Matt Walsh

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Birth Name: Matthew Paul Walsh

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 13, 1964

*father – Irish
*maternal grandfather – Slovenian
*maternal grandmother – English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Dutch

Matt Walsh is an American actor, comedian, director, and writer.

Through his maternal grandmother, Matt’s eighth great-grandfather was James Pendarvis, who was born, c. 1723, to Joseph Pendarvis, who was white, and Parthenia, an African slave. This makes Matt of 1/2048th African descent.

Matt is married to Morgan, with whom he has three children.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Patrick Francis Walsh (the son of Michael Walsh and Mary Grady). Patrick was an Irish emigrant, from County Mayo, Ireland.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Bridget Gavin (the daughter of Michael Gavin and Mary McGreal). Agnes was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Irish parents.

Matt’s maternal grandparents were Michael Peter Gosack (the son of Michael Anton Gosack and Theresa J. Lorenci). Matt’s grandfather Michael was born in Illinois, to Yugoslav parents, likely of Slovenian descent. Matt’s great-grandfather Michael was the son of Franz Gosack and Mary Berevadt.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Edith Lorraine Thompson (the daughter of Luther Otto Thompson and Zetta Corene Fry). Edith was born in Illinois. Luther was the son of Thomas Twigg Thompson and Susan Jane Day. Zetta was the daughter of Henry Lee Fry and Pearl Viola Palmer.

Sources: Obituary of Matt’s father –

Genealogy of Matt’s father –

Matt’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, Michael Anton Gosack and Theresa J. Lorenci, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal fifth great-grandfather, James Wood Pendarvis –

1 Response

  1. madman says:

    *Irish (father)
    *Slovenian, as well as English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Dutch, 1/1024th African (mother)

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