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.
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 – https://familysearch.org
John’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Information about John’s Italian ancestry – http://www.unacitta.it