Jamie Kennedy

Kennedy in 2007, image via Ayessemedia/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: James Harvey Kennedy

Place of Birth: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 25, 1970

*75% Irish
*18.75% German
*6.25% Dutch

Jamie Kennedy is an American actor, stand-up comedian, television producer, screenwriter, and podcaster. He is known for his roles, in the Scream films, as well as William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Bowfinger, Malibu’s Most Wanted, Son of the Mask, Finding Bliss, Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds, and Tremors 5: Bloodlines, and on the shows The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Ghost Whisperer, and The Cleveland Show.

He is the son of Josie and Robert Kennedy. His father was of one half Irish, three eighths German, and one eighth Dutch, descent. Jamie’s maternal grandparents were Irish. A picture of Jamie with his father can be seen here.

Jamie’s paternal grandfather was named John Lee Kennedy. John was born in Tennessee.

Jamie’s paternal grandmother was Adele M. Foss (the daughter of John Henry Foss and Maria/Mary Catharina/Katherine/Catherine “Kitty” Moormann). Adele was born in Ohio. John was born in Ohio, the son of Johann Heinrich/Henry Foss, from Dissen, Landkreis Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany, and of Adelheid/Aleida Bernardina “Adelaide” Teveluwe/te Veluwe, from Zutphen, Zutphen Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands. Jamie’s great-grandmother Mary Catherine was the daughter of Johann Bernhard Heinrich Moorman, who was born in Stadt, Niedersachsen Lande, Germany.

Jamie’s maternal grandfather was named James Harvey. James was from Donegal, Ireland.

Jamie’s maternal grandmother was named Rose McGuire. Rose was from Donegal, Ireland.

Sources: Genealogies of Jamie’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com

Jamie’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Jamie’s paternal grandparents, John Lee Kennedy and Adele M Foss, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jamie’s mother – https://www.mayfuneralhome.com


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4 Responses

  1. Mr. Postman says:

    Photo of him and his father, Robert:

    According to his book, Wannabe, his father was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His mother, Josie, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His maternal great-uncle and his paternal great-aunt were married.

  2. Hadnodiner says:

    just take down this god forsaken website if you are gonna refer to almost all of the celebs as ”possibly other”

  3. I love you, Roger Scientist says:

    Is this the white dude from Malibu’s Most Wanted? B-rad? That film was hilarious. Maybe stupid but funny.

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