Birth Name: Galen Laius Gering
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 13, 1971
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Basque/French, other (mother)
Galen Gering is an American actor. He is known for playing Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap Passions.
His father, Alan Gering, is of Jewish, of Russian Jewish/Romanian Jewish descent. His mother, Michele de Oñate, is of Basque/French descent.
Galen is married to model and actress Jenna Gering (born Hudlett), with whom he has two children, Dillon and Jensen Gering.
He has said:
My mom side is Spanish. Her last name is de Onate. She comes from a pretty illustrious Spanish history. She’s the granddaughter of a Basque immigrant from Spain. My father is a Jewish American. I don’t mind being cast in Latino roles; I’m not complaining. It’s paying the bills!
Galen’s paternal grandfather was George Gering (the son of Joseph Gering and Anna Gorfus/Gorfis). George was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.
Galen’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn/Eveline Ehrlichman (the daughter of Aaron D. Ehrlichman and May Baykansky/Boykansky/Boykin). Evelyn was born in Michigan, to Russian Jewish parents. Aaron was born in Koigorvd/Kupenord, Podolia, the son of Daniel Ehrlichman and Ethel or Gertrude Axman/Oxman. May was born in Kishanof, the daughter of Aisek/Isaac Baykansky/Boykansky and Eva or Lida Finnelstein.
Galen’s maternal grandmother was Juliette Lucie Fleche (the daughter of Jean/John Jules Fleche and Marie A. Picot). Juliette was born in Pennsylvania. Jean was born in St.-Gengoux-le-National, Saone-et-Loire, Burgundy, France, the son of Pierre Fleche/Flaiche and Claudine Dubuis/Dupuis. Marie A. was born in Troyes, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France, the daughter of Philippe/Philip Picot/Picaud and Marie Rosalie or Catherine Bresagere/Breysacher/Breisacher/Biesagere.
Sources: Galen’s paternal grandfather, George Gering, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Galen’s paternal grandmother, Evelyn/Eveline Ehrlichman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Galen’s maternal grandmother, Juliette Lucie Fleche, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org