Wolfgang Novogratz

Novogratz in 2019, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

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

Date of Birth: May 9, 1997

Ethnicity: Croatian, Austrian, Irish, German, English, distant French Huguenot

Wolfgang Novogratz is an American actor.

His parents are interior designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz. His uncle is billionaire investor Michael Novogratz, and his aunt is entrepreneur and author Jacqueline Novogratz. Among Wolfgang’s siblings are model Bellamy Novogratz, actress and writer Tallulah Novogratz, and actor and musician Breaker Novogratz.

Wolfgang’s paternal grandfather is football player Bob Novogratz (born Robert Martin Novogratz, the son of Frank J. Novogratz/Novogoritz and Stella R. Jaksits/Yaksitz). Bob was born in Pennsylvania. Frank was born in Burgenland, Austria, the son of Frank Novogratz and Mary Hendler. Stella was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Burgenland, Andreas “Andrew” Jaksits/Yaksitz and Anna/Annie Jandrisovitz/Yandrisevits/Jandrisovits. She was likely of Croatian descent.

Wolfgang’s paternal grandmother is named Barbara Bennett. Barbara is said to be of Irish and German descent.

Wolfgang’s maternal grandfather is Roger Lamar Beck (the son of Roger Dillard Beck and Joyce McComrich Turner). Wolfgang’s great-grandfather Roger was born in Georgia, the son of Alonzo Clarence Beck and Annie Newton Allen. Joyce was born in Missouri, the daughter of Charlie Turner and Alice Irvin.

Wolfgang’s maternal grandmother is Sandra Jean Parsley (the daughter of Charles Owsley Parsley and Cynthia Melba Street). Charles was the son of Robert N. Parsley and Lula M. Brown. Cynthia was the daughter of Hugh Street and Fannie Murdock.

Sources: Wolfgang’s paternal great-grandmother, Stella R. Jaksits/Yaksitz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Wolfgang’s maternal great-grandmother, Joyce McComrich (Turner) Beck – http://legacy.com

10 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    Nice find, Andrew.

    BTW, Burgenland coupled with the name given is a dead giveaway. There is an entire miniority group there refered to as Burgenland Croats. Apparently, they fled the Turks in their lands and that’s how they ended up on the edges of Austria.

  2. follers says:

    He looks like Charles Melton.

  3. madman says:

    Stella Yaksitz was likely entirely or partly Croatian or Hungarian (probably the former). Their surnames + the region in Austria they’re from indicate that.


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