Noah Schnapp

Schnapp in 2017, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

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

Date of Birth: October 2004

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, Sephardi Jewish

Noah Schnapp is an American actor. He voiced Charlie Brown in The Peanuts Movie (2015) and stars as Will Byers on the show Stranger Things.

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). Bertha is the daughter of Louis Rothberg.

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

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

Noah’s maternal grandmother is named Lorraine.

Sources: Interview with Noah Schanpp – https://jewishjournal.com

Obituary of Noah’s paternal great-grandmother, Bertha (Rothberg) Winikoff-Schnapp – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Noah’s paternal great-grandmother, Belle (Brisk) Wexler – http://www.legacy.com

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:

    https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/noah-schnapp-37987.php

  5. klsoukup says:

    Correction

    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

    Sources: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montrealgazette/obituary.aspx?n=bertha-winikoff-schnapp-rothberg&pid=127055404

    Source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montrealgazette/obituary.aspx?n=belle-wexler&pid=157293314

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