Birth Name: Isaac Barinholtz
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 18, 1977
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, German, French, Scottish, Welsh (mother, who likely converted to Judaism)
Ike Barinholtz is an American comedian, actor, and screenwriter. His brother is actor and comedian Jon Barinholtz.
Ike’s father was born to a Jewish family (from Russia and Ukraine). Ike’s mother has English, German, French, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. It is likely that Ike’s mother converted to Judaism. Ike was raised Jewish.
He is married to Erica Hanson, with whom he has three children.
Ike is said to be related to singer and pianist Michael Feinstein, through his paternal grandmother.
Ike’s paternal grandfather is Samuel/Sam Baron Barinholtz (the son of David Barinholtz/Brandholtz and Ethel Randall). Samuel was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Russian Jewish parents. Ethel was the daughter of Alex Eli/Elyehu Randell and Chaia-Sora/Sara Clara Wagner/Vugman.
Ike’s paternal grandmother is Miriam Feinstein (the daughter of Itzik “Harry” Feinstein and Manya “Mary” Zimbler). Miriam was born in Chicago, to Ukrainian Jewish parents, from Zhytomyr. Manya was the daughter of Edward Zimbler and Kate Tuchinsky.
Ike’s maternal grandfather was Loren Monroe Pyles (the son of John Loren Pyles and Alta Phylena Myers). Ike’s grandfather Loren was born in Ohio. John was the son of Allen Thomas Pyles and Sarah Amanda Vermillion. Alta was the daughter of Joseph Lewis Myers and Nancy Arizona Thornton.
Ike’s maternal grandmother was Catherine Allegra Harbaugh (the daughter of Rollo Elden Harbaugh and Fern Viola Andrews). Catherine was born in Ohio. Rollo was the son of John Cornelius Harbaugh and Margaret Elizabeth Gantz. Fern was the daughter of Charles Wesley Andrews and Catherine Studebaker.
Sources: Ike’s paternal grandfather, Samuel/Sam Baron Barinholtz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Ike’s paternal great-uncle, Bernard “Bernie” Feinstein (the brother of Ike’s paternal grandmother, Miriam Feinstein) – http://chicago.suntimes.com
Genealogy of Ike Barinholtz (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com