James Caan

by ethnic on July 19, 2009

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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andrew July 24, 2016 at 3:47 pm
andrew August 4, 2014 at 4:52 am

excuse me but that pic..

deadite August 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Like him.

sadie April 2, 2012 at 2:25 am

Interesting a Jewish guy playing an Italian in The Godfather.

andrew October 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm

what about Meryl Streep in “The Bridges of Madison County”, ethnic background of actors doesnt often reflect the part they’re playing

typepope May 29, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Got a point or clue?
Marlon Brando was English, Irish, German, Dutch, French Huguenot, Welsh, Scottish.
He played the Godfather in that movie…

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