Dana Elcar

Birth Name: Ibsen Dana Elcar

Date of Birth: October 10, 1927

Place of Birth: Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Death: June 6, 2005

Place of Death: Ventura, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Danish

Dana Elcar was an American television and film actor. He was known for his roles on the series Dark Shadows and MacGyver.

He was born in Ferndale, Michigan, to Danish immigrant parents, Hedvig/Hedwig Thora and James/Jeppe Åge Elcar/Elkjar/Elkær, who was a carpenter and butcher. He had one child with his former wife Peggy Romano; and two children with his former wife Marianne Torrance.

Dana’s paternal grandfather was Jeppe Nielsen Elkær (the son of Jeppe Elkjer and Ane Marie Hviid).

Dana’s paternal grandmother was named Marie Hansen.

Dana’s maternal grandfather was named Thorwald Anderberg.

Dana’s maternal grandmother was named Florentine Lassen.

Sources: Dana Elcar on the 1930 U.S. census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Dana’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Dana’s father on the 1911 Danish census – https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Dana’s paternal grandfather, Jeppe Nielsen Elkær – https://familysearch.org

Dana’s mother on the 1911 Danish census – https://familysearch.org

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