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->''"I wish I was Jewish. I'm not Jewish, but my wife and my children are Jewish, so that would clear up a lot of identity issues."''
-->-- ''' Jeff Tweedy''' from ''Music/{{Wilco}}''

A character who fits "Jewish" stereotypes, possibly played by an actor who is Jewish in real life, but who is never (or cryptically) actually stated to be a Jew on the show. In some cases, the show might present contradictory evidence on both sides. Often this is because it's difficult to establish a character as Jewish without depicting them as a walking stereotype, particularly when there's no omniscient narrator to simply [[InformedAbility say so]] or when they don't fit the stereotype.

Note that having YiddishAsASecondLanguage is a clue but is not conclusive. As Creator/LennyBruce said, all New Yorkers are at least a little Jewish. Having a "Jewish" name ending in -berg, -stein or the like is also evidence but not proof. These names are actually just German names that many Ashkenazi Jews took when required to adopt some type of surname. Authentically Hebrew names will often begin with "Bar" or "Ben," so they're a good tip-off. Being named "Cohen" or "Cahn" makes it nearly certain. For Sephardic Jews, a common name is "Garcia", but again that is such a common Hispanic name that by itself it doesn't prove anything.

If the series is set in [[BigApplesauce New York City]] or its [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed equivalent]], you can usually expect at least one of these. About 12% of New Yorkers are Ashkenazi Jewish and they've had a great deal of impact on the culture, which is part of the reason why YouHaveToHaveJews.

This is the exact opposite of InformedJudaism, which is when a Jewish character's faith is plainly stated, usually as an afterthought, but never really exhibited by their thoughts or actions and has no relevance in the plot.

If a character is non-human and displays stereotypical Jewish behavior, it's SpaceJews.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Spike Spiegel on ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is considered Jewish by some fans because he has a Yiddish family name, a stereotypically (in the US, anyway) Jewish haircut, and carries an Israeli-made Jericho 941 pistol. Obviously he's not played by a Jewish actor since he's an animated character, but while his Japanese voice actor obviously isn't Jewish, [[Creator/SteveBlum his American voice-actor]] ''is''. When asked, the series creators said he was modeled after actor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusaku_Matsuda Yusaku]] [[http://i.imgur.com/nf8cQ.jpg Matsuda]], and they just thought the name sounded cool.
* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' metaseries has a few characters with Jewish-sounding names (which might merely be [[ForeignSoundingGibberish German names]]) whose background is never really elaborated on. Notable examples include ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket 0080]]''[='s=] Bernie Wiseman, ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory 0083]]''[='s=] Deitrov Kosel and Anavel Gato, ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''[='s=] Jamitov Hyman, and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''[='s=] Seigal Klein. What's particularly strange about these examples is that all of them, with the possible exception of Klein, come from factions that had an unfortunate tendency toward PuttingOnTheReich. Sure, it's a political divide, not ethnic, but it's still odd to see possibly-AmbiguouslyJewish characters goose-stepping.
** In some circles of Gundam fandom, hero Amuro Ray and Captain Bright Noa may or may not be Jewish. It doesn't help anything that Amuro looks like a Jewish Lesbian woman in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Chars Counterattack]]''.
** Speaking of Gundam, presumably Louise Halevy of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has Jewish ancestry, as Halévy (from ''ha-Levi'', [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levite "Levite"]]) is a generally Sephardic Jewish surname and Louise's family is from Spain.
** The Kleins were confirmed by WordOfGod as being from Scandinavia, possibly related to royalty or nobility. However, they ironically go in a different direction than most of the examples because their own faction (the coordinators) is treated with about the same respect as WWII-era Jews by the naturals.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** [[TheEveryman Ohgi]]. His hair, held back by a hairband, looks vaguely afro-ish, but it was [[http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/55/83435-ohgi_comp_large.gif that random Star of David]] on his uniform that lead fans to think this. Ohgi says "Never Again" in response to Nunnally announcing her plan to revive the Specially Administrated Zone of Japan. The ramifications of which clearly compare The princess Massacre to the Holocaust.
** [[GadgeteerGenius Nina Einstein]] by her last name, and apparently curly black hair.
* [=McCoy=] from ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' has a large nose, olive-toned skin, and cares only about money, thereby fitting the stereotype. The only thing off about it is his name, which is Scottish.
* Some characters from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' likely qualify as well, especially some of the Immortals, most notably [[CreepyChild Czeslaw]] [[OlderThanTheyLook Meyer]] (who happens to share his name with a real life Jewish-Polish author).
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** Some fans like to portray Levi as Jewish, both because of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Levi the name]] and because of some of his physical features.
** Other characters in the series also possess names which are stereotypically Jewish, most notably, members of the Reiss family. While "Frieda" could be interpreted as simply being a German name, Uri is an extremely Jewish one (being a Hebrew name which doesn't exist in any other language), while "Reiss" is a common Jewish surname.
