Birth Name: James H. Harrington III
Place of Birth: Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 15, 1971
Ethnicity: Irish, some English and Scottish, possibly other
Jay Harrington is an American actor. He is known for his role as the title character in the ABC sitcom Better Off Ted and as Deacon Kay on the show S.W.A.T.
Among his brothers is actor Adam Harrington.
Jay’s paternal grandfather was James Hazen Harrington (the son of Richard Hazen “Dick” Harrington and Mary J. Nee). James was born in Massachusetts. Richard was born in Vermont, the son of Edgar Theodore Harrington and Jane Maria Hazen. Jay’s great-grandmother Mary J. was born in Ireland, the daughter of John Nee and Catherine Kelley.
Jay’s paternal grandmother was named Mary. Mary was born in Massachusetts.
Jay’s maternal grandfather was David Joseph Collins (who likely was the son of Patrick Joseph Collins and Frances Marie Campbell). David was born in Massachusetts. Patrick was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents, Michael Collins and Ellen Leary. Frances was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Alexander Campbell, who was Canadian, and of Mary Ann Skerry, who was Irish.
Jay’s maternal grandmother was Julia Catherine Falvey (the daughter of Charles Anthony Falvey and Margaret Wright). Julia was born in Massachusetts. Charles was born in Massachusetts, the son of John M. Falvey, who was Irish, and of Mary Ellen Prendergast, whose parents were Irish. Jay’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in Missouri, the daughter of George M. Wright and Sarah S. Sterrett.
Sources: Obituary of Jay’s paternal aunt – http://legacy.com
Obituary of Jay’s maternal grandmother, Julia Catherine (Falvey) Collins – http://legacy.com