Greg Proops

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Birth Name: Gregory Everett Proops

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 3, 1959

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, Irish, German, Scottish

Greg Proops is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and television host.

He is married to Jennifer Canaga.

Greg’s paternal grandfather was Everett Proops (the son of Solomon/Soloman George Proops and Theresa/Teresa Hartman). Everett was born in New York. Solomon was the son of Isaac Proops, who was born in England, and of Matilda Deckinger, who was born in Germany. Therese was born in New York, to Czech Jewish parents, Karl/Charles Hartman and Eva/Elizabeth Adele/Adelheit Stadler.

Greg’s paternal grandmother was Beatrice Adler (the daughter of Simon Adler and Anna Eltinger). Beatrice was born in New York. Simon was born in New York, to German Jewish parents. Anna was born in New Jersey or New Jersey, also to German Jewish parents, Morris Ettinger and Cecilia Silverstein.

Greg’s maternal grandfather was John Brown “Jack” Savage (the son of William Henry Savage and Louisiana Adeline Hyde). Jack was born in Mississippi. William was the son of James Anderson Savage and Jane Caroline Bagwell. Louisiana was the daughter of Eaton Davenport Hyde and Emily Jane Kelly.

Greg’s maternal grandmother was Olive Mentie Wolfe (the daughter of James Monroe Wolfe and Arrah Mentie/Mente Strider). Olive was born in Mississippi. James was the son of Henry Ridley Wolfe and Laura Elizabeth Rainey. Arrah was the daughter of Henry Alpheus Strider and Araminta Howard.

Sources: Genealogy of Greg Proops (focusing on his father’s side) –

Marriage record of Greg’s paternal grandparents, Everett Proops and Beatrice Adler –

Greg’s paternal grandfather, Everett Proops, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Greg’s paternal grandmother, Beatrice Adler, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Greg’s mother –

Genealogy of Greg’s maternal grandmother, Olive Mentie Wolfe –

2 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Was I right in writing that his father is Jewish? Maybe only his grandfather was, if anyone.

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