* Martial artist and fanservice provider Jin-le Kwon from the manwha ''Manhwa/TheBreaker'' is always seen wearing a Star of David necklace, and is thus considered by some to be Jewish.
* The English translation of the StatuesqueStunner themed manga "Do You Like Big Girls?" turned PhenotypeStereotype Julia Mackenzie into one. As can be guessed from the name, the character was originally meant to represent a general stereotype of Western girls, what with her blonde hair, titanic height and GagBoobs. Her weird manner of speech, however, could not be easily translated (FunetikAksent notwithstanding). [[CulturalTranslation Whereas in the original version of the manga Julia would stand out by using English phrases, the English translation has her use Yiddish.]] While this may seem to be a simple case of YiddishAsASecondLanguage, in one case she goes as far as to say "L'chaim!" when toasting - a distinctly Jewish custom which not even the most Yiddified New Yorker would use if they weren't a Jew.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Ben Grimm, the Thing in the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', was created by Jews, has a Jewish name (Benjamin Jacob), resembles the {{Golem}} legend, [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] has YiddishAsASecondLanguage, and grew up in a Yancy Street neighborhood resembling New York's Lower East Side. Grimm was finally confirmed as Jewish in 2002, 41 years after his first appearance. This ended with an immortal "You don't ''look'' Jewish..." That story explains that he'd been hiding as many signs of his Jewishness as he could ever since the accident, due to his monstrous form, not wanting his monstrousness to be anti-semitism fuel.
* The character of ''Comicbook/MoonKnight'', aka Marc Spector, was [[RetCon retroactively]] made Jewish several years after his debut when his creators were informed that 'Spector' was a Jewish name. They originally chose it because of the character's [[PunnyName ghostly appearance]], his temporary death in his origin story, and RuleOfCool.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}, prior to the Byrne reboot in 1986 (which got rid of some of these elements), is a classic example: his origin story is a modern take on Moses (his people faced terrible destruction, and his parents cast him adrift hoping to spare him; Kandor represents the people he came back to save and take to the promised land); his cultural heritage, which he took great pride in, was a distinctly non-Christian monotheism with an emphasis on intellectual achievement; and his Kryptonian name, "Kal-El," has an ending meaning "God," common in Jewish names such as Nathaniel and Israel. (In fact, in Hebrew, "Kal-El" could translate as either "All [that is under] God," as in, "One Nation, Under God," the American Way; or "The Voice of God," as in, Prophecy, Truth, and Justice.) Superman was created by two Jews, Siegel and Schuster in the late 1930s, and given a name which is a rough translation of the German word "{{Ubermensch}}." The Nazis were fond of this concept, as well; a black-haired Ubermensch who fights for "truth, justice, and the American way" might well have been a TakeThat, or at least some catharsis, for the creators. In one [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] [[{{Elseworld}} what-if]] story, Supes even delivered a "distinctly non-Aryan sock to the jaw for you, Adolf!" (Compare and contrast to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, the blonde, blue-eyed Nazi's worst nightmare.)
* Creator/ElliotSMaggin [[http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/LexLuthor.html stated]] that he saw ComicBook/LexLuthor as Jewish, and has the character use some YiddishAsASecondLanguage in his novel ''Literature/LastSonOfKrypton''. It should be noted that A) this was [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Luthor, who was ''not'' a CorruptCorporateExecutive whose primary trait is greed, B) Maggin is Jewish, and C) Maggin is very, ''very'' fond of Luthor.
* Some suspect ''[[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate Spider-Man]]'' is Jewish, mostly because he has YiddishAsASecondLanguage and dated Kitty Pryde, Marvel's Jewish poster girl. He's modeled after Stan Lee, who is Jewish, but it's probably just the BigApplesauce effect.
** This has also been suspected of the mainstream Spider-Man, with fans and some writers have pointed out that Peter Parker is very much driven by (presumably Jewish) guilt and that Aunt May very much conforms to the Jewish Mom stereotype. However, perhaps under the influence of some Catholic editors, Aunt May's maiden name was revealed as [[{{Oireland}} Reilly]], Peter's mother was named as Mary Parker, née Fitzpatrick, and one (Catholic) Marvel editor declared that Peter's compulsive guilt is typically Catholic.
* From ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}},'' Dan Dreiberg (Nite Owl), Jonathan Osterman (Dr. Manhattan), and Rorschach, son of Sylvia Glick, and Sally Jupiter (the original Silk Spectre), who changed her last name to hide Polish ancestry (although with a name like Juspeczyk a Catholic background might be more plausible). Given Alan Moore's interest in the history of the comic-book medium and the history of superheroes, it is not hard to imagine that he might have made many of his superheroes AmbiguouslyJewish as a deliberate allusion to the ethnic background of so many of the creators of the superhero-comic form.
* Shilo Norman was shown consulting a rabbi in the 2006 Creator/GrantMorrison-written ''[[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Mister Miracle]]'' miniseries. This background makes him virtually the only comic superhero who is [[TwoferTokenMinority both]] black and Jewish. It might also be noted that Norman has escaped death after dying, much like another Jewish celebrity.
