Glen Powell

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Birth Name: Glen Thomas Powell, Jr.

Place of Birth: Austin, Travis, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 21, 1988

*father – Lipka Tatar, Polish
*mother – English, small amounts of German and Welsh

Glen Powell, previously credited as Glen Powell Jr., is an American actor, writer, and producer. His roles include Scream Queens, Everybody Wants Some!!, and Set It Up, among others.

His father’s surname is Chutsky and his mother’s surname is Powell, and he was raised under his mother’s name. Glen played a Sergeant Dylan Chutsky in the film Sand Castle (2017).

Glen’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Chutsky (the son of Samuel Chutsky and Sophie Shonkowitz). Stephen was born in New York, to a Muslim family from the Russian Empire. They were likely of Lipka Tatar origin. Samuel was born in Minsk, Belarus, to a mother named Minnie Radlinsky. Sophie was born in New Jersey, to parents from Belarus.

Glen’s paternal grandmother is Lillian Dziuba (the daughter of Joseph Dziuba and Sophia/Sophie). Lillian was born in New Jersey, to Polish parents, who were of the Catholic religion.

Glen’s maternal grandfather was William Joe Powell (the son of Aubrey Harrison Powell and Mattie Stella Judd). William was born in Texas. Aubrey was the son of William Powell and Sophia Collins. Mattie was the daughter of Joe Meredian Judd and Minnie Ann Clinton.

Glen’s maternal grandmother was Pattie Jean Thomas (the daughter of Edgar Claude Thomas and Lacolian Eastham). Pattie was born in Texas. Edgar was the son of Ben/Benjamin Edgar Thomas and Lillian Letita Mabry. Lacolian was the daughter of John George Eastham and Celestia Crump.

Sources: Genealogy of Glen Powell –

Glen’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Chutsky, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy and obituary of Glen’s maternal grandfather, William Joe Powell –

Obituary of Glen’s maternal grandfather, William Joe Powell –

Obituary of Glen’s maternal grandmother, Pattie Jean (Thomas) Powell –

16 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Interesting little “mix” he has. He looks quite northwestern european but i can see the eastern spice in him. Very underrated actor, he is very good in both dramatic and comedic roles.

  2. bablah says:

    I found an interesting article:

    I’m pretty sure the woman mentioned throughout the article, Marion Sedorowitz, is related to Glen. I think her mother is the half-sister of Samuel Chutsky (both Frances Gambinsky and Samuel Chutsky are children of Minnie Radlinsky). This woman is Lipka Tatar, which makes it even more certain that Glen’s grandfather was Lipka Tatar too.

  3. andrew says:

    I think he might have Welsh ancestry on his mother’s side, considering the abundance of surname which are common in Wales (Powell, Thomas, Lewis etc)

    maternal grandfather –

  4. alexgxo says:

    The squareish face and the eyes gave away something I assumed was either Finnish or German..

  5. andrew says:

    Polish Muslim?

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