Birth Name: Daniel Richard Moder
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 31, 1969
*father – Bohemian Czech, Austrian, German, as well as English, Irish, Dutch, French, distant Scottish
*mother – German, French-Canadian
Daniel Moder is an American cinematographer.
He is the son of Patricia and film producer Mike Moder. Daniel is married to actress Julia Roberts, with whom he has three children.
Daniel’s paternal grandfather was Richard Charles Moder (the son of Charles A. Moder and Rose/Rosie Sindelar). Richard was born in Missouri. Daniel’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Austrian parents, Jacob Moder and Anna Helweg. Rose was born in Missouri, and was the daughter of Frank Sindelar and Katharina/Katherine S. Kalak, who were Bohemian Czech immigrants.
Daniel’s paternal grandmother was Mary Ellen Fritzlen/Fritzler (the daughter of Charles/Clifford Eugene Fritzlen and Grace Ellen Keelor). Mary Ellen was born in Nebraska, and had deep roots in the U.S., with English, Irish, Dutch, French, and distant Scottish, ancestry. Charles was the son of Eugene K. Fritzlen and Mary Jestin Bean. Grace was the daughter of Urias Keelor and Mary Jane Bailey, who was born in Illinois, and likely was of entirely Irish ancestry.
Daniel’s maternal grandfather was William H. Watz (the son of Philip Watz and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Schulte). William was born in Michigan. Philip was a German immigrant. Wilhelmina was born in Michigan, the daughter of German parents, Clements J. Schulte and Mary Elizabeth Seitz, from Hesson.
Daniel’s maternal grandmother was Leola Dalbec/Dolbec (the daughter of David Dalbec and Anna Mabel Secor). Leola was born in Michigan, of French-Canadian descent. David was born in Michigan, the son of Joseph Dalbec and Adeline Charland, who were from Québec. Anna was the daughter of Octave Secor and Edwige, who were also born in Canada.