* WordOfGod said that Wiccan of the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' was Jewish long before this was mentioned in passing in the actual comics. Given that his real name is Billy Kaplan, it's not exactly a surprise.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' BigBad ComicBook/{{Magneto}} (real name Max Eisenhardt but known by an assumed name of Erik Lehnsherr) has occasionally had his ancestry cast in doubt like this. It's a well-established part of his backstory that he was in a Nazi concentration camp, but other groups were placed in those as well. Briefly, Marvel claimed he was a Gypsy or just avoided mention of his ethnicity for a while out of fear of being called anti-Semitic (having him be a Roma was apparently [[UnfortunateImplications completely okay]]), but it was eventually confirmed that he's Jewish.
* The character of G.B. Blackrock from the Generation One ''[[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' comic published by Marvel Comics. Blackrock sounds like an Anglicization of Schwarzstein, and creator Bob Budiansky said he based the character's name off that of his friend Gary Bennett Schwartz; both Budiansky and Schwartz are Jewish. Nevertheless, Blackrock's religious or ethnic background is never referred to explicitly in the comic. Also, there was an amusing incident during the scraplet outbreak wherein Goldbug (an alternate name for Bumblebee) telephoned Blackrock for help; Blackrock's secretary mispronounced Goldbug as Goldberg.
* The entire Fritsche family in ''Supurbia''. In issue five, we meet the parents of Nightfox, a.k.a. Paul Fritsche: Asher and Stella Fritsche. Asher is a Hebrew name from the Bible, and one that is very uncommon among non-Jews. Stella, likewise, is a very common Anglicization of Esther. Fritsche is a German name, but it obviously could be a Jewish name also, especially in the United States. On the other hand, their characterization is very stereotypically [=WASPy=]. Also, Paul's estranged wife, Alexis, seems to be getting involved with a business associate named Jake Weintraub, a name which is ''very'' Jewish.
** The Metzger family is another interesting case. Metzger, again, is a German last name, but one that could be Jewish, especially in the United States. The father's name is Jeremy, while the two children are named Eli and Sara. All three names are of Hebrew/Biblical origin. That being said, the mother, Batu, is a princess of a tribe of Central Asian Amazons, so the children would not be Jewish (by Jewish law, at least) even if the father is.
* Averted in the Canadian superhero series ''Comicbook/{{Northguard}}''. The title character's real name is Phillip Wise, who is not only unambiguously Jewish, but also the adult child of Holocaust survivors. This provides a major element of the series' subtext, as Northguard identifies his modern (as of the comic's 1980's time period) white-supremacist enemies with the Nazis who murdered his grandparents.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Chase Stein's religious background has never been revealed, but his last name ''is'' Stein, and his longest known relationship was with Gert Yorkes, who was explicitly Jewish.
* WordOfGod is Stormer and her brother Craig from ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' are part-Israeli. Stormer however doesn't seem to mind celebrating Christmas (in contrast, her band-mate Pizzazz mentions being Jewish when forced to participate in Secret Santa).
* Katherine Kane, {{ComicBooks/Batwoman}}, is a Jewish Lesbian in both her 2000s incarnation and in ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells''. The latter book has perhaps a half-dozen or so Jewish superheroines, all fighting the Nazis.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'':
** Hades has a tendency to say "Oy Vey" when aggravated. On the other hand, he's a pagan god.
** Phil similarly uses YiddishAsASecondLanguage a few times, despite also being a pagan god and a satyr.
* Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head from the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' series have to have gotten that Yiddish accent from somewhere. It also helps that both are voiced by Creator/DonRickles and Estelle Harris (who are both Jewish) respectively. However, Mr. Potato Head crosses himself in the first film. Mr. Potato Head belongs to ''Creator/{{Hasbro}}'', a company founded by a Jewish family.
* Melman the giraffe in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' gives off strong Creator/WoodyAllen vibes. Also, his last name is "Mankiewitz".
** Kowalski's Jewish vibes aren't initially so strong, but they increase over the movies and series, with his knack for over-analysis and lyrical exaltation setting him close to his compatriots from Eastern Europe, and the shape of his head vaguely resembling the Kippah.
* Mother Gothel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' has curly black hair and her MyBelovedSmother and [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]] aspects have similarities to the JewishMother stereotype.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The entire town of Sweethaven in the ''Film/{{Popeye}}'' movie almost makes it feel like your watching ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''. (You can remove the "Ambiguous" from Geezil.) It's worth noting that Bluto was played by Paul L. Smith, a RealLife BadassIsraeli.[[note]]He grew up in Florida but went to Israel to fight as a volunteer in the Six-Day War, then settled there permanently after he retired from acting[[/note]]
* Maury Ballstein of ''Film/{{Zoolander}}''.
* Miracle Max and his wife in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. This was somewhat {{lampshaded}} in [[Literature/ThePrincessBride the book]]. Billy Crystal, the Jewish actor who played Max, once referred to the pair as "little Jewish trolls."
