Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott

McDermott in 2012, photo by kathclick/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Mark Anthony McDermott

Place of Birth: Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 26, 1961

*Irish (father)
*Italian (maternal grandfather)
*Irish, English, French (maternal grandmother)

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 maternal grandfather was named Peter Marino. Peter was of Italian descent.

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


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1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    he is in “Olympus Has Fallen” cast

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