Jacob Artist

LOS ANGELES - MAR 18: Jacob Artist at the GLEE 100th Episode Pa

Artist in 2014, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 17, 1992

*African-American (father)
*Polish (mother)

Jacob Artist is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He is known for his roles in the films After the Dark, White Bird in a Blizzard, Blood Money (2017), Haunting on Fraternity Row, and The Get Together, and on the shows Glee, Quantico, The Arrangement, and Now Apocalypse.

He was raised in Williamsville, New York.

Jacob’s paternal grandfather was named William Artist.

Jacob’s paternal grandmother was named Virginia.

Jacob’s maternal grandfather was named Leo F. Swistak (the son of Francis/Frank Swistak and Margaret). Leo was born in New York, to Polish parents.

Jacob’s maternal grandmother was named Ann N. Kobiernicki. Ann was of Polish origin.

Sources: Jacob’s maternal grandfather, Leo F. Swistak, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Jacob’s maternal grandfather, Leo F. Swistak – http://www.thesunnews.net

Obituary of Jacob’s maternal grandmother, Ann N. (Kobiernicki) Swistak – http://www.legacy.com

8 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Jacob’s paternal grandparents were William Artist and Virginia.

    Possibly their marriage record:

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