Jim Verraros

Verraros in 2006, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: James Conrad Verraros

Place of Birth: Mount Prospect, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 8, 1983

*father – Greek
*mother – German, Irish, French, English

Jim Verraros is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a contestant on the first season of American Idol. He was raised partly in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

He has said:

My father was born in Greece, so I am mostly Greek. My mother is German, Irish, French and English. I thought Constantine [Maroulis] did a great job on this year’s American Idol. Kudos to Constantine!

Jim’s paternal grandfather was named James Verraros. James was born in Kalamata, Greece.

Jim’s paternal grandmother was Rebecca Petruleas/Petrouleas (the daughter of Harry Petrouleas and Evangelia Lambrineas). Harry and Evangelia were from Kardamyli, Greece.

Jim’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Helwig.

Sources: Obituary of Jim’s paternal grandfather, James Verraros – http://legacy.com

Obituary of Jim’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother) – http://chicagotribune.com

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