Aaron Michael Metchik
Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Date of Birth: April 22, 1980
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Aaron Michael Metchik is an American actor, writer, and director.
His brother is actor Asher Metchik. His mother is drama teacher Robyn Metchik. Robyn was Zac Efron‘s high school drama teacher before he became a known actor.
He is a second cousin, once removed, of television commentator and anchor Andrea Mitchell. Aaron’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Isaac Wolf Metchik and Hanya Ruskin, were also Andrea’s paternal great-grandparents.
Aaron’s paternal grandfather was Aaron Metchik (the son of Moses Metchik and Pauline/Paulina). Aaron’s grandfather Aaron was born in London, England. Moses was a Russian Jewish emigrant, who was the son of Isaac Wolf Metchik, who was born in Litovsk, Brest, Belarus, and of Hanya Ruskin. Pauline was born in England, to Russian Jewish parents.
Aaron’s paternal grandmother was Janet Friedman (the daughter of Sam Friedman and Rose Naveen). Janet was born in New York, to Jewish parents from Russia/Lithuania.
Aaron’s maternal grandfather was Harold Norman Gordon (the son of Mike M. Gordon and Leona Albert). Harold was born in Minnesota, and was a prominent physician, who worked on the first heart transplant. Mike was a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant. Leona was born in Minnesota, to Russian Jewish parents, Isaac Albert and Annie.
Aaron’s maternal grandmother was Margery/Margie Elvis Lynch (the daughter of Jack/Jacob Myer/Mayer Lynch/Lynchiz and Rose Sheinberg/Shainberg). Margery was born in Kentucky. Jack was born in Ohio, to Russian Jewish parents, David Lynchiz and Sarah Perlitch. Rose was born in Tennessee, and was the daughter of Jacob “Jake” Sheinberg/Shainberg and Ida Schreiber/Schriber, who were Jewish emigrants from the Russian Empire, with roots in Briceni, Bessarabia/Moldova.
Sources: Genealogy of Aaron’s paternal grandfather, Aaron Metchik (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Aaron’s paternal grandfather, Aaron Metchik, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Aaron’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com