Birth Name: Eric Salter Balfour
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: April 24, 1977
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Eric Balfour is an American actor and singer.
Eric’s parents are both Jewish (of Romanian Jewish, Polish Jewish, Russian Jewish, and Belarusian Jewish descent). Eric’s grandfather had changed the family surname to “Balfour”; Eric’s great-great-grandfather, Arron, was born with the surname “Begel”, “Begelfer”, or “Begalfur” (the spelling varies).
Eric is married to fashion designer Erin Chiamulon (Erin’s mother is Jewish and her father is of part Greek descent; “Chiamulon” is a Greek surname).
Eric’s paternal grandfather was Sanford/Sandford Begel Balfour (the son of Morris Begal and Bessie/Bertha Burstein). Sanford was a Romanian Jewish immigrant. Morris was the son of Arron Begalfur.
Eric’s paternal grandmother was Rose F. Shubert (the daughter of Charles Shubert and Bertha Fishman). Rose was born in Ohio, to Polish Jewish parents.
Eric’s maternal grandfather was Frank Salter (the son of Gordon Isaac Salter and Bertha Koffman). Frank was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Russian Jewish parents.
Eric’s maternal grandmother was Rose Solnit (the daughter of Harry Solnit and Anna/Anne Golda Fabeszewicz/Fabisiewicz/Fabe). Rose was born in Los Angeles, California, to Jewish immigrants, her father from Brest, Belarus, and her mother from Poland. Harry was the son of Abraham Solnit and Fejga Kirsner. Anne was the daughter of Chaim Fabeszewicz/Fabe, from Żyrardów, and of Ester/Esther Inowlocki.
Sources: Genealogy of Eric Balfour (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Eric’s paternal grandmother, Rose F. Shubert, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Eric’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Eric’s maternal grandmother, Rose (Solnit) Salter – http://www.legacy.com
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