Joel Schumacher

by stlucas on October 16, 2017

Birth Name: Joel T. Schumacher

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

Date of Birth: August 29, 1939

*German, English, possibly other (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Joel Schumacher is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Joel is the son of Marian/Marion (Kantor/Kanter) and Francis W. “Frank” Schumacher/Shuhmacher.

Joel has stated that his mother was a Swedish Jew and that his father was an American Baptist from Tennessee. Joel was raised in Queens, New York City, New York.

Joel’s paternal grandparents Marsten Smith and Amenda Schumacher.

Sources: Joel Schumacher on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Death record of Joel’s father –

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Ben Miller

by madman on October 16, 2017

Ben Miller – EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 – Arrivals – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Bennet Evan Miller

Place of Birth: London City, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 24 February, 1966

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, Welsh, likely English

Ben Miller is an English comedian, actor, and director. He is one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, alongside Alexander Armstrong.

Ben is the son of Marion T. (Evans) and Michael J. Miller. His mother is Welsh. An article in the newspaper Daily Mail wrote that Ben’s paternal grandfather was “a Lithuanian-born tailor from the East End Read.” Ben has also said “Jewish heritage I’m proud of is about celebrating complexity and nuance, not burning books. Shame.”

Ben is married to actress Belinda Stewart-Wilson, with whom he has a son.


Ashley Zukerman

by stlucas on October 16, 2017

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 30, 1983

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Ashley Zukerman is an American-born Australian actor.

Ashley is the son of Ingrid (Schwarz) and Moshe I. Zukerman. Ashley’s parents are Jewish; Ashley’s father is an Israeli telecommunications researching engineer. His mother is from Peru. Ashley moved to Melbourne, Australia, with his family at the age of two.

Ashley’s paternal grandparents are Eliezer Zukerman and Henia Rozenberg.

Ashley’s maternal grandparents likely are Gomel Schwarz and Hedda Brössler de Schwarz.


Birth record of Ashley Zukerman –

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Logan Paul

by stlucas on October 14, 2017

Birth Name: Logan Alexander Paul

Place of Birth: Westlake, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 1, 1995

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, at least 1/16 Ashkenazi Jewish

Logan Paul is an American Youtube personality and actor.

Logan is the son of Pamela Ann/Anne (Meredith) Stepnick and Gregory Allan Paul. Logan’s brother, Jake Paul, is also a Youtube personality and actor. Logan’s mother has English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry, along with some German Jewish, Hungarian Jewish, and Austrian Jewish roots, as she has stated (at 3:25).

Logan’s maternal grandfather was Wilbur R. “Spike” Meredith, III (the son of Wilbur R. “Rob” Meredith, II and Lillian Max Buxbaum). Logan’s great-grandfather Wilbur was the son of Wilbur R. Meredith and Mary Davies. Logan’s great-grandmother Lillian was the daughter of Isidore “Harry” Buxbaum, whose parents were from Germany and Hungary, and of Lillian McLean/Maclean, whose father was English and whose mother had German parents.

Sources: Obituary of Logan’s maternal grandfather –

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Vivian Kubrick

by stlucas on October 13, 2017

Vivian Kubrick – 18th Annual Satellite Awards – Arrivals – InterContinental Hotel – Los Angeles, CA, USA – hoto Credit: Kazuki Hirata / /

Birth Name: Vivian Vanessa Kubrick

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 5, 1960

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, Irish, Portuguese, possibly Romani and other (mother)

Vivian Kubrick is an American-born English filmmaker and composer.

Vivian is the daughter of German actress/dancer Christiane Kubrick (born Christiane Susanne Harlan) and American director/screenwriter Stanley Kubrick.

Vivian’s father was Jewish. Vivian’s mother was born in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Vivian’s paternal grandfather was Jacob “Jacques/Jack” Leonard Kubrick (the son of Elias Kubrick and Rosa “Rose” Spiegelblatt). Elias is said to have been born in Ukraine, Austria, Poland, or Romania, the son of Hersh Kubrick. Rosa was born in Austria or Romania.

Vivian’s paternal grandmother was Sadie Gertrude Perveler (the daughter of Samuel Perveler and Celia Siegel). Samuel was born in Austria, the son of Israel Perveler and Brane. Celia was born in Russia, the daughter of Joseph Siegel and Gittel.

Vivian’s maternal grandfather was Fritz Moritz Harlan (the son of Walter Harlan and Adele Boothby). Walter was born in Dresden, Saxony, Germany, the son of Otto Harlan, who had some French Huguenot origins, and of Bertha Elisa Bienert. Adele was said to be the daughter of Rebecca Boothby, who was Irish, and likely of a Romani father.

Vivian’s maternal grandmother was Ingeborg de Freitas. “De Freitas” is a Portuguese surname.

Sources: Genealogy of Vivian Kubrick –

Birth record of Vivian Kubrick –

Information about Vivian’s maternal great-grandparents, Walter Harlan and Adele Boothby –