Ezra Miller

by ethnic on December 21, 2011


Birth Name: Ezra Matthew Miller

Place of Birth: Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 30, 1992

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, Dutch (mother)

Ezra Miller is an American actor, singer, musician, and model. He starred in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and plays Barry Allen / The Flash in the DC Cinematic Universe.

Ezra is the son of Marta (Koch) and Robert S. Miller. His father worked at Hyperion Books and Workman Publishing, and his mother is a modern dancer.

Ezra’s father is from a Jewish family (they immigrated from Germany, Russia, and Austria). Ezra’s maternal grandfather was of German and Dutch ancestry, while Ezra’s maternal grandmother’s parents were German immigrants.

In an interview for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz (2012), Ezra stated that he himself identifies as Jewish. He has described himself as “spiritual”.

A picture of Ezra’s father can be seen here. A picture of Ezra’s mother can be seen here.

Ezra’s paternal grandfather was E. Matthew Miller (the son of Harry Miller and Jean/Jennie Kligman). Matthew was born in Pennsylvania. Harry and Jean were also born in Pennsylvania, both of them to Russian Jewish parents. Jean was the daughter of Frank Kligman and Chasa/Gussie/Hussart Chasid.

Ezra’s paternal grandmother was born Lois Ann Blankensee/Blanckensee (the daughter of Phillip/Philip Julius Blankensee and Sarah Gerton). Lois was born in Pennsylvania. Phillip’s parents, Louis/Lewis Blankensee and Rose Salinger, were both born in Pennsylvania. Ezra’s great-great-grandfather Louis’s parents, Julius Blankensee and Sarah, were German Jewish immigrants, as were Ezra’s great-great-grandmother Rose’s parents, John P. Salinger and Amelia. Ezra’s great-grandmother Sarah Gerton’s father, Morris Gerton, was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while Sarah’s mother was a Jewish immigrant from either Austria or Russia (depending on the census). Ezra’s grandmother Lois later married Max Kraus, whose son and daughter-in-law are both rabbis, and whose grandson is writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus.

Ezra’s maternal grandfather was William John Koch, Jr. (the son of William John Koch and Johanna “Josie” Van Dyk/VanDyk/Dyke). Ezra’s grandfather William was born in New Jersey. Ezra’s great-grandfather William was the son of German parents, William J. Koch and Sabella Farthing. Johanna was born in New Jersey, to a Dutch father, Aart “Orey” Van Dyk, who was born in Doornspijk, Elburg, Gelderland, and to a mother, Bertha Kornet/Van Der Heide/VanDerHeide, who was born in New Jersey, to Dutch parents, Johannes Kornet, from Den Bommel, Oostflakkee, Zuid-Holland, and Hendrikje Annie VanDerHeide/van der Heide, from Aperlo, Gelderland.

Ezra’s maternal grandmother is Astrid Regina Remmler (the daughter of Walter Karl Remmler and Louise/Louisa Salome Sturm). Astrid was born in New York. Walter and Louise were German immigrants.

Sources: Genealogy of Ezra’s paternal grandfather, E. Matthew Miller (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Ezra’s paternal grandfather, E. Matthew Miller, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-grandparents, Harry Miller and Jean/Jennie Kligman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-grandmother, Jean/Jennie Kligman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal grandmother, Lois Ann Blankensee/Blanckensee, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-grandfather, Phillip Julius Blankensee, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Phillip Julius Blankensee on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Louis/Lewis Blankensee, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Rose Salinger, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ezra’s paternal great-grandmother, Sarah Gerton, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Engagement announcement of Ezra’s maternal grandparents, William John Koch and Astrid Regina Remmler – http://fultonhistory.com

Genealogy of Ezra’s maternal grandfather, William John Koch, Jr. (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Ezra’s maternal grandfather, William John Koch, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ezra’s maternal grandmother, Astrid Regina Remmler, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death records of Ezra’s maternal great-grandparents, Walter Karl Remmler and Louise/Louisa Salome Sturm – http://www.findagrave.com

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{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

JasonBaker June 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm

I saw him in the Justice League trailer and I thought “ Oh, they’re going with an Asian Flash ´´.

madman June 15, 2016 at 1:57 am

German, 1/4 Dutch

LucarioCooper December 12, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Just like Miranda Cosgrove. Appears Asian, but is white…

neiltennant July 27, 2017 at 10:21 am


cosgrove is mexican :-)

we all know i had arguments with people here and was right


Hill July 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm

I don’t believe that being 1/8th Mexican is the only thing that made her look more East Asian than most Mestizos or Eurasians.

neiltennant December 31, 2017 at 5:39 am

God only knows what she has more in her

but hey genetics works this way

cwm85 November 11, 2015 at 8:42 am

I knew he was Jewish… just had the look.

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 8:03 pm

i’d like to know what his parents look like, because he looks so asian

follers July 26, 2015 at 9:08 pm
Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 9:18 pm

thanks, his dad looks kind of asian. his mom looks white though

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm

wait let me edit myself, his dad looks mexican actually

follers July 26, 2015 at 9:20 pm

His mother looks like Gal Gadot in that picture.

neiltennant July 17, 2015 at 11:23 am
Ajaxfan November 11, 2015 at 4:29 am

Says you

Hill May 29, 2017 at 3:25 am

why don’t people like this just get banned? Jesus.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 6:44 am

I could swear that he’s part Asian or at least Native Indian.

