Hayes MacArthur

LOS ANGELES – JUN 10: MacArthur at the “Central Intelligence” Los Angeles Premiere at the Village Theatre on June 10, 2016 in Westwood, CA, kathclick/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 16, 1977

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Irish, one quarter Czech/Bohemian, around 1/32 Luxembourgish

Hayes MacArthur is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He starred on the show Angie Tribeca.

His brother is actor and writer Scott MacArthur. Among his paternal great-great-uncles, his great-grandfather Alfred’s brothers, were playwright and screenwriter Charles MacArthur and magnate, real estate investor, and philanthropist John D. MacArthur. He was named after Charles’ wife, actress Helen Hayes. His stepfather is businessperson, financer, and philanthropist William F. Farley.

He is married to actress and model Ali Larter, with whom he has two children.

Hayes’ paternal grandfather was Alexander MacArthur (the son of Alfred MacArthur and Mary S. Sheldon). Alexander was born in Pennsylvania. Alfred was born in Manitoba, Canada, the son of The Rev. William Telfer MacArthur, whose parents were Scottish, and of Georgina/Georgiana Ruth Welstead, whose parents were from England and Ireland, respectively. Hayes’ great-grandmother Mary was born in Illinois, the daughter of Theodore Sheldon and Mary Randolph Strong.

Hayes’ paternal grandmother was Cynthia Wirtz (the daughter of Arthur Michael Wirtz and Virginia Louise Wadsworth). Cynthia was born in Illinois. Arthur was a noted entrepreneur, and the founder of Wirtz Corporation. He was born in Illinois, the son of Frederick C. Wirtz, who was born in either Illinois or Germany, to parents from Luxembourg and Germany; and of Leona/Lena Miller, who was German. Virginia was born in Ohio, the daughter of Charles Wadsworth and Anna Louise Doyle.

Hayes’ maternal grandfather was Donald Glen Michels/Mikolas (the son of Joseph Rupert Mikolas and Camille Kostner). Donald was born in Illinois. Joseph was born in Illinois, to parents from Bohemia, Joseph Mikolas and Catherine “Katie” Jiran/Yiran. Camille was born in Illinois, also to Bohemian parents, Josef “Joseph” Kostner and Josephine Disek/Dusick.

Hayes’ maternal grandmother is Shirley J. Molohon (the daughter of Bert/Ben Molohon and Margaret E. Wolf/Wolfe). Shirley was born in Illinois. Bert was born in Illinois, the son of James Augustus Molohon and Frances J. “Fannie” Pollard, whose parents were Irish. Margaret was born in Illinois, and likely was the daughter of Edward Wolfe and Mary Bretz, who were German.

Sources: Genealogy of Hayes MacArthur (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Hayes’ paternal grandmother, Cynthia (Wirtz) MacArthur – http://findagrave.com

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