Ray William Johnson

Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 14, 1981

*mother – English, German, Scottish

Ray William Johnson is an American actor, comedian, film producer, film director, screenwriter, and rapper. He is known for his YouTube series Equals Three (=3).

Ray’s mother’s name is Cindy Robbins. Ray has said that he was brought up by his mother and his grandparents, and that his father was an addict who left the family when Ray was one year old.

Ray’s mother has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. It is not publicly known what his father’s ancestry was. Although various claims have been made that Ray is of Indian descent, he has clearly stated that he is not Indian. In this clip, Ray talks about his father, soon after he had passed away.

Ray’s maternal grandfather was Earl William Robbins (the son of William Henry Robbins and Anna Marie Kusil). Earl was born in Oklahoma. Ray’s great-grandfather William was the son of Willis Robbins and Annie Elizabeth Carter. Anna was born in Ohio, the daughter of Mathias/Matyas “Mats” Kusil and Katherine/Katie Bittinger, who were born in Hungary, of ethnic German descent.

Ray’s maternal grandmother is Dixie Raye Gazaway (the daughter of Odell Don Gazaway and Clara Lona Gordon). Odell was the son of Albert Gazaway and Maggie L. Whitt. Clara was the daughter of Charlie/Charley Brown Gordon and Lona Caroline Pannell.

Sources: Genealogy and obituary of Ray’s maternal grandfather, Earl William Robbins – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Ray’s maternal great-uncle – http://legacy.newsok.com

Genealogies of Ray’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Marie Kusil (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Immigration record of Ray’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Mathias/Matyas “Mats” Kusil – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ray’s maternal grandmother, Dixie Raye Gazaway (through Dixie’s sister) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Ray’s maternal grandmother, Dixie Raye Gazaway (through Dixie’s sister) (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Ray’s maternal great-grandmother, Clara Lona (Gordon) Gazaway – http://legacy.newsok.com

Genealogy of Ray’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Lona Caroline Pannell – http://www.ancestry.com

3 Responses

  1. Thenabster says:

    Where is his father from? I always thought Johnson looked Indian or Iranian.

  2. madman says:

    I’m very curious about his father, who died in 2014/2015 from cancer. If he lives in the area where Ray is from (and maybe also has the surname Johnson), he shouldn’t be impossible to find, although I’ve made no progress this far.

  3. madman says:

    Mathias “Mats” Kusil was of German descent. It says to in his immigration record:

    Change his mother’s ethnicity to just English, German, Scottish.

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