Eric Kripke

Kripke in 2011, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Eric Edward Kripke

Place of Birth: Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 24, 1974

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Eric Kripke is an American television writer, director, and producer. He created the shows Supernatural and Revolution, co-created the show Timeless, and developed the show The Boys, and was a writer for them all. He also co-wrote the film Boogeyman (2005) and wrote the film adaptation The House with a Clock in Its Walls.

Eric is the son of Joan and Larry Kripke. He was raised in Sylvana Township, a Toledo suburb.

Eric’s paternal grandfather was Sherwin Kripke (the son of Maurice Kripke and Celia Vine). Sherwin was born in Michigan, to a father from Poland and a mother from Michigan, whose own parents were from Poland.

Eric’s paternal grandmother was Naomi Cousin (the daughter of Isadore Cousin and Lillian/Lilly Greenspoon). Naomi was born in Ohio, to parents from Russia.

Eric’s maternal grandfather was named Ben Levy.

Eric’s maternal grandmother was named Edith Siegel/Siegal (the daughter of Jacob Siegal and Dora). Edith was born in Illinois, to a father from Romania and a mother from Russia.

Sources: Eric’s paternal grandfather, Sherwin Kripke, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Eric’s paternal grandmother, Naomi Cousin, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Eric’s paternal grandmother, Naomi (Cousin) Kripke –

Birth record of Eric’s uncle (mother’s brother) –

Obituary of Eric’s uncle (mother’s brother) –

Eric’s maternal grandmother, Edith Siegel/Siegal, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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