Howard Stern

LOS ANGELES - APR 24: Howard Stern arrives at the "America's Go

Stern in 2013, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Howard Allan Stern

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

Date of Birth: January 12, 1954

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Howard Stern is an American radio and television personality, comedian, author, and politician. He has hosted The Howard Stern Show on radio for many decades, and starred in the film Private Parts, based on his book. His long-time co-host is Robin Quivers, with other members of his staff including Fred Norris and Gary Dell’Abate.

He is the son of Rae/Ray, an office clerk and inhalation therapist, and Ben Stern, a radio engineer and army veteran, who was a co-owner and operator of Manhattan recording studio Aura Recording, Inc. His family is Jewish, from Russia, Austria, and Poland. He was raised mostly in Roosevelt, New York, on Long Island.

Howard is married to actress, model, author, and animal rights activist Beth Ostrosky Stern. Howard has three children with his former wife Alison Berns.

Howard’s paternal grandfather was named Froim Stern. Froim was a Russian Jew.

Howard’s paternal grandmother was named Anna Gallar. Anna was an Austrian Jew.

Howard’s maternal grandfather was named Solomon/Sol Schiffman. Solomon was a Polish Jew, who was born in Kanczuga, Przeworsk County, Podkarpackie Voivodeship.

Howard’s maternal grandmother was Esther Reich (the daughter of Harry Nathan Reich and Sarah Rubenstein). Esther was a Polish Jew.

Sources: Genealogy of Howard Stern –

Genealogy of Howard Stern (focusing on his mother’s side) –

5 Responses

  1. Mr. Postman says:

    Correction: he referred to himself as “half-Jewish” in the book.

  2. Mr. Postman says:

    In his memoir, Private Parts, 1993, he refers to himself as “half-Italian” and states “my grandparents immigrated from Russia and Italy”. He has since admitted that he claimed Italian ancestry in an effort to deflect anti-Semitism.

    • andrew says:

      Agree with my fellow countryman @muricansareallmutts this time.

      • andrew says:

        Sbagli a pensare che tutti gli utenti di questo sito siano ispanici o chissà che cosa. Te l’ho già detto non so quante volte che quella cosa della Finlandia era uno scherzo di @Follers, infatti io manco l’ho tirata in ballo. Depongo l’ascia di guerra…notte.

  3. visokozen says:

    Why did you take Beth of the site?

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