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 – Polish, Lipka Tatar
*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 the films Fast Food Nation, The Great Debaters, Red Wing, The Expendables 3, Sex Ed, Misconduct, Ride Along 2, Everybody Wants Some!!, Hidden Figures, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Set It Up, Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood, Top Gun: Maverick, Devotion, Hit Man (2023), and Anyone but You; and the series Scream Queens and Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous, the latter in voice role.

His father’s surname is originally 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).

His sister is singer and songwriter Leslie Powell.

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, the son of Mustapha/Stephen Chutsky and 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/Sofia Maciag). Lillian was born in New Jersey, to Polish parents, who were of the Catholic religion. Sofia was from Zielonka, near Warsaw.

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 Ingram 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: Family histories of Glen Powell –

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 –

20 Responses

  1. roundabouts says:

    He def looks Ukrainian, specifically a polonised ukainian. So his father being a Polish citizen kinda figures.

    • roundabouts says:

      Ah, I can see he had a grandma with surname “Dziuba”. She might have been born to the parents “from Poand”, but at least her father had to have been ethnically Ukainian – Dziuba is a typical Ukrainian surname and it can never be Polish or other slavic. 200% Ukrainian great grandad.

  2. Oaken05 says:

    It appears that his father probably formally changed his surname to his mother’s, though I can’t find a particular document, yet, showing this.

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