Birth Name: Anthony Lawrence Atamanuik
Date of Birth: June 15, 1974
Ethnicity: Ukrainian, Italian, Ashkenazi Jewish
Anthony Atamanuik is an American writer, actor, and comedian. He is the son of Marlena Yannetti (Marlene J. Yannetti), an actress and dancer, and Lawrence Peter “Larry” Atamanuik, a musician.
Anthony’s surname is Ukrainian. His mother’s ancestry is Italian and Ashkenazi Jewish.
Anthony’s maternal grandfather was Gildo Anthony/Antonio Yannetti (the son of Gildo Fedele Amatino “Martin” Iannetti/Yannetti and Theresa/Teresa L. Gioiosa). Anthony’s grandfather Gildo was born in Massachusetts. Anthony’s great-grandfather Gildo was born in Carpineto della Nora, Abruzzo, the son of Antonio Iannetti and Maria Pignoli. Teresa was also Italian.
Anthony’s maternal grandmother was Thelma Bengin (the daughter of Louis Bengin and Rose Silverman). Thelma was born in New York.
Sources: Anthony’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Anthony’s maternal grandparents, Gildo Anthony/Antonio Yannetti and Thelma Bengin – https://www.familysearch.org