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/Mantzioukas. Venizelos was born in Lefkothea, Greece.

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 was named John Theodore Mourousas (the son of Theodore/Theodoros Mourousas/Mouroussis and Mary/Marigo). John was born in Tzeferemini (Valira), Messenia, Greece. Jason’s great-grandfather Theodore was the son of John Mouroussis.

Jason’s maternal grandmother was Ann/Aurania Carmeri/Karmere/Karmiri (the daughter of Leonidas Karmeris and Nikoleta Economopoulis). Ann was born in Arfara, Messenia, Greece.

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

48 Responses

  1. trufndr says:

    looks gipsy greek, there are communities since the middle age there like in the rest of the Balkans and not only

  2. bablah says:

    Jason’s paternal grandfather was named Venizelos Mantzoukas/Mantzioukas. Venizelos was born in Lefkothea, Greece.

    Jason’s maternal grandfather was John Theodore Mourousas (the son of Theodore/Theodoros Mourousas/Mouroussis and Mary/Marigo). John was born in Tzeferemini (Valira), Messenia, Greece. Theodore’s father was John Mouroussis.

    Jason’s maternal grandmother was Ann/Aurania Carmeri/Karmere/Karmiri (the daughter of Leonidas Karmeris and Nikoleta Economopoulis). Ann was born in Arfara, Messenia, Greece.

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