Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 11, 1976
Ethnicity: Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, German, Dutch, other
Will Friedle is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and writer. He is known for his role on the series Boy Meets World.
He was raised in Avon, Connecticut. He is married to Susan Martens.
Will’s paternal grandfather was George Allen Friedle (the son of Sam/Samuel Friedle and Margaret Reydel/Routher/Reister). George was born in New York. Sam was born in Russia, the son of Jewish parents, Bernard Friedle and Victoria Ginisburg, who are listed as Yiddish-speakers on the 1920 U.S. Census. Will’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in Germany, and was likely from a Lutheran family.
Will’s paternal grandmother was Edna Maud Alethia Curtin (the daughter of Valarie/Violet). Edna was born in Crossroads, Saint Andrew, Jamaica, and moved to New York as a child. She was listed as “white” on U.S. Censuses. Violet was the daughter of Emily.
Will’s maternal grandfather was William G. Leary (the son of Timothy E. Leary and Nora Bradley). William was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Timothy was Irish. Nora was the daughter of Irish parents, Patrick Bradley, from Clare, and Nancy Hayes.
Will’s maternal grandmother was named Gertrude M. Van Wyck (the daughter of John Van Wyck). Gertrude was born in New Jersey, to a Dutch father.
Sources: Will’s paternal grandfather, George Allen Friedle, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Will’s paternal grandfather, George Allen Friedle – https://www.newspapers.com
Death record of Will’s paternal great-grandfather, Sam/Samuel Friedle – https://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of Will’s paternal grandmother, Edna Maud Alethia Curtin – https://www.familysearch.org
Will’s paternal grandmother, Edna Maud Alethia Curtin, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org