Steve Oedekerk

Oedekerk in 2006, photo by Starfrenzy/

Birth Name: Steven Brent Oedekerk

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 27, 1961

Ethnicity: Italian (mother), Dutch, Frisian, Irish, possibly Hungarian

Steve Oedekerk is an American actor, stand-up comedian, director, editor, producer, and screenwriter. He is also known as Steve O. He is known for writing, directing, and starring in the film Kung Pow! Enter the Fist, and for his work with Jim Carrey and Tom Shadyac, including writing/directing entries in the Ace Ventura films.

His mother was born in Magnago, Italy.

He is married to Sandra, and has two children, including actress and tennis player Zoe Olivia, who is also known as Zoe Oedekerk.

Steve’s paternal grandfather was Martin Herman Gertrude Oedekerk (the son of Martinus Hermanus Gerhardus Oedekerk and Pauline Nicolette Madelaine Krado). Martin was born in South Africa, to Dutch parents. Martinus was the son of Andries Oedekerk, who was from Kampen, Overijssel, and of Antje Habekotté, who was born in Leeuwarden, Friesland. Pauline was born in Amsterdam, the daughter of Hendrik Krado and Helena Van Wijk.

Steve’s paternal grandmother was named Marie C. Friend (the daughter of Hiram Friend and Elizabeth). Marie was born in Illinois. Hiram was born in Illinois. Elizabeth was born in Illinois, to a father from Ireland.

Steve’s maternal grandfather was Carlo “Charles” Borlandelli (who likely was the son of Francesco Borlandelli and Francesca Tapella). Carlo was born in Magnago, Milan, Lombardy, Italy.

Steve’s maternal grandmother was named Rosa Fogliani. Rosa was born in Magnago, to a mother surnamed Mainini.


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10 Responses

  1. Dar says:

    Add Afrikaner and Dutch-South African/boer

  2. Dar says:

    Also the Wikipedia page List of Dutch- Americans states he is Afrikaner –
    Also I think it’s worth noting that he may have possible Hungarian ancestry from I’m guessing paternal grandmother –

  3. Dar says:

    He can still be considered Afrikaner because he’s his Dutch ancestry is recent but he is still has South African ancestry descended from Dutch immigrants. Yes many Afrikaners have Dutch (as well as German and French Huguenot), that goes back many generations but he still has Dutch-South African ancestry so yes you should add Afrikaner.

  4. andrew says:

    Charles Borlandelli and Rosa Fogliani were born in Magnago, Milan, Lombardy.

    Tapilla -> Tapella

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