Peter Atencio

Atencio in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Peter A. Atencio

Place of Birth: Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 15, 1983

*50% Ashkenazi Jewish
*28.125% mix of English, Irish, Scottish, and Northern Irish/Scots-Irish
*21.875% Mexican

Peter Atencio is an American television and film director, and producer. He has directed television series Key & Peele and the film Keanu (2016).

His father has Mexican, English, Irish, Scottish, and Northern Irish/Scots-Irish ancestry. His mother is Ashkenazi Jewish. His maternal grandparents met in the Dominican Republic, where they had moved to from Europe.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was Agapito Peter Atencio (the son of Agapito Peter Atencio and Ida E. Stella Abeyta). Peter’s grandfather Agapito was born in Colorado. Peter’s great-grandfather Agapito was born in Colorado, the son of Manuel de Jesús Atencio and Maria Victoria Valdez. Ida was born in Colorado, the daughter of Teodoro Abeyta and Amelia McBride, who likely was of half-Mexican and half-Colonial American descent.

Peter’s paternal grandmother was Elouise Hunt (the daughter of Newton Millard Hunt and Eunice Dean Rice). Elouise was born in Missouri. Newton was born in Missouri, the son of John Richard Hunt and Isabelle “Belle” Blessing. Eunice was born in Missouri, the daughter of Jasper Newton Rice and Florence Estelle Porter.

Peter’s maternal grandfather was named Klaus Martin Frank. Klaus was born in Dortmund, Germany.

Peter’s maternal grandmother was named Eva L. Eva was born in Vienna, Austria.

Sources: Obituary of Peter’s paternal grandmother, Elouise (Hunt) Atencio –

Obituary of Peter’s maternal grandfather, Klaus Martin Frank –

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.