Robert Knepper

2009 FOX Winter All-Star Party - Arrivals

Knepper in 2009, photo by

Birth Name: Robert Lyle Knepper

Place of Birth: Fremont, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 8, 1959

Ethnicity: German (mostly), along with Swiss-German, English, and Scottish

Robert Knepper is an American actor. His roles include the series Prison Break, Heroes, iZombie, and Twin Peaks, and the films Dean Koontz’s Phantoms, Hitman (2007), Transporter 3, R.I.P.D., Ride, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

He was raised partly in Maumee, Ohio. His father was a veterinarian. Robert is married to Nadine Kary. He has a son with his former wife Tory Herald.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Chester LeRoy Knepper (the son of Charles R. Knepper and Emma Catherine Fought). Chester was born in Ohio. Charles was the son of Joseph Knepper. Emma was the daughter of Jeremiah Fought and Catherine Ann Hetrick.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Estella/Estela June Brubaker (the daughter of John Lester Brubaker and Pansy May Crispen). Estella was born in Ohio. John was the son of Homer Brubaker and Margaret Ickes. Pansy was the daughter of Osborn F. Crispen and Elizabeth “Lizzie” J. Beatty.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was James Carroll Gillespie (the son of Ralph Rainey Gillespie and Carrie Estella Stockdale). James was born in Ohio.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was Carrie Henrietta/Henriette Neeb (the daughter of Henry Neeb and Mary Yeack). Carrie was born in Ohio, to German parents. Henry was the son of Jacob Neeb, from Nassau, and of Margaret Snyder, from Beier. Mary was the daughter of William Yeack.

Source: Obituary of Robert’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary (Yeack) Neeb –

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