Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson at "The Conjuring" Los Angeles Premiere, Cinerama

Wilson in 2013, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Patrick Joseph Wilson

Place of Birth: Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 3, 1973

Ethnicity: English, along with Scottish and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Welsh and German

Patrick Wilson is an American actor and singer.

Patrick is the son of Mary Kay Wilson, a voice teacher and singer, and John Franklin Wilson, a former news anchor for WTVT in Tampa, Florida. His brother, Mark Wilson, took over their father’s anchor spot.

Patrick grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is married to actress and author Dagmara Domińczyk, with whom he has two children, including model Kalin Wilson.

Patrick’s paternal grandfather was Paul Jefferson Wilson (the son of Joseph Franklin Wilson and Mary Jane Robinette/Robinett). Paul was born in Virginia. Joseph was the son of Alfred G. Wilson and Nancy Jane Bartley. Patrick’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was the daughter of William Monroe/Morgan Robinette and Malissa/Melissa Prudence Holbrook.

Patrick’s paternal grandmother was Carol Elizabeth Williams (the daughter of John Dulaney/Delaney Williams and Bessie Baker “Bess” Tate). Carol was born in Virginia. John was the son of George Washington Williams and Frances “Fannie” A. Malone. Bessie was the daughter of William David Tate and Cornelia Virginia Smart.

Patrick’s maternal grandfather was Robert Stringfellow Burton (the son of Robert Stringfellow Burton, Sr. and Bertha Leonia Miller). Patrick’s grandfather Robert was born in Virginia. Patrick’s great-grandfather Robert was the son of Robert Thomas Burton and Virginia Belle Adams. Bertha was the daughter of William Marshall Miller and Sarah Alice Weston.

Patrick’s maternal grandmother was Mary Kathryn McCarrell (the daughter of Joseph Duckworth McCarrell and Kate Campbell). Mary Kathryn was born in South Carolina. Joseph was the son of Frank Pierce McCarrell and Adriana Levonia “Addie” Duckworth. Kate was the daughter of James Martin Campbell and Mary Louisa/Lou Stevenson.

Sources: Genealogy of Patrick Wilson (focusing on his father’s side) –

Patrick’s maternal grandmother, Mary Kathryn McCarrell, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Patrick’s maternal grandmother, Mary Kathryn (McCarrell) Burton –

7 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Wilson is related to President Biden (Robinette line), like 5th cousin or something

  2. bablah says:

    *Kate was the daughter of James Martin Campbell and Mary Louisa Stevenson.

  3. theropod says:

    Most definitely English/Scottish. Don’t see other ethnicities…

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