Tom Wopat

Tom Wopat – “Sondheim on Sondheim” Broadway Show Opening Night After Party – Arrivals – Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54 at 254 west 54th Street – New York City, NY, USA, 2010 – Keywords: – 0 – – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Thomas Steven Wopat

Place of Birth: Lodi, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 9, 1951

*75% Bohemian Czech
*25% mix of English, Irish, distant Dutch and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Tom Wopat is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles on the series The Dukes of Hazzard, Cybill, and Longmire, among other works.

Tom is the son of Ruth and Albin Wopat, a dairy farmer. His father was of Bohemian Czech ancestry. His mother’s ancestry was half Bohemian Czech and half a mix of English, Irish, and distant Dutch and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish. Tom is married to filmmaker and audiovisual archivist Kirsten S. Larvick. He has five children.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was William Edmund Wopat (the son of Wencil/Wencel/Wenzel Victor Wopat and Josefa/Josephine Holub). William was born in Wisconsin. Wencil was the son of Bohemian Czech parents, from Kralovice, Martin Vopat/Wopat and Marie/Maria Yansky/Jansky. Josefa was born in Plzeňský kraj, the daughter of Josef/Joseph Holub and Marie/Mary Krejci/Crachez.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Elsie Picha (the daughter of Matej/Mathias “Matt” Picha and Anna/Annie Urbanek). Elsie was born in Wisconsin, to Bohemian Czech parents. Matej was born in Jihočeský kraj, the son of František Pícha and Maria Anna Baxa/Baksa. Tom’s great-grandmother Anna was born in Plzeňský kraj, the daughter of Jan/John W. Urbanek and Marie/Maria/Mary Fencl.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was George Skarda (the son of Joseph Skarda and Bessie Shevener). George was born in Bohemia. Joseph was from Domažlice.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Alice Ellen Richards (the daughter of Willard Monroe Richards and Mary Ellen Dodge). Alice was born in Wisconsin. Willard was the son of Roswell Miles/Mills Richards, who had deep roots in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and of Sarah Ann Davey/Davis. Tom’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was the daughter of George A. Dodge, who was born in New York, of Colonial American descent; and of Ellen Alice/Alicia Brereton, who was born in Kings County, Ireland.

Source: Genealogy of Tom Wopat (focusing on his father’s side) –

1 Response

  1. Erik1714 says:

    George Skarda was the son of Jopeph Skarda, from Domažlice, and Bessie Shevener.

    Also, Ellen Alicia Brereton was born in Kings County, Ireland, and probably had some Scot-Irish ancestry (though not certain). Either way, Tom’s grandmother Alice had some distant Scot-Irish ancestry through other line, and also distant Dutch.

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