Greg Proops

by madman on February 19, 2017

Birth Name: Gregory Everett Proops

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Date of Birth: October 3, 1959

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, German, Scottish (mother)

Greg Proops is an American actor, comedian, and television host. He is the son of Doris Olive (Savage) and Steven G. Proops. His father is Jewish. His mother, who was born in Mississippi, has English, Irish, German, and Scottish, ancestry.

Greg’s paternal grandfather was Everett Proops (the son of Solomon George Proops and Theresa Hartman). Solomon was the son of Isaac Proops, who was born in England, and of Matilda Deckinger, who was born in Germany. Therese was born in New York, to Czech Jewish parents, Karl/Charles Hartman and Eva/Elizabeth Adele/Adelheit Stadler.

Greg’s paternal grandmother was Beatrice Adler (the daughter of Simon Adler and Anna Eltinger). Simon was born in New York, to German Jewish parents. Anna was born in New Jersey or New Jersey, also to German Jewish parents, with her father’s name possibly being Abram Eltinger.

Greg’s maternal grandfather was John “Jack” Brown Savage (the son of William Henry Savage and Louisiana Adeline Hyde). William was the son of James Anderson Savage and Jane Caroline Bagwell. Louisiana was the daughter of Eaton Davenport Hyde and Emily Jane Kelly.

Greg’s maternal grandmother was Olive Mentie Wolfe (the daughter of James Monroe Wolfe and Arrah Mentie/Mente Strider). James was the son of Henry Ridley Wolfe and Laura Elizabeth Rainey. Arrah was the daughter of Henry Alpheus Strider and Araminta Howard.

Sources: Genealogy of Greg Proops (focusing on his father’s side) –

Marriage record of Greg’s paternal grandparents, Everett Proops and Beatrice Adler –

Greg’s paternal grandfather, Everett Proops, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Greg’s paternal grandmother, Beatrice Adler, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Greg Proops (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Greg’s mother –

Genealogy of Greg’s maternal grandfather, John “Jack” Brown Savage –

Genealogies of Greg’s maternal grandmother, Olive Mentie Wolfe –

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madman February 19, 2017 at 7:07 am

Was I right in writing that his father is Jewish? Maybe only his grandfather was, if anyone.

follers February 19, 2017 at 7:41 am

His DNA test would presumably come back between 48% and 50% Ashkenazi, yes.

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