Chad Stahelski

Chad Stahelski – “John Wick: Chapter 2” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2017 – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Charles F. Stahelski

Place of Birth: Palmer, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 20, 1968

Ethnicity: Czech (9/32s), Polish (one quarter), French-Canadian, Scottish, Irish, 1/32 Italian

Chad Stahelski is an American stuntman, actor, and film director. He has directed all four John Wick films.

Chad’s paternal grandfather was Francis A. Stahelski (the son of Joseph Julius Stahelski and Valeria Ann Kissel). Francis was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, to Polish parents. Joseph was born in Ruda, Podlaskie.

Chad’s paternal grandmother was Dorothea/Dorothy Mildred Gelly (the daughter of Earl/Earle Thomas Gelly and Mildred Frances Thayer). Dorothea was born in Massachusetts. Earl was the son of George E. Gelly, who was French-Canadian, and of Grace M. Marceau.

Chad’s maternal grandfather was Charles A. Diamond (the son of Charles J. Diamond and Irene May Kendrew). Chad’s grandfather Charles was born in Massachusetts. Chad’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Charles F. Diamond, whose own father was Irish and whose own mother was Scottish, and of Mary Cavanaugh, whose own parents were Irish. Irene’s father, Arthur Kendrew/Kendrow, was born in Czechoslovakia, to a Czech father, Frank Kendrew, and a mother from Italy, Johanna Massaria/Mararia/Massier. Irene’s mother, Rose L. Paul, was French-Canadian.

Chad’s maternal grandmother was Vlasta Leigner (the daughter of John Leigner and Elizabeth Strnad/Sternard). Vlasta was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic).

Sources: Chad’s paternal grandfather, Francis A. Stahelski, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Chad’s paternal grandfather, Francis A. Stahelski –

Chad’s maternal grandfather, Charles A. Diamond, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Charles A. Diamond on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Chad’s maternal grandfather, Charles A. Diamond –

Chad’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Charles F. Diamond, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Chad’s maternal great-grandmother, Irene May Kendrew, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Irene May Kendrew on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Chad’s maternal grandmother, Vlasta Leigner, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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