* Mr. Bernstein in ''Film/CitizenKane''. Particularly suspicious is a brief scene in which Charles's overly [=WASP=]y first wife, Emily Norton, admits that she doesn't feel comfortable having Mr. Bernstein around, although she won't say why. Mr. Bernstein was played by a Jewish actor, Everett Sloane.
* It's hard not to suspect that Jake Gittes, the AntiHero portrayed by Creator/JackNicholson in ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'' and ''Film/TheTwoJakes'', is a closeted Jew, given hints here and there in both films. Not only is his nose famously targeted by a knife-wielding thug, but his last name sounds like it could be Ashkenazi (and on two occasions the BigBad in ''Chinatown'' [[MyNameIsNotDurwood mispronounces the surname "Gitz"]], making it sound even more Ashkenazi) and his dark hair and eyes distinguish him from most of the Caucasian population of Los Angeles in the 1930s and '40s (which was famously of fair-haired Midwestern stock before more "ethnic" whites began arriving after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). There's more: When Jake investigates the retirement home, he asks the owner if they "accept people of the Jewish persuasion" (they don't); while this question is part of his cover story of possibly sending his father (supposedly a [[RacistGrandma Racist Grandpa]] who won't abide being put up in a home with non-Aryans) to live in the home, it's still strange that he would bring up the subject when he didn't absolutely have to. In ''The Two Jakes'', Jake (Gittes, that is) complains to Jake Berman (Creator/HarveyKeitel) that Lou Escobar, his old partner on the police force, has been denied a home loan in a neighborhood for which Berman is a realtor due to his Mexican descent. While this could simply be a case of sticking up for an old colleague, it's hard not to shake the suspicion that Gittes is thinking ''he'' wouldn't be welcome in that neighborhood either - which only becomes more likely when Berman, who is explicitly stated to be Jewish, says that [[BoomerangBigot he couldn't sell a home to]] ''[[BoomerangBigot himself]]'', [[BoomerangBigot or to anyone in his family, in that same neighborhood]].
* Pretty much everyone in ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer'': it takes place at a Jewish summer camp, but this is mentioned so little that viewers could easily miss it. Listen to the names Creator/JaneaneGarofalo calls out in the cafeteria for the "early bus to Boston", they're all incredibly stereotypical Jewish names, and include "David Ben Gurion". By the end of the list, she's pausing mid-name to think of random parts of Jewish last names to string together.
* Egon Spengler and Janine Melnitz of ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' have very Jewish-sounding names, but their ethnicities have never been mentioned. Creator/HaroldRamis, a Jew, jokes about his hair in the film being a "Jewfro." In case you wonder, Oswald Spengler, the philosopher who inspired Egon's surname, was non-Jewish. Both the first name and the last name are German, the former a form of Eckhard ("sword-strong"), the latter a southern German term for tin-smith or plumber.
* Lots of characters in Creator/MelBrooks' movies (not counting the ones who are ''explicitly'' Jewish), especially ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Not a surprise, as Brooks is proudly Jewish himself and loves referencing Jewish/Yiddish culture.
* Eduard Abramowitz, a.k.a. Eisenheim, the titular illusionist of ''Film/TheIllusionist''. Not only is Abramowitz a Jewish surname, but, well, he's a stage magician in early twentieth century Vienna.
* Film/TheThreeStooges (Jews in real life) drop a lot of Yiddish phrases in their dialogues, and break out into Klezmer-style dancing when one of them injures his foot. The characters' actual ethnicity, however, is never mentioned.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/SupermanII''. When Superman saves a boy who was about to plummet into the Niagara Falls, a stereotypical [[AlterKocker old Brooklyn lady]] exclaims: "What a nice man! Of course he's Jewish!"
* The film version of ''Film/TheDevilWearsPrada'' is an interesting case. In the book both protagonist Andrea Sachs and the eponymous devil Miranda Priestly are explicitly Jewish, and this is somewhat significant for both characters. In the movie, however, [[RaceLift this is never mentioned, or even really hinted at much]].
* Aldo Raine in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' is an interesting case. He's placed in charge of a unit of commandos who are all Jewish, but we never learn if he's Jewish himself. Nothing about his name or personality suggests that he's Jewish, but he does seem to have a personal hatred for Nazis that goes beyond simple enemies of war. WordOfGod says his hatred of Nazis has to do with his years fighting TheKlan (who, ironically, were despised by the Nazis despite their common anti-Semitism). The scar on his neck was likely from a lynching. Whether this is because he's Jewish, part-Native American, or some other reason is unknown.
* Dr. King Schultz from ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' is a German immigrant in the mid-19th century, when the first Jews came to America from Germany. He clearly has a strong German identity due to his fascination with German folklore, but Jews were much more assimilated in Germany than any other European country (prior to Hitler, of course) and his concern and sympathy for Django suggests he's familiar with being part of a minority group.
