Birth Name: John Edward Kassir
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 24, 1957
Ethnicity: Iraqi Arab, Syrian Arab
John Kassir is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. Among his many roles and voice roles, he is known for playing the Crypt Keeper in the Tales from the Crypt franchise.
John is the son of Lillian and Matti Andria/Andrea Kassir. His father was born in Mosul, Iraq. His mother was born in Massachusetts, to Syrian parents, from Mardin, Turkey. His family was Catholic.
John’s paternal grandparents were named Andria Kassir and Noria.
John’s maternal grandparents were named Elias Michael Kuselias and Mary Rahab Khello.
Sources: Immigration record of John’s father – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of John’s uncle (father’s brother) – http://www.staufferfuneralhome.com
John’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of John’s maternal grandmother, Mary Rahab (Khello) Kuselias – https://familysearch.org