Noah Schnapp

Schnapp in 2017, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Noah Cameron Schnapp

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

Date of Birth: October 3, 2004

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, Sephardi Jewish

Noah Schnapp is an American actor. He is known for starring as Will Byers on Stranger Things, and for his roles in the films The Peanuts Movie, as the voice of Charlie Brown, Waiting for Anya, Abe, Hubie Halloween, and The Tutor.

He grew up in Scarsdale, New York. He was raised in Reform Judaism. His parents, Karine and Mitchell Schnapp, are from Montréal, Québec, Canada. His father is Ashkenazi, with Russian Jewish ancestry, and his mother is Sephardi, of Moroccan Jewish descent, with roots in Rabat.

Noah was Bar Mitzvah in Israel.

Noah’s paternal grandfather is David Schnapp (the son of Moe Schnapp and Bertha Rothberg). Moe was the son of Joseph Schnapp, who was born in Austria, and of Mina Mendels, who was born in Russia. Bertha was born in Ottawa, the daughter of Levi/Louis Rothberg and Ida Schlak.

Noah’s paternal grandmother is Donna Wexler (the daughter of Jack Wexler and Belle/Bella Brisk).

Noah’s maternal grandfather was named Maurice Perez (the son of Avraham Perez and Iza).

Noah’s maternal grandmother is named Lorraine.


Interview with Noah Schnapp –

Genealogy of Noah Schnapp (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Noah’s paternal great-grandmother, Bertha (Rothberg) Winikoff-Schnapp –

Obituary of Noah’s paternal great-grandmother, Belle (Brisk) Wexler –

7 Responses

  1. mycarf123123 says:

    Sephardi Jews who hails from Arab countries are Mizrahi Jews as well.

    Add that ‘Mizrahi Jewish’ tag.

  2. bablah says:

    Noah’s maternal grandfather is Maurice Perez (the son of Avraham Perez and Iza).

    Noah’s maternal grandmother is named Lorraine.

  3. mycarf123123 says:

    Sephardic Jews from Muslim-Arab countries (such as Morocco) are considered Mizrahi Jewish as well.

  4. mycarf123123 says:

    This websites states that his father is of Russian Jewish ancestry:

  5. klsoukup says:


    Mother: Karine (Perez) Schnapp
    Father: Mitchell Schnapp

    Paternal grandparents: Donna (Wexler) and David Schnapp. Donna’s parents were Belle (Brisk) Wexler and Jack Wexler

    Paternal Great Grandparents: Bertha (Rothberg) Winikoff-Schnapp and Moe Schnapp



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