Michael Vartan

by Lil Vacha on October 17, 2009

Michael Vartan

Birth Name: Michael S. Vartan

Place of Birth: Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Date of Birth: November 27, 1968

*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% Armenian
*12.5% Bulgarian

Michael Vartan is a French and American actor. He is known for his role on the television series Alias.

Michael was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, the son of Doris (Pucher) and Eddie Vartan, a music producer. He is bilingual, speaking English and French. His aunt (his father’s sister) is singer Sylvie Vartan. Michael’s first cousin is French singer David Hallyday, who is the son of Sylvie and French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday.

Michael’s father was born in Bulgaria. Michael’s paternal grandfather was of Armenian and Bulgarian ancestry, and Michael’s paternal grandmother was from a family of Hungarian Jewish ancestry. Michael’s mother is a Polish Jewish immigrant to the United States.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Georges Robert Vartan (the son of Robert Vartan and Slava/Slavea Torloff). Georges was born in Champigneulles, France. Robert was of Armenian descent (his father was Hagop Vartanian, and the surname was shortened). Slava was Bulgarian.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Ilona A. Mayer (the daughter of Rudolf/Rudolph Mayer and Roza Passlouchny). Ilona was of Hungarian Jewish background.

Sources: Family histories of Michael’s father (in French) – http://www.guitaresetbatteries.com

Genealogy of Michael Vartan (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Michae’s father (through Sylvie Vartan) – http://genealogies-celebres.fr

photo by Prphotos

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew March 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm

75% Ashkenazi

madman May 9, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Indeed, no need to divide into nationalities in this case

He is:
*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% Armenian
*12.5% Bulgarian

ashash June 19, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Armenian power!

Petrarca March 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

He looks like Daniel Day-Lewis.

WTF June 20, 2014 at 5:48 am


follers January 21, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Ethnic, can we have a picture, please?

ethnic January 24, 2014 at 8:24 am
follers January 24, 2014 at 9:58 am

Thank you!

AfroRussianMixed January 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm

His aunt is the amazing and legendary french singer Sylvie Vartan – how can they NOT mention that??? She’s literally the Celine Dion or Maria Carey of France from the 70s to 90s. She was also a great actress and sang in many different languages.

andrew January 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

the site is mostly about American teen idols

follers January 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Like Richard Jenkins?

andrew February 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

nice actor

lenkastyle January 11, 2014 at 9:32 am

vartan is armenian surname

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