John Cusack

Cusack in 2009, magicinfoto /

Birth Name: John Paul Cusack

Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 28, 1966

Ethnicity: Irish

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, One Crazy Summer, Say Anything…, Bullets over Broadway, Grosse Pointe Blank, Con Air, Cradle Will Rock, High Fidelity, Serendipity, Max (2002), Identity, Runaway Jury, Must Love Dogs, Hot Tub Time Machine, and The Paperboy.

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’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 –

John’s paternal grandfather, Dennis Joseph Cusack, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

John’s paternal grandmother, Margaret McFeeley, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

John’s maternal grandfather, William Bartholomew Carolan, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

John’s maternal grandmother, Mary Agatha McGillen, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

John’s maternal great-grandmother, Annie Esther Fitzpatrick, on the 1880 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

37 Responses

  1. NOTREALLY says:

    so….did a few hundred Aragonese soldiers completey erase the popuation of southern Italy and repopulated? EVERYONE in southern Italy is Aragonese? Good to know LMAO

  2. mm00477 says:

    He looks like he’s Jewish or Italian.

  3. Jacklyn 224 says:

    He looks 100% Irish .

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