Seymour Cassel

Seymour Cassel at the 19th Annual Night Of 100 Stars Gala. Bever

Cassel in 2009, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Seymour Joseph Cassel

Date of Birth: January 22, 1935

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Death: April 7, 2019

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish (mother)

Seymour Cassel was an American actor.

Seymour was the son of Pancretia Ann (Kearney), a performer, and Seymour Joseph Cassel, a night club owner. His father was of Russian Jewish and German Jewish descent. His mother had Irish ancestry. He had two children with his former wife Elizabeth Deering.

Seymour’s paternal grandfather was named Edward M. Cassel. Edward was born in Leeds, England, to Russian Jewish parents.

Seymour’s paternal grandmother was Bertha Pfingst (the daughter of Ascher/Asher Adolph Pfingst and Johanna/Johanne Gersmann/Gersman). Bertha was born in Berlin, Germany, to a Jewish family. Adolph was the son of Mathias/Mathia “Matis” Pfingst, who was born in Bischofsberg, warmińsko-mazurskie, Poland, and of Ida Silbermann.

Sources: Genealogy of Seymour Cassel (focusing on his father’s side) –

Seymour’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Seymour’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Seymour’s father –

7 Responses

  1. follers says:

    And RIP of course.

  1. April 12, 2019

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