Birth Name: David John Franco
Place of Birth: Palo Alto, California
Date of Birth: June 12, 1985
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Type/Color: Reddish brown
*50% Ashkenazi Jewish (from Russia, Germany, Poland, and Lithuania)
Dave Franco is an American actor. He is the brother of actor James Franco, and also has another brother, Tom.
Dave’s father was of half Portuguese and half Swedish descent, and Dave’s mother is Jewish, from a family that immigrated from Russia, Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Dave’s paternal grandparents were Daniel Franco, Jr. (the son of Daniel Franco and Eugenia) and Marjorie J. Peterson (the daughter of Claus F. Peterson and Martha L. Rehn). Daniel Franco, Jr.’s parents were both Portuguese immigrants. Marjorie J. Peterson’s parents were both born in Illinois, and all of her grandparents were Swedish immigrants.
Dave’s maternal grandparents were Daniel S. Verovitz/Verne (the son of Carroll Harris Verovitz and Bessie G. Surad) and Marjorie “Mitzie” Levine (the daughter of Emanuel “Manuel” Levine and Jessie Bialosky). Carroll was born in Chicago, Illinois. Carroll’s father, Harry or Harris Verovitz, was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Carroll’s mother, Mary Harris, was born in Ohio, to a German Jewish father and a Polish Jewish mother. Bessie was born in Portland, Oregon, to Philip Surad and Mary Shank, who were both Jewish immigrants from Russia. Emanuel was born in Lithuania, to Jewish parents David J. Levine and Michelle Corban, while Jessie was born in Ohio, the daughter of Joseph Bialosky and Esther Shapiro, who were both Polish Jewish immigrants.
Source: Dave’s paternal grandfather, Daniel Franco, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSTJ-1YG
Dave’s paternal grandmother, Marjorie J. Peterson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS21-43X
Dave’s maternal grandfather, Daniel S. Verovitz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4Q4-M4Y
Dave’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Harry Verovitz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD5Q-GB5
Dave’s maternal grandmother, Mitzie Levine, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X43P-HG5
Genealogy of Dave’s maternal grandmother – http://www.geni.com/people/Marjorie-Mitzie-LeVine/6000000007542586244
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