Jason Katims

Katims in 2016, photo by Joe Seer/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Jason Alexander Katims

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 30, 1960

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jason Katims is an American television writer, producer, and playwright. He is a creator of the shows Relativity, Roswell, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, About a Boy, and Rise.

He is the son of Ruth and Robert Kotimsky/Katims. He is married to Kathy, with whom he has two children.

Jason’s paternal grandfather was Berel/Barney Kotimsky (the son of Julius Kotimsky and Rose Friedman). Berel was born in New York. Julius was born in Russia, the son of Joseph Gershon Kotimsky and Shene Elevsky. Rose was also born in Russia, the daughter of Harris Friedman and Slepe Koff.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Pauline Schmetterling (the daughter of Arthur Otto Schmetterling and Clara Stockhamer). Pauline was born in New York. Arthur was born in Pidvolochysk, Austria, now Ukraine, the son of Kelman/Carmen Schmetterling and Breine/Bryna Friedman. Clara was also born in Austria.

Jason’s maternal grandfather was named Robert Ohsie. Robert was born in New Jersey, to parents from Russia.

Jason’s maternal grandmother was named Bertha. Bertha was born in Russia.

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

Jason’s paternal grandmother, Pauline Schmetterling, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal grandparents, Robert Ohsie and Berth, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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