Birth Name: James Edmund Caan
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 26, 1940
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
James Caan is an American actor. His parents, Sophie (Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan, were German Jewish immigrants. His mother moved to the U.S. in 1934.
James has five children: a daughter with his former wife, Dee Jay Mathis; a son, actor Scott Caan, with his former wife, model Sheila Ryan; a son with his former wife, Ingrid Hajek; and two children with his former wife, Linda Stokes.
James’s paternal grandparents were Alex Caan and Bertha Mayer.
James’s maternal grandparents were Moses Falkenstein and Regina Niedermann/Neiderman/Niederman (the daughter of Simon Niedermann/Neiderman/Niederman and Rose).
James Caan on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of James Caan (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
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