Blake Bashoff

Birth Name: Blake Warren Bashoff

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 30, 1981

Ethnicity: Jewish [Ashkenazi, Sephardi], as well as one eighth German, one eighth English, 1/16th Dutch

Blake Bashoff is an American actor. His roles include the films Bushwhacked, Big Bully, and Finding Neighbors, the shows Judging Amy, Lost, and Mad Men, and the made-for-tv movie The New Swiss Family Robinson (1999).

He lives on a farm with his husband.

Blake’s paternal grandfather was named Martin William Bashoff (the son of Benjamin Bashoff and Anna). Martin was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents.

Blake’s paternal grandmother is Deborah Bashoff (born Dolores Fricker, the daughter of George A. Fricker and Mabel I. Johnson). Deborah was born in Pennsylvania. George was of German descent, the daughter of Charles Fricker and Kate. Mabel was born in England, the daughter of Frank Johnson and Mary Lindley.

Blake’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Zalcman (the son of Nathan Solarz-Saltzman and Dora Levine). Joseph was a Polish Jewish immigrant.

Blake’s maternal grandmother was Anna Maria/Mariaz Bak (the daughter of Abraham “Isaac” Bak and Sara Maria “Barend” Izaaks). Anna was a Dutch emigrant of mostly Jewish heritage, born in Amsterdam. Abraham was the son of Isaac “Abraham” Bak and Betje van Gelder. Sara was the daughter of Barend Izaaks and Anna Maria Kreugel.

Sources: Blake’s paternal grandfather, Martin William Bashoff, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Blake’s maternal grandmother, Anna Maria/Mariaz Bak –

Genealogy of Blake’s maternal grandmother, Anna Maria/Mariaz Bak (focusing on her father’s side) –

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    His paternal grandmother is Deborah Bashoff, but I think she changed her name. Her name is Dolores Fricker according to their marriage record and the census. I don’t think she’s Jewish. Her parents were George Fricker and Mabel Johnson. George was of German descent, Mabel was born in England.

    He has some Sephardi ancestors:

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