Gavin Casalegno

Casalegno in 2018, photo by

Place of Birth: Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 2, 1999

Ethnicity: Italian (one eighth), Irish, English, German, possibly other

Gavin Casalegno is an American actor and model.

Gavin has said that he has Italian ancestry from Primeglio, Passerano Marmorito, province of Asti, Piedmont. His sister, Ashlyn Casalegno, is also an actress.

Gavin’s paternal grandfather is Phillip A. Casalegno (the son of Lorenzo Giuseppe “Joseph” Casalegno and Florence McGowan). Lorenzo was born in California, to parents from Piedmont, Italy, Giovanni Felice Casalegno and Carolina/Maria Domenica Garbero. Florence was born in California, the daughter of William Henry McGowan/McGowen and Hannah Hunt, who was English.

Gavin’s paternal grandmother is named Donna M. Cale.

Gavin’s maternal grandfather is Howard Michael Fannin (the son of Eldridge Campbell Fannin and Opal Mae Tackett). Eldridge was the son of William Ernest Fannin and Julia Elizabeth Shawhan. Opal was born in Kentucky.

Gavin’s maternal grandmother is named Patricia Strohl.

Sources: Obituary of Gavin’s paternal great-grandmother, Florence (McGowan) Casalegno –

Obituary of Gavin’s maternal great-grandmother, Opal Mae (Tackett) Fannin –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    >Eldridge Campbell Fannin. Eldridge was the son of William Ernest Fannin and Julia Elizabeth Shawhan

    there’s also a possible distant Cherokee Native American ancestor:

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