Garrett Clayton

Clayton in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 19, 1991

Ethnicity: Lebanese, French-Canadian, English, Scottish, possibly other

Garrett Clayton is an American actor, singer, and dancer. His roles include television’s Teen Beach Movie, and its sequel; and The Fosters, and the films Welcome to Willits, Don’t Hang Up, King Cobra, and Peel.

He has said, “I eat Middle Eastern food all the time. I’m Lebanese.”

Garrett is married to Blake Knight.

Garrett’s paternal grandfather was named Luther Gary Clayton (the son of Luther Clayton). Garrett’s great-grandfather Luther was the son of James Edward Clayton and Dora C. Bennett.

Garrett’s paternal grandmother was Sally Ann Arrage (the daughter of Charles Arrage and Genevieve Theresa Serhan). Sally was born in Michigan, and was of Lebanese descent. Genevieve was the daughter of Charles Serhan and Sophie Azoon.

Garrett’s maternal grandfather was Dennis Michael Thrasher (the son of Marwin “Abe” Thrasher and Eleanor J. Deneau). Dennis was born in Amherstburg, Essex, Ontario, Canada. Marwin was the son of Charles Devere Thrasher, who had English and Scottish ancestry, and of Irene Agnes Richard, who was of French-Canadian descent. Eleanor was French-Canadian, and was the daughter of Loftus Deneau and Pearl Margaret Mayville.

Sources: Obituary of Garrett’s maternal grandfather, Dennis Michael Thrasher –

Obituary of Garrett’s maternal great-grandmother, Eleanor J. (Deneau) Thrasher –

9 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    The Richard mentioned in Sally’s obituary is his step-grandfather Richard Barnhill. I’m not 100% sure Luther Clayton Jr. is his grandfather, but I’m 99% sure Luther Clayton Sr. is his great-grandfather.

  2. madman says:

    Birth Name: Gary Michael Clayton

    I think he is the son of Ellyn Michelle (Thrasher) Brooks and Gary Michael Clayton.

    It would mean that his maternal grandparents were Dennis Michael Thrasher (the son of Marwin “Abe” Thrasher and Eleanor J. Deneau) and Carol. Eleanor was the daughter of Loftus Deneau and Pearl.

  3. follers says:

    Interesting that people say he looks like Zac Efron, and now I see that there’s a cross-ethnic similarity, too.

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