Dylan Minnette

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Minnette in 2013, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Dylan Christopher Minnette

Place of Birth: Evansville, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 29, 1996

Ethnicity: English, as well as Scottish, Irish, German, distant Welsh

Dylan Minnette is an American actor and musician. He was born in Evansville, Indiana, spent time in Champaign, Illinois, and then moved to Los Angeles. His roles include the films Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Goosebumps, Don’t Breathe, Scream (2022), and The Open House. He is a member of the band Wallows, with Braeden LeMasters and Cole Preston.

Dylan’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-great-grandparents, John Edward Minnette/Minnett, who was born in Ohio, to Irish parents, Martin Minnett and Bridget Kelly, and Elizabeth Jane Elliott, who was born in Kentucky, to Kentucky-born parents, James H. Elliott and Mary Ann Taylor.

Dylan’s paternal grandfather is Richard Joseph Minnette II (the son of Richard Joseph Minnette and Ruth Hazel Hartz). Dylan’s great-grandfather Richard played in a band, the Dixieland Playboys, with his brothers and sisters. He was the son of Robert Carroll Minnette and Olivia M. Fisher. Ruth was the daughter of Edward P. Hartz and Mary Jane Minto, and was of German descent.

Dylan’s paternal grandmother is Ann Wallace (the daughter of James B. Wallace and Martha Von Faust). James was the son of Ernest Forrest Wallace and Missouri Lelia Page. Martha was the daughter of Mont Clair Faust and Ethel Dement Von Berg/VonBerg.

Dylan’s maternal grandfather was James Harry Maker (the son of James Verran Maker and Thelma Gertrude Coleman). Dylan’s grandfather James was born in Florida. Dylan’s great-grandfather James was the son of George Lucas Maker and Esther Kendall. Thelma was the daughter of Otis William Coleman and Ida Lee Harvey.

Dylan’s maternal grandmother is Carolyn Gwen Taylor (the daughter of Virgil Roy Taylor and Elva Roline Bourn/Bourne). Virgil was the son of Samuel Joseph Taylor and Mary Byrd. Elva was the daughter of James Richard Bourne and Minnie North.

Sources: Family histories of Dylan Minnette – https://www.hollywoodancestry.com

Dylan’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Robert Carroll Minnette, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Dylan’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Edward P. Hartz and Mary Jane Minto – https://www.familysearch.org

Family history of Dylan’s paternal grandmother, Ann Wallace – http://indianagenweb.com

Obituary of Dylan’s paternal great-grandmother, Martha Von Faust Wallace – http://www.commercial-news.com

Obituary of Dylan’s maternal grandfather, James Harry Maker – http://www.andersonpatterson.com

Dylan’s maternal great-grandfather, Virgil Roy Taylor, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

6 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    >Minnette and Ruth Hazel Hartz).
    >Ruth was the daughter of Edward Hartz and Mary Minto.

    >Taylor and Elva Roline Bourn/Bourne).
    >Elva was the daughter of James Richard Bourne and Minnie North.

  2. DavynnBalinski says:

    He looks like he can be at least 75% African!

  3. guyinsf says:

    Minette not a French surname?

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