Ian Anthony Dale

Dale in 2011, photo by Prphotos.com

Place of Birth: Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: July 3, 1978

*father – English, German, French-Canadian
*mother – Japanese, possibly one quarter Portuguese

Ian Anthony Dale is an American actor.

Ian is the son of Olga Guterres and Jack Dale (born John Byron Dale). His father is a professional ice hockey defenseman who played hockey at the Olympics. Ian is married to designer Nicole Garippo, and has two children.

Ian’s father was born in Minnesota, of English, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ian’s mother was born in Kobe, Japan, and moved to the U.S. at the age of seventeen; aside from Japanese, she may have one quarter Portuguese ancestry. Ian’s parents are pictured here.

Ian has said:

I speak a skoshe Japanese, a little bit… My mom is Japanese. She tried teaching my sister and I when we were really little… It was really hard to catch. As an adult I’ve taken private lessons to try to pick up the language. It’s really hard… [My mother] Olga [has] a tough German lady’s name and she’s this cute little Japanese woman. I think she fits it in demeanor and toughness and I think she’s proud of it, too… I was one of the only people of color at my grade school and also my high school… my brothers are all white. We all share the same father but different mothers.

Ian’s paternal grandfather was Landis Raymond Dale (the son of Raymond Dale and Katherine/Catherine Thilgen/Jelgen). Landis was born in Minnesota. Ian’s great-grandfather Raymond was the son of James Burton Dale and Laura Alice Oxford. Katherine was the daughter of Philip Thilgen and Annie, who were from Germany.

Ian’s paternal grandmother was Lois E. Deslauriers (the daughter of Zephyr/Ziphyr Joseph Deslauriers and Erna/Enna M. Jeronimus). Lois was born in Minnesota. Zephyr was born in New York, to parents from Canada. Ian’s great-grandmother Erna was born in Minnesota, to parents from Germany, with her mother’s surname being Stelbrink.

Ian’s maternal grandfather was Felisbino Felix Antonio Guterres (the son of Antonio T. Guterres and Amalia/Amelia Marie/Maria Asae). Felisbino was born in Hyogo, Japan. Ian’s great-grandfather Antonio was born in Kobe, Japan. Amalia was born in Nara, Japan.

Ian’s maternal grandmother was named Beatriz Maria Kinko (the daughter of Ito). Beatriz was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Sources: https://www.youtube.com

Ian’s paternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine Thilgen/Jelgen, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ian’s paternal grandmother, Lois E. (Deslauriers) Dale – http://www.legacy.com

Ian’s paternal great-grandfather, Zephyr/Ziphyr Joseph Deslauriers, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

10 Responses

  1. madman says:

    His mother is a Portuguese citizen. Her race was listed as “Portuguese Colonial” at first, but it was replaced with “Japanese”. So it’s very likely she has a Portuguese father and a Japanese mother (her European-sounding name is another hint it’s that recent).


    • follers says:

      His mother was born in 1909? Tough f–king genes.

      • madman says:

        My bad, the birth year didn’t even cross my mind for some reason (the name and birth place seemed too fitting to not be her).

        It’s a little strange though, assuming the name is her actual birth name. Japanese-born, Portuguese surname, and Russian first name. The Portuguese were never in Japan to any large extent.

    • follers says:

      Anyway, the women in the record are Dale’s great-aunt and great-grandmother.

      • madman says:

        Great! How did you piece it together?

        • follers says:

          There was a woman named Beatriz Maria Kinko Guterres who died in California, and Dale’s sister is named Kinko.

          A “Dale family tree” on Ancestry.com lists Beatriz’s husband’s name.

          A family tree on MyHeritage lists Felisbino Felix Antonio Guterres’s parents’ names.

          BTW, Dale says that Olga is a German first name.


          I guess his mother is three quarters Japanese and one quarter Portuguese or something. Although it could be Filipino.

          • madman says:

            Since Ian’s Japanese great-grandmother and her daughter (probably her son, Ian’s grandfather, too) were Portuguese citizens, it is most probably Portuguese. I suggest it is readded to his mother’s ethnicity, if Ian’s great-grandmother and her children were Portuguese citizens, and she married a man named Antonio T. Guterres, Ian’s mother is definitely part Portuguese.

            Have you started paying for an ancestry account? Or can you access the information for free in any way?

          • follers says:

            I didn’t need an account to look at that, but ancestry.com is free at public libraries. Of course, you have to live on the right continent.

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