Galen Gering

by ethnic on May 19, 2010

Galen Gering

Birth Name: Galen Laius Gering

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 13, 1971

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Basque, from Spain (mother)

Galen Gering is an American actor.

His father, Alan Daniel Gering, is of Russian Jewish descent. His mother, Michele de Oñate, is of Basque ancestry (from Spain). In response to playing Latino roles, he has joked, “it pays the bills”.

Galen is married to model and actress Jenna Hudlett, with whom he has two children.

Galen’s paternal grandfather was George Gering (the son of Joseph Gering and Anna Gorfus/Gorfis). George was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

Galen’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn/Eveline Ehrlichman (the daughter of Aaron D. Ehrlichman and May Baykansky/Boykansky/Boykin). Evelyn was born in Michigan, to Russian Jewish parents. Aaron was born in Koigorvd/Kupenord, Podolia, the son of Daniel Ehrlichman and Ethel or Gertrude Axman/Oxman. May was born in Kishanof, the daughter of Aisek/Isaac Baykansky/Boykansky and Eva or Lida Finnelstein.

Sources: Interview where Galen mentions his background –

Galen’s paternal grandfather, George Gering, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Galen’s paternal grandmother, Evelyn/Eveline Ehrlichman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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phaedra April 24, 2016 at 11:58 pm

Could easily pass as Irish.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 7:20 am

Cute guy. I like his coarse eyelashes.

cwm85 August 8, 2015 at 7:31 pm

No wonder he plays some Spanish roles. He’s part Spanish. Lol

JasonBaker August 19, 2017 at 1:07 pm

He doesn’t play roles from Spain, but from Latin America.

inkognito March 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Gering is a common German surname

nnnnn March 14, 2013 at 1:23 am

Gratulation! You are the 100th person here, who claims,
that there no jews, only “germans”

musicfangirl July 27, 2015 at 12:16 am

he’s not even German

Adriana May 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I don’t know why my post was as anonymous xD. But yes I think his last name is Dutch. Mmhhh, that’s all I got.

Does Galen know anything aout August 26, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Galen’s last name is Jewish

Anonymous May 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Isn’t his last name Dutch?


The website of meertens is an official websites which lists all the dutch lastnames and how many there were before 1947 and after 2007 and where it derives from.

ethnic May 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Youre right it seems to be a Dutch name, maybe his father is partly Dutch and Jewish Russian??

Adriana May 20, 2010 at 4:26 am

Yes that is possible. I mean we’re all mutts :-p

Adriana May 20, 2010 at 4:48 am

Sorry I had to say ( I wish I could edit the previous comment, btw how do you sign up?) his last name is definitely dutch though, though I don’t know how far it goes as in, if we’ll have to search till 1700. Maybe his dads family has been living in the States for a long time.

ethnic May 20, 2010 at 8:31 am

Do you want me to erase that other comment for you?

Anonymous May 19, 2010 at 9:50 am

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