Daryl Sabara

LOS ANGELES - OCT 7:  Daryl Sabara at the "Knock Knock" Los Ange

Sabara in 2015, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Daryl Christopher Sabara

Place of Birth: Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 14, 1992

Ethnicity: Polish, German, one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish [matrilineal]

Daryl Sabara is an American actor and voice actor. He is known for starring as Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids films and providing the voice of Hero Boy in The Polar Express, as well as for his roles in the films Her Best Move, Keeping Up with the Steins, Halloween (2007), Normal Adolescent Behavior, World’s Greatest Dad, April Showers, Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009), Machete, John Carter, After the Dark, Teen Lust, and The Green Inferno; and on the shows Father of the Pride and Ben 10, both in voice performance; Weeds, The Boondocks, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Grimm. He was a judge on America’s Most Talented Kid.

His twin brother is actor Evan Sabara. Daryl is married to singer and songwriter Meghan Trainor, with whom he has two children.

His father is the son of immigrant parents, who came to the U.S. in the early 1950s, from Poland. Daryl’s maternal grandfather had German ancestry. Daryl’s maternal grandmother was Ashkenazi Jewish. Daryl and his brother Evan were raised Jewish, and had a twin Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Daryl’s paternal grandfather was named Nikolaj/Nikolaus Sabara.

Daryl’s paternal grandmother was Gerda Elisabeth Kreft (the daughter of Albert A. Kreft and Marie Louise Heimowski). Gerda was born in Sopot, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.

Daryl’s maternal grandfather was Edward Meck/Meek/Paul Krebs (the son of Ferdinand M. Krebs and Dolores D. Meck). Edward was born in Illinois. Ferdinand was the son of Andrew Joseph Krebs, whose father was born in Bavaria, Germany, and whose mother was of German descent; and of Margaret/Maggie M. Castle.

Daryl’s maternal grandmother was Elaine/Ellen Rita Saidman (the daughter of Emanuel Saidman/Tzvion and Dora Uman/Omansky). Elaine was born in Maryland, to Russian Jewish parents. Emanuel was born in Cherkessi, the son of Aaron Zevian/Tzvion and Etla Zevian. Dora was born in St. Petersburg, the daughter of Jassef/Joseph Elezer Omansky and Seema/Sophia Yonufsky/Jonofsky.

Sources: https://jewishjournal.com

Family history of Daryl Sabara – https://www.youtube.com

Genealogy of Daryl Sabara – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Daryl Sabara (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com


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10 Responses

  1. ames says:

    Anyone know anything about his twin brother Evan? Wikipedia says he’s transgender and now goes by Eve, but it’s the only site on the internet that makes this claim. I can’t find anything anywhere else about it. No news stories or anything.

  2. jackson9 says:

    I don’t believe Daryl’s maternal grandfather was Jewish or at least of mainly Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Edward Meek Krebs (1932-1984), (Illinois) was the son of Ferdinand M Krebs (1900-1952) Putnam, Ohio and Dolores Meck (1905), Illinois. Ferdinand was the son of Joseph Andrew Krebs (1873-1961) Putnam, Ohio and Margaret Castle (1876-1958) Ohio. Joseph’s father Francis Krebs (1847-1910) was born in Bayern, German but does not appear to be Jewish at all. Francis’ wife Maria Flora Heitzman (1850-1920), Ohio, was the daughter of a German, non-Jewish mother Adelhide Haller (1816-1885), Baden, Wuttemberg Germany. There is also some English I can get to on this family tree so maternal grandfather should be changed to German + English

    • jackson9 says:

      Disregard that. but Edward Meek Krebs parents parents were Fred Krebs and Dolores Meck I believe.

      • follers says:

        Disregard what part? That they weren’t Jewish?

        Sabara’s grandfather seems to have gone by Edward Meck Krebs, although the death record for Fred and Dolores’ son says Edward Paul Krebs. Was this the same person?

        • jackson9 says:

          @Follers ancestry.com U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 makes it seem like it is. Same birthplace and time in Illinois. I am not 100% certain.

  3. Manila says:

    His mother is named Sandra Gail “Sandy” Krebs. She still uses her birth name.

  4. Jennifer says:

    “Sabara” is not a Jewish sirname. Sabara is Spanish, and yes, there is such thing as, Spanish Jews!!

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