Hans Zimmer

01/16/2016 – Hans Zimmer – “Kung Fu Panda 3” World Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA -Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Hans Florian Zimmer

Place of Birth: Frankfurt am Main, West Germany (now Germany)

Date of Birth: 12 September, 1957

Ethnicity: German-Ashkenazi Jewish

Hans Zimmer is a German film score composer and record producer.

He was born in Frankfurt am Main and was raised in Königstein-Falkenstein in Frankfurt. He is the son of Brigitte (Weil) and Hans Joachim Zimmer. His father was an engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. He founded Zimmer AG Frankfurt am Main, a textiles company.

Hans has described himself as Jewish. His mother was Jewish and left Germany in 1939 for England, to escape the Nazi Regime.

It is not publicly known if his father was also Jewish, but it is possible.

Hans is married to Suzanne. He has a daughter with his former wife, model Vicki Carolin, and three children with Suzanne.

Hans’ maternal grandfather was named Maximilian Weil.

Sources: Interview with Hans Zimmer in the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles – https://jewishjournal.com

Genealogy of Hans Zimmer (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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