Marty York’s Parents: Meet His Father Donald York and Mother Deanna Esmaeel and How She Died

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What happened to Marty York’s mother? The Iconic 90’s actor’s mom Deanna Esmaeel confirmed dead as her boyfriend Daniel James Walter aka Edward Patrick Davies is a suspect. Let’s meet his parents.

Marty York is an iconic actor who has had a successful career in the entertainment industry over the years.

He is known for his outstanding role in the movies The Sandlot (1993), Boy Meets World (1993), and Due Justice.

In October 2023, he faced a tragedy after his mother was killed and her boyfriend was later revealed as her murder suspect.

An urgent search has since been launched for the suspect in the death of the actor’s mom, Deanna Esmaeel.

Here’s what we know about the legendary actor‘s parents and how her mother died.

Marty York was known for his acting in the 1993 classic Sandlot
Marty York was known for his acting in the 1993 classic Sandlot. Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Marty York's father was an actor and a singer who was a member of the Music group Sha Na Na since 1969.
Marty York’s father was an actor and a singer who was a member of the Music group Sha Na Na since 1969.

Who are Marty York’s parents?

Actor Marty York was born on 23 August 1980 in Auburn, California, USA.

He was born into a well-to-do family and his parents are Donald York (father) and Deanna Esmaeel (mother).

Before he became a star, his dad was already in the entertainment industry. Mostly called Donny, the Sandlot star’s father, who was born on 13 March 1949 in Boise, Idaho, USA, was an actor.

Donald was best known for The Fall Guy (1981), Festival Express (2003), and Behind the Stage Door (2022).

The 74-year-old father is also a musician under the Sha Na Na band since 1969.

Deanna Esmaeel, 67, was found dead inside her California home on Thursday
Deanna Esmaeel, 67, was found dead inside her California home on ThursdayCredit: Instagram/deannaesmaeel

As for his mother, Deanna, 67, lived in her California home.

She worked as a deputy at the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office.

Marty had a close relationship with his mother. Back in 2020, York posted a photo and shared a heartfelt tribute to his mother, who moved with him to Los Angeles so that he could pursue his acting career.

“We left the rest of my family behind and my mom and I came here pretty much with the shirts on our back and very little money,” he wrote.

“If there’s one thing I learned from my mom its perseverance and never give up,” he added.

Marty York with his mother Esmaeel
Marty York with his mother Esmaeel. Credit: Instagram/Marty_york
Esmaeel worked as a deputy at the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office
Esmaeel worked as a deputy at the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office

What happened to Deanna Esmaeel, Marty York’s mother?

Esmaeel was found murdered in her own home on North Bank Road at approximately 10 am, on Thursday morning October 12, 2023.

Esmaeel was just 67 years old at the time of her death.

A police report indicated that the sheriff’s office sent a staff member to check on her after she did not show up to work or answer her phone.

Daniel James Walter aka Edward Patrick Davies is the main suspect in Esmaeel's murder
Daniel James Walter aka Edward Patrick Davies is the main suspect in Esmaeel’s murder. Credit: Del Norte County Sheriff Department

The suspect in the case is Esmaeel’s boyfriend, 54-year-old Edward Patrick Davies.

He is said to have left the area on foot. Deputies were able to locate Walter’s vehicle.

Davies legally changed his name from Daniel James Walter in July.

Police posted his photo and description with a message to “use caution,” and contact the Sheriff’s Office with any information.

“We are all deeply heartbroken with the loss of Deputy Esmaeel. Our hearts and prayers go out to her family, friends, and co-workers,” Sheriff Scott of the DNSO said in a statement.

“At this time we are unable to release further details as this is an ongoing homicide investigation,” the statement concluded.

York threatened his mother's murderer with "a fate worse than hell"
York threatened his mother’s murderer with “a fate worse than hell”. Credit: Facebook/Marty York

York shared a heartbreaking Facebook post regarding his mother’s murder on Friday.

“Last night my mother was murdered by a man she was seeing. Right now, there is a nationwide manhunt. If you see this man, please call the police immediately,” he urged.

“I pray to God I don’t find him because it will be a fate worse than hell,” he added.