Jason Mantzoukas

FXX Network Fall 2013 Launch Party and "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "The League" Los Angeles Premieres - Arrivals

Mantzoukas in 2013, photo by PrPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Nahant, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 1972

Ethnicity: Greek

Jason Mantzoukas is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He hosts the movie discussion podcast How Did This Get Made?, alongside June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer.

Jason’s father, William Mantzoukas, was born in Greece, and moved to the United States in 1951. Jason’s mother, Cynthia (Mourousas), is also of Greek descent.

Jason has said:

I’m 100 percent Greek, but I look like I could be Indian or Middle Eastern or Hispanic.

Jason’s paternal grandfather was named Venizelos Mantzoukas.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Evdoxia Toulopoulos (the daughter of Vasilios Toulopoulos and Panagiota/Panayiota Roussopoulos). Evdoxia was born in Lefkothea, Greece.

Jason’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Mourousas.

Source: Obituary of Jason’s paternal grandmother, Evdoxia (Toulopoulos) Mantzoukas – http://www.obitsforlife.com

37 Responses

  1. Nicholas says:

    Most mainland Greeks look Slavic or northern Italian or Albanian.

    I went to a Greek restaurant and I didn’t know who was who tbh only when they started speaking Greek or in an accent I could discern.

    Jason definitely is on the darker side and his hook nose doesn’t help but if you can see past that you will be able to see he’s still European and his European Ayran features.

    There’s a big gap between Europeans and Arabs. Arabs are more closer to Indians and Pakistanis and Punjabi’s etc…

    Whereas Greeks are more closer to Italians and Europeans.

    I hate that Greek Cypriots may have Arab influence since they originally came from western Greece from the Mycenaeans!

  2. Yeravam says:

    Modern Greeks have a lot of Middle Eastern blood, and it really shows here.

    • Nicholas says:

      That might be true for Cypriot Greeks unfortunately but not so much for mainland Greeks.

      Also, Greeks Have been in mainland Europe for 2000 years longer than previously thought so we are very much European. I would say we are at the border and Turkey is definitely not in Europe but Asia.

      Some people like you need to be a bit more accurate when you dish out the facts.

  3. andrew says:

    Panayiota (Roussopoulos)

  4. savanna says:

    His parents are Cynthia and William Mantzoukas.

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