Allen Covert

Allen Covert at Adam Sandler's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fam

Covert in 2011, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Allen Stephen Covert

Place of Birth: West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 13, 1964

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Irish, as well as English, Scottish, some German

Allen Covert is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions.

His father was Jewish and his mother has Irish, as well as English, Scottish, and some German, ancestry. Allen identifies religiously as Jewish. Allen has four children with his former wife Kathryn.

Allen’s paternal grandfather was Gustave/Gustav Pincus Covert (the son of Max Covert and Stella/Estelle/Estell Pincus). Gustave was born in Louisiana, and was of German Jewish descent. Max was born in New York, the son of Herman/Hyman Covert and Sarah Esther Bernstein. Stella was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Gustave Pincus and Rachel Harris.

Allen’s paternal grandmother was Rebecca Blitz (the daughter of Shimon/Simon Blitz and Hannah “Anna” Becker). Rebecca was born in Louisiana, to Jewish parents from the Russian Empire. Shimon was born in Bilohorodka, Izyaslavs’kyi district, Khmel’nyts’ka oblast, Ukraine, the son of Avram Lieb Blitz and Dobtze/Dora Singer.

Allen’s maternal grandfather was Edmund James Duhy (the son of John Duhy and Ellen Mahony). Edmund was born in Hampstead, London, England, to a father from Waterford, Ireland and a mother from Tipperary, Ireland. John was the son of John Duhy and Kate Power.

Allen’s maternal grandmother was Helen Lois Anderson (the daughter of Little Berry Anderson and Fannie May Miller). Helen was born in Georgia, and had English, Scottish, and some German, ancestry. Little Berry was the son of Little Berry Andrew Cater Anderson, who was Scottish, and of Matilda Walker, who was born in Georgia, U.S. Fannie was the daughter of Stephen Frederick Miller and Julia F. Sweat.

Sources: Genealogy of Allen Covert (focusing on his father’s side) –

Allen’s paternal grandfather, Gustave/Gustav Pincus Covert, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Allen’s maternal grandmother, Helen Lois Anderson, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

6 Responses

  1. follers says: trees listed the wrong paternal grandmother. You can’t trust any of these sites anymore.

  2. andrew says:

    He is a 4th cousin, once removed of Leven Rambin and Willa Ford, through Nathaniel F. Sweat, Jr., and Charity Newbern.

    And yes, he evidently descends to John Bunch (Obama’s ancestors) too. Thus he has Melungeon ancestry (Josiah Collins+Nancy Bunch). Note they are also sometimes called “Free African-Americans, “Free people of color” etc.

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