Michael Doneger

Doneger in 2018, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Michael L. Doneger

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

Date of Birth: July 21, 1986

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Michael Doneger is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He co-wrote the film The Escort (2015), which he also starred in, and directed and wrote the film Brampton’s Own.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Henry Doneger (the son of Abraham Lewis Doneger and Anna “Annie” Moskowitz). Henry was born in New York. Abraham was born in New York, to parents from Russia, Mowszo Wolfowicz Donejgier and Chaja Rejza Jdzkowna. Anna was born in New York, to parents from Hungary.

Michael’s paternal grandmother is Rita Roberts (the daughter of Jesse Roberts and Gerry/Jerry Levitt). Rita was born in New York. Jesse was born in New York, the son of Joseph Roberts, who was from Germany, and of Annie Noah, whose parents were from Russia. Gerry was born in New York, to parents from Russia, Solomon Levitt and Esther/Ester.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was George Familant/Familiant (the son of William Familant and Bessie Mellen). George was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Russia. William was the son of Samuel Familant and Esther Winegrad. Bessie was the daughter of Louis Mellen and Frieda Kaplan.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Phyllis E. Pullman (the daughter of Jacob “Jack” Pullman and Sally). Phyllis was born in Massachusetts. Jacob was born in either Lithuania or Latvia. Sally was from Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Doneger – http://www.geni.com

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandfather, George Familant/Familiant – http://www.legacy.com

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