Hutch Dano

Hutch Dano

Dano in 2010, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Hutchings Royal Dano

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 21, 1992

Ethnicity: English, Irish, one eighth Ashkenazi Jewish

Hutch Dano is an American actor, professional painter, plastic artist, writer, producer, and musician. He starred on the show Zeke and Luther and in the movies Ramona and Beezus, Den Brother, Zombeavers, and Hoax (2019).

Hutch is the son of actor Rick Dano. His paternal grandfather was actor Royal Dano, and his maternal great-grandparents were screenwriter, film director, and producer J. Walter Ruben and actress Virginia Bruce.

Hutch’s paternal grandfather was Royal Edward Dano (the son of Caleb Edward Dano and Mary Josephine O’Connor). Royal was born in New York. Caleb was a printer for newspapers, and was the son of Royal Francis Dano and Mary Martha Stockbridge, who had English and Irish ancestry. Hutch’s great-grandmother Mary Josephine was Irish.

Hutch’s paternal grandmother was named Peggy Ranck.

Hutch’s maternal grandfather is Christopher Briggs Ruben (the son of Jacob Walter Ruben and Helen Virginia Briggs). Christopher was born in California. J. Walter was born in New York, the son of Max Ruben/Rubin and Ruth Walters/Walter, who were Russian Jewish immigrants. Max’s parents were Smorje Rubin and Hannah Stingurib, and Ruth’s parents were Jacob Walter/Walters and Leah Lieberman. Hutch’s great-grandmother Virginia was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Earll/Earl Frederick Briggs and Margaret Mary Morris.

Hutch’s maternal grandmother’s maiden name was Slade.

Sources: Genealogy of Hutch Dano –

Hutch’s paternal grandfather, Royal Edward Dano, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Hutch’s paternal grandfather, Royal Edward Dano –

Hutch’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Martha Stockbridge, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Hutch’s maternal great-grandparents, J. Walter Ruben and Virginia Bruce –

Marriage record of Hutch’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Max Ruben/Rubin and Ruth Walters/Walter –

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