Tom Papa

LOS ANGELES – APR 25: Papa at the 19th Annual “Taste For A Cure” at Beverly Wilshire on April 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, CA, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Thomas G. Papa

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

Date of Birth: November 10, 1968

*75% Italian [including Sicilian]
*25% German

Tom Papa is an American comedian, actor, and radio host.

He was raised in Park Ridge, and Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. He has two children.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was Albert T. Papa (the son of Antonino “Tony” Papa and Giuseppina “Josephina” Randazzo). Albert was born in New York, to Italian parents.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Clementine Crispo (the daughter of Clemente Crispo and Carmela Colarusso). Clementine was born in New York, to Italian parents.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was Kurt Knors (the son of Richard Michael Knors and Katharina/Katherine Brocker). Kurt was born in Viersen, Germany. Richard was also born in Viersen. Katharina was from Mönchengladbach.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Charlotte Anna Politi/Polleti (the daughter of Alberto “Albert” Politi/Polleti and Venerina Electra “Veronica” Bernardi). Charlotte was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents. Alberto was born in Lucca, the son of Giuseppe Politi and Fortunata Della Selva. Venerina was born in Sicily, the daughter of Albino Bernardi and Carlotta Casella.

Sources: Tom’s father on the 1950 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Tom’s paternal grandparents, Albert T. Papa and Clementine Crispo –

Obituary of Tom’s paternal grandmother, Clementine (Crispo) Papa –

Marriage record of Tom’s maternal grandparents, Kurt Knors and Charlotte Anna Politi/Polleti –

Death record of Tom’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte Anna (Politi/Polleti) Knors –

Tom’s maternal grandfather, Kurt Knors, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Tom’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte Anna Politi/Polleti, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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