Birth Name: Dean Richard Collins
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 30, 1990
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Dean Collins is an American actor, musician, and podcaster. He has appeared in the films Yours, Mine & Ours and Hoot, and on the shows MADtv, Jack & Bobby, and The War at Home. Early in his career, he often collaborated with his friend Logan Lerman, including making short films together.
Dean’s father was born in England, and later moved to the United States. Dean’s mother was born in the United States, to emigrants from England. Both his parents are Jewish, originally from Polish Jewish families.
Dean’s paternal grandfather was Ivor Collins (born Ivor Sokolsky, the son of Samuel Sokolsky and Dora Pinter). Ivor was born in Islington, London, England. Dora was the daughter of Nathan/Nusyn Pinter/Pinta and Fanny Baron/Bernstein, who were born in Łuków, Poland. Dean’s great-grandmother Dora was the sister of well-known playwright Harold Pinter’s father, Hyman “Jack” Pinter, making Dean and Harold first cousins, twice removed.
Dean’s paternal grandmother was named Rosalind Yenush (the daughter of parents surnamed Yenush and Goodman). Rosalind was born in Stepney, London, England.
Dean’s maternal grandfather was Theodore Sidney/Sydney Cohen/Cowan (the son of Mark I. Cohen and Rose Posner). Theodore was born in Shoreditch, London, England. Rose was the daughter of Abraham Posner and Golda Jacobs, who were born in Poland.
Dean’s maternal grandmother was named Norma Rubens.
Source: Genealogy of Dean’s paternal great-grandmother, Dora Pinter (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com