Russian Jewish

Zach Appelman

by follers on August 10, 2018

Zach Appelman – Netflix’s “Like Father” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – ArcLight Hollywood – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / 

Birth Name: Zachary Soglin Appelman

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 5, 1985

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Zach Appelman is an American actor.

Zach’s paternal grandfather was Matt Max Appelman (the son of Louis Appelman and Rose Gauctzkin/Ganetskin). Matt was born in Mogilev, Belarus, to a Jewish family.

Zach’s paternal grandmother was Frances Helen Friedman (the daughter of Julius Joseph Friedman and Lilian Mohr). Frances was born in Washington. Julius was born in New York, to a Russian Jewish father and a Polish Jewish mother. Lilian was born in New York, the daughter of Maurice Mordechai Mohr, who was Austrian Jewish, and of Annie Suransky, a Polish Jew, whose family was from Saransk, Mordovia, Russia and Suwalki, Poland.

Zach’s maternal grandfather was Albert Soglin (the son of Ari/Aaron Soglin and Sarah Marshak). Albert was born in Illinois, to Russian Jewish parents. Ari was the son of Abel Tsoglin and Rose/Risya Marchashov. Sarah was the daughter of Dov Ber “Dave” Marchashov and Bluma/Blume Yaffa.

Zach’s maternal grandmother was Rose Century (the daughter of Chaim/Hyman Century and Esther Elbaum). Rose was born in Illinois, to Polish Jewish parents. Chaim was born in Warsaw, the son of Boruch Century and Frada Rosenovitch. Esther was the daughter of Moishe Elbaum.

Source: Genealogy of Zach Appelman –


Judah Lewis

by follers on July 24, 2018

Date of Birth: May 22, 2001

*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Judah Lewis is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the films Demolition and The Babysitter. His parents, Hara and Mark Lewis, are acting teachers in Los Angeles.

Source: Obituary of Judah’s maternal great-grandmother, Gladys Geller –

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Raphael Bob-Waksberg

by stlucas on July 21, 2018

Ralphael Bob-Waksberg – Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman” TV Series Season 5 Premiere – Arrivals – Break Room 86 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Raphael Matthew Waksberg

Place of Birth: San Mateo, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 17, 1984

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Raphael Bob-Waksberg is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and voice actor. He is the creator and showrunner of BoJack Horseman.

Raphael is the son of Ellen Sharon (Bob) and David Waksberg. His parents are Jewish.

Raphael’s paternal grandfather was Irving Waksberg (the son of Harry “Herschel/Tzvi” Waksberg and Chana/Anna Kalichstein). Irving was born in New York. Harry was born in Poland, the son of Mendel Waksberg and Feigel Urbach. Chana was born in Kielce, Poland, the daughter of Moshe “Moishe” Kalichstein and a woman surnamed Rappaport.

Raphael’s paternal grandmother was Florence Gold (the daughter of Sam “Natanel” Gold and Rose “Raizel” Gross). Florence was born in New York, to parents from Poland.

Raphael’s maternal grandfather was Frederick Aaron Bob (the son of Max Bob and Florence “Fan” Goldfarb). Frederick was born in New York. Max was born in either New York or Russia, the son of Gedalia Bob and Ida Goldman. Florence was born in Russia.

Raphael’s maternal grandmother was Shirley Kaplan (the daughter of Samuel Kaplan and Rebecca “Betty” Gitlen). Shirley was born in New York, to parents from Russia. Samuel was the son of Lazar Kaplan and Julia Kaplan. Rebecca was the daughter of Morris Gitlen and Yetta Yazmer.

Sources: Genealogy of Raphael Bob-Waksberg –

Birth record of Raphael Bob-Waksberg –


David Warshofsky

by stlucas on July 11, 2018

Birth Name: David A. Warner

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 23, 1961

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

David Warshofsky is an American film and television actor.

David is the son of Geraldine Lee “Gerry” (Godley) and Phillip Owen Warner. David’s father was of Russian Jewish descent. David’s mother was of Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry. David was raised Jewish.

David is married to Kristina Lear, with whom he has two children.

David’s paternal grandparents were Edward Jacob “Jake” Warner/Warshofsky and Rae/Ray G. Newman. Edward was born in Russia. Rae was also from Russia.

David’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Michael Godley/Godely (the son of Thomas Godley and Belle Sutherland). David’s grandfather Thomas was born in California. David’s great-grandfather Thomas was born in Ireland. Belle was born in California.

David’s maternal grandmother was Olive Pearl “Ollie” Hall (the daughter of Albert Hayden Hall and Maggie Olive Andersen/Anderson). David’s grandmother Olive was born in Texas. Albert was born in Texas. David’s great-grandmother Maggie was born in either California or Texas, the daughter of John Killis Anderson and Amanda L. Howard.

Sources: Birth record of David Warshofsky –

Marriage announcement of David’s parents –

Birth record of David’s father –

Obituary of David’s father –

Birth record of David’s mother –

Obituary of David’s uncle (mother’s brother), Thomas Michael Godley –

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Jimmy Pinchak

by stlucas on July 10, 2018

Jimmy Pinchak – “Ender’s Game” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: James Justin Pinchak

Place of Birth: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 16, 1996

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather), Italian (maternal grandmother), Irish, possibly English

Jimmy Pinchak is an American actor and musician.

Jimmy is the son of Wendy M. (Brown) Pinheiro and James “Jim” Pinchak.

Jimmy’s paternal grandfather was Michael Pinchak (the son of Morris Pinchak and Lillian Glazel/Glassel). Michael was born in New Jersey. Morris was a Russian Jewish emigrant, from Uevkleof, and was the son of Benjamin Pinchak and Rachel Kramer. Lillian was born in New Jersey, to Jewish parents from either Hungary or Austria, Simon Glazel/Glassel and Fannie/Fanny.

Jimmy’s paternal grandmother is/was named Dorothy Quigley.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather was Joseph P. “Joe” Brown (the son of Mary Sweeney). Mary was Irish.

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother is Claire Marie Ciccone (the daughter of Anthony E. “Tony” Ciccone and Marie Simonetti). Claire was born in New York. Anthony was born in New York, to Italian parents, Ferdinando Ciccone and Clara Constantino, who were from Caserta, Campania, Italy. Marie was born in New York, to Italian parents, Oreste Simonetti and Lena/Linda LaManna, who were from Palma Campania, Campania, Italy.

Sources: Obituary of Jimmy’s paternal grandfather, Michael Pinchak –

Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal grandparents, Joseph P. “Joe” Brown and Claire Marie Ciccone –