Birth Name: Joshua Aaron Charles
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 15, 1971
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, English, Scottish (mother)
Josh Charles is an American actor. His father is Jewish, and Josh has described himself as Jewish. His mother has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Josh is married to artist Sophie Flack (Sophie’s mother is Jewish).
Josh’s paternal grandparents were Aaron Charles and Lillian Matz (the daughter of Harry Matz and Sarah). Harry was born in New York, to parents from Russia. Sarah was born in Riga, Latvia, to parents from Latvia and Russia.
Josh’s maternal grandparents were Wilbur Woodrow Heckscher (the son of Robert J. Heckscher and Mary Glass) and Pamela “Pam” Lowery (the daughter of Percy McGee Lowery and Ruby Jewel/Jewell Gibson).
Sources: Josh’s paternal grandmother, Lillian Matz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Josh’s paternal grandmother, Lillian (Matz) Charles – http://www.legacy.com
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