Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 24, 1965
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Peter Jacobson is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Dr. Chris Taub on the Fox medical drama series House. Peter’s character Dr. Taub is also Jewish.
Peter is the son of Lynn (Straus) and Walter Jacobson (Walter David Jacobson), a news anchor. He is married to Whitney Scott, with whom he has one child.
Peter’s paternal grandfather was Sam/Samuel J. Jacobson (the son of Walter Jacobson and Mollie Iscovitz).
Peter’s paternal grandmother was named Anne Goldman.
Peter’s maternal grandfather was Frederick William Strauss (the son of Samuel Jones Tilden Strauss and Lillie/Lilly Wolf). Frederick was born in Illinois. Samuel was born in Indiana, the son of German Jewish parents, Frederick William Strauss, from Laufersweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Madlon/Madeline Goldsmith, from Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria. Lillie was also born in Indiana, the daughter of Mayer/Meyer Wolf and Ada Vogel.
Peter’s maternal grandmother was Bernice Grawoig (the daughter of Isadore Grawoig and Rose Bornstein). Bernice was born in Illinois. Isadore was the son of Ukrainian Jewish parents, Chaim Hyman Grawoig and Sarah Siever, who were from Berdychiv, Zhytomyrs’ka. Rose was the daughter of Ukrainian Jewish parents, Abraham Bornstein and Bessie.
Genealogy of Peter Jacobson – https://www.geni.com
Death record of Peter’s paternal great-grandmother, Lillie/Lilly (Wolf) Strauss – https://www.familysearch.org