David Wain

Wain in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: David Benjamin Wain

Place of Birth: Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 1, 1969

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

David Wain is an American comedian, writer, actor, and director. He has directed the films Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust, They Came Together, and A Futile and Stupid Gesture, all of which he also co-wrote. He was also a writer and director for the shows The State, Stella, Wainy Days, Childrens Hospital, Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer follow-ups, and Medical Police, all but the first two of which he also created, co-created, or developed; was a director on Party Down and Newsreaders; and appeared in the films Under the Eiffel Tower and Dog Days, the Wet Hot American Summer franchise, and many smaller roles in film and on television.

David is the son of Nina and Norman Wain/Weinstock. He has two children with his former wife Zandy Hartig.

David’s paternal grandfather was named Benjamin “Ben” Weinstock. Benjamin was born in Russia.

David’s paternal grandmother was Pearl Bellibroff (the daughter of Max/Meckel Bellibroff and Lena Wolinsky). Pearl was born in Russia. Max was the son of Isaac Bellibrov and Bessie.

David’s maternal grandfather was Albert D. Saul (the son of Charles Saul and Hannah Bernstein). Albert was born in Poland.

David’s maternal grandmother was Sylvia Cohn (the daughter of David L. Cohn and Rose Grenstein). Sylvia was born in Ohio, to a father from Poland and a mother from New York, whose own parents were from Hungary.

Sources: Genealogy of David Wain (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

David’s paternal grandfather, Benjamin “Ben” Weinstock, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of David’s mother – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of David’s maternal grandparents, Albert D. Saul and Sylvia Cohn – http://www.familysearch.org

David’s maternal grandparents, Albert D. Saul and Sylvia Cohn, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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