Nicholas Stoller

by stlucas on November 16, 2017

Birth Name: Nicholas Allen Stoller

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 19 March, 1976

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Nicholas Stoller is a British-born American film director, film producer, and screenwriter.

Nicholas is the son of Phyllis (Rosenstein) and Eric C. Stoller. Nicholas’s parents are Jewish. Nicholas was raised in Miami, Florida. He is married to Francesca Delbanco, with whom he has two children. Nicholas’s father-in-law is American writer Nicholas Delbanco. Francesca is also of Jewish background.

Nicholas’ maternal grandparents were Albert Rosenstein and Betty Hobbs.

Sources: Birth record of Nicholas Stoller –

Obituary of Nicholas’ maternal grandmother, Betty (Hobbs) Rosenstein –

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Oliver Cooper

by stlucas on November 16, 2017

Birth Name: Oliver J. Cooper

Place of Birth: Sylvania Township, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 2, 1988

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Oliver Cooper is an American actor and comedian.

Oliver is the son of Wendy and Michael “Mike” Cooper. He has a brother and a sister. His family is Jewish.

Oliver has stated, “I’m Jewish, but I haven’t been to temple in over three years.”

Oliver’s paternal grandfather was Gerald J. “Jerry” Cooper (the son of Harry Cooper and Manya/Mary Hopescand). Gerald was born in Ohio, to parents from Poland.

Oliver’s paternal grandmother is likely named Ellen.

Sources: Oliver’s paternal grandfather, Gerald J. “Jerry” Cooper, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Oliver’s paternal grandfather, Gerald J. “Jerry” Cooper –

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James L. Brooks

by stlucas on November 16, 2017

Birth Name: James Lawrence Brooks

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 9, 1940

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

James L. Brooks is an American television and film director, producer, and screenwriter. James is known for co-developing television series The Simpsons, alongside Matt Groening and Sam Simon.

James is the son of Dorothy Helen (Sheinheit) and Edward M. Brooks (originally Bernstein). His parents were Jewish; James was raised by his mother in North Bergen, New Jersey. James’ grandparents were all from Russia.

James has a daughter with his former wife, Marianne Morrissey, and three children with his former wife, Holly Holmberg.

Sources: James L. Brooks on the 1940 U.S. Census –

James’ parents on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Jimmy Tatro

by stlucas on November 16, 2017

Birth Name: James Richard Tatro

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 16, 1992

Ethnicity: Italian, French-Canadian, German, possibly other

Jimmy Tatro is an American actor, comedian, writer, and Youtube personality. Jimmy is most known for his Youtube channel LifeAccordingtoJimmy.

Jimmy is the son of Maria Louise (Pezzulo) and Scott M. Tatro. Jimmy’s father has Italian, French-Canadian, and German ancestry. Jimmy’s mother also has partial Italian roots.

Jimmy’s paternal grandfather was Richard David “Dick” Tatro (the son of Edward Joseph Tatro and Corinne/Carine M. Gallopini/Gallopina). Edward was the son of David Trato/Tetreau/Tetrault, whose parents were from Iberville, Québec, Canada, and of Mathilda ‘Tillie” Gévrie/Javery, who was French-Canadian herself. Corinne was the daughter of Albert/Anton Gallopini, who was from Trieste, Austria (now Italy), and of Ernestine Catozzi, who was also Italian.

Jimmy’s paternal grandmother was Joan L. Stiglmeier. Joan was likely born Joan Martin (the daughter of Wesley Martin and Anna Fischer). Anna’s parents were German.

Jimmy’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Pezzulo and Deklade.

Sources: Birth record of Jimmy Tatro –

Genealogy of Jimmy’s paternal grandfather, Richard David “Dick” Tatro –

Obituary of Jimmy’s paternal grandfather, Richard David “Dick” Tatro –

Likely Jimmy’s paternal grandmother, Joan Martin, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Jimmy’s paternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Lorraine M. (Stiglmeier) Curran –

Birth record of Jimmy’s mother –

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Nathan Keyes

by stlucas on November 16, 2017

Birth Name: Nathan William Gumke

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: November 28, 1985

Ethnicity: German, Finnish, Swedish, English

Nathan Keyes is an American actor.

Nathan is the son of Holly (Zarfoss) and Dale Gumke. He has a brother, Chris. They were raised in York, Pennsylvania.

Nathan’s father has Bessarabia German, Swedish, and Finnish roots. Nathan’s mother is mostly of German and English descent.

Nathan’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Frederick “Ray” Gumke (the son of Christian Gumke and Rebecca Weispfenning). Christian and Rebecca were born in Russia, and were Bessarabia Germans. Christian was the son of Michael Gumke and Sophia Russhardt. Rebecca was the daughter of Johannes Weispfenning and Anna Susanna Schneider.

Nathan’s paternal grandmother was Eileen E. Ritola (the daughter of William August “Willy” Ritola and Lillian C. “Lillie” Anderson). William was born in South Dakota, to parents from Finland, August Ritola and Hilma. Lillian was Swedish.

Nathan’s maternal grandfather is Robert W. “Bob” Zarfoss (the son of William S. Zarfoss and Pauline E. Foose). William was the son of Frank J. Zarfoss and Annie R. Pauline was the daughter of Earl M. Foose and Grace A. Foust.

Nathan’s maternal grandmother is likely named Patricia.

Sources: Genealogy of Nathan’s paternal grandfather –

Nathan’s paternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Nathan’s paternal grandmother –

Obituary of Nathan’s maternal great-grandmother, Pauline E. (Foose) Zarfoss –

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