Scott Wolf

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Wolf in 2010, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Scott Richard Wolf

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 4, 1968

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Scott Wolf is an American actor. He has starred in the films Double Dragon and White Squall, and the series Party of Five and Nancy Drew.

Both of Scott’s parents are Jewish (their families were from Germany, Russia, and Lithuania). Scott is married to Kelley Marie Limp, with whom he has three children. His cousin is comedian Josh Wolf.

Scott’s paternal grandfather was Charles Liebmann Wolf (the son of Bernard Mark Wolf and Alice Liebmann). Charles was born in Massachusetts. Bernard was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Germany, Jacob Wolf and Augusta Prager. Alice was born in Maryland, also to parents from Germany, Gustave Augustus Liebmann and Fannie Hecht, both from Baden-Württemberg.

Scott’s paternal grandmother was Henrietta/Henriette Jane Jacobs (the daughter of Edwin B. Jacobs and Beatrice H. Gumble). Henrietta was born in Ohio. Edwin was born in Ohio, to parents from Germany, David Jacobs and Henrietta Marienthal. Beatrice was born in Ohio, to Henry Gumble and Mollie Harmon, who were both also born in Ohio; all of their own parents were from Germany.

Scott’s maternal grandfather was named David Abraham Levy. David was born in New York.

Scott’s maternal grandmother was Esther Sklar (the daughter of Jacob/Jay Sklar and Meryl/Mere/Mary/Macy Metter). Esther was born in Maine, to parents from Eastern Europe. Jacob was born in Alytus, Lithuania. Meryl was the daughter of Hershel/Herschel Metter, and of a woman surnamed Gelfand.

Sources: Genealogy of Scott’s paternal grandfather, Charles Liebmann Wolf (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Scott’s paternal grandfather, Charles Liebmann Wolf, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Scott’s paternal grandmother, Henrietta/Henriette Jane Jacobs, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Scott’s paternal great-grandmother, Beatrice H. Gumble, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Scott’s mother –

Genealogies of Scott Wolf (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Scott’s maternal grandmother, Esther Sklar, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

3 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    >David was born in New York.

    >Jacob was born in Alytus, Lithuania.

  2. andrew says:

    He was raised in a Reform Jewish family. His cousin is comedian Josh Wolf

  3. andrew says:

    Michael J. Fox?

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