Kyle Gallner

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Gallner in 2013, image via

Birth Name: Kyle Steven Gallner

Place of Birth: West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 22, 1986

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)

Kyle Gallner is an American actor. His roles include the films The Haunting in Connecticut, A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), American Sniper, Ghosts of War, Scream, and Smile, and the series Veronica Mars and Outsiders.

Kyle is the son of Mary Jane and Larry Gallner. He is married to Tara Ferguson, with whom he has two children.

Kyle’s paternal grandfather was Jack Gallner (the son of Herman Gallner and Mayme/Mammie/Minnie Abrams). Jack was born in Pennsylvania. Herman and Mayme were born in Pennsylvania, both of them to Russian Jewish parents. Herman was the son of Abraham/Abram Gallner and Deborah “Dora” Dornbaum. Mayme was the daughter of Hyman Abrams and Esther.

Kyle’s paternal grandmother was Jean Shenker (the daughter of Martin Shenker and Bessie/Bess Lothstein). Jean was born in New York. Martin was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, Samuel Shenker and Betsy/Bessie Herman. Kyle’s great-grandmother Bessie was born in Illinois, also to Russian Jewish parents, Louis/Lewis Lothstein and Ida/Ada Leibowitz.

Sources: Kyle’s paternal grandfather, Jack Gallner, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Kyle’s paternal grandmother, Jean (Shenker) Gallner –

Marriage record of Kyle’s paternal great-grandparents, Martin Shenker and Bessie Lothstein –

Kyle’s paternal great-grandparents, Martin Shenker and Bessie Lothstein, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Lothstein, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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