Birth Name: Michael Herbert Schur
Place of Birth: Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 29, 1975
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other
Michael Schur is an American television producer and writer.
Michael is the son of Anne (Herbert) and Warren Michael Schur. He has a sister, Stephanie. They were raised in West Hartford, Connecticut. Michael’s father is Jewish.
Michael is married to producer and writer J. J. Philbin, whose father is television personality Regis Philbin.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was Norman Warren Schur (the son of Isaac H. Schur and Martha Reinherz). Isaac was born in Russia. Martha was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Russia.
Michael’s paternal grandmother was Marjorie Tas (the daughter of Emile Tas and Helen Teschner). Emile was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, of Dutch Jewish and German Jewish descent, and was the son of Levie Tas and Mathilda Büchenbacher. Helen was born in New York, of Slovak Jewish and German Jewish descent, and was the daughter of Jacob Teschner and Goldine Strauss. Michael’s grandmother Marjorie had Czech Jewish and Austrian Jewish ancestry farther back.
Sources: Genealogy of Michael Schur (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Michael’s paternal grandfather, Norman Warren Schur, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandfather, Norman Warren Schur – http://www.nytimes.com
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