Jonathan McDaniel

McDaniel in 2012, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Jonathan Richard McDaniel

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 17, 1985

*father – likely African-American
*mother – English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, distant French, Dutch, and Swiss-French

Jonathan McDaniel is an American actor and rapper. He has appeared on the shows That’s So Raven, Raven’s Home, and Hit the Floor. He is also known as Lil J.

His father is likely African-American. His mother is white, and is mostly of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and German, as well as distant French, Dutch, and Swiss-French, descent. He is married to Jacqueline, with whom he has two children.

Jonathan’s maternal grandfather was Richard D. Durbin (the son of Kenneth Oscar Durbin and Roberta Ann Lister). Richard was likely born in Wyoming. Kenneth was born in Iowa, the son of James Bruce Durbin and Ellen Gertrude “Gertie” Brown. Roberta was born in Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd Earl Lister and Mary Evelyn Williams.

Jonathan’s maternal grandmother was Bertie/Birdie Beatrice Leggitt (the daughter of Bruce Arch Leggitt and Dorothy E. Logan). Bertie was born in Wyoming. Bruce was born in Missouri, the son of Albert Tillman Leggitt and Bertha Leola “Bertie” Clinkinbeard. Dorothy was born in either Colorado or Idaho, the daughter of John Thomas Logan and Beatrice Alice Ward.

Sources: Genealogy of Jonathan’s maternal grandfather, Richard D. Durbin –

Death record of Jonathan’s maternal grandmother, Bertie/Birdie Beatrice (Leggitt) Durbin –

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