Ronald D. Moore

Moore in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Ronald Dowl Moore

Place of Birth: Fresno, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 5, 1964

*father – English, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, some German
*mother – Azorean Portuguese

Ronald D. Moore is an American screenwriter and television producer. He is known for developing science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica (2004) and For All Mankind (2019), among others.

He was raised in Chowchilla, California. Ronald is married to costume designer Terry Dresbach. He has three children.

Ronald’s paternal grandfather was Dowl/Dowell Crystal Moore (the son of Dexter Roland/Rollen Moore and Emma Elizabeth King). Ronald’s grandfather Dowl was born in either Oklahoma or Arkansas. Dexter was born in Arkansas, the son of William Wiley Moore and Rachel Adelia Catherine Roberts. Emma was born in Arkansas, the daughter of Leonard Columbus King and Dona Caldawna Huffstetler.

Ronald’s paternal grandmother is Ina Mae Bolding (the daughter of Richard Pike Bolding and Joy Della Richardson). Ina was born in Oklahoma. Richard was born in Texas, the son of Andrew Pickens Harrison Bolding and Ailey Adeline Sophronia Miller. Joy was born in Oklahoma, the daughter of Peter Wilbury Richardson and Frances Ellen Crawford.

Ronald’s maternal grandfather was Francis Marion “Frank” Pacheco (the son of Marion/Marian Pacheco and Mary Moura). Francis was born in California, to Azorean Portuguese parents. Ronald’s great-grandfather Marion was born in Santa Cruz da Graciosa, on Graciosa island.

Ronald’s maternal grandmother was Irene Anita Ray (the daughter of Frank E. Ray and Marie King). Irene was born in California. Frank was born in California, to Azorean Portuguese parents, Manuel Ray and Julia. Marie was born in California, also to parents from the Azores, Joseph King and Maria Mendonça/Mandonsa.

Sources: Obituary of Ronald’s father –

Obituary of Ronald’s paternal great-grandmother, Joy Della (Richardson) Bolding –

Obituary of Ronald’s maternal grandmother, Irene Anita (Ray) Pacheco –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    he kinda looks like George Lucas

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