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