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. His roles include the shows That’s So Raven, Hit the Floor, and Raven’s Home, the films Nora’s Hair Salon, Kill Katie Malone, Detention (2010), In the Hive, and Call Me King, and the made-for-tv movie Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board. 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. He has three 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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