John Cazale

Birth Name: John Holland Cazale

Date of Birth: August 12, 1935

Place of Birth: Revere, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Death: March 13, 1978

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

*Italian (father)
*Irish (mother)

John Cazale was an American actor. He is known for his five film roles, The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter.

John was the son of Cecilia (Holland) and John Joseph Cazale. His father was of Italian descent. His mother was of Irish ancestry.

John’s paternal grandfather was named Giovanni/John Casale/Cazale. Giovanni was Italian, from Genoa, Liguria.

John’s paternal grandmother was named Annie S. Cavagnaro/Carrignard/Cavagware. Annie was born in Massachusetts, to Italian parents, from Montebruno, Province of Genoa, Liguria.

John’s maternal grandfather was named Michael Holland. Michael was Irish.

John’s maternal grandmother was named Mary J. Driscoll. Mary was of Irish descent.

Sources: John Cazale on the 1940 U.S. Census –

John’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of John Cazale (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Information about John’s Italian ancestry –

2 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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