Birth Name: James Paul DePaiva
Place of Birth: Livermore, Alameda, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 8, 1957
*paternal grandfather – Portuguese
*paternal grandmother – English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, distant Welsh
*mother – likely German
James DePaiva is an American actor. He is known for his roles on soap operas One Life to Live and General Hospital, among others.
He is married to actress Kassie (Wesley) DePaiva. He has one child with his former wife, actress Misty Rowe; and one child with Kassie.
James’ paternal grandfather was James Joseph DePaiva (the son of Manuel de Paiva and Isabel/Isabella José Camara). James was born in Hawaii, to Portuguese parents. Isabel was the daughter of Antonio José Camara/de Camara and Maria.
James’ paternal grandmother was Mabel Ellen Olmstead (the daughter of Frederick Louis Olmstead/Olmsted and Winifred A. Clevenger). Mabel was born in Oregon. Frederick was born in Oregon, the son of Henry Olmsted and Sarah Ellen Melvina Chandler. Winifred was born in Nebraska, the daughter of Harvey Wilson Clevenger and Lillie May Ramson.
James’ maternal grandfather was likely surnamed Niedermeyer/Niedermeier.
Source: Genealogy of James’ father – http://familysearch.org
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