Birth Name: John Edward Kassir
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 24, 1957
John Kassir is an American actor, voice actor, and stand-up 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. He has stated that his family is Assyrian. His father was born in Mosul, Iraq. His mother was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Mardin, Turkey. His family was Catholic.
John’s paternal grandfather was named Andria Kassir.
John’s paternal grandmother was named Noria.
John’s maternal grandfather was named Elias Michael Kuselias.
John’s maternal grandmother was named 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