Birth Name: Lewis/Louis James Lipton
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 19, 1926
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
James Lipton is an American actor, writer, and composer. He is the dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, and the host of Bravo’s television series Inside the Actors Studio.
James is the son of Betty (Weinberg), a teacher, and poet Lawrence Lipton (born Israel Lipschitz). His father was born in Lodz, Poland. All of James’s grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.
James’s paternal grandparents were Abraham Lipschitz and Rose R. They were both Polish Jewish immigrants.
James’s maternal grandparents were Abraham S. Wineberg and Rose Sandorf. They were both Russian Jewish immigrants.
Source: Immigration record of James’s father – http://spreadtheory.blogspot.ca