Jon-Erik Hexum

Date of Birth: November 5, 1957

Place of Birth: Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Death: October 18, 1984

Place of Death: Century City, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Norwegian

Jon-Erik Hexum was an American actor and model. He starred on the shows Voyagers! and Cover Up, and in the films Making of a Male Model and The Bear (1984). He was the son of Gretha Olivia and Thorleif Andreas Hexum. His father was a Norwegian emigrant, from Bergen. His mother was born in Minnesota, of Norwegian descent. He was raised mostly in Tenafly.

Jon-Erik’s paternal grandfather was Ole Andersen/Anderson Hexum (the son of Anders Johannessen Heksum and Nikoline Olsdatter Haarstad). Ole was born in Kristiania, Oslo. Anders was the son of Johannes Andersen Narumstuen and Helene Nilsdatter Stikbakkestuen. Nikoline was the daughter of Ole Nilsen Hveem Østre and Berte Marie Olsdatter Gihleengen.

Jon-Erik’s paternal grandmother was Gina Josephine Johnsen/Johnson (the daughter of Ole Ringnes Johnsen and Anne Knudsdotter Heldeneie). Gina was born in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. Ole was the son of John Jacobsen Ringnodt. Anne was the daughter of Knud Eriksen Valberg and Rambjør Olsdatter Heldeneie.

Jon-Erik’s maternal grandfather was Peter R. Paulsen (the son of Jens Paulsen and Anne D. Rasmusen). Peter was born in Iceland, likely of Norwegian descent.

Jon-Erik’s maternal grandmother was named Karn/Karen Marie Snipen. Karn was born in Oslo, Norway.

Sources: Genealogies of Jon-Erik Hexum –

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