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, screenwriter, and producer. 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 –

Genealogy of John’s paternal grandparents, Dennis Joseph Cusack and Margaret McFeeley –

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 –


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32 Responses

  1. kaYla says:

    Show me you information stating Cusack is an used in Poland Czechoslovakia or even Yugoslavia because it is not an Eastern European name but Irish.
    Wiki says Cusack is a Irish family name of Norman origin originally Cussac of France.The surname died out in England but is now most common in Ireland where it was imported by the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century it dont say anything about Eastern Europe and sound nothing like any Polish or Eastern surname i have heard.I would love the information about it being an Eastern European name to prove me wrong and ease my mind.

  2. kaYla says:

    Marc B and Cusack Girl. C-U-S-A-C-K does not sound a bit like any Eastern European Polish last name you two are tripping.
    These are the most Common Polish surnames Nowak,Tomaszewski,Michalski,Jablonski,Adanski,Pawlak,sobczak
    Nowicki,Sawicki, .I am sorry but i have a lot of Polish friends and they would laugh at you saying Cusack was. a Polish name.

  3. Khail Jo says:

    He’s Irish.

  4. Khail Jo says:

    Know that John Cusack is an American of pure blood Irish ancestry. But his hair and eyes are brunette, and he doesn’t seem to take any pigments from his Irish relatives. his sister, Joan looks like she Irish, because of her red hair. And that’s because most Irish people have reddish hair, green eyes, and pale skin.

    • Jordan says:

      No they don’t! only 10 percent of Irish people have red hair mate! I a’m Irish my hair is pitch black and i’ve hazel eyes. Most of the population have brown and black hair. You know nothing about irish people.

      • Jacklyn 224 says:

        Nope they’re two Irish looks one being red hair,green/blue eyes and pale skin and the other being jet black hair/dark brown hair,light eyes and pale skin.I loike

  5. Alakina says:

    I thought,he had Chinese or Japanese ancestry too…Anyway…He is one of the sexiest actors ever.Him and Ed Norton.I don’t know what their personalities are like but they seem like down-to-earth people…Brad Pitt and alike…Take a note please.

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