Birth Name: Ty Keegan Simpkins
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 6, 2001
*father – Irish, some German and English
*mother – German, as well as Arbëreshë/Italian and Polish
Ty Simpkins is an American actor. He has starred in the Insidious franchise, most recently Insidious: The Red Door, as well as in Iron Man 3 and Jurassic World, and has also appeared in the films Little Children, Revolutionary Road, The Next Three Days, Arcadia, Hangman, Meadowland, The Nice Guys, Where’s Rose, and The Whale, and on television’s Guiding Light.
His sister, Ryan Simpkins, is an actress. Ty was raised by his Christian mother and Jewish stepfather, from a young age. He grew up celebrating Christian and Jewish holidays. Ty’s sister Ryan has also, ambiguously, stated that she discovered they are of Jewish heritage through their maternal German line.
Ty’s paternal grandfather was Charles Franklin Simpkins (the son of William Long Simpkins and Elizabeth N. Smith). Charles was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. William was the son of Edwin Towne Simpkins and Emma Pratt. Elizabeth was the daughter of James Smith and Mary Hughes.
Ty’s paternal grandmother was Anna Theresa McBreen (the daughter of Cornelius John McBreen and Anna M. Brady). Ty’s grandmother Anna was born in Pennsylvania. Cornelius was the son of John McBreen and Ellen M. Owens, who were of Irish descent. Ty’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Bernard Patrick Brady, Jr. and Amy Weikel/Wickel, and had Irish and German heritage.
Ty’s maternal grandfather was George J. Dramis, Jr. (the son of George James Dramis and Helena Czuba). Ty’s grandfather George was born in Pennsylvania. Ty’s great-grandfather George was the son of Italian parents, Giorgio/George J. Dramis/Dramisi, who was of Arbëreshë origin, from San Giorgio Albanese, Calabria; and of Maria Teresa Elizabeth Carelli/Corello/Carella. Helena was the daughter of Polish parents, Frank/Francis/Franciszek Czuba and Veronica/Weronika Kruza.
Ty’s maternal grandmother is named Marlene Allmandinger. Marlene was born in Pennsylvania, and is of German descent.
Ty’s paternal grandfather, Charles Franklin Simpkins, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ty’s paternal grandmother, Anna Theresa McBreen, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org