David DeLuise

DeLuise in 2015, kathclick

Birth Name: David Dominick DeLuise

Place of Birth: Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 11, 1971

*75% Italian
*25% German

David DeLuise is an American actor and television director. He is known for his roles on the shows Wizards of Waverly Place and Megas XLR.

He is the son of actor and comedian Dom DeLuise (Dominick DeLuise) and actress Carol Arthur (née Arata). His father, born in Brooklyn, was of Italian descent. His mother was of half Italian and half German ancestry. He is the brother of actor, writer, and director Peter DeLuise and actor, film director, and film producer Michael DeLuise.

David is married to German actress, director, and voiceover artist Julia Stoepel. He has two children with his former wife Brigitte.

David’s paternal grandfather was named Giovanni “John” DeLuise (the son of Nicolo De Luisi and Maddalena). John was born in New York, of Italian descent.

David’s paternal grandmother was named Vincenza H. “Jennie” DeStefano (the daughter of Vincenzo DeStefano and Antonia). Vincenza was Italian, and was born in Spinoso, Provincia di Potenza, Basilicata.

David’s maternal grandfather was Peter Arata (the son of George Arata and Jennie Campomenosi). Peter was born in New York, of Italian descent, with roots in Liguria.

David’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Foehl (the daughter of Henry Charles Foehl and Caroline Mary “Carrie” Loesch). Mildred was born in New Jersey. Henry and Caroline were born in New Jersey, both of them to German parents.

Sources: Genealogy of David DeLuise – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of David’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com

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