Birth Name: Ian Andrew Ziering
Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 30, 1964
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Ian Ziering is an American actor. He is known for starring as Steve Sanders on Beverly Hills 90210, as well as for his voice performance on the animated series Biker Mice from Mars and his roles on television’s Sharknado and Swamp Thing.
He is the son of Muriel “Mickie” and Paul Ziering, who was an educator, orchestra leader, and saxophonist. Ian was born to a Jewish family, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. His paternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. His maternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. He was raised in West Orange, New Jersey.
Ian was previously married to actress and model Nikki Ziering. He has two children with his former wife Erin Kristine Ludwig.
Ian’s paternal grandfather was named Joseph Ziering.
Ian’s paternal grandmother was named Alberta Becker (the daughter of Martire Becker).
Ian’s maternal grandfather was named Isadore Ketaineck.
Ian’s maternal grandmother was named Fanny/Fannie/Fay R. Lubov (the daughter of Harry Lubov and Esther).
Sources: Genealogy of Ian Ziering (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Ian’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ian’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ian’s maternal grandmother, Fanny/Fannie/Fay R. Lubov, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org