Darrell Hammond

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Birth Name: Darrell Clayton Hammond

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Florida

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, the longest tenure of any cast member.

Darrell’s family has lived in the United States, and specifically the American South, for hundreds of years.

Darrell’s paternal grandfather was Clayton M. Hammond (the son of Abner Hammond and Eldora Perkins). 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). 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). 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). 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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