Ian Anthony Dale, a proud Asian-American actor, is of mixed ethnicity because of his parents; Jack and Olga Dale. Learn more about the Minnesota native here in this article.
This article covers their age, job, and more.
Who Are Ian Anthony Dale Parents?
Ian Anthony Dale calls Jack Dale and Olga Dale his parents. According to one interview that he gave, his parents met in Seattle, Washington, where his mother had a nursing job and his father was playing semi-pro hockey for Seattle Totems.
He grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and left the city to go to Madison at the age of 17. Speaking about his upbringing in his hometown he spoke with Mpls St. Paul.
Ian said, “I’m so happy that I grew up in Minnesota, that I grew up in the Midwest because you just have a different perspective on things. When you’re working in an industry that isn’t always friendly and genuine, it’s so nice to have my roots grounded in the Midwest. I always remember to be genuine. No matter what environment you’re in, just try to set the example of being nice to everybody and respecting everybody. I wish there was more of that naturally in our industry.”
On the other hand, speaking about his parents, Ian had said, “I speak a skoshe Japanese, a little bit… My mom is Japanese. She tried teaching my sister and me when we were really little… It was really hard to catch. As an adult, I’ve taken private lessons to try to pick up the language. It’s really hard… [My mother] Olga [has] a tough German lady’s name and she’s this cute little Japanese woman.”
He concluded, “I think she fits it in demeanor and toughness and I think she’s proud of it, too… I was one of the only people of color at my grade school and also at my high school… my brothers are all white. We all share the same father but different mothers.”
Now Ian has established a career with longevity. As of 2022, some of his notable works are Charmed, Surface, Day Break, The Event, Mortal Combat: Legacy, Murder in the First, Hawaii Five-0, The Walking Dead, and All Rise among others.
Meet Jack Dale, Ian Anthony Dale Father
Ian Anthony Dale calls Jack Dale his father. On Father’s Day 2018, he featured his dad and his son on his IG and captioned, “Three generations. Can’t think of a better way to spend my first #fathersday than with the man who showed me the way.”
Whereas, a year before on the same day, he made another post where he wrote, “For teaching me the value of hard work, honesty, integrity, humility, fairness, and compassion. For encouraging me to pursue my passions. For your unwavering love and support. And for providing me with the blueprint of how to be the greatest father a son could ever ask for. I am forever grateful. Love you Pops! Happy Father’s Day! #GOAT.”
Jack Dale was born as John Byron Dale to his parents Landis Raymond Dale (the son of Raymond Dale and Katherine/Catherine Thilgen/Jelgen) and Lois E. Deslauriers (the daughter of Zephyr/Ziphyr Joseph Deslauriers and Erna/Enna M. Jeronimus).
Jack Dale Age
In 2022, Jack Dale is 76 years old. He was born in December 1945. He celebrates his birthday on 19 December.
What Is Jack Dale Ethnicity?
Jack Dale is French-English by ethnicity.
Jack Dale Job
Jack Dale was a semi-professional hockey player. Weighing 181 lbs and 5’9”, he played for Johnstone Jets, Johnstown from 1967 to 1969, Pennsylvania before playing for Seattle, Totems from 1969 to 1971. Before that, he played at the University of Minnesota. Learn more about his hockey career here.
Meet Olga Dale, Ian Anthony Dale Mother
Olga Dale is Ian Anthony Dale’s mother. She was born in Japan to her parents Felisbino Felix Antonio Guterres (the son of Antonio T. Guterres and Amalia/Amelia Marie/Maria Asae) and Beatriz Maria Kinko. Her mother moved to the United States at the age of 17 and has been living here ever since.
Olga Dale Age
In February 2022, Olga Dale is 79 years old. She was born in February 1943.
What Is Olga Dale Ethnicity?
Olga Dale is Japanese-American by ethnicity.
Olga Dale Job
Olga Dale has worked in the nursing profession for more than 50 years. She is retired now and her LinkedIn states that she worked last at the University of MN Medical Center.
Where Do Ian Anthony Dale Parents Live Today?
In 2022, Ian Anthony Dale’s parents are currently living in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.
Are Ian Anthony Dale Parents Still Married?
Yes, Ian Anthony Dale’s parents are still married.
How Many Kids Do Ian Anthony Dale Parents Have?
Besides Ian Anthony Dale, his parents also have another son Sgt. Robert Dale, who works as a homicide detective for the Minneapolis Police Department.
Ian spoke about his brother to TwinCities.com and shared, “I’ve always been fascinated with his career and what he does. He’s always been forthcoming in sharing with me his experiences, so I have a direct line to the psychology of somebody in law enforcement and it’s so invaluable. He’ll also be the first person to tell me when I do something wrong. It’s best to check with him beforehand to make sure I’m always doing it right and being authentic.”
Robert is 54 years old and married to his wife Lea Erickson.