Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 11, 1993
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Brandon Flynn is an American actor. He is known for his role as Justin in the series 13 Reasons Why.
Brandon’s mother is Jewish, and Brandon has stated that he is Jewish. Given the surname Flynn, Brandon’s father likely has Irish ancestry.
Brandon’s maternal grandfather is George Henry Soulé (the son of Edward Stanley Soulé and Ann/Anna/Annie Doris Schampan). George was born in Ohio. Edward was born in Pennsylvania, the son of George Soule and Hattie Lengberg/Lenzberg, who were both the children of German Jewish immigrants. Brandon’s great-grandmother Ann was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Hyman Schampan, who was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and of Pauline Pulvermacher, who was born in the Poland-Russia area, to a Jewish family, and then moved to Liverpool, England, and then the U.S.
Brandon’s maternal grandmother was Freda/Freida Ann Spector (the daughter of Julius Spector and Ruth Brown). Freda was born in Florida. Julius was born in Massachusetts, the son of Samuel J. Spector and Mary Kriensky, who were Russian Jewish emigrants, from Odessa. Brandon’s great-grandmother Ruth was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Russian Jewish parents, Frank Brown and Mollie/Molly.
A picture of Julius and Ruth can be seen here.
Sources: Marriage record of Brandon’s maternal great-grandparents, Edward Stanley Soulé and Ann/Anna Doris Schampan – https://www.familysearch.org
Brandon’s maternal great-grandfather, Edward Stanley Soulé, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brandon’s maternal great-great-grandfather, George Soule, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Brandon’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, Simon Soule and Hannah Rosenberg – https://www.familysearch.org
Brandon’s maternal great-grandmother, Ann/Anna/Annie Doris Schampan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brandon’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Pauline Pulvermacher, on the 1891 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Brandon’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Pauline (Pulvermacher) Schampan – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Brandon’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.spectorandsons.com