Jon Lovitz

Birth Name: Jonathan M. Lovitz

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 21, 1957

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jon Lovitz is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is the son of Barbara (Abraham) and Harold Lovitz. His family is Jewish (they emigrated from Russia, Romania, and Hungary).

Jon’s paternal grandfather was Phillip I. Ianculovici/Lovitz (the son of Sheftal/Seftel Ianculovici and Liba Barash/Baras). Phillip was born in Yassy/Iasi, Romania, to a Russian Jewish father and a Romanian Jewish mother.

Jon’s paternal grandmother was Fanny/Fannie Leibowitz (the daughter of Menache/Manasha/Manuel Leibowitz/Leibovitz and Clara Gutmann/Gutman/Goodman). Fanny was a Jewish emigrant, from Yassy/Iasi. Clara was the daughter of Gedaliah Gutmann.

Jon’s maternal grandfather was Morris Abraham (the son of Jacob H. Abraham and Rose/Rosa Heend or Goodman or Sinek). Morris was born in Illinois. Jacob was a Jewish emigrant from Hungary. Rose was a Jewish emigrant from either Hungary or Russia, depending on the census.

Jon’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor Lieberman. Eleanor was a Jewish emigrant from Hungary.

Sources: Genealogy of Jon Lovitz –

Jon’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jon’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. neiltennant says:

    he looks very Jewish and you see him on tv playing Irish American roles etc.

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