Birth Name: Jonathan Kolia Favreau
Place of Birth: Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 19, 1966
*Italian, French-Canadian, German (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Jon Favreau is an American actor, director, screenwriter, filmmaker, and comedian.
Jon is the son of Madeline/Madeleine (Balkoff) and Charles Favreau. His father’s ancestry is half Italian, with the rest being French-Canadian and German. His mother was Jewish (of Russian Jewish descent). Jon was raised Jewish and was Bar Mitzvah. Jon is married to Dr. Joya Tillem, with whom he has three children. Joya is also Jewish.
Jon’s paternal grandfather was Eustace Victor Favreau (the son of Charles William Favreau and Ann Elizabeth Lillian Werner). Eustace was born in New York. Charles was the son of French-Canadian parents, Lewis Favreau, Jr. and Margaret Bosse/Boisse. Ann Elizabeth was the daughter of parents of German origin, Friedrick Werner and Emilie/Emma Hickert.
Jon’s paternal grandmother was Josephine Emilia “Joan” Defilippo (the daughter of Giovannino “John” Defilippo and Maria Maddaloni). Josephine was born in New York, to Italian parents. Giovannino was the son of Michele Defilippo and Emilia Nuzzi. Maria was the daughter of Francesco Maddaloni and Rosina Alfieri.
Jon’s maternal grandfather was Barney Balkoff (the son of Kolia Balkoff and Masha).
Sources: Genealogy of Jon Favreau (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Jon’s paternal grandfather, Eustace Victor Favreau, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jon’s paternal grandmother, Josephine Emilia “Joan” Defilippo, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org