Birth Name: Christopher Paul Colfer
Place of Birth: Clovis, Fresno, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 27, 1990
Ethnicity: Irish, English, German, Scottish
Chris Colfer is an American actor, singer, writer, and producer.
Chris’s paternal grandfather was John J. Colfer (the son of Matthew Francis Colfer and Nora A. Sheehan). John was born in Pennsylvania, and was of Irish descent. Matthew was the son of John William Colfer and Mary J. O’Brien. Nora was the daughter of John Sheehan and Anna/Annie Ryan.
Chris’s paternal grandmother was Patricia Mary McHatton (the daughter of Robert Joseph McHatton, Sr. and Julia May Himmelsbach/Himmelsback). Patricia was born in Pennsylvania. Robert was the son of Robert Emory McHatton, who was born in Pennsylvania, to parents who were Irish or Scottish, and of Margaret Mildred/A. White, who was also born in Pennsylvania, to a Scottish-born mother. Chris’s great-grandmother Julia was the daughter of Charles Himmelsbach, who was of German descent, and of Julia Wehrle, who was German.
Chris’s maternal grandfather is Wayne C. Boling (the son of Reedie John Boling and Johnnie Alley Cannon). Wayne was born in Arkansas. Reedie was the son of James Walter Boling and Bessie B./A. James. Jonnie was the daughter of Jefferson Urbey Cannon and Cordelia “Delia” Moore.
Chris’s maternal grandmother was Fawnda Runyon (born Fawnda R. Hill, the daughter of Elmer Floyd Hill and Essie Irene Walker). Fawnda was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and was a minister at the Life Enrichment Center in Fresno, along with her husband, The Rev. Dr. James O. Runyon. Elmer was the son of Henry F. Hill and Mary Ann Smith. Essie was the daughter of John William Walker and Lilla Bradley Gresham/Grisham.
Sources: Chris’s paternal great-grandfather, Robert Joseph McHatton, Sr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Chris’s paternal great-grandmother, Julia May Himmelsbach/Himmelsback, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Chris’s maternal grandmother, Fawnda Runyon – https://www.legacy.com