Cole Hauser

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Hauser in 2014, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Cole Kenneth Hauser

Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 22, 1975

*father – German, Irish, Walloon Belgian, French, Scottish
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Cole Hauser is an American actor. Among his many roles are the films 2 Fast 2 Furious, Paparazzi, and The Cave. He is the son of actor Wings Hauser (born Gerald Dwight Hauser) and producer Cass Warner (born Debora Cassie Sperling), and a great-grandson of Warner Bros. co-founder Harry M. Warner.

Cole is married to actress and photographer Cynthia Daniel, with whom he has three children.

Cole’s paternal grandfather was Dwight Hauser, a screenwriter (Dwight Arthur Hauser, the son of Arthur H./F. Hauser and Elsie Reith/Ruth Evans). Dwight was born in Idaho. Cole’s great-grandfather Arthur was the son of Junius L. Hauser and Loretta Jane Swope. Elsie was the daughter of Thomas T. Evans and Harriette D. Shiffer.

Cole’s paternal grandmother was Geraldine Helen/T. Thienes (the daughter of Thomas Lavelle Thienes and Irene Geraldine Paulet). Cole’s grandmother Geraldine was born in Illinois. Thomas was the son of Peter Theines/Thienes, who was born in Indiana, to German parents, and of Barbara Lavelle, who was born in Indiana, to Irish parents. Irene was the daughter of Joseph Paulet, who was from Canada, and of Mabel Helen Fairfoull, whose father was Scottish.

Cole’s maternal grandfather was Milton Sperling, a film producer and screenwriter (Matthew Milton Sperling, the son of Charles D. Sperling and Bessie Diamond). Milton was born in New York. Charles was an Austrian Jewish immigrant, the son of Michel Sperling and Gites Enselberg. Bessie was a Russian Jewish immigrant, the daughter of Morris B. Diamond and Pauline/Pesie Epstein.

Cole’s maternal grandmother was Betty May Warner (the daughter of famous film mogul Harry M. Warner, born Hirsch Moses Wonsal, and of Rea E. Levinson). Betty was born in New York. Harry was a Polish Jewish emigrant, born in Krasnosielc, the son of Benjamin/Varna Abraham Wonsal/Warner and Dorea Pearl Leah/Lefta Eichelbaum. Rea was born in England, the daughter of Louis Levinson and Jennie Sevison, who were Russian Jewish immigrants.

Cole’s maternal step-grandfather was peace activist Stanley Sheinbaum.

Sources: Genealogy of Cole Hauser –

Genealogical profile of Cole’s paternal great-grandmother, Elsie Reith/Ruth Evans –

Cole’s paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Lavelle Thienes, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Cole’s maternal grandmother, Betty May (Warner) Sperling Sheinbaum –

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Irene was the daughter of Joseph Paulet, who was from Canada, and of Mabel Helen Fairfoull, whose father was Scottish.

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