Adam Pascal

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Pascal in 2012, photo by prphotos

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

Date of Birth: October 25, 1970

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Adam Pascal is an American actor, singer, and musician. He is known for starring as Roger Davis in Rent on both stage and screen. His parents were/are both Jewish.

Adam is married to Cybele Chivian, with whom he has two children. Cybele is the daughter of Eric Chivian, who is the founder and director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHGE) at Harvard Medical School.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Otto William Pascal (the son of Solomon Pascal and Tillie Schindler). Otto was born in New York, to Romanian Jewish parents. Solomon’s father was born in Russia and his mother in Romania. Tillie’s father was born in Austria and his mother in Romania.

Adam’s maternal grandfather was Philip Frishman (the son of Abraham/William Howard Frishman and Anna/Annie Schreiber). Philip was born in New York, to a Russian Jewish father and an Austrian Jewish mother. Abraham was born in Rictrokov, the son of Jacob Frishman and Jennie Markowitz. Anna was born in Galicia, the daughter of Wolf Schreiber and Sarah Meyer.

Adam’s maternal grandmother was Lily/Lillie Lieberman (the daughter of Sol Lokiec/Lieberman and Yetta Semiatitski). Lily was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. Sol was the son of Berol/Baer Dov Lokiec/Lieberman and Brina/Brannah Feigenbaum.

Sources: Adam’s paternal grandfather, Otto William Pascal, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Adam’s maternal grandfather, Philip Frishman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Adam’s maternal grandmother, Lily/Lillie Lieberman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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