Birth Name: Jerald Eugene Burns
Place of Birth: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 15, 1954
Jere Burns is an American actor.
He has three children with his former wife Melissa, and one child with his former wife Leslie Cohen.
Jere’s paternal grandfather was Ralph Joseph Burns (the son of Edward Francis Patrick Burns and Catherine Theresa “Kitty” Farrell/Farrall). Ralph was born in Massachusetts. Edward was the son of Irish parents, John J. Burns and Mary Heanne. Catherine was the daughter of John Henry Farrell and Margaret Anna Quinn, both of whom were the children of Irish parents.
Jere’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Bernadette Egan. Mary Bernadette was born in Massachusetts.
Jere’s maternal grandfather was named George Joseph Tager.
Jere’s maternal grandmother was named Teresa Barbara McGillivray.
Sources: Genealogy of Jere’s paternal grandfather, Ralph Joseph Burns – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Jere’s mother – https://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Jere’s maternal grandfather, George Joseph Tager – https://www.newspapers.com
I have guessed he was named after his uncle: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19238417/jere-eugene-burns