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. phaedra says:

    He doesn’t even look 5% Greek, let alone 100%.

    Was he adopted from a Gulf Arab family?

  2. Devotion says:

    Looks Saudi Arabian. But many Greeks tend to look like this (if not as unattractive as him).

  3. lelo4 says:

    He’s probably a Cypriot or a Greek Islander like most ‘greek’ americans, they are not ethnic Greeks. 90% of Greek population live in the Mainland, and they don’t look much different from Albanians and South Slavs.

    • EltonLee says:

      This isn’t true though, he said he’s 100% Greek. If you ever been to Greece you would see many dark people btw, Greeks don’t have a “typical look”. Even in ancient Greek paintings you would see people who could pass for what we call now Gulf Arabs, same exact features and all.

  4. Untermensch123 says:

    Typical greek/arab, they are more middle-eastern than european

  5. Peanut says:

    he’s very arab looking but many greeks have “arab” features, genetically they ARE 1/3 middle eastern, greek islanders and cypriots even more. and he’s obviously going full-ethnic with with the tan, hair and beard.

    • EltonLee says:

      There’s nothing called Arab look, “Arabs”is similar to Latinos, this term is now used to literally describe literally any Arabic speaker no matter their race or backgrounds. 22 countries are Arabic speaking countries, you would find black Arabs like the Sudanese, white and even blond Arabs like the Syrians, and brown Arabs like the Moroccans. What you mean here is “Gulf people”, he can pass as someone from the Gulf countries but not from other Arabic speaking countries. He also looks very Indian

    • Nicholas says:

      That’s bull —- and just not true.

      You need to do some homework before you go fishing out false facts.

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