Leo Howard

by follers on October 19, 2012

Leo Howard

Place of Birth: Newport Beach, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 13, 1997

*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Leo Howard is an American actor, model, and martial artist. His parents, Randye and Todd Howard, starred on the reality series World’s Worst Tenants.

Leo’s father is from South Carolina, and has English and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry.

Leo’s mother is Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent).

Leo is a third cousin, twice removed, of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Leo’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Jacob Dworsky, was a brother of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s maternal great-grandmother, Chaia Sorah Dworsky.

Leo’s paternal grandfather was Farrell Franklin Howard (the son of Voyde Elmer Howard and Lois Estelle Campbell). Farrell was born in South Carolina. Voyde was the son of Robert Ralphus Howard and Mary Jane Porter. Lois was the daughter of Thomas Newman Campbell and Lunda Jane Frady.

Leo’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Joan Cooke (the daughter of John Houston Cook and Myrtle Elizabeth “Lizzie” Stanley). John was the son of John C. Cook and Calvin Sally/Sallie Edwards. Myrtle was the daughter of Mary I.

Leo’s maternal grandfather was Richard Dworsky (the son of Dovid/David Alexander Dworsky and Charlotte C. Autler). Richard was born in New York. Dovid was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Charlotte was born in New York, to parents of Austrian Jewish descent.

Leo’s maternal grandmother was Phyllis Nan Dworsky (the daughter of Refoel/Ralph F. Dworsky and Rochel/Rose Gelsin). Phyllis was born in Nebraska. Refoel and Rose were born in Minnesota, both of them to Russian Jewish parents. Refoel was the son of Abraham Shmuel/Samuel Dworsky and Roize/Rose Levin. Leo’s great-grandmother Rose was the daughter of Gussie Novicoff.

Sources: Obituary of Leo’s paternal great-grandmother, Lois Estelle (Campbell) Howard – http://www.findagrave.com

Leo’s paternal great-grandfather, John Houston Cook, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Leo’s paternal great-grandfather, John Houston Cook – https://www.familysearch.org

Leo’s paternal great-grandmother, Myrtle Elizabeth Stanley, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Leo’s maternal grandfather, Richard Dworsky, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Leo’s maternal grandmother, Phyllis Nan Dworsky, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Leo’s maternal grandmother, Phyllis Nan Dworsky – http://www.jewishjournal.com

Genealogy of Leo’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Azriel Zelig Dworsky (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

bablah September 11, 2017 at 7:08 am
sweetipie1985 March 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Who cares what race he is. He’s sexy regardless. God I love em lol

J.J. October 24, 2013 at 7:50 am

correction; the term dark green does not make sense as all eyes that appear to be green are not actually green but a comination of blue or grey with amber, orange or brown tones either through it or around the pupil, so his eyes are just green, dark green sounds odd, the closest thing you’d have to ‘dark green’ would be forest green eyes (green+brown) and even they’re still not considered dark green as their true colour is green but they contain brown around the pupil.

J.J. October 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

correction; his eyes are green and his hair is dark brown (brunette)

follers October 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm
J.J. October 23, 2013 at 7:16 am

correction; incorrect, his eyes are actually blue with a significant amount of an orange/brown colour around the pupil making the iris a green colour, that picture is not big enough to zoom in on the eye colour enough to tell, please know that whenever I make a celebrity correction on hair or eye colour I’m sure to search them up on google images and set the search tool setting to larger than 2MP, I then look at at least 3 photos in order to determine their eye colour properly, not saying I’m not going to make some mistakes but I suggest if you’re going to go against my correction that you do the same.

andrew September 15, 2013 at 6:08 am
follers September 15, 2013 at 6:09 am

BTW, Leo’s maternal grandparents were something like 4th cousins, twice removed. I forget the exact relationship (through the name “Dworsky”).

It really doesn’t matter, though. Ashkenazi Jews are genetically as close as fifth cousins to each other already.

andrew September 15, 2013 at 6:18 am

Dworsky Polish?

follers September 15, 2013 at 6:21 am

In this case, it is Ashkenazi Jewish, usually Russian Jewish or Polish Jewish.

But there are non-Jewish Dworskys, too, like this Yugoslav.

ethnic April 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Got one!

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