Rob Cantor

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: Cantor and Allison Kurtzer attend the 19th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 18, 2015 in New York City. Debby Wong/

Birth Name: Robert Howard Cantor

Place of Birth: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 26, 1983

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – German, smaller amounts of English and Irish, distant Dutch and French Huguenot

Rob Cantor is an American singer and songwriter, particularly known as a comedy musician. His songs include “Shia LaBeouf” and “Old Bike.” He has created many viral videos, including “29 Celebrity Impressions, 1 Original Song.” He was a vocalist, guitarist, and co-writer for indie rock band Tally Hall. He has written music for several Disney shows.

His father is a gynecologist. Rob had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. He was based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rob is married to Allison Kurtzer.

Rob’s paternal grandfather was Herbert Clive Cantor (the son of Morris Cantor and Miriam Lorraine Starman). Herbert was from a Jewish family. Morris was the son of Harold/Chlavno Cantor, who was from Gruzdiškė, Kauno apskritis, Lithuania, and of Frances Deborah Abramski, who was from Raczki, Poland. Miriam was the daughter of Solomon W. Starman, from Russia, and Rose Klein.

Rob’s paternal grandmother was Marilyn Janet Koffman (the daughter of Alfred Allan Koffman and Dorothy Pensler). Marilyn was from a Jewish family. Alfred was born in Ukraine, the son of Mayer “Morris” Koffman and Bessie Hyman. Dorothy was the daughter of Menasze Jankiel “Marcus” Penica/Pensler, who was from Poland, and of Ruth Purzit.

Rob’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Conrad Hoff (the son of Conrad Hoff and Katherine Maria Lindegren). Lawrence was born in Fresno, California, to an ethnic German family from Russia. Rob’s great-grandfather Conrad was born in Russia, the son of Konrad Hoff and Marie Elizabeth Weitzel. Katherine was the daughter of Russian-born parents, Jacob Lindegren and Mary Katherine Schmidt.

Rob’s maternal grandmother was Jacqueline Goodyear (the daughter of Frederick Dumont Goodyear, Jr. and Marion Sawin). Jacqueline was born in Peoria, Illinois. Frederick was the son of Frederick Dumont Goodyear and Blanche Sargent, whose mother was German. Marion was the daughter of Kenneth Collins Sawin and Florence Myrtle Thompson, whose father was Irish. Kenneth’s sixth great-grandfather, Phillip Delano, was of French Huguenot descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Rob’s paternal grandparents, Herbert Clive Cantor and Marilyn Janet (Koffman) Cantor –

Genealogy of Rob’s paternal great-grandfather, Morris Cantor –

Obituary of Rob’s maternal grandfather, Lawrence Conrad Hoff –

Obituary of Rob’s maternal grandmother, Jacqueline (Goodyear) Hoff –


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2 Responses

  1. Dannon says:

    He is married to Allison Kurtzer

  2. Dannon says:

    Where’s the photo?

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