Birth Name: David Raphael Moscow
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 14, 1974
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, one quarter French-Canadian, German, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, distant Dutch and Swiss-German
David Moscow is an American actor, writer, director, producer, and activist. He is known for his roles in the films Big and Newsies. He directed the film Desolation.
His father is Jewish. His mother was raised in the LDS (Mormon) church.
David’s paternal grandfather was named Henry Irving Moscow (the son of Jacob Henry Moscow and Stella). Henry was born in New York, to a Jewish family.
David’s paternal grandmother was Elsa Harriet Moolten (the daughter of Raphael/Rafael Jacob Moolten and Minnie H. Tigner). Elsa was born in New York, to a Jewish family. Raphael was born in Poland/Russian Empire, the son of Jacob/Levi Moolten and Rose Ralph. Minnie was born in New York, the daughter of Elkan Tigner, who was born in Kraków, Poland, and of Rebecca Hahn, who was born in Germany.
David’s maternal grandfather was Harry Horace Sterner (the son of William Robert Sterner and Ida May Lucier). Harry was born in Lewistown, Montana. William was the son of W. M. Sterner and Norand Robenson. Ida was born in Maiden, Montana, to French-Canadian parents, Octave Michael Lucier and Virginia Lorando/Laurendeau.
David’s maternal grandmother was Susan Helen Teeter (the daughter of Hartle Paris Teeter and Opal Ora Jones). Susan was born in Paradise, Montana. Hartle was the son of Homer Paris Teeter and Susan Frances Hazelrigg. Opal was born in Sardis, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, to American parents, Thomas La Fayette/Lafayette “Lafe” Jones and Helen V. Colyer.
Sources: Genealogy of David Moscow – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of David’s paternal grandmother, Elsa Harriet (Moolten) Moscow – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogies of David’s maternal grandparents, Harry Horace Sterner and Susan Helen (Teeter) Sterner – https://www.findagrave.com
David’s maternal great-grandmother, Ida May Lucier, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of David’s maternal great-grandfather, Hartle Paris Teeter (through Hartle’s brother) – http://www.smlawsonkinnexions.com