Place of Birth: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: April 8, 1981
Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, other
Taylor Kitsch is a Canadian actor and model. His roles include the films John Tucker Must Die, Snakes on a Plane, The Covenant, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Bang Bang Club, John Carter, Battleship, Savages, Lone Survivor, The Grand Seduction, American Assassin, Only the Brave, and 21 Bridges, and television’s Friday Night Lights, The Normal Heart, True Detective, Waco, The Defeated, and The Terminal List.
Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Rudolf/Rudolph Kitsch (the son of Philip Andrew Kitsch and Elizabeth/Elisabeth Caroline Phillips). Rudolf was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, to parents of ethnic German descent, from Zelenyi Yar, Ukraine. Philip was the son of Johann Philipp Kitsch and Katherina/Katharina Maria Elisabetha Schneider. Taylor’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of August Phillips and Caroline Keib.
Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Patricia Margaret Paisley (the daughter of William Paisley and Barbara McKrindle). Patricia was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, to Scottish parents. William was born in Maybole, Ayrshire. Barbara was the daughter of John Young and Jane Smith.
Taylor’s maternal grandfather was named Ken Green.
Taylor’s maternal grandmother was named Marjorie.
Sources: Genealogy of Taylor Kitsch – https://www.geni.com
Taylor’s paternal grandfather, Rudolf/Rudolph Kitsch, on the 1926 Canada Prairie Provinces Census – https://www.familysearch.org