M May 31, 2015 at 1:03 am

I know right? I thought he was a Hapa and I would have assumed half Japanese.

M May 31, 2015 at 1:04 am

He looks a lot like this Hapa model, Sen Mitsuji (half Japanese, half white). http://data2.whicdn.com/images/54156843/original.jpg

California July 12, 2015 at 5:24 am

You see I would have assumed he was mixed too, but I guess some people just look another ethnicity instead of what they are. I’ve seen several people who looked part Black but they said they were just White. Rita Ora looks part Black but apparently she denied it.

noneofyourbusiness January 31, 2015 at 7:27 am

He looks part Asian.

andrew October 16, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Is he related to J. D. Salinger?

follers October 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Salinger’s patrilineal line traces back to Lithuania, while Ezra’s Salinger line traces back to Germany.

But that doesn’t rule out a relation at some point (early 1800s, 1700s, etc.).

andrew October 17, 2014 at 5:14 am

could you add Sheryl Crow?

Check7t August 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

Yes, he looks part Asian.

Can you use a better picture Ethnic? The one up is too diminutive.

Use this:


Just accredit Nick Step for usage of it.

Your Mom August 7, 2014 at 4:53 pm

He Is Very Odd Looking Person. He Does Appear To Have Some Asian Ancestry. He Looks Like A Serial Killer/Rapist, Sorry Lmao.

Your Mom August 7, 2014 at 4:53 pm
ssempre July 4, 2014 at 11:09 pm

His mother looks white. Also he looks mestizo to me.

Princess June 14, 2014 at 1:40 am

There is no way he is not part Asian. He resembles Daniel Henney who is half Korean and half White. He looks very Asian.

Princess June 8, 2014 at 8:47 pm

He is Jewish and German-Dutch.

WTF June 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

asian without a doubt, or native american.

Check7t March 29, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Looks a little Asian.

anen87 February 19, 2014 at 8:22 pm

I’m pretty sure the “asian” look comes from the Ashkenazi Jewish part. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 100% Ashkenazi Jewish

follers February 19, 2014 at 8:37 pm
andrew February 20, 2014 at 6:58 am

that mom’s beer

follers February 20, 2014 at 7:21 am

In the first picture, Ezra’s father reminds me of Ed Helms. In the second picture, Tony Blair.

ihatemostpeople February 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

He looks half Asian! I know a mixed guy and he looks like Ezra.

bob January 11, 2014 at 6:39 am

isreal is in asia

sarahle February 15, 2014 at 2:41 am

this is no indication for asian look… its just a geographical categorization.

Damian January 10, 2014 at 7:08 am

if he was asian, there’s noway in hell he would be jewish.

sarahle September 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm


AnonymousPerson December 23, 2013 at 2:09 am

When I first saw him I thought he was part Asian. He sure looks it!!

notracist February 3, 2014 at 10:22 pm

just another evidence that shows you don’t know crap about races.

AnonymousPerson December 23, 2013 at 2:09 am

When I first saw I thought he was mixed with Asian. He sure looks it!!

The Beautiful Ones December 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

what the heck is with this guy’s jaw line???????

guurl November 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Ezra and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have those almond shaped eyes.

follers November 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm
ethnic June 4, 2013 at 8:04 pm

No worries mate :)

ethnic June 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Ok. will crop when I get home.

nnnnn March 21, 2013 at 12:42 am

Koch is 99,9% non-jewish name

me March 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm

he looks a Japanese guy in this picture.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

He’s exotic and hot.

me February 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

he looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt,they have probably Kaifeng Jewish ancestry ,because of this they seem to be a little asian.

liniker February 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm

i agree

andrew September 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm
follers September 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I think it is pretty obvious neither Joseph Gordon-Levitt nor Ezra Miller are of Kaifeng Jewish descent. I have never heard of a Kaifeng mix with an Ashkenazi (in Russia?).

andrew September 27, 2013 at 3:54 pm

are they related?

follers September 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Ezra and Joseph? All Ashkenazi Jews are genetically as close as something like fifth cousins to each other. Beyond that, I’m not aware of any recent relation.

Concordia January 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

Erm, Jewish doesn’t signify what race Erza is. At all.

storm January 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

yes it does

Kiku March 7, 2012 at 8:51 am

“Jewish” doesn’t signify race. It does signify ethnicity, though.

concordia July 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Exactly. Judasim is a religion and an ethnicity.

Me myself and I January 5, 2013 at 3:15 am


Amanda January 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

He is really good looking. Since he is about 6 feet tall he could be a model, if he wanted to be one.

Meg December 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I would’ve bet my bottom dollar he was half Japanese XD

ethnic December 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm

hes got the skinny Japanese teenager look going.

Meg January 1, 2012 at 4:57 am

Yeah, I thought so. Guess I was wrong though. He’s talented and nice looking either way :D

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