Gus Halper

LOS ANGELES – SEP 10: Halper at “The Menendez Murders” at the 11th PaleyFest Fall TV Previews at the Paley Center for Media on September 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA, kathclick/

Birth Name: Gus Dale Halper

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 2, 1992

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – English, possibly other

Gus Halper is an American actor. His roles include the films Goat (2016), Maine, Holler, and Rustin and the series Public Morals, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, Happy!, Jett, Dickinson, and Law & Order: Organized Crime.

His mother is theatre actress, director, and producer Deann Simmons Halper.

Gus’s paternal grandfather is Murray Halper (the son of Emmanual/Emanuel/Manny/Manuel Halper and Anna Marcus). Murray was born in New York. Emmanual was born in New York, the son of Barnet/Barnett Halper, who was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and of Rebecca Finkelstein, who was born in England, to Russian Jewish parents. Anna was born in New York, also to Russian Jewish parents, Barnet Marcus and Ester/Esther Salz.

Gus’s paternal grandmother is Helen Aschinoff (the daughter of Irving/Izzie Aschinoff/Ashinofsky/Aschnoff and Jennie Eagle/Egel). Helen was born in New York, to Jewish emigrants. Irving was born in Vilna, then in the Russian Empire, the son of Louis Aschinoff and Pauline Rabinowitz. Jennie was born in Austria, the daughter of Joseph Egel and Sarah Reichback.

Gus’s maternal grandfather was Jimmie Dale Simmons (the son of Alpha Omega Simmons and Eva Caudle). Jimmie Dale was born in North Carolina. Alpha was the son of W. W. Simmons and Jennie Hemmings. Eva was the daughter of James R. Caudle and Bessie F. Wall.

Gus’s maternal grandmother is named Betty Lea Hickox.

Sources: Gus’s paternal great-grandfather, Emmanual/Emanuel/Manny/Manuel Halper, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Gus’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Barnet/Barnett Halper and Rebecca (Finkelstein) Halper –

Obituary of Gus’s maternal grandfather, Jimmie Dale Simmons –

Death records of Gus’s maternal great-grandfather, Alpha Omega Simmons –

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