Peter Riegert

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

Date of Birth: April 11, 1947

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Peter Riegert is an American actor, screenwriter, and film director.

Peter is the son of Lucille (Atkins) and Milton Riegert. Peter’s parents were both Jewish.

Peter’s paternal grandparents were Abraham Riegert and Ray/Rae Frank. Abraham and Ray were from Russia.

Peter’s maternal grandparents were Menasha/Minashe Atkins/Atkin (the son of Mordecai Atkins/Atkin and Leah Guta) and Bertha. Menasha was born in Vitebsk, Russia (now Belarus). Bertha was from Russia.

Sources: Peter’s father, Milton Riegert, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Peter Riegert (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Peter’s mother, Lucille Atkins, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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