Wesley Kimmel

Birth Name: Wesley James Jack Kimmel

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: c. December 16, 2009

*paternal grandmother – Italian
*maternal grandfather – Ashkenazi Jewish
*other ancestry – Irish, Danish, German, Welsh, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Wesley Kimmel is an American actor. His roles include the film Your Place or Mine, as the voice of Greg Heffley in the special Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever, and the show The Mandalorian.

He is the son of writer and lecturer Carly and director, writer, producer, actor, and composer Jonathan Kimmel. His uncle is television personality Jimmy Kimmel, and his aunt Jill is a comedian.

Wesley’s patrilineal line can be traced to Johannes Kümmel, who was born, c. 1600, in Germany.

Wesley’s paternal grandfather is James John Kimmel (the son of Charles Jacob Kimmel and Jane Elizabeth Davies/Davis). James was born in Brooklyn, New York. Charles was the son of Frank Kimmel, whose parents were German, and of Catherine Reynolds, who was of Irish descent. Jane was the daughter of John William Davies/Davis, who was born in England, of Welsh and Irish descent; and of Honora/Nora Margaret McTeague/McTigue, whose father was born in Mayo, Ireland and whose mother was from Staffordshire, England, and likely also had Irish ancestry.

Wesley’s paternal grandmother is Joan E. Iacono (the daughter of Savino/Sal Jack Iacono and Edith Cioffi). Savino was the son of Italian parents, Vincenzo Iacono and Maria Giuseppa Lombardi, who were from Campania. Edith was born in New Hampshire, to Italian parents, from Avellino, Campania, Pasquale Cioffi and Concetta Guarino.

Wesley’s maternal grandfather was Lorne Earl Hirsch (the son of Jack J. Hirsch and Ruth Schwartz). Lorne was born in Canada, to a Jewish family. Ruth was born in Montréal, Québec, the daughter of Rubin Schwartz and Rose.

Wesley’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Elaine Greer (the daughter of Harold Vincent Greer and Ilse Marie Nielsen). Harold was Isaac Addison Greer, who was of English and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish descent, and of Mary Ann Kirlin, whose parents were Irish. Ilse was the daughter of Danish parents, James Jorgen Nielsen and Gerda Kamille Feldt.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2016) stated that Wesley’s uncle Jimmy’s genetic ancestry is:

*87% European
*11% West Asian
*2% African

The “West Asian” and “African” results evidently refer to North African ancestry through Jimmy’s southern Italian or Sicilian lines.

Sources: Genealogy of Wesley Kimmel – https://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogies of Wesley’s father – http://www.geni.com

Wesley’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Catherine Reynolds, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Wesley’s paternal great-grandmother, Jane Elizabeth Davies/Davis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Wesley’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John William Davies/Davis and Honora/Nora Margaret McTeague/McTigue, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Information on Wesley’s Italian ancestry – http://napoli.repubblica.it

Obituary of Wesley’s paternal great-grandfather, Savino/Sal Jack Iacono – http://www.lasvegassun.com

Obituary of Wesley’s maternal great-grandmother, Ruth (Schwartz) Hirsch – https://www.legacy.com

1 Response

  1. madman says:

    I suspected his grandfather was Jewish, didn’t find that obituary though.

    He is more Irish and Danish than German in that case, they can be put before.

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