Josh Peck

by ethnic on July 18, 2009

Birth Name: Joshua Michael Peck

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 10, 1986

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Josh Peck is an American actor, comedian, and YouTube personality. He is married to Paige O’Brien.

Josh was raised in the Jewish faith, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Josh was raised by his single mother, who is Jewish (her surname is Peck, and the original family name is Peckerman). It is not publicly known who Josh’s biological father is.

Josh has said:

I did one of those DNA tests and the results were…….Jewish. I feel like I didn’t need a test for that.

This implies that Josh’s biological father is also Jewish.

Josh’s maternal grandfather was Jack Peckerman (the son of Itzhak/Isidore/Izzy Usher Peckerman and Dora/Dorothy). Jack was born in New York, to parents from Poland. Itzhak was the son of Usher Zeilik Peckerman, who was from Antnofka, Kiev.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was Mae Weinberger/Weinberg (the daughter of Naten/Nathan Weinberg and Yetta Rosha/Rosser). Mae was born in New Jersey. Naten was born in Kielce, Russia, the son of Isaac Weinberg and Rose. Yetta was born in Warsaw, Poland, the daughter of Morris Rosha/Rosser and Anna.

Sources: Josh’s maternal grandfather, Jack Peckerman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Josh’s maternal grandmother, Mae (Weinberger/Weinberg) Peckerman Schwartzman –

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

tUMAGA July 27, 2018 at 2:17 pm

he has lost a lot of weight

good for him. Now he looks good with his dark hair and his smile.

neiltennant January 27, 2018 at 12:42 pm

DRAKE is hotter than JOSH

neiltennant January 27, 2018 at 12:42 pm

I always loved DRAKE

Check7t January 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Looks like Frank Sinatra.

ShawntheGod September 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Classic Mediterranean look with blue eyes!

neiltennant February 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm

he is very dark with blue eyes. Reminds me of an indian friend of mine, who has also irish roots (therefore blue eyes)

look at him on DRAKE AND JOSH, LOOK At drake and look at him, he looked like a indian guy

Daron September 9, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Josh looked and looks completely white.

everyoneisthesame September 10, 2014 at 1:48 am

he dont

neiltennant January 27, 2018 at 12:41 pm

HE DOES look white because he is white :-)

however he has dark hair thats all

AnonymousPerson December 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

He got kind of cute when he lost all that weight.

tUMAGA July 27, 2018 at 2:19 pm

yes he did

he was in the BIG BANG THEORY for one episode and i lost my mind

that was not the same cute and chubby JOSH but a good looking young man

Hello December 30, 2013 at 12:53 am

He looks italian

Daron September 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Well he’s not.

bearboy March 17, 2017 at 9:50 am

How do you know Josh isn’t Italian? His biological father isn’t publicly known.

follers July 30, 2017 at 10:54 pm
tUMAGA July 27, 2018 at 2:19 pm

his father is irish american

follers July 27, 2018 at 7:46 pm

I doubt that. He would have said that his DNA test showed a significant amount of “British & Irish” ancestry, as opposed to just or mostly Jewish. And the name Peck (Peckerman) is from his mother.

tUMAGA July 28, 2018 at 2:24 am

You know that those tests are not very accurate

and that some ethnic groups share nearly the same dna?

follers July 28, 2018 at 2:37 am

They’re accurate, or if they’re off it’s not by much. Ashkenazi Jewish DNA and British & Irish DNA doesn’t overlap (any DNA test would detect it if someone is 50% ancestrally non-Jewish). Anyway, you just made the Irish thing up in the first place.

Previous post:

Next post: