Seth Green

Seth Green at the 2013 FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party, The Bungalow,

Green in 2013, photo via s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green

Place of Birth: Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 8, 1974

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Seth Green is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. He played Scott Evil in the Austin Powers films and Richie in Stephen King’s It (1990), among many other roles.

Seth is the son of Barbara and Herbert Green. Born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green, he shortened his legal name to Seth Benjamin Green. He is of Russian Jewish, German Jewish, Ukrainian Jewish, and Latvian Jewish descent. He was attending a Reform Jewish congregation, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Seth is married to actress, producer, model, and singer Clare Grant.

Seth’s paternal grandfather was Allen/Allan Green (born Abraham Greenblatt, the son of David Greenblatt and Mollie/Molly Rosenfeld/Rosenfield). Allen was born in New York, the son of Russian Jewish parents. David was born in Odessa, the son of Haaron Shlome and Freide Zedlovitz. Mollie was the daughter of Abraham/Abram Rosenfeld and Lena or Devora.

Seth’s paternal grandmother was Rhoda Blatt (the daughter of David/Dana Blatt and Anna Lichblau/Lichtblau). Rhoda was born in New York. David and Anna were born in New York, both of them to German Jewish parents. Anna was the daughter of Hershel Lichtblau and Gussie.

Seth’s maternal grandfather was Benjamin Morton Gesshel (the son of Meyer/Meir Gesshel and Kaela/Kate Bor). Benjamin was born in Pennsylvania, to Jewish emigrants from the Russian Empire. Meir was from Kraslava, Latvia. Kaela was from Dagda, Kraslava, Latvia, the daughter of Eli Isaac Bore and Dora.

Seth’s maternal grandmother was Pearl Schwartz (the daughter of Hershel/Harry Schwartz and Rivka/Reba/Ruth/Becky Cooperman). Pearl was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish immigrants. Harry was from Kiev.

Sources: Interview with the Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia – http://jewishexponent.com

Seth’s paternal grandfather, Abraham Greenblatt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Abraham Greenblatt on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituaries of Seth’s paternal grandfather, Allen/Allan A. Green – https://familysearch.org
https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Seth’s paternal great-grandparents, David Greenblatt and Mollie/Molly Rosenfeld/Rosenfield – https://familysearch.org

Seth’s paternal great-grandparents, David Greenblatt and Mollie/Molly Rosenfeld/Rosenfield, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Seth’s paternal grandmother, Rhoda Blatt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Seth’s maternal grandfather, Benjamin Morton Gesshel, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Seth’s maternal grandmother, Pearl Schwartz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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48 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    ,,According to my folks, I’m Russian, Scottish and Polish. Which means I can drink heavily, can’t tan, and occasionally put screen doors on submarines. — Seth”

  2. neiltennant says:

    on wikipedia there is a fight and dispute about the jewish claim

    !!!

    is he really jewish ?or was he adopted ?

  3. typepope says:

    Correction:
    Seth Green is listed at this link as of partial Scottish ancestry:

    List of Scottish Americans
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scottish_Americans
    “Seth Green, American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director. Of partial Scottish ancestry”

    • follers says:

      He’s not.

      • typepope says:

        Wikipedia is a poor source, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re wrong.
        Wikipedia is often wrong and posts poorly sourced material.
        Many Jews, in fact an astonishingly high percentage have red hair and blue eyes and are easily mistaken for Irish and Scottish.
        Even in biblical times King David was recorded as having red hair.

  4. neiltennant says:

    he looks very Irish
    I don’t know in which movie he played in which he had a shirt with KISS ME IM IRISH on St. Patrick’s Day

    but I know the old argument that Jews often have red hair

    I like this guy so much

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