Skyler Gisondo

07/27/2015 – Skyler Gisondo – “Vacation” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regency Village Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Skyler Augustus Gisondo

Place of Birth: Palm Beach County, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1996

*25% Italian
*75% Ashkenazi Jewish

Skyler Gisondo is an American actor. His roles include the films Halloween (2007), Four Christmases, Spooky Buddies, The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Vacation (2015), Hard Sell, Class Rank, Time Freak, Booksmart, The Cat and the Moon, Feast of the Seven Fishes, The Binge, The Social Dilemma, and The Starling, and television’s The Bill Engvall Show, Psych, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Santa Clarita Diet, The Righteous Gemstones, Fairfax, and The Resort.

He is the son of Stacey and Ron Gisondo, who are ocean engineers. His father is of half Italian (Catholic) and half Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. His maternal grandparents are also Jewish. Skyler was raised Jewish and was involved in the United Synagogue Youth. He was raised partly in Los Angeles, California, for his acting career, which he began as a child.

Skyler’s paternal grandfather was Joseph A. Gisondo (the son of Rocco Gisondo/Gisonda and Maria/Mary Santa Dalfonso). Joseph was born in New York, to Italian parents, from Grumo Appula, Bari, Apulia. Rocco was the son of Giacomo Donato Gisonda and Lavinia Lacedra. Maria was the daughter of Frank Dalfonso/Darnello/Dinello and Antoinette Matulli.

Skyler’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn Bookman (the daughter of Jacob Bookman and Lena/Lina Goldberg). Evelyn was born in The Bronx, New York. Jacob and Lena were Jewish emigrants, Jacob from Urevitch, Russia, and Lena from Jitkovichi, Gomel, Belarus. Lena was the daughter of Zelig Goldberg and Jeanette Schaindel.

Skyler’s maternal grandfather is Herbert/Herb Berke (the son of Phil Max Berke, originally Berkowitz, and of Bobbie Lefkowitz). Phil was the son of Max Berkowitz and Sarah. Bobbie was the daughter of Sam Lefkowitz and Pauline Gotliebe Liebgott.

Skyler’s maternal grandmother is named Roslyn Liebowitz.

Sources: Genealogy of Skyler Gisondo –

Obituary of Skyler’s paternal grandmother, Evelyn (Bookman) Gisondo –

Skyler’s paternal great-grandparents, Jacob Bookman and Lena/Lina Goldberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

"Four Christmases" World Premiere - Arrivals

Gisondo in 2008, photo by

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