Zach Woods

2010 NBC Universal Press Tour - Arrivals

Woods in 2010, photo by prphotos

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

Date of Birth: September 25, 1984

*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% mix of German, some French

Zach Woods is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer.

His father is from a Jewish family. Zach’s maternal grandfather had German, and some French (non-Jewish), ancestry. Zach’s maternal grandmother was Jewish.

Zach’s sister is studying to be a rabbi.

Zach’s maternal grandfather was Raymond Kenneth Maneval (the son of Joseph Cook Maneval and Florence Myrtle Miller). Joseph was the son of Peter M. Maneval and Anna Catherine/Catharine Reutter/Reuter, who was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Peter’s father, Zach’s great-great-great-grandfather Jacques Jeremie Maneval, was of French descent. Florence was the daughter of Joseph H. Miller and Clara A. Burtnett.

Zach’s maternal grandmother was Harriet Kromberg (the daughter of Harry Kromberg and Minnie Bassine). Harry’s parents, Herman Kromberg and Fannie, were Hungarian Jews. Minnie was born in London, England, to Russian Jewish parents, Solomon Bassine and Kate Goldstein.

Sources: Genealogy of Zach Woods (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Zach’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Cook Maneval and Florence Myrtle Miller –

Zach’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Cook Maneval and Florence Myrtle Miller, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Zach’s maternal grandmother, Harriet Kromberg, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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