Milo Ventimiglia

GQ 2010 "Men of the Year" Party - Arrivals

Ventimiglia in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Milo Anthony Ventimiglia

Place of Birth: Anaheim, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 8, 1977

*Italian/Sicilian (father)
*English, Scottish (mother)

Milo Ventimiglia is an American actor. He is known for his role on the series Heroes, as Peter Petrelli, and This Is Us, as Jack Pearson.

Milo’s father, Peter Ventimiglia, is of Italian (Sicilian) descent. Milo’s mother, Carol Lynn (Wilson), has English and Scottish ancestry. Milo’s maternal grandfather was from a family from the American South, while Milo’s maternal grandmother was from a family of recent emigrants from Canada, and England and Scotland before then.

Miloa has said:

…my family is Italian English Irish Scottish French and Native American…

Milo’s mother is specifically said to have Cherokee Native American and Blackfoot Native American ancestry. She is also said to have Indian (from the country, India) roots. It is not clear if these lineages have been verified/documented. All of Milo’s maternal grandparents and great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses. It is also not clear which of Milo’s ancestors were Irish and/or French.

Milo’s paternal grandfather was John Anthony Ventimiglia (the son of Pietro/Peter Ventimiglia and Dorotea/Dorothy Corriere/Corrier). John was born in Illinois, to Italian parents. Pietro was from Alimena, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and was the son of Gaetano Ventimiglia and Calogera Militano. Dorotea was from Termini Imerese, also in Palermo, and was the daughter of Giovanni Curreri and Vincenza La Stella. The word Ventimiglia, meaning “twenty miles”, comes from the town of Ventimiglia, in Liguria, Italy, which later gave its name to another city, Ventimiglia di Sicilia. Ventimiglia is also a noble family.

Milo’s maternal grandfather was Anthie/Anthony “Tony” Wilson, Jr. (the son of Anthie Wilson and Sudie Mae Morris). Milo’s great-grandfather Anthie was the son of John Wesley Wilson and Zora Elima West. Sudie was the daughter of Charles Morris and Eddie.

Milo’s maternal grandmother was Frances Emily Maynard (the daughter of Leslie Philip/Phillip Maynard and Janet Emily Lamont). Frances was born in Canada, to American parents, from Michigan. Leslie was the son of John/James Henry Maynard and Jane F. Keaton. Milo’s great-grandmother Janet Lamont was born in Michigan, to Canadian parents, from Ontario, William Keith Lamont, whose parents were Scottish, and Jane A. Marshall.

Sources: Genealogy of Milo Ventimiglia –

Milo’s paternal grandfather, John Anthony Ventimiglia, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Milo Ventimiglia (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Milo’s maternal grandfather, Anthie/Anthony “Tony” Wilson, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Milo’s maternal grandmother, Frances Emily Maynard, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Milo’s maternal great-grandfather, Leslie Philip/Phillip Maynard (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Milo’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Jane F. Keaton, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

Milo’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Philip H. Phillips and Hannah Frazier, on the 1880 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

44 Responses

  1. Mixed Kidd says:

    CORRECTION: He is also French, Irish and Native American. He has tweeted about it before:

    “Milo is actually Greek but my family is Italian English Irish Scottish French and Native American”

    • Obey says:

      Even if he is a descendant of even an Indian, he remains white. If he marries a European, for example, he will not have black children, so he’s Caucasian. One more white man tanned to get on the list and fool a lot of people.

      • Mixed Kidd says:

        I just added info on what he tweeted himself. And maybe the “Native” and “Indian” part he’s referring to part North African/Middle Eastern from his Italian ancestry, since some Southern Europeans & other Mediterranean countires have ancestry from from there from long time ago, but I’m aware that he’s white still.

  2. andrew says:

    the source of his Native American ancestry might be from his maternal great-great-great-grandmother Sarah Philips, who is described as 1/2 American Indian here:

  3. neiltennant says:

    i had a poster of the band Bush on which GAVIN ROSDALE looked exactly like him

    funny because both do have Scottish + English roots on their mothers sides
    but on their fathers sides JEWISH and this guy ITALIAN


  4. andrew says:

    “Ventimiglia”, meaning “twenty miles”, comes from the town of Ventimiglia in Liguria, Italy, which later gave its name to another city, Ventimiglia di Sicilia.

    Ventimiglia is also a noble family:

  5. andrew says:

    Dorothy Corrier sounds French

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