Harry Shearer

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Shearer in 2007, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Harry Julius Shearer

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 23, 1943

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Harry Shearer is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, musician, writer, radio host, director, and producer. He voices various characters on the series The Simpsons.

Harry is the son of Dora/Dwojra (Kohn) and Mack Shearer (born Maximilian Schenirer). His father was an Austrian Jew and his mother was a Polish Jew. They both fled Nazi persecution in Europe, and met in Havana, Cuba, while waiting for entry permits to the U.S.

Harry’s paternal grandparents likely were Julius Schenirer and Louise Kirsch.

Harry’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Kohn.

Sources: Genealogy of Harry Shearer – http://www.geni.com

Harry’s parents’ background – http://www.jewishjournal.com

1 Response

  1. tomoyo says:

    Harry’s father was born Maximilian Schenirer and his mother was born Dwojra Kohn. His paternal grandparents were probably called Julius Schenirer and Louise Kirsch.

    “Warren” was the surname of Leo Warren, Harry’s mother’s husband in the mid-1960s.

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