Travis Van Winkle
Birth Name: Travis Scott Van Winkle
Place of Birth: Victorville, San Bernardino, California, United States
Date of Birth: November 4, 1982
*father – Russian, as well as Dutch, German, Irish, English, Welsh
*mother – Irish, Polish
Travis Van Winkle is an American actor. His roles include the films Accepted, Left in Darkness, Transformers, Meet the Spartans, Asylum (2008), Friday the 13th (2009), 247°F, Rites of Passage, Last Call, Bloodwork (2012), and Mantervention; the series The Last Ship, Instinct, You, Good Sam, and FUBAR; and several Hallmark made-for-tv films.
He is a Bahá’í. He was raised mostly in Oscoda, Michigan and Peachtree City, Georgia.
Travis’s paternal grandfather was Charles Harry Van Winkle (the son of Arthur Charles Van Winkle and Margaret Maliva Weeks). Arthur was the son of Henry “Harry” VanWinkle and Blanche G. Flanagan. Margaret was the daughter of an American father, Malvin Harry Weeks, and of a Welsh mother, Martha Letitia “Mae” Johnson.
Travis’s paternal grandmother is Antonia/Antonina “Nina” Stark/Shtark (the daughter of Johann/Ivan Iosifovich Stark/Shtark and Tatjana/Tatiana Pavlovna Starodubzeva). Antonia was born in Nikolaijew, Ukraine, to a family of Russian Orthodox religion, and was of Russian and likely German descent. Johann was from Landau, a German village in the Russian Empire, and was the son of Iosif Stark/Shtrak. Tatjana was born in Wosnesensk, the daughter of Pavel Starodubczev.
Travis’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Reynolds Fitzgerald (the son of Edward Fitzgerald and Katherine/Catherine Bridget Mulcahy). Thomas was born in Michigan. Edward was the son of Edmund Fitzgerald, who was born in Paliskenny, Limerick, Ireland, and Anna Reynolds, whose family was also from Limerick. Katherine was the daughter of Irish parents, James Mulcahy, who was from Glanmire, County Cork, and Margaret Manning, who was from Watergrasshill, County Cork.
Travis’s maternal grandmother was Lucille Joan Zielinski (the daughter of Stephen Zielinski and Margaret Wesolek/Wesolik). Lucille was born in Michigan. Stephen was Polish, the son of Frank Zielinski and Tillie Urbanowski. Margaret was born in Michigan, to Polish parents, Frank Wesolek/Wesolik and Mary Kaczmarek.
Sources: Death records of Travis’s paternal great-grandparents, Johann/Ivan Iosifovich Stark/Shtark and Tatjana/Tatiana Pavlovna (Starodubzeva) Stark – https://www.findagrave.com
Travis’s maternal grandmother, Lucille Joan Zielinski, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org