Dean Devlin

Devlin in 2009, photo by s_bukley/www.bigstockphoto.com

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 27, 1962

Ethnicity:
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Filipino, one eighth German, one eighth English, small amount of Spanish

Dean Devlin is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, television director, and actor.

Dean is the son of actress Pilar Seurat (born Rita Anna Hernandez) and writer Don Devlin (born Donald R. Siegel). Dean is married to actress Lisa Brenner. Dean’s great-great-uncle, his maternal great-grandfather’s brother, was Filipino-Spanish General Adriano Hernández.

Dean’s father was Ashkenazi Jewish. Dean’s mother was born in Manila, the Philippines, of Filipino, one quarter white American (German, English), and a small amount of Spanish, descent.

Dean’s paternal grandfather was Abraham/Albert “Al” Siegel (the son of Jacob Siegel and Sophia Levin). Albert was born in New York, to parents from Russia. Jacob was the son of Isaac Zimmenzigger and Kati Kaim. Sophia was the daughter of Jacob Levin.

Dean’s paternal grandmother was Jeanette/Jean Skolnick (the daughter of Isaac Skolnick and Chaya/Ida Bernstein). Jeanette was born in Russia. Isaac was the son of Merca. Chaya was the daughter of Manoakh Bernstein.

Dean’s maternal grandfather was Alfredo/Alfred Eufronio Guillermo Antonio Ornez de Hernández (the son of Julio Hernandez and Aurelia Ornez). Alfredo was born in the Philippines.

Dean’s maternal grandmother was Ceferina Witte (the daughter of Frank E. Witte and Pilar H. Marin). Ceferina was born in the Philippines, the daughter of a white American father and a Filipino mother. Ceferina was listed as “Filipino” on her marriage record. Frank was born in Minnesota, to a father from Minnesota and a mother from England. The surname Witte is often of German origin.

Sources: http://lasvegassun.com

Genealogy of Dean Devlin (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Dean’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Dean’s mother – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Dean’s maternal grandparents, Alfredo/Alfred Eufronio Guillermo Antonio Ornez de Hernández and Ceferina Witte – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Dean’s maternal grandfather, Alfredo/Alfred Eufronio Guillermo Antonio Ornez de Hernández – http://lasvegassun.com

Dean’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank E. Witte, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

1 Response

  1. stlucas says:

    Dean’s paternal grandfather was Abraham/Albert “Al” Siegel (the son of Jacob Siegel and Sophia Levin). Albert was born in New York, to parents from Russia. Jacob was the son of Isaac Zimmenzigger and Kati Kaim. Sophia was the daughter of Jacob Levin.

    Dean’s paternal grandmother was Jeanette/Jean Skolnick (the daughter of Isaac Skolnick and Chaya/Ida Bernstein). Jeanette was born in Russia. Isaac was the son of Merca. Chaya was the daughter of Manoakh Bernstein.

    Dean’s maternal grandfather was Alfredo/Alfred Eufronio Guillermo Antonio Ornez de Hernández (the son of Julio Hernandez and Aurelia Ornez). Alfredo was born in the Philippines, and was listed as “Filipino” on their marriage record.

    Dean’s maternal grandmother was Ceferina Witte (the daughter of Frank E. Witte and Pilar H. Marin). Ceferina was born in the Philippines, and was also listed as “Filipino” on their marriage record. Frank was American, and was born in Minnesota, to a father from Minnesota and a mother from England. The surname Witte is often of German origin. Pilar was from the Philippines.

    Dean’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank E. Witte, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M31X-P1V

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