Jerry O’Connell

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O’Connell in 2013, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Jeremiah O’Connell

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 17, 1974

Ethnicity:
*50% Irish
*25% Italian
*25% Polish

Jerry O’Connell is an American actor and director.

Jerry is the son of Linda and Michael O’Connell. He is married to actress and model Rebecca Romjin, with whom he has two children. His brother is actor Charlie O’Connell. His mother is of half Polish and half Irish ancestry. His father is said to be of half Irish and half Italian descent.

Jerry’s maternal grandfather was Charles S. Witkowski (Charles Stanislaw/Stanley Witkowski, the son of Joseph Witkowski and Blanche). Charles was born in New Jersey, to Polish parents. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the mayor of Jersey City from 1957 to 1961.

Jerry’s maternal grandmother was Florence Victoria Wilson (the daughter of George Wilson and Anne Snowden). Florence was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Sources: Genealogy of Jerry O’Connell (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Jerry’s maternal grandfather, Charles Stanislaw/Stanley Witkowski, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

5 Responses

  1. Jacklyn 224 says:

    I’m surprised his Italian ancestry didn’t make him look like a full blown —–.Would be weird to see a —– with a Irish as —- name like O’Donnell, O’Connor etc or McDonnell, McCarthy etc.

  2. Jacklyn 224 says:

    I love how every white america with an Irish or Italian or Jewish name is automatically irish-italian-jewish American. He claims his Irish ancestry like its a 50-100%.LOL.

  3. andrew says:

    the chubby kid from Stand by Me

  4. celebfan says:

    Since his maternal grandmother was born in Belfast, doesn’t that make her Scots-Irish?

  5. neiltennant says:

    he has very polish or in general eastern european eyes i always knew that :-)))

    strange

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