Birth Name: Eric Randolph Close
Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 24, 1967
*English, German (father)
Eric Close is an American actor.
Eric is the son of Eva Zomolilla and Frederick Wallace Close. His father is mostly of English and German descent. His mother is from Hungary. Eric is married to Keri, with whom he has two children.
Eric’s paternal grandfather likely was Maurice W. Close (the son of Benjamin Lockwood Close and Emma May Shumaker). Benjamin was the son of Samuel Lockwood Close and Mary Louisa Foote. Emma was the daughter of Joseph Shumaker and Mary Ann Bibighaus Weiler, whose father was German.
Eric’s paternal grandmother likely was Mildred Emma Nagle (the daughter of Charles Fredrick Nagle and Elmyra Ann “Myra” Draper). Charles was the son of German parents, August Nagle and Mary Kessler. Elmyra was the daughter of William Draper and Joanna E. Porter.
Eric’s maternal grandparents were Kalman Fordos and Zomilla. Kalman was born in Hungary, to a mother surnamed Tarcsi. Zomilla was also born in Hungary.
Sources: Death record of Eric’s maternal grandfather, Kalman Fordos – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Eric’s maternal grandmother, Zomilla Fordos – http://www.legacy.com