Josh Peck

Peck in 2011, photo by

Birth Name: Joshua Michael Peck

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 10, 1986

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Josh Peck is an American actor, comedian, and YouTube personality. He is married to Paige O’Brien, with whom he has a son. Paige is the daughter of football quarterback Ken O’Brien.

Josh was raised in the Jewish faith, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. He was brought up by his single mother, Barbara, who is Jewish. Her surname is Peck, and the original family name is Peckerman. It is not publicly known who Josh’s biological father is. He was also Jewish.

A 23andMe DNA test whose results Josh read on YouTube stated that Josh’s genetic ancestry is:

*100% Ashkenazi Jewish

Josh’s maternal grandfather was named Jack Peckerman (the son of Itzhak/Isidore/Izzy Usher Peckerman and Dora/Dorothy). Jack was born in New York, to parents from Poland. Itzhak was the son of Usher Zeilik Peckerman, who was from Antnofka, Kiev.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was Mae Weinberger/Weinberg (the daughter of Naten/Nathan Weinberg and Yetta Rosha/Rosser). Mae was born in New Jersey. Naten was born in Kielce, Russia, the son of Isaac Weinberg and Rose. Yetta was born in Warsaw, Poland, the daughter of Morris Rosha/Rosser and Anna.


Josh’s maternal grandfather, Jack Peckerman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Josh’s maternal grandmother, Mae (Weinberger/Weinberg) Peckerman Schwartzman –


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. Yeravam says:

    Josh doesn’t look Indian. He looks Levantine.

    Because, well, he *is* Levantine.

    The only non-Levantine thing about his face is probably the eye shape.

  2. Check7t says:

    Looks like Frank Sinatra.

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