Birth Name: David M. Leitch
Place of Birth: Kohler, Wisconsin, U.S.
Date of Birth: c. 1970
*English, German, some Dutch (father)
David Leitch is an American filmmaker, actor, stunt performer, and stunt coordinator. He is known for directing the films John Wick, Atomic Blonde, and Deadpool 2.
David is the son of Zona and Bryon Leitch.
David’s paternal grandfather was named Larry D. Leitch.
David’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy B. Swick (the daughter of Otto August Swick and Eva Lorena Peck). Dorothy was born in Wisconsin. Otto was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, Gottlieb Swick and Ernestina Braun. Eva was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Albert F. Peck and Margaret M. “Maggie” Adams.
David’s maternal grandfather was Lyle/Lial George Simonson/Simenson (the son of Charles Simonson/Simenson and Inga Tomine Thompson). Lyle was born in Wisconsin. Charles was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents, Soren Simonsen Sodholt and Martha Pedersdatter Peterson, who were from Bamble, Telemark County. Inga was born in Wisconsin, also to Norwegian parents, Lars Lewis Torjeson Thompson and Christi Olsdotter, who were from Aust-Agder and Sogn og Fjordane Counties, respectively.
David’s maternal grandmother was Bernice Rosemond Thompson (the daughter of Henry Olaus Thompson and Maude Caroline Selsing). Bernice was born in Wisconsin. Henry was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents, Johan Otto Tollefsen Thompson and Julie Christine Alfsen, who were from Buskerud and Trøndelag Counties, respectively. Maude was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Lars Pedersen Selseng, who was from Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway, and of Sigri Andersdatter Olson, whose Norwegian parents were also from Sogn of Fjordane County.
Sources: Obituary of David’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy B. (Swick) Dunahee – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of David’s maternal grandmother, Bernice Rosemond (Thompson) Simonson – http://www.ancestry.co.uk