James Caan

HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 13: James Caan at the world premiere of "Ro

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).

Sources: http://www.cigaraficionado.com

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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6 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    excuse me but that pic..

  2. sadie says:

    Interesting a Jewish guy playing an Italian in The Godfather.

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