Chris Potter

03/01/2005 - Hollywood - Chris Potter at "The Pacifier" Los Ange

Potter in 2005, photo by Starfrenzy/

Birth Name: Christopher Jay Potter

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: August 23, 1960

Ethnicity: German, as well as English and Austrian, distant Swiss-German

Chris Potter is a Canadian actor, musician, and pitchman. He is the son of Judith and Ron Potter. He is married to Karen, with whom he has four children.

Chris’s paternal grandfather was named Alfred Floyd Potter.

Chris’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Margaret Duma (the daughter of John Duma and Walburga Schopf Marquardt). Eleanor was of Austrian and German descent.

Chris’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Edward Snyder (the son of Joseph Meyer Snyder and Priscilla Dresch). Chris’s grandfather Joseph was from Ontario, and was of German descent. Chris’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of David B. Schneider and Sarah Meyer. Priscilla was the daughter of Jacob Dresch and Caroline Diefenbacher. The family was Mennonite.

Chris’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor Marie Kraemer (the daughter of Edward Joseph Kraemer and Lavina Dehler). Eleanor was born in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, and was of German descent.

Sources: Obituary of Chris’s father –

Genealogies and obituaries of Chris’s maternal grandparents, Joseph Edward Snyder and Eleanor Marie (Kraemer) Snyder –

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  1. jackson9 says:

    Chris Potter’s paternal grandparents were Alfred Floyd Potter (1908-1965) and Eleanor Margaret Duma Potter (1905-1984). Eleanor was the daughter of John Duma and Walburga Schopf Duma Marquardt. Both Eleanor and John’s ancestry were Austrian and German. There’s additional information if worth reporting

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