Birth Name: Corbin Dean Bernsen
Place of Birth: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: September 7, 1954
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, Irish, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish, Scottish, distant Welsh
Corbin Bernsen is an American actor and director.
Corbin is the son of actress Jeanne Cooper (born Wilma Jeanne Cooper) and Harry Ike Bernsen, Jr., a producer. Corbin is married to English actress Amanda Pays, with whom he has four children, including actor Finley Bernsen. His brother is actor Collin Bernsen.
Corbin’s father was Jewish. His surname was originally spelt Bernstein. Corbin’s mother had English, Irish, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish, Scottish, and distant Welsh, ancestry, including a distant ancestor born on Barbados. Corbin’s mother was said to have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Corbin is a practicing Christian.
Corbin’s paternal grandfather was Harry Ike Bernstein/Bernsen, Sr. (the son of Victor William Bernstein and Regina Summers/Sommer). Harry was born in Illinois or Indiana, to parents from Germany.
Corbin’s paternal grandmother was Pearl Bloch/Block (the daughter of Emil Bloch/Block and Nettie Weinberg). Pearl was born in Ohio, to a father from France and a mother from Germany.
Corbin’s maternal grandfather was Albert Troy Cooper (the son of Carroll Allen Cooper and Sarah Malona “Lona” Smith). Albert was born in Arkansas. Carroll was the son of William Riley Cooper and Malinda Elvira Dawson. Sarah was the daughter of James Leroy Smith and Sarah “Sally” Robertson.
Corbin’s maternal grandmother was Sildeth Evelyn Moore (the daughter of Jesse Calvin Moore and Sildeth Evelyn McGuire). Corbin’s grandmother Sildeth was born in Oklahoma. Jesse was the son of John Callaway Moore and Martha Evelyn/Eveline Patty. Corbin’s great-grandmother Sildeth was the daughter of John Jackson McGuire and Paulina Jane Anderson.
Sources: Genealogies and obituaries of Corbin’s parents – http://www.findagrave.com
Marriage record of Corbin’s paternal grandparents, Harry Ike Bernstein/Bernsen and Pearl Bloch/Block – http://www.familysearch.org
Corbin’s paternal grandmother, Pearl Bloch/Block, on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Corbin’s mother – http://www.geni.com
Birth record of Corbin’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Corbin’s mother – http://www.legacy.com
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