Josh Klinghoffer

The 10th Annual Rock On The Range - Day 3

Klinghoffer in 2016, photo by

Birth Name: Josh Adam Klinghoffer

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 3, 1979

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish, possibly other (mother)

Josh Klinghoffer is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He was the guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other members of the band include/have included FleaJohn FruscianteAnthony Kiedis, Dave Navarro, and Chad Smith.

Josh is the son of Kathleen and Steven Klinghoffer. His father is Jewish. His mother was from a Catholic background, and was likely of Irish or mostly Irish descent.

Josh’s paternal grandfather is named Leonard Klinghoffer.

Josh’s paternal grandmother is named Elaine Wiener (the daughter of Eli Wiener and Sarah).

Josh’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Hyland.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was Rosanna M. “Nancy” Brady (the daughter of Lawrence Brady and Mary Fleming).

Sources: Obituary of Josh’s maternal grandmother, Rosanna M. “Nancy” (Brady) Hyland –

Obituary of Josh’s maternal great-aunt –

1 Response

  1. Mr. Postman says:

    He is no longer with the Chili Peppers.

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