Birth Name: Colin Kelly Jost
Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 29, 1982
Ethnicity: German, English, Irish
Colin Jost is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He is a cast member on the show Saturday Night Live.
His brother is actor and writer Casey Jost.
Colin’s paternal grandfather was John Adam Jost (the son of Nickolas/Nikolas/Nikolaus Jost and Barbara Straub). John was born in New Jersey. Nickolas and Barbara were ethnic Germans from Banat Guttenbrunn, Hungary, today Romania.
Colin’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Louise Gates (the daughter of Rupert Granville Gates and Anne E. Williams). Barbara was born in New Jersey, and had Colonial American (English) ancestry. Rupert was the son of Julius Granville Gates and Ella B. Barrett. Anne was the daughter of The Rev. Stephen Williams and Mary Jane Wilkinson, who were English.
Colin’s maternal grandfather is named William M. Kelly, Jr.
Source: Genealogy of Colin Jost – https://www.geni.com