Josh Gad

by follers on February 27, 2014

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Birth Name: Joshua Ilan Gad

Place of Birth: Hollywood, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 23, 1981

Ethnicity: Afghan Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish

Josh Gad is an American actor, comedian, and singer.

Josh’s father was born in Afghanistan, and is of Afghan Jewish descent (Josh’s father moved from Afghanistan to Israel at the age of thirteen). Josh’s mother, who was born in Germany, is from a Polish Jewish family, and his maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors. Josh had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Of his father, Josh has said:

He came from a very religious family that was on a nomadic journey searching for a home… They went through India before finally settling in Afghanistan.

Josh is married to actress and writer Ida Darvish, with whom he has two children.

Josh’s maternal grandparents were Joseph Greenblatt and Evelyn. A picture of them can be seen here.

Photo by PrPhotos

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neiltennant July 1, 2018 at 1:32 am

Afghan Jewish is misleading

actually we had in Afghanistan Jews with origins in the Soviet Union but also Jews who came from Iran

ITS like to say AMERICAN JEWISH but we all know there are Sephardic, Mizrahi and Ashkenazi Jews in the US

my grandpa was Ashkenazi Jew from Odessa

neiltennant September 30, 2017 at 3:21 am

my grandfather was reportedly Afghan Jewish and he was really pale. Many Jews fled Soviet Union and even before 1917 because they had been bad pogroms in that Russian Empire between 1895-1910

many of them fled to USA but also a few to Afghanistan

andrew June 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Jamie Roberts is the Welsh version of this guy

neiltennant September 30, 2017 at 3:23 am

so true !

andrew September 30, 2017 at 5:37 am

have you ever watched a rugby game? it’s 100 times better than American football.

neiltennant November 6, 2015 at 2:22 am

it is very interesting that he is of afghan descent !

my grandparents were all 4 born in afghanistan but where of former soviet union descent . There must have been a lot of foreigners especially in kabul from usbekistan but also from larger russian cities.

Like my grandparents most foreigners assimilate with afghan population and culture but kept their identity

Some people think that all afghans are dark and/or asian. But thats not true.

interesting to see what kind of people are in my family
all do have pale skin, but different eye colors. From blue, green, hazel to dark brown eyes. I do have brown eyes. But my best friend who is also of afghan descent has very greenish eyes but dark skin. Eveybody is jealous after knowing he is not tanning but its his natural skin color

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 6:11 am

i am also of Afghan descent

my mother is a darker Afghan woman /but pale compared to other Afghans

and my father is a pale skinned Afghan

my grandpa had several Jewish friends in kabul in the 70s and at that time a lot of Jews were living in Afghanistan

but in the 80s when my parents left this country there was only one Jew in Kabul named SAUL :–) my father knew him they were friends

really this guy looks more Italian he looks like the CRAIG FELDSPAR guy from MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE

iunfortuantely i cannot upload pics from me you were shocked :)

ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 1:18 am

Damn he has the smallest nose that I’ve ever seen.

neiltennant January 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

he is an afghan

most afghans have small noses

but we white afghans do have normal noses

J.J. February 27, 2014 at 8:51 pm

correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is virtually black (noiret)

neiltennant July 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

why you are not banned anymore ?

everytime I’m looking up celebs i do see the same comment on every white person with dark brown eyes !

he has dark brown eyes and not hazel

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