John Francis Daley

PaleyFest 2012 Presents "Bones" - Arrivals

Daley in 2012, photo by PrPhotos

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

Date of Birth: July 20, 1985

*Irish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

John Francis Daley is an American actor, screenwriter, director, and musician. His roles include the shows Freaks and Geeks and Bones. With his professional partner Jonathan Goldstein, he has co-written the films Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Vacation (2015), and co-directed the latter film, as well as Game Night.

He is the son of Nancy and R.F. Daley, an actor. He is married to writer Corinne Kingsbury, with whom he has a son.

John’s maternal grandfather was Harold Terchin (the son of Max Terchin and Rachel/Ray Goldstein). Harold was born in Illinois, to English-born parents, who were both the children of Russian Jewish immigrants. Max was the son of Isaac Terchin. Rachel was the daughter of Lazarus Goldstein and Golda.

John’s maternal grandmother was Lorraine Cooper (the daughter of Harry Cooper and Jeanette Niedle/Niedel). Lorraine was born in Illinois. Harry was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Jeanette was a Russian Jewish immigrant.


Genealogies of John’s maternal grandparents, Harold Terchin and Lorraine (Cooper) Terchin –

John’s maternal grandfather, Harold Terchin, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Harold Terchin on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of John’s maternal grandfather, Harold Terchin –

John’s maternal grandmother, Lorraine Cooper, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of John’s maternal grandmother, Lorraine (Cooper) Terchin –

4 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Paternal grandfather: Basil M. Daley (1921-1991) (Iowa) was the son of William John Daley and Ismay G. Reese. William was born in Iowa, the son of Edmond Daley (Limerick, Ireland) and Mary Agnes Reagan. Ismay was born in Iowa, the daughter of Christian George Reese and Adaline Ketelsen. Christian and Adaline’s parents were Swiss-German.
    Paternal grandmother: Lois Mae Woolston (1923-2007) (Iowa) was the daughter of Simon Percy Woolston and Elizabeth Nelson. Simon was the son of John Sherman Woolston and Phoebe Jane Jaroleman. Elizabeth was the daughter of George W. Nelson and Aneliza F. Bookman.
    Maternal grandfather: Ronald Weir Reynolds (1925-2005) (Philadelphia), was the son of William Roland Reynolds and Suzanne Carr (both died Baptist, btw). Ronald was the son of Oliver Roland Reynolds and Zenalde Mitchner Vandergrift. Suzanne was the daughter of Joseph L. Carr and Susannah W. Suter.
    Maternal grandmother: Virginia Marple (1925) (Pennsylvania).
    Ethnicity: Irish, German/Swiss-German, English (father), German (maternal grandfather), Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandmother)

  2. J.J. says:

    correction; his eyes are green/hazel

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