Bryan Greenberg

by ethnic on January 3, 2009

Bryan Greenberg   at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Nobel Son'. Th

Birth Name: Bryan E. Greenberg

Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 24, 1978

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Bryan Greenberg is an American actor and singer. His parents are both Jewish (of Hungarian Jewish, German Jewish, and Russian Jewish descent). Bryan was raised in Conservative Judaism.

Bryan is married to actress and television personality Jamie Chung.

Bryan’s paternal grandfather was Charles Greenberg (the son of Morris Greenberg and Lena Friedman). Charles was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Morris was born in Odessa, the son of Samuel Greenberg and Sarah.

Bryan’s paternal grandmother was Florence Honig (the daughter of Charles Honig and Rose Hochman). Florence was born in New York, to Hungarian Jewish parents. Bryan’s great-grandfather Charles Honig was the son of Leopold/Louis/Lewis Henig/Honig and Peppie/Bettie Brand. Rose was the daughter of Herman Elchanan Zvi Hochman, from Siroko, Ungarn, and of Resi/Rachel Goodman.

Bryan’s maternal grandfather was Hans/John Julius Barsdorf (the son of Ernest L. Barsdorf and Fannie/Fanny Putzel). Hans was born in Germany, to a Jewish family, and came to the United States in 1937 to escape the Nazis.

Bryan’s maternal grandmother was Betty Zusin (the daughter of Alex/Aleck Zusin and Ethel Claire Goldberg). Betty was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Alex was the son of David Abraham Baruch/Berka Zusin and Elizabeth/Lifsche/Lisa Soloway Levine. Ethel was the daughter of Max S. Goldberg and Dorothy Wanamaker.


Genealogy of Bryan Greenberg (focusing on his father’s side) –

Bryan’s paternal grandfather, Charles Greenberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Bryan’s paternal grandmother, Florence Honig, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Bryan’s maternal grandmother, Betty Zusin, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Bryan’s maternal step-grandmother, Carole Madeleine (Ehrmann) Sherman Barsdorf –

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andrew October 30, 2015 at 7:23 am

he looks pan-European

lelo4 November 18, 2016 at 7:08 am

Not really, he’s only depigmented, his facial features are kind of Iranic or Caucasus-like. He looks like one of those light Iranians/Afghans, but he would probably fit best in Georgia or as Chechen, perhaps even Crete.

andrew November 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

LOL, another one who is “depigmented”.

His facial features look generic European. His pigmentation is also lighter than average Georgian, let alone Iranians or Afghans who are partially South Asian (!). Internet is really a world upside down.

Devotion October 26, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Looks it.

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