minnesota. Mirko was born in Budim, Croatia, the son of Stephen Rudman and Helen. Brannon’s great-grandmother Anna likely was Slovenian.
Brannon’s maternal grandfather was Leslie Vladimir “Monk” Novakovich (the son of Milan Nikolai Novakovich and Agnes Nora Ozanich). Leslie was born in Wyoming. Milan was born in Andrijevica, Yugoslavia, now Andrijevica, Montenegro, the son of Nik Novakovich and Mary Marinovich. Agnes was born in Austria, the daughter of Johann/John/Yovan Ozanich/Ozanic and Margaret/Marguret “Marga” Szetinsko, who was from Carniola, Slovenia.
Brannon’s maternal grandmother was Bertha Louise “Bettie/Betty” Newsone (the daughter of Ed Reold “Jack” Newsone/Newsome and Bertha/Betty Tennessee Winchester). Brannon’s grandmother Bertha was born in Colorado. Ed was born in either Kentucky or Illinois. Brannon’s great-grandmother Bertha was born in Tennessee, the daughter of John Harvey Winchester and Martha J. Isabella Green.
Sources: Marriage record of Brannon’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Brannon’s maternal grandfather, Leslie Vladimir “Monk” Novakovich – http://www.familysearch.org