Ben Rappaport

by follers on July 10, 2014

2011 People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Bennett Eli Rappaport

Place of Birth: Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 23, 1986

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish-English

Ben Rappaport is an American actor. His father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from a family from Russia and Poland). His mother has English ancestry. Ben was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. Ben’s parents are members of a Reform temple.

Ben’s paternal grandparents are Sidney Rappaport and Roberta Renkoff (the daughter of Herman Renkoff and Vera Sugarman). Herman was born in New York, to Polish-born parents Abraham David Renkoff and Miriam Broner. Vera was born in Illinois, to Russian-born parents Louis Sugarman and Rose.

Ben’s maternal grandparents are Francis J. Joslyn (the son of Clarence E. Joslyn and Florence O.) and Jacqueline “Jackie” A. Florence’s father was Canadian.

Source: Genealogy of Ben Rappaport (focusing on his father’s side) –

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alexgxo January 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm

That nose and his eyes gave it way. Oh and he’s an actor.

Ardor February 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm

Gave what way? Many ethnic Brits have that nose.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:54 am

Has the (sexy) Jewish eyes.

andrew September 26, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Michael Rapaport’s relative?

Dildo (SE) October 3, 2015 at 11:37 am

Most Jews are inbred….so yes in a sense.

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