Jose Moreno Brooks
Birth Name: Jose Raymond Brooks
Place of Birth: San José, Santa Clara, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 3, 1985
*English, German, Irish (father)
Jose Moreno Brooks is an American actor. He has also been credited as Jose Brooks.
Jose is the son of Marilyn and Richard Brooks. His half-sister is footballer Bianca Henninger.
Jose has said:
I’m Mexican-American first, and secondly Irish and English from my father’s side. I was raised with a very proud Mexican family. My grandmother was from Sonora and my grandfather from Juarez. After moving to California, my grandfather became the first Mexican-American attorney and became a well respected entrepreneur who used to do a lot of pro bono work in The Bay Area.
Jose’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Burton Brooks (the son of Roy Leroy Brooks and Julia Thiem). Raymond was born in New Hampshire. Roy was born in Massachusetts, the son of Burton A. Brooks and Elizabeth V. Buckley. Julia was born in New Hampshire, to German parents, Oscar Thiem and Emily Delion.
Jose’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn Ruth Cooper (the daughter of Sidney James Prestige/Cooper and May Hopper). Evelyn was born in Massachusetts, to parents from England. Sidney was born in Churton, Chester, Cheshire, the son of Sidney George Prestige/Cooper and Annie Murphy, who was from Wexford, Ireland. May was born in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, the daughter of Edmund Hopper and Lizzie Morley.
Jose’s maternal grandfather was Jose Hector Moreno (the son of Jose Sifuentes Moreno and Esperanza de Morales). Jose’s grandfather Jose was born in Texas. Jose’s great-grandfather Jose was born in Texas, to Mexican parents. Esperanza was from Mexico.
Jose’s maternal grandmother was named Edith U. Salcido. Edith likely was born in Mexico.
Sources: Obituary of Jose’s paternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister) – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Jose’s maternal grandfather, Jose Hector Moreno – http://www.legacy.com