Jennifer Aniston: Not only is Aniston Greek, but she’s literally the goddaughter of the godfather of Greek-American television actors, Kojak’s Telly Savales. Her father, also an actor, was born in Crete as Yannis Anastassakis before changing his name to John Aniston and joining “Days of Our Lives” .
In his interview to the Greek TV channel Star, the well-known Australian actor Hugh Jackman talked about his Greek origin. In particular, one of Jackman’s paternal great-grandfathers was Greek. “It is true that I have a Greek origin. Bellas was the family name two generations back.
Early life. Ralph Macchio was born in Huntington, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (née DeSantis) and Ralph Macchio, Sr., who owned a ranch. His father is of half Italian and half Greek descent, and his mother is of Italian ancestry.