Birth Name: James Robert Jarmusch
Place of Birth: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: 22 January, 1953
Ethnicity: German, one quarter Czech, some Irish
Jim Jarmusch is an American independent film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor, composer, and musician. He has directed the films Permanent Vacation, Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man, Year of the Horse, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Coffee and Cigarettes, Broken Flowers, The Limits of Control, Only Lovers Left Alive, Gimme Danger, Paterson, and The Dead Don’t Die. He also wrote all of his films, except for Stranger Than Paradise, which he co-wrote.
Jim is the son of Ruth Elizabeth (French), a film and theatre reviewer for the Akron Beacon Journal, and Robert Thomas Jarmusch, who worked for the B.F. Goodrich Company.
Jim’s paternal grandfather was Rudolph Jarmusek/Jarmusch (the son of August/Agust Jarmusch/Jarmusek/Germorsch/Jármouš and Augusta Mikitta/Mikitova/Mikita). Rudolph was born in Ohio, to German parents.
Jim’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Volk. Mary was born in Ohio, to Czech parents.
Jim’s maternal grandfather was Randolph Henry French (the son of Raymond Barney French and Katherine McCrudden). Randolph was born in Ohio, to an English-born mother, from Manchester, Lancashire, with Irish ancestry.
Jim’s maternal grandmother was Caroline/Carolina Elizabeth Hufnagle/Hupangle (the daughter of James B. Hufnagle and Mary Elizabeth Spring). Caroline was born in Ohio, and had German ancestry. James was the son of James Lewis Hufnagle and Caroline Bour. Jim’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of James A. Spring and Mary Elizabeth Beck.
Sources: Jim’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Jim’s paternal grandfather, Rudolph Jarmusek/Jarmusch – https://familysearch.org