Destin Daniel Cretton

Place of Birth: Haiku, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 23, 1978

Ethnicity:
*Irish, Slovak (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Destin Daniel Cretton is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He is known for his films Short Term 12, The Glass Castle, and Just Mercy. He is the son of Janice and Daniel Cretton.

Destin’s paternal grandfather was Orville Joseph Cretton (the son of Petro J. Cretton and Lillian M. Farrell). Orville was born in Indiana. Lillian was born in Wisconsin, to Canadian parents.

Destin’s paternal grandmother was Viola Lehocky (the daughter of Paul Lehocky and Karolina Gbelec). Viola was born in Indiana, to ethnic Slovak parents. Karolina was born in Czechoslovakia, the daughter of Paul Gbelec and Ann Roman.

Destin’s maternal grandfather was Richard Tatsuyuki Tajiri (the son of Minokichi Tajiri and Moto Adachi). Richard was born in Hawaii, to Japanese parents. Minokichi was the son of Shinzaburo Tajiri and Juka Tajiri. Moto was the daughter of Tokuhei Adachi and Eju Adachi.

Destin’s maternal grandmother is Helen Hisako Nagamine (the daughter of Ushi Nagamine and Ume Senaga). Helen was born in Hawaii, to Japanese parents, from Okinawa.

Sources: Destin’s paternal grandfather, Orville Joseph Cretton, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Destin’s paternal grandmother, Viola (Lehocky) Cretton – https://www.chattanoogan.com

Obituary of Destin’s paternal great-grandmother, Karolina (Gbele) Lehocky – https://www.nwitimes.com

2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    His mother’s maiden name is Japanese.

    • bablah says:

      I think I figured out his mother’s family.

      Destin’s maternal grandfather was Richard Tatsuyuki Tajiri (the son of Minokichi Tajiri and Moto Adachi). Richard was born in Hawaii, to Japanese parents. Minokichi was the son of Shinzaburo Tajiri and Juka Tajiri. Moto was the daughter of Tokuhei Adachi and Eju Adachi.

      Destin’s maternal grandmother is Helen Hisako Nagamine (the daughter of Ushi Nagamine and Ume Senaga). Helen was born in Hawaii, to Japanese parents from Okinawa.

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