* Cher from ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' lives in Beverly Hills, has the last name Horowitz, and has a New York-accented litigator for a father, yet no explicit mention is made of her Jewishness. Incidentally, the actress who plays Cher and the actor who played her father are both Jewish.
* Played with in ''Film/FriendsWithBenefits'' with Jaime: her mother, not knowing who Jaime's father is, refers to her as looking ambiguously Middle Eastern. Jamie later claims that with Photoshop, her nose gets "way more Christian." Creator/MilaKunis, who plays her, is Jewish.
* In addition to exaggerating the Penguin's already Jewish-like traits as described above, screenwriter Daniel Waters gave Max Shreck, the CorruptCorporateExecutive and tertiary villain of ''Film/BatmanReturns'', some Ambiguously Jewish characteristics (most notably [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage a few Yiddish expressions]] [[AllThereInTheScript slipped into the script]], including ''goniffs'' ("thieves"), although these were dropped in the actual film. Max's portrayer, Creator/ChristopherWalken, is actually a Methodist of mixed British and German descent, although he ''is'' a native New Yorker and reportedly knows some Yiddish (and said that he based his characterization of Max on Meyer Wolfsheim, the Jewish gambler in ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', even asking director Creator/TimBurton for a pair of cuff links made from human molars, as an actor playing Wolfsheim wore in one of the ''Gatsby'' film adaptations). Andrew Bryniarski, who played Max's son Chip in that movie, is of Russian descent, so he could easily be Jewish. The novelization, however, mentions that their family celebrates Christmas.
* The two backpackers in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' have Jewish names and come from New York. A nurse says that she thinks one of them is Jewish because he's circumcised, but another nurse counters that lots of gentiles are circumcised these days. It's never confirmed one way or the other. David's nightmare, in which Nazi soldiers with pig's heads slaughter his family, is also suggestive - the three menorahs over the fireplace would appear to be conclusive. WordOfGod from the film's Jewish director in the DVD commentary for this scene suggests this scene was based on his own childhood nightmares, and confirms that David is intended to be Jewish.
* Kim Dawson (a blue eyed blonde who speaks with a [[SweetHomeAlabama Southern accent]]) plays Lou Birnbaum, Donna Silverstein and Donna Silverman in the Creator/{{Cinemax}} [[PornWithPlot softcore films]] ''Legally Exposed'', ''Hollywood Sins'' and ''Scandal: Sex@students.edu''.
* The main character of ''Film/{{Amen}}'', [[ThoseWackyNazis SS Lieutenant Kurt Gerstein]] suspects that his housekeeper Mrs Hinze may be Jewish, but keeps quiet about it (as he's actually a good man working to expose the Holocaust). Also, [[GoodShepherd Father Ricardo Fontana]], who is portrayed by half-Jewish Mathieu Kassovitz, is implied to be from a family of converts.
* Ari Josephson, Jack Hammond's lawyer in ''Film/TheChase'', has a very Jewish name. Ari and Joseph are both Hebrew names, and Ari is very uncommon among non-Jews, at least in the United States.
* Silent film comedian Max Davidson's shtick for most of his career, playing characters that were pretty obviously Alter Kockers but often weren't explicitly identified as Jewish. Such is the case in ''Film/PassTheGravy'', in which his character looks like a little old Jewish man, he has a son named "Ignatz", and he makes a comment about the dark meat of the chicken being "[[AllJewsAreCheapskates more expensive]]", but he's never explicitly identified as Jewish.
* A couple of the ''Film/{{Carry On|Series}}'' characters could've been Jewish. Some of the jokes in the dialog are based on Cockney [[note]]The East-End of London at the [[TheFifties time]] [[TheSixties of the]] [[TheSeventies films]] had large Jewish communities[[/note]] and Yiddish play-on words. Characters themselves sometimes showed a couple of Jewish stereotypes: in ''Film/CarryOnMatron'', Creator/KennethWilliams was a worrying hypochondriac and was even nicknamed "the rabbi" in a fit of rage from one of his employees, whereas in ''Film/CarryOnCamping'' Creator/SidJames and Creator/BernardBresslaw (who were both Jewish in real life) were dating Creator/JoanSims and Dilys Laye -- the latter having a [[JewishMother moaning mother]] (portrayed by a Jewish actress) -- and the two women constantly [[JewishComplaining moaned]] about their boyfriends' foolish antics throughout the movie, leading into loads of [[JewsLoveToArgue arguments]].
* Eugene Felsnic from ''Film/{{Grease}}'', who would double as JewishAndNerdy.
* In UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar film ''Purple Hearts'', [[HospitalHottie Navy nurse]] LTJG Deborah Solomon has a very Jewish name. However, Cheryl Ladd, the actress who plays her, is a devout Christian.
* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': The Goldstein sisters, whose last name is common among Ashkenazim. Tina has the middle name 'Esther', which is markedly Jewish, 'Queenie' has been known to be used as an English version of the Yiddish name Malke (/Hebrew, Malka), and, more obviously still, the two of them live in Manhattan in the 20s. J. K. Rowling revealed in a tweet [[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/544946669448867841]] that (no surprise) Anthony Goldstein was Jewish, and, in another [[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/632611629843263488]], that the Tina and Queenie are distantly related to him. Jacob Kowalski is also coded as Jewish, although his surname is less markedly so, as a common Polish name. He is a Polish immigrant to New York in the early 20th century with the name Jacob, played by someone called Dan Fogler, who, again, lives in New York in the 20s.

* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Pebble in the Sky'', the first novel in the larger ''Empire Trilogy'', has as one of its main protagonists the retired tailor Joseph Schwartz. Not only did most of its readers assume that Schwartz was Jewish, based on his name and Asimov's own Jewish ancestry, but apparently so did almost all the reviewers and industry professionals. When this was finally mentioned to Asimov himself, he said that he never ascribed any particular faith to Schwartz when he was writing the story, and the novel itself actually gives no specific mention of any religion.
* It was noted in a recent Guardian review of the original novel ''Literature/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'' that ironically, given the title character's racism and anti-Semitism ([[ValuesDissonance emblematic of the time period and which the author seems to endorse]]), her eventual romance is with a character named Joseph Blomfield.
* The CorruptCorporateExecutive Melmotte in ''The Way We Live Now'' is a {{Fauxreigner}} who has likely altered his name to sound French. His wife is explicitly Jewish, and his name could be interpreted as a clever adaptation of the Jewish name Malamud, and there is a lot of prejudice by the author and characters which relies on the assumption that he is Jewish. David Suchet, who played him in the ''Masterpiece Theatre'' series, has Jewish ancestry. On the other hand, the author's notes during writing peg him at one point as an Irish-American originally named Malmedy. So, Melmotte's background basically depends on what Creator/AnthonyTrollope was thinking about at any given point while writing.
* The Baudelaire orphans of ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' are Jewish, according to [[http://www.momentmag.com/Exclusive/2007/2007-02/200702-Handler.html this interview by Daniel Handler]]. Count Olaf uses expressions like "Truth, Schmuth", and has on at least one occasion disguised himself as a rabbi.
* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'':
** Irene Adler, from the story "A Scandal in Bohemia," and many other Holmes stories by writers other than Doyle. Certainly, her name sounds Jewish, and it has been theorized that she was inspired, at least in part, by Sarah Bernhardt.
** Sherlock Holmes himself sometimes gets hit with this, as his physical appearance contains two stereotypically "Jewish" features--black hair and a large hawk-like nose. There is actually an [[http://www.hansomwheels.com/holmesethni_1.htm essay]] that theorizes the possibility of Holmes having Jewish ancestry, and author Shane Peacock's Young Adult series, ''The Boy Sherlock Holmes'', portrays the young Sherlock as a boy of Anglo-Jewish descent (the product of an English woman and Jewish man).
* Some have interpreted Black Michael of ''ThePrisonerOfZenda'' as being Jewish/having a Jewish mother. In the novel, Black Michael cannot legitimately take the throne because he's the product of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morganatic_marriage Morganatic marriage]], but adaptations have presented him as a BastardBastard and placed more emphasis on a lack of royal ancestry on his mother's side, leading to the assumption that she must have been of a different religion than that of Ruritania's Catholic monarchy, and the further assumption that this meant she was Jewish. Besides all of the assumptions this requires, it seems unlikely, since if he was intended as Jewish, the book would [[OnceAcceptableTargets have called attention to it]], and Black Michael is supposed to be [[VillainWithGoodPublicity beloved]] by the religious, Slavic peasants of Ruritania, a somewhat unlikely feat if he was Jewish.
* Francine in the ''Literature/{{Arthur}}'' books. She's Jewish in the cartoon, though it's most likely a retcon, but in the source books she seems to celebrate Christmas.
* Many have interpreted Ebeneezer Scrooge from ''Literature/{{A Christmas Carol}}'' as an anti-Semitic caricature, being that he's an exceptionally stingy moneylender with a Hebrew name. However, the whole point of the story is getting Scrooge to appreciate Christmas, something he has resisted due to his personality rather than any religious opposition, and which his family is described as having celebrated when he was a child. Hebrew names were also not uncommon among Gentiles during Dickens' time, and the inspiration was a tombstone that Dickens saw as a child, not an attempt to make the character sound Jewish. Nevertheless, several adaptations have run with this, including ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol''.
* Golems in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', being based on Jewish folktales. Some golems have stereotypically Hebrew-sounding names, and they all occasionally celebrate "holy days" where they do no work.
* A minor character in ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' is Anthony Goldstein. WordOfGod confirmed that Goldstein is Jewish via Twitter.
* Q from ''Literature/PaperTowns'' calls his car the Dreidel, mentions that he wants to say Kaddish for a dead raccoon, his parents discuss politics in Israel and Palestine at one point, and his Dad mentions knowing Hebrew.

