Doug Savant

Doug Savant – The CW and AT&T Present “Melrose Place” Launch Party, 2009 –  Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Douglas Peter Savant

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

Date of Birth: June 21, 1964

*Italian (father)
*Irish (mother)

Doug Savant is an American actor. His roles include the films Secret Admirer, Teen Wolf, Trick or Treat (1986), The Hanoi Hilton, Masquerade (1988), Paint It Black, Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence, Godzilla (1998), and All You’ve Got, and television’s Melrose Place, First Daughter (1999), and Desperate Housewives.

He is married to actress Laura Leighton. He has two children with his former wife Dawn Dunkin; and two with Laura.

Doug’s paternal grandfather was Silvio Luigi/Louis Amedeo Giuseppe Savant-Ros (the son of Giuseppe “Joseph” Savant-Ros and Regina Binello). Silvio was born in Torino/Turin, Piedmont, Italy.

Doug’s paternal grandmother was Josephine Gallucci (the daughter of Domenick/Dominic Gallucci and Briget/Brigide Cardamone). Josephine was born in Canada, to Italian parents, from Calabria. Dominic was born in Mammola, Province of Reggio Calabria, the son of Nicodemus Gallucci and Mary. Briget was born in Soverìa Mannelli, Province of Catanzaro, Calabria, the daughter of Michel Cardamone and Lucy.

Doug’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Francis Porterfield (the son of John Francis Porterfield and Anna Hilferty). Samuel was born in Nebraska. John and Anna were born in Iowa, both of them to Irish parents.

Doug’s maternal grandmother was Stella Ann/Marie Filbin (the daughter of John Filbin and Lillian/Gillian/Lillie A. Hoban). Stella was born in Nebraska. John was the son of Irish parents, Edward Joseph Filbin/Philbin and Catherine McNamara, both of County Mayo, Ireland. Gillian was the daughter of John M. Hoban and Mary Gallagher.

Sources: Marriage record of Doug’s parents –

Marriage record of Doug’s paternal grandparents, Silvio Luigi/Louis Amedeo Giuseppe Savant-Ros and Josephine Gallucci –

Marriage record of Doug’s paternal great-grandparents, Domenick/Dominic Gallucci and Briget/Brigide Cardamone –

Doug’s mother on the 1940 U.S. census –

Doug’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Francis Porterfield, on the 1910 U.S. census –

Death record of Doug’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Francis Porterfield –

Doug’s maternal grandmother, Stella Ann/Marie Filbin, on the 1900 U.S. census –

Death record of Doug’s maternal great-grandfather, John Filbin –

7 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    small correction
    *Lillian/Gillian/Lillie Hoban

  2. andrew says:

    change “Calabrese” into “Calabrian”

    same for Steve Scalise and Stanley Tucci

  3. andrew says:

    Torino -> Turin, Piedmont

    Both Josephine Gallucci’s parents were from Calabria

    • bablah says:

      We usually write the names of cities as they appear on the document (sans some typo corrections or added diacritics). His documents say Torino, so I went with the Italian spelling.

      • andrew says:

        Rheinland-Pfalz or Rhineland-Palatinate? place names must be written in English IMO

        • bablah says:

          So it’s not Königsberg, Posen or Danzig either? Since those aren’t the accepted English spellings? Is it Kasa or Košice? Fiume or Rijeka? What’s accepted in English as a standard changes all the time.

  4. bablah says:

    Just to add that Silvio’s full name was Silvio Luigi Amedeo Giuseppe Savant-Ros.
    His father’s was Giuseppe Savant-Ros.

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