Jason Biggs

by ethnic on December 25, 2007

Birth Name: Jason Matthew Biggs

Place of Birth: Pompton Plains, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 12, 1978

*75% Italian [including Sicilian]
*25% English

Jason Biggs is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing Jim Levenstein in the American Pie films.

Jason is the son of Angela (Zocco) and Gary Biggs. His father is of half English and half Italian descent, and his mother is of Italian {Sicilian) ancestry. Jason stated on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show in 2012 that his paternal grandmother’s family was from Naples. Jason was raised in a Catholic home.

Although he has played several Jewish characters, Jason is not of Jewish heritage.

Jason is married to actress and writer Jenny Mollen, with whom he has two children.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Assunta “Susan”/”Suzie” Furno (the daughter of Louis Furno and Marie). Assunta was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents.

Sources: Interview with Jason Biggs on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show (2012) – http://youtu.be

Jason’s paternal grandmother, Assunta “Susan”/”Suzie” Furno, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Jason’s paternal grandmother, Assunta “Susan”/”Suzie” (Furno) Biggs – http://www.legacy.com

photo by s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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pookerella April 27, 2018 at 8:54 am

More proof this site brings nothing less than bigotry and racism.

phaedra April 16, 2016 at 9:38 pm

That frizzy dark hair and hooked nose is definitely Sicilian. But the light eyes and relatively fair skin is English.

ssempre August 5, 2014 at 8:25 pm

He’s an asswipe who looks like Bert from Sesame street…

nnnnn May 24, 2013 at 12:17 am

Many people hate WASPs, Italians, and Germans. So they claim “british people are dark and short, if they
are taller, as 160, they are “scandinavian”, etc.
One can always put together a “collection” of pics, which “proves” his “theory”, which has nothing common with real
life out-of-door

nnnnn May 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

“They have the same new york accent” – the stupidest

nnnnn May 23, 2013 at 3:32 pm

italians look like greek, turks, bulgarians.

andrew May 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm

@ nnnnn

your comments are often pointless since u wrote this stuff (just some of your posts, there are even worst ones)

“Matt Damon looks Asian”: NO WAY

“Scandinavians look more slavic (?), als germanic. If sweden
football team plays against Ukraine (they have the same yellow-blue tricot) or Danmark against Czech, it’s difficult to recognize, who is who”.

That is ridiculous, Eastern Europeans are way different from Western ones

Also you said Italians look like Greek (passable for Southern Italians), Turks (?), Bulgarians (??)

Do you think these guys of Bulgaria team look Italian? are u crazy??


Italy: http://www.planetfootball360.com/images/Pics_National/ITALIE.jpg


nnnnn May 23, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Andrew: the greatest irony – the members of Greek football team looks like “greek stereotyp”, far from that antic greek, you presented as “typical greek nose”

You’ve vorgotten the israel football team. Or you
saw, that they have nothing common with italians
and didn’t post them?

Yes, I mean, Damon looks a bit asian, and scandinavs a bit slavic.

Likewise, you mean “typical italians and greeks
have blue eyes”, and Follers means, Schweger
is “blond”.

one more: you all are “serious scientists”, but
use” arguments” are like facebook: pointless,
jelous etc.

nnnnn May 24, 2013 at 12:08 am

Correct: Damon looks HALF-asian.

nnnnn May 24, 2013 at 12:11 am

Ha-ha, N 9 in greek team can be an ethiopean jew

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Why such “emotional”? Are you affected?
You think, everybody, besides of you, post “stuff”,
and my opinion, YOU post stuff. I can discuss with
you, if you explain, what’s you point and bring a
bit logic.

BTW,Israel team (I suppose, most of them are arabs),Greek, Itaian, Bulgarian teams – all of them have the same colouring. I didn’t see Eisenbergs among them

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Oh, at least MY name isn’t some Abraham Israel,

nnnnn May 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm

No, he can’t. Visit Europe, and you’ll see. Instead
to have too much PC contact with persons like
Andrew with their theory about “typical blond”
italians and greeks

andrew May 24, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Jesse Eisenberg can easily pass everywhere in Europe, Italy too.

