Brian Thomas Smith
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 13, 1977
Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, possibly other
Brian Thomas Smith is an American actor, comedian, and reality television personality. Brian and his brother Greg were contestants on the seventh season of reality show The Amazing Race.
Brian’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin Looney “Ben” Smith (the son of William Edward Smith and Georgiana Belle Looney). Benjamin was born in Oregon. William was born in Oregon, the son of Charles Moses Smith and Evalina Lynes. Georgiana was born in Oregon, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Looney and Josephine Deardorf.
Brian’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Ann Snapp (the daughter of Willard Harvey Snapp and Nell Surman). Elizabeth was born in Illinois. Willard was born in Illinois, the son of Charles Christopher Snapp and Amelia Ann Foster, whose parents were English. Nell was born in Illinois, the daughter of English parents, Harry Surman and Elizabeth Alice Charlton.
Sources: Genealogy of Brian’s paternal grandparents, Benjamin Looney “Ben” Smith and Elizabeth Ann Snapp – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Brian’s paternal grandfather, Benjamin Looney “Ben” Smith – http://www.findagrave.com