Matt Prokop

Matt Prokop

Prokop in 2012, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Matthew Ray Prokop

Place of Birth: Victoria, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 29, 1990

Ethnicity: 37.5% Czech [Bohemian, Moravian], English, Scottish, German, Sorbian, Welsh

Matt Prokop is an American actor. He has had leading roles in the films High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) and Furry Vengeance (2010) and television’s Geek Charming (2011).

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Jerry Godfrey Prokop (the son of Godfrey Prokop and Frances/Francis Opela). Jerry was born in Texas. Matt’s great-grandfather Godfrey was a Bohemian Czech. Francis’s parents also emigrated from Bohemia.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Linda Carol Griffith (the daughter of Paul Warren Griffith and Agnes Lucille Bezdek). Linda was born in Texas. Paul was the son of Cloud William Griffith and Ethel Chester. Agnes’s parents, Rudolph Bezdek and Anna/Annie Perdock, were Moravian Czech.

Matt’s maternal grandfather is Charles William Terry III (the son of Charles William Terry, Jr. and Agnes Ruth Karcher). Matt’s grandfather Charles was born in Texas. Matt’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Charles William Terry and Caroline Tasin. Agnes was the daughter of Isadore Fred Karcher and Annie/Anna Hathaway. Matt’s great-great-grandfather Isadore was the son of Friedrich Franz Carl Karcher, who was born in Baden, Lower Austria, Austria; and of Fridericke Johanna Kambor, who was Sorbian, and was from Wunscha, Niederschlesischer Oberlausitzkreis, Sachsen, Germany.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Shirley Mae Hollander (the daughter of Thomas Curron Hollander and Ora Naomi/Nomia Crawford). Shirley was born in Texas. Thomas was the son of Thomas Curron Hollander and Lula Gray. Ora was the daughter of William George Washington Crawford and Sarah Jane Moore.

Sources: Obituary of Matt’s paternal grandfather, Jerry Godfrey Prokop –

Matt’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Warren Griffith, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Matt’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Cloud William Griffith, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Matt’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ethel Chester, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Some of Matt’s mother’s family history –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal grandmother, Shirley Mae Hollander –

11 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Fridericke Johanna Kambor was Sorbian.

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