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''
** Miles Goodman, Sabrina's college housemate in Seasons 5-6. Aside from the Jewish name "Goodman", he comes from a family of accountants, mentioned an [[JewishMother overprotective mother]] who threatens him if he doesn't call, and once brings back matzo balls after visiting home.
** Salem Saberhagen mentions his niece having had a Bat Mitzvah, indicating the Saberhagens are a Jewish (witch) family, or leastways that Salem has some Jewish relatives.
** To a lesser extent, Aaron Jacobs, Sabrina's DisposableFiance in the last season. Aaron Jacobs, for those who don't know, is a ''very'' Jewish name. His mother is a psychiatrist, a stereotypically Jewish profession, who wrote a book called [[JewishMother "Not With My Son You Don't"]]. His father is a nuclear physicist.
* On ''Series/AgentCarter'' Howard Stark exhibits some typically Jewish characteristics. He grew up on the lower east side of New York, the son of poor immigrants, and grew up to use his brains to become a success, a typical Jewish immigrant success story. He was childhood friends with an Italian gangster. He is unwelcome in most high society circles and is disliked by the entrenched power structure (though he is often tolerated for his money). He helped Anna Jarvis escape from Europe. He isn't racist, which in the 1940s strongly suggests that he is not a WASP. And, he calls a sauna, a "shvitz".
* George and the rest of the Costanza family on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. On the one hand, they have an Italian last name ([[FridgeBrilliance though it could be]] [[AllJewsAreAshkenazi Sephardic]]), Frank is allegedly a member of the Knights of Columbus, and why would they need Festivus as a Christmas alternative if they could have just celebrated Hanukkah instead? Frank also sold statues of Jesus to Koreans. On the other hand, they are all played by Jewish actors and George is the avatar of co-creator Creator/LarryDavid, who is also Jewish. Jason Alexander said he wasn't sure what ethnicity George was meant to have until Estelle Harris was cast as his mother, saying [[JewishMother "She can't be anything but Jewish."]] Wikipedia says that they are a Jewish-Italian mixed marriage, but this is clearly just a {{retcon}}, as David admitted that they didn't really think about any of this, just choosing names that they liked for the characters and casting the best actors and actresses available. And Jerry Stiller, who portrayed Frank, once remarked: "I think we're a Jewish family living under the Witness Protection Program as Italians."
* Paul Buchman and his relatives on ''Series/MadAboutYou''. Casting Creator/MelBrooks as Paul's Uncle Phil was a heck of a clue, though. There was even ambiguity for Jamie Buchman. The closing tag to one episode showed her telling Paul that she had relatives in Israel. When he looks doubtful, she says "Don't assume." Helen Hunt is actually one-quarter Jewish.
* Buddy Sorrell on ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' was originally one of these... until they eliminated all doubt by having an episode about his Bar Mitzvah. Also a very early example of VerySpecialEpisode.
* At least some people think that ''Series/JerryAndMillie'' (especially Millie) were supposed to be Jewish.
* When ''Series/ThirtyRock's'' Jack Donaghy finally meets his real father, he is alarmed to hear him casually use a few Yiddish words. Jack (who is very proudly Irish) subtly tries to find out whether that means he's half-Jewish, but his father never gives him an answer. Possibly a subversion, since many Irish, Italian, etc... New Yorkers use occasional Yiddish phrases. Especially insults.
* Invoked by Saul in ''Series/BreakingBad'' and ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. He's actually Irish-American and his real name is James [=McGill=], but he uses the vaguely Jewish-sounding name Saul Goodman (s'all good man) because it attracts business.
* Brodie on ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' was never confirmed Jewish, but in the episode "Kaddish", which focuses heavily on the religion of Jewish cop John Munch, he knows a great deal about Jewish burial rites. Ironically, a peeved Munch had once said of Brodie that he knew what the "JH" stood for, with the implied answer being "Jew hater."
* Kipp Steadman on ''Series/LessThanPerfect''. He'd occasionally use "shalom" as a greeting. Also, at one point, the main character threatened to tell his boss that he doesn't go the synagogue on Friday evenings, to which he responded with "Oy vey".
* Fox Mulder of ''Series/TheXFiles''. David Duchovny, himself descended from Russian Jews, said early in the show that he would "assume Mulder is Jewish until told otherwise." Not all the show's writers agreed. The evidence for and against includes:
** In the episode "Kaddish", Mulder can understand a few words of spoken Hebrew, but can't read any. He doesn't otherwise show much familiarity with the traditions of the very orthodox Jewish community they're investigating. ("Kaddish" was written by Howard Gordon, who is Jewish himself but had long insisted that Mulder wasn't.)
** In both "Kaddish" and "Drive," antisemites accuse Mulder of looking Jewish. He refuses to answer both times.
** In "Conduit," also by Howard Gordon, Mulder is seen sitting alone in a Christian church, apparently having gone there for comfort when he was upset, although he's agnostic and usually vaguely cynical about organized religion.
