Birth Name: Brett Patrick Dalton
Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 7, 1983
Ethnicity: Irish, German, Italian, Norwegian
Brett Dalton is an American actor. He is known for his roles on the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., in the video games Until Dawn and God of War: Ragnarök, and in the films Beside Still Waters, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, Lost in Florence, and, voice performance, the animated Superman: Man of Tomorrow and Justice League: Warworld.
He is the son of Jan and Patrick Dalton. He has a daughter with his former wife Melissa Trn.
Brett’s paternal grandfather likely was William Dalton (the son of John Dalton and Margaret Dreyer). William was born in New Jersey. John was born in Maryland, to Irish parents. Margaret was born in New Jersey, to German parents.
William’s paternal grandmother likely was Clio June Westerhelweg (the daughter of William Westerhelweg and Albertha Funk). Clio was born in Detroit, Michigan, and had German ancestry.
Brett’s maternal grandfather was James Edwin Sylvester (the son of Virginio Sylvester and Elsie Dettnock). James was born in California. Virginio was born in California, the son of Narcissus Silvestri and Umilta Valsecchi, who were born in Tuscany, Italy. Elsie was born in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Gustaf Dittnock, who was born in Prussia, Germany; and of Emma Johanna Wilhelmina Borkenhegen, who was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to German parents.
Brett’s maternal grandmother is Irene Marilyn Iverson (the daughter of Harry Magnus Iverson and Irene Batavia). Brett’s grandmother Irene was born in California. Harry was born in Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke, Norway, the son of Harry Iverson, and of a woman named Matilda. Brett’s great-grandmother Irene was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Philip Batavia, who was born in Germany, and of Laura Cohnreich.
Sources: Brett’s maternal grandfather, James Edwin Sylvester, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Brett’s maternal grandfather, James Edwin Sylvester – https://www.legacy.com
Brett’s maternal grandmother, Irene Marilyn Iverson, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituaries of Brett’s maternal great-grandparents, Harry Magnus Iverson and Irene (Batavia) Iverson – https://www.findagrave.com