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, with whom he has a son. Paige is the daughter of football quarterback Ken O’Brien.
Josh was raised in the Jewish faith, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
Josh was brought up by his single mother, Barbara, 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 – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Josh’s maternal grandmother, Mae (Weinberger/Weinberg) Peckerman Schwartzman – http://obits.nj.com