Erik von Detten

Erik Von Detten

von Detten in 2004, photo by Joe Seer/

Birth Name: Erik Thomas Von Detten

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 3, 1982

Ethnicity: German, Ashkenazi Jewish, English

Erik von Detten is an American actor. He is known for his many film and television roles of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Erik is the son of Volker and Susan von Detten, a photographer. His father is a German immigrant and Erik’s mother is American-born. Erik’s maternal grandfather was of Russian Jewish descent, and Erik’s maternal grandmother had English ancestry.

Erik is married to Angela, with whom he has a daughter. Angela is Asian-American.

Erik’s maternal grandfather was Phillip/Philip Farber (the son of Abraham Farber and Bertha Nachbaum). Phillip was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Abraham was the son of Louis Farber and Annie.

Erik’s maternal grandmother was Violet Marie Carmichael (the daughter of Lloyd Franklin Carmichael and Myrtle Jessie Hubbard). Violet was born in Kansas. Lloyd was born in Kansas, to a father from Missouri and a mother from Kansas. Myrtle was born in Kansas, to a father from Indiana, Joseph Hubbard, and a mother from Missouri, Sarah Quintilla Newkirk.

Sources: Erik’s maternal grandfather, Phillip/Philip Farber, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Erik’s maternal grandmother, Violet Marie Carmichael, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Tribute to, and genealogy of, Erik’s maternal great-grandmother, Myrtle Jessie (Hubbard) Carmichael –

2 Responses

  1. neves says:

    do you just use the ugliest pictures of people that you can find?

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