Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 30, 1986
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, Welsh, English (mother)
Will Peltz is an American actor and model. He is the son of Claudia (Heffner), a model, and Nelson Peltz, a businessman and philanthropist. Among his siblings are actress Nicola Peltz and hockey player Brad Peltz.
Will’s father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Austria and Russia). Will’s mother has German, Welsh, and English ancestry. Will’s family practices Judaism (it is possible that his mother converted to Judaism). Will had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. In a 2007 obituary of Will’s paternal grandmother, The New York Times described Nicola’s parents as “compassionate leaders of the New York Jewish community.”
Will’s paternal grandfather was Maurice Herbert Peltz (the son of Adolph Peltz and Rebecca Kroudviro). Maurice was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents. Adolph was the son of Morris Peltz and Shifra Rosen.
Will’s paternal grandmother was named Claire Wechsler. Claire was born in New York, to an Austrian Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother.
Will’s maternal grandfather was William J. Heffner (the son of Edward G. Heffner and Claudia M. Evans). Will’s grandfather William was born in Maryland. Edward was the son of Edward Heffner and Mary W. Claudia was the daughter of Damon L. Evans and Lulu M. Rogers.
Will’s maternal grandmother is named Barbara.
Sources: Genealogy of Will Peltz – https://www.geni.com
Will’s paternal grandparents, Maurice Herbert Peltz and Claire Wechsler, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Will’s paternal grandfather, Maurice Herbert Peltz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Will’s maternal grandfather, William J. Heffner – http://nl.newsbank.com
Will’s maternal great-grandfather, Edward G. Heffner, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org