Thomas Barbusca

Barbusca in 2017, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: New Jersey, U.S. (likely)

Date of Birth: c. March 3, 2003

Ethnicity: Italian

Thomas Barbusca is an American actor. Among his roles are Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016).

His surname is pronounced bar-boos-ka. He has said (at 0:55 here):

…I’m Italian. Everybody thinks I’m Irish [because of his red hair color], but I’m 100% Italian, and nobody believes me… [My hair is] like Sicilian red hair… It’s like an auburn… Sicilian auburn, and nobody gets it.

His sister, Brielle Barbusca, is also an actress.

Thomas’s paternal grandfather was named Gaetano Barbusca.

Thomas’s paternal grandmother is Rosalie/Rosaline Contessa (the daughter of Nicola/Nicholas Contessa and Francesca/Frances Bellettieri). Rosalie was born in New York, to Italian parents. Nicola was the son of Rocko Contessa and Maria Latronica. Francesca was the daughter of Salvatore Bellettieri and Rosa Laguidire.

Thomas’s maternal grandparents are named Thomas Re and Linda Corda.

Sources: Marriage record of Thomas’s great-grandparents, Nicola/Nicholas Contessa and Francesca/Frances Bellettieri – https://familysearch.org

Thomas’s great-grandparents, Nicola/Nicholas Contessa and Francesca/Frances Bellettieri, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

7 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Rosalie Contessa was married to Gaetano Barbusca. There was a mafioso Gaetano Thomas ”Tommy” Barbusca who did in fact have a son called Louis. But I can’t figure out when and where Rosalie died. In Gaetano’s obituary, his wife is called Tina. Rosalie was already dead by the time Nicholas Contessa died in 1991.

    Thomas’ maternal grandparents are named Thomas Re and Linda Corda.

    • follers says:

      The obit lists Marie Lawrence as being the grandmother of Thomas and Brielle. She could also have two grandchildren with the same names, but that makes it unclear.

      • bablah says:

        Louis Barbusca is her nephew according to the obituary and Debra is his wife. Louis and Debra are Thomas’ parents’ names , per his and theirs social media. Rosalie shares Louis’ last name, and is Marie’s sister.

        • follers says:

          I know, but it’s curious. Anyway, I don’t know that it matters that much, since the genealogy of Barbusca’s great-grandparents, and onwards, is the same either way.

  2. bablah says:

    His birthday is around 03.03. 2003.

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