Glenn Howerton

FXX Network Fall 2013 Launch Party and "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "The League" Los Angeles Premieres - Arrivals

Howerton in 2013, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Glenn Franklin Howerton III

Place of Birth: Okinawa, Japan

Date of Birth: April 13, 1976

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, Irish, around 3/16ths Ashkenazi Jewish

Glenn Howerton is an American actor, writer, producer, and podcaster. His roles include the series That ’80s Show, ER, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which he also co-developed, and has directed and written for; The Mindy Project, Fargo, House of Lies, A.P. Bio, The Fugitive (2020), and, in voice role, The Cleveland Show and Velma; the films the Crank franchise, Two Weeks, The Strangers (2008), Everything Must Go, Coffee Town, Officer Downe, The Hunt (2020), Archenemy, How It Ends (2021), The Thief Collector, and BlackBerry; and the mini-series Vietnam in HD. He co-hosts The Always Sunny Podcast, with frequent collaborators Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney.

He was born in Japan, to American parents, Janice and Glenn Franklin Howerton, Jr., a fighter pilot. He was raised in England; Seoul, South Korea; and Arizona, New Mexico, Virginia, and Montgomery, Alabama, where he attended high school. Glenn is married to actress, model, dancer, and television personality Jill Latiano, with whom he has two children.

Glenn’s maternal grandfather was Jewish (although one of his own grandmothers was evidently not of Jewish ancestry). The rest of Glenn’s ancestry is English, Scottish, German, and Irish. Glenn was raised Christian.

Glenn’s paternal grandfather was Glenn Franklin Howerton (the son of Frank Albert Howerton and Modena Leah Frans). Glenn’s grandfather Glenn was born in California. Frank was the son of William James Howerton and Minnie Maud Forbes. Modena was the daughter of William Samuel Frans and Lucy Buena Vista Dugger.

Glenn’s paternal grandmother was Betty Carolyn Osborn (the daughter of Lester Burton Osborn and Harriet/Harrietta C. Stevenson). Betty was born in California. Lester was the son of Albert Franklin Osborn and Carrie Burch. Harriet was the daughter of David William Stevenson, who was born in Connecticut, to Scottish parents, and of Jennie Grace Sullivan.

Glenn’s maternal grandfather was Raphael/Ralph Meyer Loewenberg (the son of Newman Loewenberg and Helen Meyer). Raphael was born in Mississippi. Newman was the son of Marx/Marks Loewenberg, who was born in Mississippi, to a Jewish father from Piła, wielkopolskie, Poland, and a German Jewish mother, from Bavaria, Germany; and of Leonora Thomson, who was born in Ohio, and appears to have been of British Isles ancestry. Glenn’s great-grandmother Helen was the daughter of Jewish parents, Raphael Meyer, from Fregersheim, France, and Alice Kiersky, who was born in Mississippi, to a father from Poland and a mother from France.

Glenn’s maternal grandmother was Eva Aileen Coleman (the daughter of William Charnel Daniel Coleman and Luvenia Angeline “Lula” Lee). Eva was born in Mississippi. William was the son of William Daniel Coleman and Minerva Jane Corbin. Luvenia was the daughter of Amaziah Needham/Ham Lee and Martha Ann Lyons.

Sources: Genealogy of Glenn Howerton (focusing on his father’s side) –

Glenn’s paternal grandmother, Betty Carolyn Osborn, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Glenn’s paternal great-grandmother, Harriet/Harrietta C. Stevenson, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Glenn’s mother –

Glenn’s maternal great-grandfather, Newman Loewenberg, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Glenn’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Marx/Marks Loewenberg and Leonora Thomson, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Glenn’s maternal grandmother, Eva Aileen Coleman, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Glenn’s maternal grandmother, Eva Aileen (Coleman) Loewenberg –

4 Responses

  1. bearboy says:

    Wait so he is 3/16th’s Ashkenazi Jewish?

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