Birth Name: Paul Michael Gross
Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date of Birth: April 30, 1959
*father – German
*mother – Irish, Scottish
Paul Gross is a Canadian actor, producer, director, singer, and writer.
Paul is the son of Irene and Robert Gross. He is married to actress Martha Burns, with whom he has two children, including actress Hannah Gross.
Paul’s paternal grandfather was Charles Casper/Caspar Grosz (the son of George Grosz and Susannah Schneider). Charles was born in Ontario. George was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the son of Adam Grosz and Katherine Schuester. Susannah was born in Ontario, to German parents, Caspar Schneider and Christina Wilker.
Paul’s paternal grandmother was Arnetta A. Smith/Schmidt (the daughter of Henry Schmidt and Bertha Pleothner). Arnetta was born in Ontario. Henry was born in Ontario, to German parents, Conrad Schmidt/Schmidit and Anna Maria Dörr. Bertha was born in Ontario, also to German parents, Friedrich K. Plötner and Augusta Maria Elisabetha Löffler.
Paul’s maternal grandfather was Michael Joseph “Mike” Dunne (the son of Patrick Dunne and Annie/Anne Marie Murphy). Michael was born in Ballyraggan, Kildare, Ireland. Patrick was the son of Thomas Dunne and Johanna McGuirke. Annie was the daughter of James Murphy and Catherine Moore.
Paul’s maternal grandmother was Jean McAree (the daughter of Hugh McAree and Jessie Finlayson Sinclair). Jean was born in Coatbridge, Lanark, Scotland. Hugh was born in Monaghan, Monaghan, Ireland, the son of Alexander McAree and Mary Doonegan. Jessie was born in Glasgow, the daughter of John Robertson Sinclair and Grace McConechy.
Sources: Obituary of Paul’s uncle (father’s brother) – http://www.tabrownfuneralhome.com
Obituary of Paul’s aunt (mother’s sister) – http://www.sfh.ca
Information about Paul’s maternal grandfather, Michael Joseph “Mike” Dunne – http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com