Asher Angel

Asher Angel – “Beauty And The Beast” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 2017 – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Asher Dov Angel

Place of Birth: Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 6, 2002

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish

Asher Angel is an American actor and singer. He will star as Billy Batson in the superhero film Shazam! (2019).

He is Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. His first and middle names are both Hebrew, Asher meaning “happy” and Dov meaning “bear,” therefore, “happy bear.”

He is the brother of London and Avi Angel.

Asher’s paternal grandfather is Dennis Robert Angel (the son of Sam/Samuel J. Angel and Dorothy Mildred Cohn/Colby). Dennis was born in California. Sam was born in Washington, to Jewish parents from Italy and/or Turkey, Jake/Jack Angel and Rachel Hasson. They were Sephardi Jews. Dorothy was the daughter of David Walter Cohn/Colby, who was born in New Jersey, to Russian Jewish parents, and of Silvia/Sylvia D. Sabolcsy, who was born in California, to Hungarian Jewish parents.

Asher’s paternal grandmother is Pamela Marlene Doshay (the daughter of Carl Doshay and Ann Fink). Pamela was born in California. Carl was born in New York, the son of a Russian Jewish father, Harry Doshay, and of a Polish Jewish mother, Gussie/Gussia Citron/Sitron.

Asher’s maternal grandfather is the son of Samuel/Sam Isaac “Sol” Schoffman and Riva/Rivka Kilstok. Samuel was born in Latvia, the son of a Lithuanian Jewish father, Zalman/Salman/Salmon Schoffman, and of a Russian Jewish mother, Leah Minkoff. Asher’s great-grandmother Riva is a publishing executive and art dealer, known by her remarriage name Riva Yares. She was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, the daughter of Fishel Kilstok and Sala Singer, who were Polish Jews.


Marriage record of Asher’s paternal great-grandparents, Sam/Samuel J. Angel and Dorothy Mildred Cohn/Colby –

Asher’s paternal great-grandfather, Sam/Samuel J. Angel, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Sam/Samuel J. Angel on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Asher’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Mildred Cohn/Colby, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Asher’s paternal great-grandfather, Carl Doshay –

Asher’s paternal great-grandfather, Carl Doshay, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Asher’s paternal great-grandfather, Carl Doshay –

Marriage record of Asher’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Harry Doshay and Gussie/Gussia Citron/Sitron –

Asher’s maternal great-grandfather, Samuel/Sam Isaac “Sol” Schoffman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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