Birth Name: Richard Stuart Linklater
Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 30, 1960
Ethnicity: German, Irish, English, Scottish
Richard Linklater is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor.
Richard is the son of Diane and Charles Linklater III. He is married to Christina Harrison, with whom he is the father of actress Lorelei Linklater.
Richard’s paternal grandfather was Charles Waterloo Linklater, Jr. (the son of Charles Waterloo Linklater, Sr. and Mabel Ellen Winkler). Richard’s grandfather Charles was born in Illinois. Richard’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of James Linklater, who was from Shetland, Scotland, and of Julia Esther Root. Mabel was the daughter of William Winkler, whose parents were German, and of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ficke/Fieke, whose parents were also German.
Richard’s paternal grandmother was Shirley Hallie Bennett (the daughter of Albert Enoch Bennett and Elsie Elya Edgar). Shirley was born in Illinois. Albert was the son of Mason Bennett and Lenore Beals. Elsie was the daughter of Charles Edgar and Isabella/Isabelle.
Richard’s maternal grandfather was Charles R. Krieger (the son of Charles Julius Krieger and Anna O’Connor). Richard’s grandfather Charles was born in California. Richard’s great-grandfather Charles was born in Wisconsin, to German parents. Anna was born in Minnesota, to Irish parents.
Richard’s maternal grandmother was named Thelma M. Zalmer (the daughter of Leo V. Zalmer and Mildred J.). Thelma was born in Colorado. Leo’s father was German.
Sources: Genealogy of Richard Linklater – http://www.wikitree.com
Richard’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Richard’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert Enoch Bennett – http://www.familysearch.org
Richard’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Richard’s mother – http://obituaries.itemonline.com
Marriage record of Richard’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Julius Krieger and Anna O’Connor – http://www.familysearch.org