Birth Name: John Paul Cusack
Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 28, 1966
John Cusack is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and political activist. Among his many film roles over four decades are The Sure Thing, The Journey of Natty Gann, Say Anything…, Bullets over Broadway, Grosse Pointe Blank, Con Air, Cradle Will Rock, High Fidelity, Serendipity, Max, Must Love Dogs, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Paperboy, Runaway Jury, and Identity.
He is the son of Ann Paula “Nancy” (Carolan), a teacher and political activist, and Richard John “Dick” Cusack, an actor and filmmaker. Among his siblings are actors Ann Cusack and Joan Cusack. He was raised in a Catholic family, of Irish descent. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois. John has starred in numerous films, including One Crazy Summer, Con Air, and High Fidelity.
John’s paternal grandfather was Dennis Joseph Cusack (the son of Dennis F. Cusack and Catherine Brennan). John’s grandfather Dennis was born in New York, to Irish parents. John’s great-grandfather Dennis was the son of Francis Cusack and Margaret.
John’s paternal grandmother was Margaret McFeeley (the daughter of Thomas McFeeley and Ann McGowan). Margaret was born in New York, to Irish parents.
John’s maternal grandfather was William Bartholomew Carolan (the son of Patrick Carolan and Ellen Murphy). William was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents, with his father having been born in Ardlow, Cavan. Patrick was the son of James Carolan and Catherine Ann Geoghegan. Ellen was the daughter of Dennis B. Murphy and Catherine Golden.
John’s maternal grandmother was Mary Agatha McGillen (the daughter of Owen McGillen and Annie Esther Fitzpatrick). Mary was born in Massachusetts. Owen was Irish, the son of Jamnes McGillen and Margaret. Annie was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents, John Fitzpatrick and Mary Murray.
Sources: Genealogy of John Cusack – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of John’s paternal grandparents, Dennis Joseph Cusack and Margaret McFeeley – http://records.ancestry.com
John’s paternal grandfather, Dennis Joseph Cusack, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
John’s paternal grandmother, Margaret McFeeley, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
John’s maternal grandfather, William Bartholomew Carolan, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
John’s maternal grandmother, Mary Agatha McGillen, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
John’s maternal great-grandmother, Annie Esther Fitzpatrick, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org