Birth Name: Michael James Esper
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 1, 1976
Michael Esper is an American actor.
Michael is the son of acting teachers Suzanne and William “Bill” Esper, of The William Esper Studio in Manhattan.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was James V. Esper (the son of Slaby/Sliba/Slaiby “Sylvester” Esper and Helen Joseph Simon). James was born in Pennsylvania, to Arab emigrant parents. Slaby was born in Damascus, Syria, or in Lebanon, the son of Abraham Esper. Helen was also from Sabtiyeh, Lebanon, the daughter of Salomon.
Michael’s paternal grandmother was Daisy Mae/May Perram (the daughter of Elmer H. Perram and Clara L. Itschner). Daisy was born in Ohio. Elmer was the son of Charles Henry Perram, whose parents were English, and of Julia Ann Green, whose father was the son of German parents, and whose mother was English. Clara was the daughter of Herman C. Itschner/Itchner, whose parents were German, and of Louisa Straub, whose parents were from France and Germany, and were ethnic Germans.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Emil Hans Oberjat, Jr. (the son of Emil Oberjat, Sr. and Elise Werner/Wagner). Michael’s grandfather Emil was born in Germany. Michael’s great-grandfather Emil was the son of Leopold Oberjat and Henriette Gelhaar. Elise was the daughter of Jacob Werner/Wagner and Elizabeth Hergenhau.
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Lucia/Lucy Irene Lomacchio/Macchio/Machio (the daughter of Thomas J. Machio and Anne Spano). Lucia was born in New York, to Italian parents.
Marriage record of Michael’s paternal grandparents, James V. Esper and Daisy Mae/May Perram – http://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Michael’s paternal great-grandparents, Slaby/Sliba/Slaiby “Sylvester” Esper and Helen Joseph Simon – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandmother, Daisy Mae/May (Perram) Esper – http://www.newspapers.com
Obituary of Michael’s maternal great-aunt (grandfather’s sister) – http://www.legacy.com
Death record of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Lucia/Lucy Irene (Lomacchio/Macchio/Machio) Oberjat – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Michael’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister) – http://newspaperarchive.com