Paul Walter Hauser

02/11/2018 – Paul Walter Hauser – 2018 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony – Arrivals – The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 15, 1986

Ethnicity: German, Irish, small amount of Polish

Paul Walter Hauser is an American actor and stand-up comedian. His roles include the films I, Tonya; Super Troopers 2, BlacKkKlansman, Late Night (2019), Beats, Richard Jewell, as the title person; Da 5 Bloods, Eat Wheaties!, Songbird, Silk Road, Cruella, Queenpins, and Delia’s Gone, and television’s Kingdom (2014), A Midsummer’s Nightmare, Cobra Kai, Reno 911!, and Black Bird.

He is the son of Deborah and The Rev. Paul Hauser. His father is a Lutheran minister, as were/are his grandfather, great-grandfather, two great-great-grandfathers, and brother. Paul was raised in Saginaw, Michigan. He is married to Amy Elizabeth Boland, with whom he has two children.

Paul’s paternal grandfather was The Rev. J. George Hauser (Jean George Hauser, the son of The Rev. Martin Gotlieb/Gottlieb Wilhelm Hauser and Emma Schmidt). The Rev. J. George was born in Minnesota. The Rev. Martin was the son of The Rev. Karl/Karol Hauser, who was born in New Rauschnitz, Austria, which is possibly Neu Raußnitz (Rousínov), Czech Republic; and of Wilhelmina Marie Katherina “Minna” Volkert, who was of German origin. Emma’s parents were German.

Paul’s great-great-grandfather The Rev. Karl Hauser was the son of Stefan Hauser and Johanna Feiertag. He was a minister in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Some sources state that The Rev. Karl was born Jewish. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Paul’s paternal grandmother is Hildegarde/Hildegard L. Kionka (the daughter of Paul Carl Kionka and Emma Louise Mueller). Hildegarde was born in Wisconsin. Paul was the son of The Rev. Paul John Kionka, who was born in Wołczyn, Opolskie, Poland, and of Marie Alice Klein, who was of German origin, with roots in Landkreis Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg. Emma was also of German descent.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was Walter John Zipf (the son of Walter John Zipf and Anna Bary). Walter was born in New Jersey. Paul’s great-grandfather Walter’s father was German. Anna’s parents were Irish.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was Anne/Anna Sophia Cummings (the daughter of John Cummings and Elise/Elizabeth). Anne was born in New Jersey.

Sources: Paul’s paternal grandfather, J. George Hauser, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Paul’s paternal grandfather, The Rev. J. George Hauser –

Birth record of Paul’s paternal great-grandfather, Martin Gotlieb/Gottlieb Wilhelm Hauser –

Death records of Paul’s paternal great-great-grandfather, The Rev. Karl/Karol Hauser –

Paul’s paternal great-grandparents, Paul Carl Kionka and Emma Louise Mueller, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Paul’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Carl Kionka –

Marriage record of Paul’s maternal great-grandparents, Walter John Zipf and Anna –

Obituary of Paul’s maternal grandmother, Anne/Anna Sophia (Cummings) Zipf –

6 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Paul Walter Hauser is indeed of Jewish ancestry. His 2nd-great grandfather the Rev. Karl Hauser (1853-1939), was the son of Stefan Hauser ( -1854) and Johanna Feirtag. They were both from Moravia. At least Stefan was Jewish, uncertain about Johanna.

    • follers says:

      I know his ancestors were Stefan Hauser and Johanna Feiertag, but how do you know Stefan was Jewish? Stefan wasn’t a common name for Central European Jewish men of the time, although maybe he changed it.

  2. bablah says:

    New Rauschnitz, Austria appears to be Neu Raußnitz (Rousínov), Czech Republic. If that’s where Karl Hauser was born, it is very much possible that he was Jewish. But I can’t find anyone with the names Feiertag or Hauser in that town. The closest I found is the name Haussners.

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