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. seaweed123 says:

    I thought that he was Indian. I know a Greek guy from Cyrus and I thought he was Indian too but he told me he’s Greek.

  2. 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!

    • andrew says:

      “Mainland Greeks” look Slavic or Northern Italian?? Crappy Internet nonsense promoted by a noted troll from Brandeis University.

      • trufndr says:

        some definitely do look slavic, like also albanians, as far as northern italians even more so, what is your idea of n.Italians dude? They are a brunette gracile med populace for the most more akin to iberians than s.italians. Only in the areas taken from other countrie sin the last 100 years or so we have foreign looking people, just because they are aliens to Italy (see Tyrol taken from Austria and some areas taken from former Yugoslavia as well some areas in the extreme north west taken from S.France.

  3. 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.

  4. andrew says:

    Panayiota (Roussopoulos)

  5. savanna says:

    His parents are Cynthia and William Mantzoukas.

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