Paul F. Tompkins

09/06/2018 – Paul F. Tompkins – The Paley Center For Media’s 2018 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews – Netflix – Arrivals – The Paley Center for Media, 465 North Beverly Drive – Beverly Hills, CA, USA -Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Paul Francis Tompkins

Place of Birth: Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 12, 1968

*father – Irish, as well as German, English, Danish, French
*mother – Italian [including Sicilian]

Paul F. Tompkins is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He is married to actress Janie Haddad Tompkins.

Paul’s paternal grandfather was William Earl Tompkins (the son of John Kirby Tompkins and Anna Katherine Geiger). William was born in Pennsylvania. John was the son of William H. Tompkins and Maren Christensen, who was Danish. Anna was German, the daughter of Johannes/John Geiger and Katharina/Catherine Dobler.

Paul’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Wills Doyle (the daughter of Joseph Doyle and Katherine Starr Wills). Margaret was born in Pennsylvania. Joseph was the son of Irish parents, Joseph Doyle and Jane McCann. Katherine was the daughter of George Washington Wills and Katherine Dougherty.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was Vittorio/Vito/Victor Benvenuto (the son of Vitale Benvenuto and Rosalia/Rose Cimo). Vito was born in Italy. Vitale was the son of Nicola Benvenuto. Rosalia was born in Cammarata, province of Agrigento, Sicily, the daughter of Vito Cimo and Maria Giuseppe Bagillera.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was Philomena Ciffarelli (the daughter of Giuseppe Frances “Joseph Frank” Ciffarelli and Pasqualina “Lena” Abate/Abatte/Abbate). Philomena was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents.

Sources: Obituary of Paul’s father –

Obituary of Paul’s mother –

2 Responses

  1. jonasbsjr says:

    Vey likely his Tompkins line started with an english ancestor who imigrated to Ireland and then his family imigrated to the US eventually.

  2. Devil says:

    One of his great-grandmothers, Anna Katherine (Geiger) Tompkins, was German. See here

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