Darrell Hammond

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Hammond in 2003, photo by Prphotos.coms

Birth Name: Darrell Clayton Hammond

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 8, 1955

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish

Darrell Hammond is an American actor, comedian, and impressionist. He was a cast member of the show Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2009; and is the show’s announcer.

Darrell is the son of Margaret and Max Hammond. His family has lived in the United States, and specifically the American South, for hundreds of years. He has a daughter with his former wife Elizabeth.

Darrell’s paternal grandfather was Clayton M. Hammond (the son of Abner Hammond and Eldora Perkins). Clayton was born in Georgia. Abner was the son of John Hammond and Mary Ann Rebecca Page. Eldora was the daughter of William Jordan Perkins and Sarah Elizabeth Brewer.

Darrell’s paternal grandmother was Verna Marie Rhodes (the daughter of Asa Thomas Rhodes and Martha Rubye Orabelle Cox). Verna was born in Georgia. Asa was the son of Thomas Preston Rhodes and Mary Frances Martin. Martha was the daughter of William Bryant Cox and Martha Mozelle Calhoun.

Darrell’s maternal grandfather was Shelby Lockard Helms (the son of Aaron Shelby Helms and Melissa Eugenia Brewer). Shelby was born in Alabama. Aaron was the son of The Rev. Thomas Aaron Sims Helms and Mary Ann Whigham.

Darrell’s maternal grandmother was Nannie Ethel Wilkinson (the daughter of John Franklin Wilkinson and Mollie Eudora Wiggins). Nannie was born in Alabama. John was the son of Levi Wilkinson and Mary Elizabeth Smith. Mollie was the daughter of George Marion Wiggins and Ailsey J. “Alice” Wilkinson.

Sources: Genealogy of Darrell Hammond – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Darrell’s parents – http://www.findagrave.com

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