@ follers

Franco Nero is half Southern Italian


you have no clue about stuff you are talking about. If you still think Matt Damon looks Asian, and Scandinavian look Slavic (?) wtf…

And I have never posted pics of Greek team, do you want Israel team? here is


blatant difference from Italy team

andrew May 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm

there are at most three Ashkenazi in that squad

fuzzybear44 May 18, 2013 at 2:11 am


Hello Follers,I was wondering if you could look up (Lindsay Wagner)for me?She was the star of the show(The Bionic Woman).Her parents are said to be,(Marilyn Louise (née Thrasher) and William Nowels Wagner)I’ve tried,but have failed to found out,about her ethnic background(HELP PLEASEEEEE)

fuzzybear44 May 19, 2013 at 12:37 am


Thank you

neiltennant May 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm

be careful with the adjective UGLY i don’t think he is ugly,

he has a big nose, but wonderful eyes and does not look as bad as many say

nnnnn May 24, 2013 at 12:09 am

Sorry, he’s ugly, only his eyes are not ugly

ethnic July 9, 2012 at 6:31 am

awesome find Follers!

ana August 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm


ana August 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm

@nick ryan giggs father is half black jamaican and half white and his mother is white yes he is part black google , why white americans can’t accept a white person with a black ancestry?

averagejoe April 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Actually he has to be part english too, I remember reading his mom had italian blood, which means his dad might actually had english blood.

jjy June 10, 2010 at 11:51 am

It states on Wikipedia that his mom is Italian-American and that his dad is Welsh.

ethnic May 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Im pretty sure its an English name. But i could be a Welsh name too??

nick May 1, 2010 at 4:22 am

Biggs could be part Welsh as there is a football/soccer player called Ryan Giggs who is Welsh. Biggs/Giggs is just 1 letter difference.

Liam O'Connel December 31, 2011 at 2:15 am

Well the name Giggs is the name of Ryan’s paternal grandfather, and his paternal grandfather was Jamaican….Giggs might be a welsh name (I’m not sure), but he didnt get it from his welsh ancestors

john April 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm

great site

john April 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm

this is a trial

ethnic November 3, 2009 at 10:41 am

jessie do you have link to that info?


jessie October 30, 2009 at 6:01 am

He has mentioned that he’s part Welsh and Biggs is a Welsh name.

ethnic September 25, 2009 at 11:27 pm

thats surprising to hear especially as you met him in a club. People’s egos tend to inflate in that kind of setting.


Akeem September 25, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Jason Biggs is cool guy. I’ve met him @ Ivar club in Hollywood…few years ago. He was not rude at all. Some actors r sooo cruel. Jason was smooth to be around with.

ethnic July 5, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Youre right Deer, thanks for the comment. I agree with you, Id assume his family changed their name to an English one. Its not unusual for Italian American families to have done that in the past.


Deer July 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm

I wouldn’t necessarily assume that his father is of English descent. Father’s family may well have changed their name from something Italian to “Biggs”.

'o zi' September 21, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Well Deer, it is highly unusual for an Italian immigrant to take a name that far off. Old Italian Immigrants made very slight changes, in order to hide Italian names, however it is very common for Italians, as well as Italian Americans to take names of non-Italian family members. Didn’t Jessie say Jason Biggs said he was part Welsh?

My family changed their name, but wasn’t to an obviously English name, or Welsh name, that would be extremely rare. They more or less try and hide it, rather than change completely, and when they do change it, they often don’t change it correctly do to a lack of understanding of what seems most American.

It’s more common actually for a person who is of more than one ethnicity to call themselves the one they prefer. Many Italian Americans, as well as actual Italians have foreign family members, though some people may see it otherwise, modern Italians are reasonably open to intermarrying with various groups.

I know plenty of people who only identify one ethnicity when they are of multiple ethnicities.

mzpreciousz April 11, 2009 at 4:47 am

why is his last name Biggs? Biggs is and English last name. Wouldn’t he have an Italian last name?

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