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. He has honorary Romanian citizenship.

Harvey’s paternal grandfather was named Abraham Keitel. Abraham was born in Lublin, Lubelskie.

Harvey’s paternal grandmother was named Anna.

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


Curious about ethnicity

16 Responses

  1. Capricious says:

    Thought he was Italian or Sicilian. Something about his NY accent I guess.

  2. andrew says:

    great actor

  3. nnnnn says:

    In other words, Golda Meir is just lituanish.

  4. I love you, Roger Scientist says:

    He is better than De Niro.


  5. gilbert says:

    He was born to Romanian Jewish mother and Polish Jewish father


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