Jonathan Chase

Chase at the “OPen Campus” New OP Campaign Launch Party, Mel’s Diner, West Hollywood, CA 07-07-2009, s_bukley/

Birth Name: Jonathan Shane Greenfield

Place of Birth: Plantation, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 26, 1979

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jonathan Chase is an American actor and writer.

His family is Jewish. His father was born in Havana, Cuba, to European Jewish parents. He is married to Sarah Greenfield, with whom he has one child.

Jonathan’s paternal grandfather was Salamon “Samuel”/Sam Grumfeld/Greenfield (the son of Gedeon Grumfeld/Greenfield and Cili/Cecilia Kalkstein/Kolkstein). Salamon was born in Novosedlice, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic.

Jonathan’s paternal grandmother was Cecile R. Nurenberger (the daughter of Issachar Dov Nurenberger/Beer and Scheindla/Shaindel Yapha Weinreb). Cecile was born in Krakow, Poland. Issachar was the son of Leib Theman and Feigel Chana Nurenberger. Scheindla was the daughter of Moshe Weinreb and Tzivia Monkars.

Jonathan’s maternal grandfather was named Julius Y. “Jay” Sonick (the son of Meyer Sonick/Shonick and Kathryn/Katie). Julius was born in Connecticut, to parents from Russia.

Jonathan’s maternal grandmother was Joanne Sonia Berman (the daughter of James J. Berman and Dorothy Kuslan). Joanne was born in New York. James was born in New York, to parents from Russia, John Berman and Helen Elfkowitz. Dorothy was born in New York, also to parents from Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Jonathan Chase (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Jonathan’s father –

Obituary of Jonathan’s maternal grandfather, Julius “Jay” Sonick –

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