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