Birth Name: Jameson Griffin Lacy
Place of Birth: Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 14, 1986
Ethnicity: English, Irish, between one eighth and 1/16th Native Hawaiian, 1/16th Austrian, 1/16th German, remote Welsh and Dutch
Jake Lacy is an American actor. He has had leading roles on the series Better with You, The Office, I’m Dying Up Here, Fosse/Verdon, High Fidelity, Mrs. America, The White Lotus, and A Friend of the Family, and in the films Obvious Child, Balls Out, Carol, Love the Coopers, How to Be Single, Their Finest, Miss Sloane, Christmas Inheritance, Rampage, Diane (2018), Johnny English Strikes Again, Ode to Joy, Otherhood, Being the Ricardos, and Significant Other.
Jake was raised in Pittsford, Vermont. He is married to Lauren Deleo, with whom he has two children.
Jake’s paternal grandfather was John Willoughby Lacy (the son of Clive Woodbury Lacy and Mona Bellingham Matthews). John was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Iowa. Clive was the son of Benjamin William Lacy and May Goddard Robinson. Mona was the daughter of Alphonse/Alphons Matthews, whose parents were Irish, from Dublin and Tipperary, and of Amelia Bowdish, who was Canadian.
Jake’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Muther (the daughter of Robert Walter Muther and Gertrude Helen Bird). Barbara was born in Massachusetts. Robert was the son of Lorenz Franz Muther, who was Austrian, from Tyrol, and of Louise Ebert, who was born in Illinois, to German parents. Gertrude was the daughter of Charles Lord Bird and Carrie Vander Hayden Bacon.
Jake’s maternal grandfather was Richard Pearce Griffin (the son of Harold Graham Griffin and Edith Linwood Pearl). Richard was born in Massachusetts. Harold was the son of Frank Osborne Griffin and Annie M. Graham, who was from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Jake’s maternal grandmother was Mabel Pat Hitchcock (the daughter of Harvey Rexford Hitchcock and Eliza Hennessey). Mabel was born on Maui, Hawaii, to a prominent family. Mabel’s half-brother was Harvey Rexford Hitchcock, Jr., a college football player.
Jake’s great-grandfather Harvey Hitchcock was the son of Edward Griffin Hitchcock, a law enforcement officer who rose to the position of Marshal of the Republic of Hawaii, and of Mary Tenney Castle; Edward’s father was missionary Harvey Rexford Hitchcock. Mary was the daughter of businessperson and politician Samuel Northrup Castle. Mary’s aunt, her mother’s sister and Jake’s great-great-great-great-aunt, was missionary and philanthropist Mary Tenney Castle, who later became her stepmother. Harvey’s cousin, who is Jake’s first cousin, three times removed, was painter D. Howard Hitchcock (David Howard Hitchcock).
Jake’s great-grandmother Eliza Hennessey was the daughter of James KaKe po’okalani Hennessey and Mary Mele Kane’alai Kaina/Keaweolu, and was of somewhere between half and full Native Hawaiian ancestry.
Sources: Genealogy of Jake Lacy – https://www.geni.com
Jake’s paternal grandfather, John Willoughby Lacy, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Jake’s paternal grandfather, John Willoughby Lacy – http://www.currentobituary.com
Jake’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Muther, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jake’s maternal grandfather, Richard Pearce Griffin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jake’s maternal grandmother, Mabel Pat Hitchcock, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Jake’s maternal grandmother, Mabel Pat (Hitchcock) Griffin – http://www.findagrave.com
Jake’s maternal great-grandparents, Harvey Rexford Hitchcock and Eliza Hennessey, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
he has also a distant Dutch ancestor: https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/sarah-swan_42171271
Mary Tenney Castle’s father was:
I guess by the time someone is 1/16 of something there can be absolutely no physical appearance of it.