Harvey Keitel

Keitel in 2002, cinemafestival / Shutterstock.com

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

Date of Birth: May 13, 1939

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Harvey Keitel is an American actor and producer. His mother, Miriam (Klein), was a Romanian Jewish emigrant, from Leordina. His father, Harry Keitel, was a Polish Jewish emigrant. His father immigrated to the U.S. c. 1920, and his mother c. 1929.

Harvey is married to Canadian actress, writer, and director Daphna Kastner. He has a son with Daphna, a daughter with his former partner, actress Lorraine Bracco, and a son with his former partner, Lisa Karmazin.

Harvey’s paternal grandparents were named Abraham Keitel and Anna. Abraham was born in Lublin, Lubelskie.

Sources: Genealogy of Harvey Keitel (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Harvey’s parents on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


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  1. lelo4 says:

    he looks lebanese, like most Ashkenazi

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