Brett Gelman

Gelman in 2014, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Brett Clifford Gelman

Place of Birth: Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 6, 1976

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Brett Gelman is an American actor and comedian.

He is the son of Candace and Ira Gelman.

Brett’s paternal grandfather was Meyer “Mike” Gelman (the son of Jankel/Jacob Gelman and Anna Malkin). Meyer was born in Indiana, to parents from Vitebsk, Belarus. Jankel was the son of Eli Gelman and Hinda Levine/Lavin.

Brett’s paternal grandmother was Kaye C. Weiner (the daughter of Isaac Mann/Weiner and Fannie Rabinovitz). Kaye was born in Illinois. Isaac was born in Ostroh, Poland (now Ukraine), the son of Samuel Mann and Shmiel Spitzman. Fannie was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, the daughter of Koppel Rabinovitz and Sonya Bunya.

Brett’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Langer.

Sources: Obituary of Brett’s uncle (father’s brother) –

Genealogy of Brett Gelman (focusing on his father’s side) –

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