Birth Name: Joshua Aaron Charles
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 15, 1971
*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – German, English, Scottish
Josh Charles is an American actor.
He is the son of Laura Charles, a gossip columnist for The Baltimore Sun, and Allan Charles, an advertising executive.
His father is Jewish, and Josh has described himself as Jewish. His mother has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Josh is married to artist Sophie Flack. Sophie’s mother is Jewish. The couple has two children.
Josh’s paternal grandfather was Aaron Charles (the son of William Charles and Ida Rudolff). Aaron was born in Russia.
Josh’s paternal grandmother was Lillian Matz (the daughter of Harry Matz and Sarah Siegel). Lillian was born in Maryland. Harry was born in New York, to parents from Russia. Sarah was born in Riga, Latvia, to parents from Latvia and Russia.
Josh’s maternal grandfather was Wilbur Woodrow Heckscher (the son of Robert J. Heckscher and Mary Glass). Wilbur was born in New Jersey. Robert was born in New Jersey, to German parents.
Josh’s maternal grandmother was Pansy/Pamela Laurine “Pam” Lowery (the daughter of Percy McGee Lowery and Ruby Jewel/Jewell Gibson). Pansy was born in Texas. Percy was the son of William Garrett Lowry/Lowery and Sara Etta Strickland. Ruby was the daughter of Gaston Celkirk Gibson and Polly Ann Thurmond.
Sources: Josh’s paternal grandmother, Lillian Matz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Josh’s paternal grandmother, Lillian (Matz) Charles – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Josh Charles (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Josh’s maternal grandfather, Wilbur Woodrow Heckscher, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org