Brian Van Holt

Brian Van Holt – “The Bridge” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – DGA Theater – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Brian Edward Van Holt

Place of Birth: Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 6, 1969

Ethnicity: Norwegian (paternal grandmother), German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, possibly Dutch

Brian Van Holt is an American actor. He is the son of Barbara (Frailey) and Keith Ole Van Holt.

Brian has said:

I’m actually Scotch-Irish. My nickname is Dutch, but my family’s part of the McGregor clan. No one really knows where ‘Van Holt’ came from.

Brian’s paternal grandmother was of Norwegian descent. His other ancestry includes German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and English.

Brian’s paternal grandfather was Stewart Grier Van Holt (the son of George Washington Van Holt and Martha Mae “Mattie” Grier). Stewart was born in California. Martha was the daughter of Robert Stewart Grier and Kathryn Earle Pierce.

Brian’s paternal grandmother was Cora Beatrice Evanson/Evenson (the daughter of Oscar Carl Evenson and Emelia/Amelia Otilie Larson). Cora was born in Minnesota. Oscar was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents, Charles Kittel Evenson and Rakel/Rachel Roaldsdotter Skadberg. Emelia was also born in Wisconsin, also to Norwegian parents, Ole Larson, from Tofte farm, Sor Fron Parish, Oppland, and Amanda Otille Swenson, from Hadland.

Brian’s maternal grandfather was Robert Leroy Frailey (the son of Charles Emanuel/Emmanuel Frailey and Louise H. Hammond). Robert was born in Minnesota. Charles was the son of Emanuel Shafer Frailey and Emma Susan Layton. Louise was the daughter of James G. Hammond and Clara R. Graham.

Brian’s maternal grandmother was Florence Edna Nicoll (the daughter of Edward Bishop Nicoll and Emma Mathilde/Matilda Walter). Florence was born in California. Edward was the son of Charles Edward Nicoll and Mary Ann Palmer, whose father was English. Emma was born in Hamburg, Germany, the daughter of Fritz/Fred Walter and Emma Sorensen.

Sources: Genealogy of Brian Van Holt (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies of Brian’s paternal grandparents, Stewart Grier Van Holt and Cora Beatrice Evanson –

Marriage record of Brian’s paternal grandparents, Stewart Grier Van Holt and Cora Beatrice Evanson –

Genealogy of Brian’s paternal great-grandmother, Martha Mae “Mattie” Grier –

Marriage record of Brian’s maternal grandparents, Robert Leroy Frailey and Florence Edna Nicoll –

Genealogy of Brian’s maternal grandmother, Florence Edna Nicoll (focusing on her father’s side) –

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