Josh Holloway

Josh Holloway – 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards – Arrivals – Nokia Theatre LA Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2014 – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Josh Lee Holloway

Place of Birth: San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 20, 1969

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, distant German and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Josh Holloway is an American actor, model, and producer. He was born in San Jose, California, and was raised in Free Home, Georgia, and around the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Josh is married to Yessica Kumala, who was born in Indonesia, of Chinese descent. The couple has two children.

He is related to Baptist preacher Dr. Dale Holloway and author and World War II prisoner-of-war Carl Holloway.

Josh’s paternal grandfather was Keith Millard Holloway (the son of John Milner Holloway and Lula Louise Pearson). Keith was born in Mississippi. John was the son of Louis/Lewis Napolean Holloway and Susan Elizabeth “Bettie” Milner. Lula was the daughter of Harris Leander Pearson and Louisa Francis/Frances Spence.

Josh’s paternal grandmother was Mayme/Mamie Deveira/Devera Lee (the daughter of Felix Monroe Lee and Myrtie/Myrtle Marie Spiers). Mayme was born in Mississippi. Felix was the son of Freeman William Lee and Rachel Rebecca Stockstill. Myrtie was the daughter of William Pinkney Spiers and Sarah Jane Spence.

Sources: Josh’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Josh’s paternal grandfather, Keith Millard Holloway, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Josh’s paternal grandfather, Keith Millard Holloway –

Josh’s paternal grandmother, Mayme Deveira/Devera Lee, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

10 Responses

  1. Nathan M says:

    Holloway is an English surname not Scottish

  2. jackson9 says:

    He is German: Rev. Johann Jakob Preisz Price (1676-1741) and Anna Margaret Hornung (1676-1773), Josh’s 9th great-great grandparents were born in Germany.
    Scotch-Irish: William Sproule (1720-1806), was Josh’s 7th great-grandfather born in Ireland with recent ancestry going back to Scotland from Protestant Irish roots.
    Irish: William Wilson (10th great-grandfather) from Westmeath, Ireland.

  3. bablah says:

    So, since he has said that he is related to Dr. Dale Holloway and World War II POW Carl Holloway, I managed to find his paternal grandfather’s family.

    Josh’s father is Lee Lewis Holloway, so I found a Lee Holloway on 1940 census (his parents ages are wrong on this one):
    His parents are Keith Millard Holloway and Mayme Deveira Lee.

    Keith’s obituary:

    So I searched for Keith on an earlier census and found him in the same household as Carl:

    His parents were John Milner Holloway and Lula Pearson.

    He also claims to descend from Robert E. Lee, which would presumably be from hi grandmother’s side, but I haven’t managed to trace her back to him.

  4. pwecious says:

    he is actually dutch and scottish..

  5. Jack says:

    He’s Irish not English. It’s a big difference

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