Birth Name: Morgan Michael Douglas Spector
Place of Birth: Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 4, 1980
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish, possibly other (mother)
Morgan Spector is an American actor.
Morgan is the son of Jane and Stephen Spector. He was raised in Guerneville, California. Morgan is married to actress Rebecca Hall, with whom he has one child.
Morgan has stated:
[My full name is] Morgan Michael Douglas Spector. Michael was my paternal great grandfather’s name, and the Douglas is for William O. Douglas, the great progressive Supreme Court justice… My grandma was an actress in the Yiddish Theatre here in New York. I would love to go back and see her do Shakespeare in Yiddish.
Morgan’s paternal grandfather was Herbert Spector (the son of Michael Spector and Esther Goldberg). Herbert was born in New York. Michael was born in New York, to parents from Russia, Jacob Spector and Beckie. Esther was also born in New York, to parents from Russia, Herman Goldberg and Sarah Marnanoff.
Morgan’s paternal grandmother was named Sylvia Schachner (the daughter of Morris Schachner and Rose). Sylvia was born in New York. Morris was from Boboitz, Bukovina, Austria/Poland. Rose was from Romania.
Morgan’s maternal grandfather is surnamed McDonough.
Source:s Marriage record of Morgan’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org
Morgan’s paternal grandfather, Herbert Spector, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Morgan’s paternal grandfather, Herbert Spector – http://www.nytimes.com
Marriage record of Morgan’s paternal great-grandparents, Michael Spector and Esther Goldberg – http://www.familysearch.org
Morgan’s paternal grandmother, Sylvia Schachner, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Morgan’s paternal grandmother, Sylvia (Schachner) Spector – http://jewishjournal.com