Zach McGowan

McGowan in 2017, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Zachary Brendan McGowan

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 5, c. 1981

*Irish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Zach McGowan is an American actor.

He is married to Emily Johnson, with whom he has four children.

Zach’s maternal grandfather was named Jerry Phillip Zemel (whose mother’s maiden name was Chalupnik). Jerry was a Jewish immigrant. Many of his family members were killed in the Holocaust. Zach talks about his grandfather and his family here.

Zach’s maternal grandmother was Gertrude Haas (the daughter of Philip Hass and Yetta/Yeta Morgenstern). Gertrude was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.


Death records of Zach’s maternal grandparents, Jerry Phillip Zemel and Gertrude Haas –

Zach’s maternal grandmother, Gertrude Haas, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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