Birth Name: Randall Matthew Batinkoff
Place of Birth: Monticello, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 16, 1968
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Randall Batinkoff is an American actor and director. He is known for his roles in the films For Keeps and School Ties, among others.
He is the son of Barbara and Barry Batinkoff, a photographer. His stepfather is Bruce Winston, the son of jeweler Harry Winston. Randall’s sister, party planner Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, was an adviser to Melania Trump. Randall is married to Hilary Lambert, with whom he has a daughter.
Randall’s father’s family were Jewish emigrants from Russia, and were chicken farmers in the Catskill Mountains. Randall’s maternal grandparents were Jewish Holocaust survivors, from Poland and Belarus.
Randall’s paternal grandfather was Lawrence L. Batinkoff (the son of Ezkeal Batinkoff and Rachel Behott/Beilov). Lawrence was born in New York, to parents from Russia.
Randall’s paternal grandmother was Rae Taslitt (the daughter of Israel Taslitt and Mollie/Molly Diamond). Rae was born in New York. Israel was born in Russia. Mollie was born in New York, to parents from Russia.
Randall’s maternal grandfather was Joel Carnel (born Joel Kaminski, the son of Berl Kaminski and Lija Cirulnicky). Joel was born in Astrina, Poland.
Randall’s maternal grandmother was named Ethel. Ethel was born in Grodno, Belarus.
Sources: Randall’s paternal grandfather, Lawrence L. Batinkoff, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Randall’s maternal grandfather, Joe Carnel – http://sc-democrat.com
Obituary of Randall’s maternal grandmother, Ethel Carnel – http://www.scdemocratonline.com
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