Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 31, 1985
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (62.5%), Irish
Erich Bergen is an American stage and film actor, singer, and presenter. He co-starred in the film Jersey Boys. His father is Jewish. His mother is a non-practicing Catholic, who is herself of three quarters Irish and one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Erich has said that he identifies as Jewish.
Erich’s paternal grandfather was Edmund Rosenberg (the son of Fred Rosenberg and Rose Starkopf). Edmund was born in Michigan, to a Hungarian Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother. Fred was the son of József/Josef Rosenberg and Rosalia Sarah Rosenberg Singer. Rose was the daughter of Morris Starkopf and Eva Futterman.
Erich’s paternal grandmother was Irene Bregman (the daughter of Myar Bregman and Celia Berer). Irene was born in Pennsylvania. Myar was born in Latvia. Celia was the daughter of Mendel Rubin “Max” Berer and Sarah Schwartz.
Erich’s maternal grandfather was Paul Robert Lee/Cohen (the son of David Cohen and Catherine Lee). Paul was born in New York. David was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Catherine was the daughter of George Lee, and of an Irish mother.
Erich’s maternal grandmother was Veronica Mccoy (the daughter of James McCoy and Nora/Norah Moffitt). Veronica was born in New York, to Irish parents. James was the son of Denis McCoy and Katherine Hunt. Nora was the daughter of Bryan Moffitt and Winifred Duncan.
Sources: Interview with Erich Bergen – http://www.jewishjournal.com
Obituary of Erich’s paternal grandmother, Irene (Bregman) Rosenberg – https://www.legacy.com