Joshua Bassett

09/30/2019 – Joshua Bassett – Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” World Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Place of Birth: Oceanside, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 22, 2000

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

Joshua Bassett is an American actor. He plays the male lead in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Joshua’s patrilineal line can be traced to Thomas Bassett, who was born, c. 1668, in New Kent County, Virginia.

Joshua’s paternal grandfather was Jean J. Bassett (the son of Comer Hudson Bassett and Gertrude Martia/Martie Copeland). Jean was born in Oklahoma. Comer was the son of John Elbert Bassett and Mary Florence Lou Ellen/Louellen Strong. Gertrude was the daughter of Samuel Harper Copeland and Hettie Esther Gooch.

Joshua’s paternal grandmother was Anita Gertrude Viner (the daughter of Burpee Edward Viner and Gertrude Ann Myers). Anita born in New Jersey, and was a singer. Burpee was born in Kingsport, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, of German origin, the son of Edward Charles Viner and Alice/Lavinia B. Garby/Garvie. Joshua’s great-grandmother Gertrude was born in Connecticut, to German parents, Otto F./E. Myers/Meyers/Myr and Annie/Ann/Anni/Anna E.

Joshua’s maternal grandfather was John Edwin Richardson (the daughter of Edwin Parker Richardson and Nedra Alene Hartley). John was born in California. Joshua’s great-grandfather Edwin was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of English parents, John W. “Jack” Richardson, who was from Badford, Yorkshire, and Nannie/Nanny/Annie Frankland, who was from Horton, Yorkshire. Nedra was the daughter of Harry William Hartley and Sylvia Ruth Forbes.

Joshua’s maternal grandmother is Colleen Coleman O’Harra (born Colleen Coleman, the daughter of Walter Logan Coleman and Dorothy Lucille McDonnell). Colleen was born in California, and is an attorney and Oceanside politician. Walter was the son of Walter Winfield Coleman and Nancy/Nannie Ann/Anne Bish. Dorothy was born in South Dakota, the daughter of Charles Patrick McDonnell and Grace L. Graves/Graber.

Sources: Genealogy of Joshua’s paternal grandfather, Jean J. Bassett –

Joshua’s paternal grandmother, Anita Gertrude Viner, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Joshua’s paternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Ann Myers, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Gertrude Ann Myers on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Joshua’s paternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Ann (Myers) Viner –

Joshua’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Otto F./E. Myers/Meyers/Myr and Annie/Ann/Anni/Anna E., on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Joshua’s maternal grandfather, John Edwin Richardson –

Marriage record of Joshua’s maternal great-grandparents, Walter Logan Coleman and Dorothy Lucille McDonnell –

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