Birth Name: Michael John Myers
Place of Birth: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: May 25, 1963
Ethnicity: English, small amount of Welsh
Mike Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is known for his Wayne Campbell, Austin Powers, and Shrek characters. He reportedly also has U.S. and U.K. citizenship.
His parents, Alice E. (Hind) and Eric R. Myers, were English, born in West Derby, Liverpool, and moved to Canada. He also has some Welsh ancestry. Mike was raised as an Anglican. His brother, Paul Myers, is an indie rock singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and author. Mike is married to café owner Kelly Tisdale, with whom he has three children.
Mike is sometimes described as also being of Irish and Scottish descent. It is not clear exactly which of his ancestors were Irish and/or Scottish.
Mike’s paternal grandfather was John Myers (the son of Phillip Myers and Mary Atherton). John was born in West Derby, Lancashire, England.
Mike’s paternal grandmother was Amy Laugharne (the daughter of William Laugharne and Mary Eleanor Willan). Amy was born in West Derby, and was said to have been of part Welsh ancestry.
Mike’s maternal grandfather was Matthew Hind/Hinde (the son of Matthew Hind/Hinde and Alice). Mike’s grandfather Matthew was born in West Derby.
Mike’s maternal grandmother was Alice Boote (the daughter of John Breden Boote and Eliza Jane Wordsworth). Alice was born in West Derby. John was the son of John Boote, whose mother was Welsh, from Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey, and of Martha Jane Corns. Eliza was the daughter of John Fawcett Wordsworth and Jane Eliza Radcliffe.
Sources: Genealogy of Mike Myers – https://www.geni.com
Mike’s maternal grandfather, Matthew Hind/Hinde, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Mike’s maternal grandmother, Alice Boote, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org