Billy Eichner

by madman on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: William R. Eichner

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: September 18, 1978

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Billy Eichner is an American comedian, actor, writer, and television personality.

Billy’s paternal grandparents were Jerome Eichner (the son of Jacob Eichner and Rebecca Licyler) and Bella. Jacob was born in Austria. Rebecca was born in Hungary.

Source: Birth certificate of Billy’s paternal grandfather, Jerome Eichner –

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Jonathan Goldsmith

by follers on February 19, 2017

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

Date of Birth: September 26, 1938

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jonathan Goldsmith is an American actor. He is known for being The Most Interesting Man in the World in television commercials for Dos Equis beer from 2006 to 2016.

He is of Russian Jewish descent.

His son is actor David Goldsmith.

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Thomas Jane

by madman on February 19, 2017

Birth Name: Thomas Elliott III

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Date of Birth: February 22, 1969

Ethnicity: Irish, Scottish, possibly more distant German Jewish and Blackfoot Native American

Thomas Jane is an American actor. He was previously married to actress Patricia Arquette, with whom he has a daughter.

Thomas was the son of Cynthia, an antiques dealer, and Michael Elliott, a genetic engineer.

Thomas has said:

…I’m part Irish and Scottish, a little German Jew on my mothers side and some Blackfoot Indian on my fathers. turns out P[atricia Arquette] has some Scottish in her as well, so that’s why we all wore kilts at the wedding!

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Greg Proops

by madman on February 19, 2017

Birth Name: Gregory Everett Proops

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Date of Birth: October 3, 1959

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, German, Scottish (mother)

Greg Proops is an American actor, comedian, and television host. He is the son of Doris Olive (Savage) and Steven G. Proops. His father is Jewish. His mother, who was born in Mississippi, has English, Irish, German, and Scottish, ancestry.

Greg’s paternal grandfather was Everett Proops (the son of Solomon George Proops and Theresa Hartman). Solomon was the son of Isaac Proops, who was born in England, and of Matilda Deckinger, who was born in Germany. Therese was born in New York, to Czech Jewish parents, Karl/Charles Hartman and Eva/Elizabeth Adele/Adelheit Stadler.

Greg’s paternal grandmother was Beatrice Adler (the daughter of Simon Adler and Anna Eltinger). Simon was born in New York, to German Jewish parents. Anna was born in New Jersey or New Jersey, also to German Jewish parents, with her father’s name possibly being Abram Eltinger.

Greg’s maternal grandfather was John “Jack” Brown Savage (the son of William Henry Savage and Louisiana Adeline Hyde). William was the son of James Anderson Savage and Jane Caroline Bagwell. Louisiana was the daughter of Eaton Davenport Hyde and Emily Jane Kelly.

Greg’s maternal grandmother was Olive Mentie Wolfe (the daughter of James Monroe Wolfe and Arrah Mentie/Mente Strider). James was the son of Henry Ridley Wolfe and Laura Elizabeth Rainey. Arrah was the daughter of Henry Alpheus Strider and Araminta Howard.

Sources: Genealogy of Greg Proops (focusing on his father’s side) –

Marriage record of Greg’s paternal grandparents, Everett Proops and Beatrice Adler –

Greg’s paternal grandfather, Everett Proops, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Greg’s paternal grandmother, Beatrice Adler, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Greg Proops (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Greg’s mother –

Genealogy of Greg’s maternal grandfather, John “Jack” Brown Savage –

Genealogies of Greg’s maternal grandmother, Olive Mentie Wolfe –

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Maury Povich

by stlucas on February 17, 2017

Birth Name: Maurice Richard Povich

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: January 17, 1939

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Maury Povich is an American television presenter.

He was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Shirley Lewis Povich and Ethyl (Friedman). He has a sister, Lynn, and a brother, David.

Maury’s paternal grandparents were Nathan Povich and Rosa Orlovich. They hailed from Lithuania.

Maury’s mother, Ethyl, was originally from Radom, Poland, to Jewish parents, and moved to the U.S. with her family at the age of three.

Maury is married to Chinese-American journalist Connie Chung.


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