Richard Schiff

by stlucas on March 5, 2017

Place of Birth: Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 27, 1955

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Richard Schiff is an American comedian and actor. He is the son of Edward Schiff and Charlotte Schiff-Booker (born Grad). Richard has a brother, Paul, who is a film producer. Richard is married to actress Sheila Kelley, and they have two children.

Richard was raised Jewish. His mother is originally from Brooklyn, New York. Richard has stated that his ancestors moved to the U.S., through Ellis Island, from Ukraine, Austria, and Poland.

Richard’s paternal granfather was a gangster associated with the New York mob.

Richard’s maternal grandfather was Maurice Grad (the son of Samuel Grad and Lottie Prazer). Maurice was born in New York. Samuel was originally from Austria. Lottie was born in either Poland or Russia, to parents from Russia.

Richard’s maternal grandmother was Selma Goldberg (the daughter of Abraham Goldberg and Hanna Rosen). Selma was born in New York.


Richard’s maternal grandfather, Maurice Grad, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Photo by s_bukley/

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