Birth Name: Michael Owen Rosenbaum
Place of Birth: Oceanside, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 11, 1972
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Michael Rosenbaum is an American actor, producer, singer and comedian. He is known for playing Lex Luthor on the television series Smallville, and for his role in the film Urban Legend (1998). He is the lead singer of band Sun Spin.
His parents are both Jewish.
His mother Julie is a writer, who wrote the book “Journey of a Lifetime.” His uncle is pet behaviorist Warren Eckstein.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was Irving H. Rosenbaum (the son of Joseph Rosenbaum and Helen Steiner). Irving was born in New York, to a Jewish family. Joseph was born in Hungary, the son of Irving Rosenbaum and Rose Weiz. Helen was born in New York, the daughter of parents from Hungary, Joseff Steiner and Ester Lerbrey.
Michael’s paternal grandmother is Blanche Ehrlich/Peskin (the daughter of Aaron Ehrlich and Helen Rose Edelstein). Blanche was born in New York. Aaron was the son of Austrian Jewish parents, William Ehrlich and Rose Rinaldo/Renaldo. Helen was the daughter of Albert Edelstein and Olga Rosenbaum, who were also Jewish.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Charles David Eckstein (the son of Izak/Louis/Lewis Eckstein and Mindel/Minnie Toraschreiber/Schreiber). Charles was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish/Ukrainian Jewish parents. Izak was born in Husiatyn, the son of Wolf Eskstein and Leah Reichman. Minnie was born in Sambur, the daughter of Marcus Schreiber and Rifka Mintz.
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Fannie Ruth Weiss (the daughter Louis/Lewis Weiss and Molly or Esther Marcus). Ruth was born in New York. Louis was an Austrian Jew. Esther was a Romanian Jew.
Sources: Michael’s maternal grandfather, Charles David Eckstein, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Michael’s maternal great-grandparents, Izak/Louis/Lewis Eckstein and Mindel/Minnie Toraschreiber/Schreiber – https://www.familysearch.org