Wolfman Jack

Birth Name: Robert Weston Smith

Date of Birth: January 21, 1938

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: July 1, 1995

Place of Death: Belvidere, North Carolina, U.S.

Ethnicity: English

Wolfman Jack was an American disc jockey and actor. He was known for his gravelly voice and wolf-like appearance. He also had Mexican citizenship.

Wolfman was the son of Mabel Rosamond (Small) and Anson Weston Smith, who was an Episcopalian Sunday school teacher, writer, and editor. His father was executive vice president of Financial World.

He was married to Lou Lamb, with whom he had two children.

Wolfman had considerable New England ancestry (including in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont), dating back to Colonial America, as well as an English-born grandmother.

Wolfman’s paternal grandfather was Anson Weston Smith (the son of Lewis W. “Lewie” Smith and Lucretia Mariah Clark). Wolfman’s grandfather Anson was born in Connecticut. Lewis was the son of Cyril W. Smith and Sarah Maria Marcy. Lucretia was the daughter of Ezra W. Clark and Frances O. Danforth.

Wolfman’s paternal grandmother was named Clara Hannah Sharp (the daughter of Frederick Sharp). Clara was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.

Wolfman’s maternal grandfather was Anthony Taylor Small (the son of Charles D. Small and Virginia Conway Denny). Anthony was born in Pennsylvania.

Wolfman’s maternal grandmother was Mabel Smith (the daughter of George O. Smith and Elizabeth I. “Libbie” Allen). Mabel was born in New York. George was the son of Gideon Smith and Betsey Stiles. Wolfman’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of William H. Allen and Phebe.

Source: Genealogy of Wolfman Jack (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

1 Response

  1. Thenabster says:

    So the majority of his ancestry seems to be English but did he have any Irish or German?

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