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 grandfather was Alex Caan (the son of Edmo. Caan and Sophia Seligman). Alex was born in Giesenkirchen, Mönchengladbach, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
James’s paternal grandmother was named Bertha Mayer. Bertha was born in Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
James’s maternal grandparents were Moses Falkenstein and Regina Niedermann/Neiderman/Niederman (the daughter of Simon Niedermann/Neiderman/Niederman and Rose).
Genealogy of James Caan – https://www.geni.com
James Caan on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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