Thomas Ian Nicholas
Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 10, 1980
Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), German, English, Irish, Cornish
Thomas Ian Nicholas, also credited as Thomas Nicholas, is an American actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and writer. He is known for starring in Rookie of the Year and as Kevin in the American Pie films.
One of his brothers is actor Tim Scarne. Thomas’ mother is professional dancer Marla Nicholas. Thomas is married to house music DJ and vocalist DJ Colette, with whom he has two children, including actor Nolan River.
Thomas’ paternal grandfather was comedian Bobby Sargent (Robert William Scarnecchia, the son of Angelo Scarnecchia and Elena Ferraro). Bobby was born in Ohio, to parents who were actors with the Italian theater, a touring company that presented plays in Italian and English. Angelo was born in Barrea, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, the son of Orazio Antonio Scarnecchia and Cleonice Santa D’Aquila. Elena was born in Montecalvario, Naples, and was the daughter of Angelo A. Ferraro and Filomena Napolitano.
Thomas’ paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Alice Zick (the daughter of Fredrick “Fred” Zick and Anna Elizabeth Seidelman). Thomas’ grandmother Elizabeth was born in Wisconsin. Fredrick was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, David Zick and Augusta Buelow. Anna was born in Marktbergel, Germany, the daughter of Johann Michael Seidelmann and Anna Margaretha “Minna” Hoch.
Thomas’ maternal grandfather was Francis Starr Berry Rea (the son of Frederick Albert Berry and Fay Goodman). Francis was born in California. Frederick was born in Massachusetts, the son of Albert Lawrence Berry and Lillie Amelia Mason. Fay was born in Utah, the daughter of Nathaniel Goodman, who was born in Bristol, England, to parents from Cornwall, and of Ada Flavilla Emeline Weeden.
Thomas’ maternal grandmother was Rhonnie Kelly (the daughter of George Sylvester Kelly and Lillian/Lilian Dora Kitt Nehremin/Nehrenheim). Rhonnie was born in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia. George was the son of James Kelly, who was Irish, and of Amy Elizabeth Shipton, who was born in York, Yorkshire, England. Lillian was the daughter of German parents, Carl/Charles August Nehrenheim, who was born in Grieben, Darkehmen, Prussia, and Ernstiene Struckmann, who was born in Insterberg, East Prussia.
Sources: Family history of Thomas’s paternal grandfather, Bobby Sargent/Scarnecchia – https://cinziarosasdescendantsblog.wordpress.com
Biographical information about Thomas’s paternal grandfather, Bobby Sargent/Scarnecchia – https://www.newspapers.com