Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson – “Jurassic World” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Dolby Theatre and TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX – Hollywood, CA, USA, 2015 – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / HollywoodNewsWire.net / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger

Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 28, 1978

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*maternal grandfather – English, Scottish, Irish, German
*maternal grandmother – Polish

Jake Johnson is an American actor, comedian, director, and filmmaker.

He was born under the surname Weinberger. His father is Ashkenazi Jewish, from a family from Hungary, Poland, and Russia. His mother is of half Polish descent, with the rest of her ancestry being English, Scottish, Irish, and German. Jake’s mother is Catholic.

Jake is married to artist Erin Payne, with whom he has two children.

Jake’s paternal grandfather was Carlyle Frank Weinberger (the son of Emanuel/Emmanuel Weinberger and Julia Waldman). Carlyle was born in Illinois. Emanuel was born in Illinois, the son of Hungarian Jewish parents, Frank Refile Weinberger and Cecilia Simka Schiff. Julia was born in Illinois, the daughter of Hungarian Jewish parents, Carl Waldman and Kate Greenfield.

Jake’s paternal grandmother was Lilyan Turek (the daughter of Joseph Turek and Hesha “Jenny” Leavitt). Lilyan was born in Illinois. Joseph was born in Ostrov, Russia, the son of Polish Jewish parents, Isadore Turek and Libeh Fish. Hesha was a Russian Jewish immigrant, the daughter of Yisroel Chaim/Hyman Leavitt and Raisel “Rose” Gomberg.

Jake’s maternal grandfather was Edward James Johnson (the son of John Samuel Johnson and Josephine/Johanna Hickey). John had English and Scottish ancestry, and was the son of Russell Stuart Johnson and Mary Caroline Egger. Josephine was the daughter of Patrick Hickey, who was Irish, and of Barbara Dosch, who was German.

Jake’s maternal grandmother was Lucille/Lucy Kopacz, later Kopacz-Torner (the daughter of Julius Kopacz and Josephine Kowalska). Lucille was born in Wisconsin. Julius was born in Poland, the son of Marian Kopacz and Mary Wisnieioska. Josephine was born in Poland, the daughter of Thomas Kowalski and Elzbieta Malinowska. Elzbieta was from Suwalki in Poland.

Sources: Genealogies of Jake Johnson (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Jake’s paternal grandfather, Carlyle Frank Weinberger, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jake’s paternal grandmother, Lilyan Turek, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Jake’s paternal grandmother, Lilyan (Turek) Weinberger – https://www.dignitymemorial.com

Jake’s maternal grandmother, Lucille/Lucy Kopacz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jake’s maternal great-grandparents, Julius Kopacz and Josephine Kowalska – https://familysearch.org

1 Response

  1. madman says:

    *English, Scottish, Irish, German (maternal grandfather)
    *Polish (maternal grandmother)

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