Jack Dylan Grazer
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 3, 2003
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandmother), German, Irish, English, Welsh
Jack Dylan Grazer is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the It and Shazam! films, Beautiful Boy, and Don’t Tell a Soul; for his voice-over performances, as Alberto in Luca, Ron’s Gone Wrong, and Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons; and for starring on the shows Me, Myself & I and We Are Who We Are.
Jack is the son of Angela and filmmaker, actor, and musician Gavin Grazer. Jack’s uncle (father’s brother) is film and television producer Brian Grazer. His great-uncle, by marriage, was director Bernard L. Kowalski, who was married to his grandfather’s sister. Jack has also been credited as Jack Grazer.
Jack’s mother and maternal grandfather are pictured here.
Jack’s paternal grandfather was Albert Thomas Grazer (the son of Albert Vincent Grazer and Helen/Helene Frances O’Grady/Grady). Jack’s grandfather Albert was born in California, and was raised Catholic. He was an attorney. Jack’s great-grandfather Albert was born in Illinois, to German parents. Helen was of mostly or entirely Irish descent, and was the daughter of Thomas F. Grady and Hanorah/Elenora/Nora Partridge.
Jack’s paternal grandmother was Arlyne/Arlene Becker (the daughter of Jack Becker and Sonia/Sonya F. Neisloss). Arlyne was born in New York, and was Jewish. Jack’s great-grandfather Jack was the son of Russian Jewish parents, Ele Becker and Fannie. Sonia was the daughter of Barnet/Barnett/Berka Beryl Dov Neisloss, who was born in Dvinsk, Daugavpils, Latvia, and of Khaya-Dveira/Ida Zimerman/Tzinman, who was also from the Russian Empire.
Jack’s maternal grandfather is Howard Jack Lafever (the son of Lillard/Lilard Lee Lafever/Lofaver and Della Fisher). Lillard was born in Tennessee, the son of Lee Stokes/Stoke Lafever and Amanda Washington “Mandy” Carter. Della was the daughter of James Neeley/Neely “Jim” Fisher and Mary Ann Johnson. Jack’s Lafever line traces back to a remote French ancestor, Isaac Lefever, who was born, c. 1660, in France. He is Jack’s ten times great-grandfather.
Jack’s maternal grandmother was Edna Krien Carter (the daughter of Jessie Wilson Carter and Mary Edna Henley). Jack’s grandmother Edna was born in Tennessee. Jessie was the son of Sammy/Sam A. Carter and Martha Jane Conger. Mary was the daughter of Stokes Henley and Addie Emeline Pendergrass/Pendergrast.
Sources: Genealogy of Jack Dylan Grazer – http://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Jack’s paternal grandparents, Albert Thomas Grazer and Arlyne/Arlene Becker – https://familysearch.org
Jack’s paternal great-grandmother, Helen/Helene Frances O’Grady/Grady, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Jack’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Helen (Regan) Partridge – https://www.familysearch.org
Jack’s paternal grandmother, Arlyne/Arlene Becker, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Jack’s paternal grandmother, Arlyne/Arlene (Becker) Grazer – http://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Jack’s maternal grandparents, Howard Jack Lafever and Edna Krien Carter – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jack’s maternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother) – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Jack’s maternal grandmother, Edna Krien (Carter) Lafever – http://herald-citizen.com