Birth Name: John Smeallie Youngs
Place of Birth: Old Bethpage, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 25, 1949
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Dutch
John Savage is an American actor. His roles include the films The Deer Hunter, The Onion Field, Hair, Inside Moves, and Salvador, and the show Dark Angel.
He is the son of Muriel Vanderveer and Floyd-Jones Youngs, an insurance salesman. He is a brother of television and radio personality Robin Young and actor Jim Youngs.
John’s paternal grandfather was Floyd-Jones Youngs/Younge (the son of Elbert Jones Younge/Youngs and Annie/Anne Mansfield Hawkins). John’s grandfather Floyd-Jones was born in New York. Elbert was the son of Daniel Tobias Youngs, whose mother was born in Baden, Germany, and of Margaret Gantley Cutter. Annie was the daughter of Willett N. Hawkins and Phoebe M. Moore.
John’s paternal grandmother was Ruth McLachlan (the daughter of James McLachlan and Josephine A. Caldwell). Ruth was born in New York. James was a Scottish immigrant, the son of James McLachlan/McLanglan and Jamima Daly. Josephine was the daughter of Thomas Caldwell, who likely had deep roots in the U.S., and of Ruth Smithers, who was the daughter of English parents.
John’s maternal grandfather was John VanDerVeer/Van Der Veer Smeallie (the son of James A. Smeallie and Ada VanDerVeer/Van Der Veer). John’s grandfather John was born in Amsterdam, New York. John’s great-grandmother Ada was the daughter of John J. VanDerVeer/Van Der Veer and Jennie/Jane Ann VanEvera/Van Evera.
John’s maternal grandmother was Madge Ernestine Robie (the daughter of George L. Robie and Ernestine/Earnestine Dalton). Madge was born in New York. George was the son of George Washington Robie and Emily Brown. John’s great-grandmother Ernestine was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Amoret Dalton and Marinda P. Westcott.
Sources: John’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of John’s mother – https://www.legacy.com
Death record of John’s maternal grandfather, John VanDerVeer/Van Der Veer Smeallie – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of John’s maternal great-grandmother, Ada (VanDerVeer/Van Der Veer) Smeallie – https://www.findagrave.com
John’s maternal grandmother, Madge Ernestine Robie, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org