Jason Blum

Jason Blum – “The Normal Heart” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – The Ziegfeld Theatre – New York City, NY, USA, 2014 – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jason Ferus Blum

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 20, 1969

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – German, Swedish, English, Irish

Jason Blum is an American film and television producer. He is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, known especially for horror films.

Jason is the son of Shirley, a professor of art history, and Irving Blum, an independent art dealer. His father is Jewish. His mother is mostly of German, Swedish, English, and Irish descent. Jason is married to journalist Lauren A.E. Schuker.

His mother’s first husband was museum director Walter Hopps.

Jason’s paternal grandfather was named Harry Blum. Harry was an Austrian Jew.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was named Adele/Adelle Fern. Adele was an Austrian Jew.

Jason’s maternal grandfather was named Melvin L. Neilsen/Neilson (the son of Louis W. Neilson and Hilma). Louis was born in Germany. Hilma was born in Kansas, to Swedish parents.

Jason’s maternal grandmother was Anna Keyes (the daughter of James Keyes and Bessie Parker). Anna was born in Montana. James was from New York. Bessie was Irish.

Sources: Marriage record of Jason’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jason’s maternal grandmother, Anna (Keyes) Neilsen/Neilson – http://www.familysearch.org

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