Shaun Weiss

Weiss in 2011, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Shaun Herman Weiss

Place of Birth: Montvale, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 27, 1979

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Indian-Guyanese [Tamil, Punjabi]

Shaun Weiss is an American actor. He is known for his role as Greg Goldberg in The Mighty Ducks film series, and as Josh Birnbaum in the movie Heavyweights.

His paternal grandparents were Hungarian Jews. His mother’s family is from Guyana, and is of Tamil and Pujabi Indian descent.

Shaun’s paternal grandfather was named Herman Weiss.

Shaun’s paternal grandmother was named Adele.

Shaun’s maternal grandfather was named Baba/Basil Ramcharan/Ramecharan.

Shaun’s maternal grandmother was named Sukania/Shirley Geer.


Obituary of Shaun’s paternal grandmother, Adele Weiss –

17 Responses

  1. momof3 says:

    Change the mother’s ethnicity to: Indo-Guyanese [Tamil, Punjabi, other]

  2. Dar says:

    According to this interview he is half Jewish

    • follers says:

      I saw that. No mention of half, but I find it curious that when asked if he was Jewish, Weiss just said that he attended a lot of Bar Mitzvahs. His father could still have been Jewish, though.

  3. Dar says:

    According to this interview he is half Jewish

  4. Yeravam says:

    OK, he turned out to be half-Indian. My mistake.

    He’s only mentioned his Jewish ancestry in interviews, and he plays Ashkenazi Jewish characters all the time. There was no indication that he had any other ancestry besides that. I couldn’t find any info on him being anything other than Ashkenazi. Him being brown-skinned isn’t a clue that he’s mixed, since a lot of full Ashkenazi Jews have brown skin (some even darker than Weiss).

  5. andrew says:

    He looks either Puerto Rican or North African. Def. mixed-race.

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