Cameron Boyce

by bigtimerush12334 on September 14, 2013

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Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 28, 1999

*Afro-Caribbean, African-American (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Cameron Boyce is an American actor and dancer. His father is black, of Afro-Caribbean and African-American descent. His mother, who is white, is Ashkenazi Jewish (of Hungarian Jewish, Russian Jewish, Lithuanian Jewish, and German Jewish descent).

A picture of Cameron’s parents can be seen here. A picture of Cameron’s paternal grandparents can be seen here.

Cameron has said, “I like to say that I’m bl-ewish, I’m black and I’m Jewish. So you know, me and Drake, we got that in common.”

Cameron’s paternal grandfather is Victor Elliott Boyce. Victor was from the Caribbean.

Cameron’s paternal grandmother is Jo Ann Crozier Allen (the daughter of Herbert Allen and Alice Josephine Hopper). Jo Ann was born in Clinton, Tennessee. In 1956, Jo Ann was one of the “Clinton Twelve”, one of twelve students who were the first group of African-American students to attend a desegregated high school in the Southern U.S. (Clinton High School).

Cameron’s maternal grandfather was Roger Small (the son of Marvin Small, born Marvin Stanley Smallheiser, and of Blanche D. Abrams). Roger Small was one of the early founding members of Temple Emanuel in Greater New Haven, Connecticut. Marvin was born in New York, to Hungarian Jewish parents, Maximillian Smallheiser and Lottie Schoenberger. Blanche was born in New York, the daughter of Louis Abrams and Marion Mazer, who were of Russian Jewish descent.

Cameron’s maternal grandmother is Joan Berland (the daughter of Irving Louis Berland and Beryl Wormser). Irving was a Jewish immigrant from Vilna, Lithuania, and the son of Samuel Berland and Hannah Horowitz. Beryl was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Morris Wormser, who was born in New York, to German Jewish parents, and of Sadie Goltman, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, also to German Jewish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Cameron Boyce –

Cameron’s maternal grandfather, Roger Small, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Cameron’s maternal grandfather, Roger Small –

Marriage record of Cameron’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Maximillian Smallheiser and Lottie Schoenberger –

Cameron’s maternal great-grandmother, Blanche D. Abrams, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Cameron’s maternal grandmother, Joan Berland, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Cameron’s maternal great-grandmother, Beryl Wormser, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Beryl Wormser on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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Kimmel April 7, 2016 at 1:36 am

Knew this kid was part Black. Only mixed-race kids (usually the natural red-heads) get freckles like that. His hair texture is surprising, though. But I suspect with ‘Crozier’ in his lineage and his Grandfather being born in the U.K., he has a lot of white blood in him.

xteena March 15, 2016 at 1:05 am

brazilian look

Connerfromvine March 12, 2016 at 9:50 am

He and his sister have similar features and hair, she has darker skin tho

Greyface March 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm

wow the most beautiful family I have ever seen!

phaedra March 12, 2016 at 12:31 am

He looked Mestizo to me. Never knew that he was half black. :/

Greyface March 10, 2016 at 10:49 am

I wish my wife resembled him more, Cameron Boyce is the ideal beauty!!!

fuzzybear44 March 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm

I take it, your wife a man

cinnamongirlz February 7, 2016 at 6:20 am

I had no idea whatsoever that this cute little kid was black. I thought he was just a freckle faced white boy. Then I saw a Disney “African American Month” ad, and the Clinton 5, and it was his paternal grandmother and I was amazed. His grandmother is very fair though.

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