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. With his ex-wife, Sheila Ryan (Sheila Marie Ryan), his son is actor Scott Caan.

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

Photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.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

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