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.
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