Brian Austin Green
Birth Name: Brian Green
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 15, 1973
Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandmother), English, Scottish, distant French and Dutch, other
Brian Austin Green is an American actor, producer, and rapper. He is known for his roles on the series Beverly Hills 90210, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Freddie, and Anger Management, and in the film Domino. He has experimented with hip-hop music and has released an album.
Brian is the son of Joyce (Klein) and George Green (George Lewis Green), a country and western musician. He has a son with his former partner, actress Vanessa Marcil; three children with his former wife, actress and model Megan Fox; and a son with his partner, Australian ballroom dancer Sharna Burgess.
Brian added the middle name Austin because there was another actor named Brian Green.
Brian’s paternal grandfather had English and Scottish ancestry, and Brian’s paternal grandmother was of Italian descent.
Various web sites state that he also has Irish, Hungarian, and Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate. He is also sometimes said to have Jewish heritage, perhaps based on his character on 90210. His father, at least, is not Jewish.
Brian’s paternal grandfather was John Lewis Green (the son of William Jesse/Jessie Green and Ettie Iona Johnson). John was born in Texas. William was the son of William Jesse Green and Elizabeth Myers. Ettie was the daughter of John Johnson and Eva.
Brian’s paternal grandmother was Elvina Mary “Pat” Coscarelli (the daughter of Giuseppe “Joseph” Coscarelli and Rosina “Rose” DeRose/De Rose). Elvina was born in Indiana. Giuseppe was born in Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, the son of Raffaele/Raphaele Coscarelli and Teresina Bonofiglio. Rosina was born in Paola, Province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, the daughter of Pietro DeRose/De Rose and Teresina Quintieri.
Sources: Genealogies of Brian Austin Green (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com
Genealogy of Brian’s paternal grandparents, John Lewis Green and Elvina Mary “Pat” Coscarelli – http://www.findagrave.com
Brian’s paternal grandfather, John Lewis Green, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brian’s paternal great-grandmother, Ettie Iona Johnson, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Ettie Iona Johnson on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Found a Las Vegas, NV marriage record stating George Lewis Green married Joyce Kovach (not Klein) on 05/08/1972. If this Joyce is the same person as his mother, then there’d be a strong possibility of Hungarian or Slavic roots.
Kveller, the Jewish Journal, and the Jerusalem Post all claim Brian’s father is Jewish. Is there any validity to that claim? Or are they all just quoting the same misinformation?
His mom may be Jewish (Klein). His dad definitely not.
I was just curious and bringing it to more people’s attention. Sometimes the family trees used as references on some of the profiles on this site, end up being inaccurate/incorrect, or for completely different individuals altogether.
Well, if you find something new about his mother’s side, you are welcome.
You don’t think the Myers family is also worth a look?
Weren’t they rednecks?
There’s probably some Jewish rednecks out there, Broncho Billy Anderson comes to mind, although he’s probably a rarity.
@passingtime85, Danny McBride plays redneck characters in movies!
There’s distant French and Dutch though, nothing about Myers line.
Ettie was the daughter of John Johnson and Eva.