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/Johannesen Heksum and Nikoline/Lina Olsdatter Haarstad). Ole was born in Kristiania, Oslo. Anders was the son of Johannes Andersen Narumstuen and Helene Nilsdatter/Nielsdatter 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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