Michael Gross

Gross in 2013, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Michael Edward Gross

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

Date of Birth: June 21, 1947

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish

Michael Gross is an American television, film, and stage actor. His roles include the show Family Ties and the Tremors franchise.

Michael is the son of Virginia Ruth (Cahill) and William Oscar Gross. His sister is actress and comedian Mary Gross. He is married to casting director Elza Bergeron.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Chester Samuel Gross (the son of Oscar Gross and Mary Ellen Dowling). Chester was born in Iowa. Oscar was the son of John William Gross and Isabell Cutbirth. Mary Ellen was the daughter of Sam Dowling and Mary Mackey.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Mary Ruth Embich (the daughter of Charles A. Embich and Elizabeth Werner). Mary was born in Iowa. Charles was the son of Frederick A. Jackson Embich and Emily W. Duncan. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Werner.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Frances Leo “Frank” Cahill (the son of Patrick Cahill and Anna). Frances was born in Indiana, to a father from Ireland and a mother from England.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Martha Augusta Neumeister (the daughter of John G. Neumeister and Augusta A. Thiele). Martha was born in Illinois, to German parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Gross – http://www.geni.com

Genealogies and obituaries of Michael’s parents – http://www.findagrave.com

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