Birth Name: Mark Anthony McDermott
Place of Birth: Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 26, 1961
*father – Irish
*maternal grandfather – Italian
*maternal grandmother – Irish, English, French
Dylan McDermott is an American actor.
Dylan is the son of Diana F. (Marino) and Richard McDermott. He has two children with his former wife, actress, activist, and blogger Shiva Rose. His adoptive mother is playwright Eve Ensler, who was previously married to Dylan’s father.
Dylan’s paternal grandfather was Harold Thomas McDermott (the son of James J. McDermott and Catherine W. Bronson). Catherine was Irish.
Dylan’s paternal grandmother was Helen Rita Rush (the daughter of Thomas Francis Rush and Nellie A. Fruin). Helen’s parents were Irish.
Dylan’s maternal grandfather was named Peter Marino (the son of Joseph Marino and Frances). Peter’s parents were Italian.
Dylan’s maternal grandmother was Avis M. Rogers (the daughter of Jasper Samuel Rogers and Hortense/Tensy/Tency M. Higgins). Avis was born in Maine, and had Irish, English, and French ancestry. Jasper was the son of Sanford Rogers and Mary Muckle. Hortense was the daughter of William Higgins and Margaret Burlock/Burtsell, who were from New Brunswick, Canada.
Sources: Genealogy of Dylan’s maternal grandmother, Avis M. Rogers – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Dylan’s maternal grandmother, Avis M. Rogers, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Dylan’s maternal great-grandparents, Jasper Samuel Rogers and Hortense/Tensy/Tency M. Higgins – https://www.familysearch.org
Article about Dylan, which mentions some of his roots – http://members.tripod.com