Birth Name: Thomas Peter Amandes
Place of Birth: Richmond, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 9, 1959
*German, Irish (mother)
Tom Amandes is an American actor and director.
His father was the son of Greek parents, from Turkey. His mother was of half German and half Irish descent. He is married to actress Nancy Everhard, with whom he has three children.
Tom’s paternal grandfather was named Constantine George/Gust/Gus Amandes/Armandes/Amanadites. Gust was born in Ordu, Trapizond, Turkey, and was of Greek descent.
Tom’s paternal grandmother was named Deborah Derebey (the daughter of Theophilos Derebey and Magdaline Marifoglou). Deborah was born in Broussa, Turkey, and spoke Greek. Her surname is possibly of Turkish origin. Theophilos likely was the son of Apostolos Derebey and Eleni Philoxenides.
Tom’s maternal grandfather was William Walter Kottke (the son of Charles C. Kottke and Bertha Zimmerman). William was born in Illinois. Charles was German. Bertha was born in Illinois, to German parents.
Tom’s maternal grandmother was Esther Shaughnessy (the daughter of Edward J. Shaughnessy and Bridget Poland). Esther was born in Illinois. Edward and Bridget were born in Illinois, both of them to Irish parents.
Sources: Tom’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Tom’s father – http://files.usgwarchives.net
Marriage record of Tom’s paternal grandparents, Constantine George/Gust/Gus Amandes/Armandes/Amanadites and Deborah Derebey – https://www.familysearch.org
Tom’s maternal grandfather, William Walter Kottke, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Tom’s maternal grandmother, Esther Shaughnessy, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org