Birth Name: Michael G. D’Isa
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 15, 1965
Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), Irish, English, German
Mike Disa is an American animator, director, and screenwriter. He began his animation work with Disney on their 1990s films. He has directed the films Dead Space: Aftermath, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, both of which he also co-wrote, and Postman Pat: The Movie, co-directed the film Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic, and directed episodes of Wacky Races.
He was raised near Marquette Park, on the South Side of Chicago. His father was an arts teacher. Mike is Catholic. He is married to Laura Hogan.
Mike’s paternal grandfather was Ezra Louis D’Isa (the son of Louis/Luigi Giovanni Pietro Giuseppe Giacomo Ottavio D’Isa and Florence Maselli). Ezra was born in New York. Louis was born in Formicola, Caserta, Campania, the son of Francisco/Francesco Angelo D’Isa and Angeline/Angela Teresa Formichelle/Formichella. Florence was born in Ohio, the daughter of Italian parents, Frank A. Maselli and Marie H./Rose.
Mike’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis Irene Mead (the daughter of Jasper Meckel Mead and Edith Olive/Irene Adams). Phyllis was born in Ohio. Jasper was the son of George Isaacs/Isaac Mead, who was born in Ontario, Canada, to English parents, and of Lettie Irene Meckel. Edith was the daughter of John Ebbert Adams and Mary Susan Gillespie.
Mike’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Brown.
Sources: Genealogy of Mike Disa (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Mike’s father – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Mike’s father – http://www.legacy.com