** In "The Blessing Way," Mulder's father has a Christian funeral. There's also an episode where we can see a box of Christmas decorations in the garage of Mulder's mom's house, although some Jews do celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday. When Mulder was a child they lived in Martha's Vineyard, an extremely [=WASPy=] part of New England.
** Both Mulder and Kuipers (his mom's maiden name) are usually Dutch/Afrikaner surnames ("Miller" is the rough English equivalent of Mulder). His mother's first name is Teena, which is usually short for Christina and would be a fairly weird name for a Jewish woman of her generation.
* Most of the characters of ''Series/SaluteYourShorts'' had "Jewish" last names (Stein, Ziff, Gelfen, Pinsky, etc.). None of them were directly stated to be Jews, but it was mentioned in one episode that if Budnick and Dina had a child, it would have a Bar Mitzvah. Dina also fits the stereotype of a JAP (Jewish-American Princess), so they are not ambiguous. There used to be an actual Camp Anawana on the site of (and operated by) BorschtBelt resort Kutsher's, which would cater mostly to Jewish clients.
* If his wedding is any indication, ''Lord Zedd'', one of the {{Big Bad}}s of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Of course, that could just be the Jewish writer Haim Saban writing the ceremony he knows. Also, see "[[ChristmasEpisode I'm Dreaming of a White Ranger]]", when he tries to usurp Christmas with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything spinning tops]].
* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': The Eppes family were ambiguously Jewish for the first two seasons. They clearly weren't observant at all, but the actors who play Don, Charlie, and Alan (Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, and Judd Hirsch) are ''all'' Jewish. In season 3, it was established that they are in fact nonobservant Jews.
* Matt Parkman on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' is Jewish according to actor Greg Grunberg (who is also Jewish). The only "hints" of his religion on the show was when he said "Mazel tov" to HRG.
* ''Series/InPlainSight'' on USA has a character, Robert "Bobby D" Dershowitz. The name would give it away, except that he's black. The ambiguity is gone now (for those of us who realized Dershowitz was a Jewish last name) as he has now moved to Chicago where he's settling in well because there are so many more synagogues than in Albuquerque, where the show is set.
* Hank and Evan Lawson from ''Series/RoyalPains''. [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Winkler]] showed up as their father Eddie.
** It's official now. In the episode "Keeping the Faith", Hank's patient mentions needing a "new Faith" (he's referring to his sister/manager, who will no longer be working for him). Evan suggests Judaism as, "we could use a big guy on our side".
* Kenny in ''Series/TheWarAtHome'' seems to be Ambiguously Jewish, since his mother has a Hebrew name ("Shirra") and the music that plays during his fantasy of marrying Larry sounds Jewish-theme. Then again, he could also qualify as an "Ambiguously Muslim" since his father's name "Achmed" is a common Muslim name. If so, Kenny was kicked out of the house because homosexuality isn't allowed in the Muslim world and Shirra also had to follow her husband because of the rules (which was rather exaggerated).
* Jack Gallo on ''Series/JustShootMe'' acts, talks, and looks just like a stereotypical New York Jew from the Bronx (this is because his actor, George Segal, ''is'' a New York Jew from the Bronx.) Yet to avoid UnfortunateImplications, he's revealed to have a JewishMother, but he wasn't raised religiously. Finch even lampshades this telling Maya about his [=WASPiness=] (paraphrased):
--> Look, you and Jack may be Jewish, Italian, or whatever you've got going on. But I'm a WASP from Upstate. We didn't talk about these things.
* Isaac Jaffe on ''Series/SportsNight'' has a ''very'' Jewish name (Isaac is from the Biblical patriarch, and the last name Jaffe comes from the Hebrew word for beautiful), and frequently uses Yiddish expressions. On the other hand, everyone who knows him insists that his use of Yiddish expressions doesn't work for him, which is probably connected to the fact that he is black, suggesting that if he is Jewish, [[AllJewsAreAshkenazi his background is not Ashkenazic]]. His wife also has a Jewish name, Esther. On the other hand, in the episode "April is the Cruelest Month," Will tells Jeremy that the two of them, plus Elliot and Will "pretty much represent the Jewish population around here," which implies, but does not state outright that Isaac is not Jewish.
* Pavel Chekov on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', portrayed by Jewish actors Creator/WalterKoenig in the original series and Creator/AntonYelchin in the reboot, has some fandom support for this. Creator/LeonardNimoy, also Jewish, adapted the famous Vulcan hand salute from Jewish religious tradition, making the Vulcans [[FantasyCounterpartCulture a positive example of]] SpaceJews. Creator/WilliamShatner is also Jewish, but Kirk doesn't seem to get this quite as often from the fandom, as he is an Iowa farmboy with a Scottish last naming meaning "church" and the middle name Tiberius, a famously anti-Jewish Roman Emperor.
* Miranda Feigelstein in ''Series/MysteriousWays'' is an in-universe example: early in the first season, Declan says that he assumed she was Jewish because of her last name. She replies that she's not Jewish and [[ItsPronouncedTropay her name is pronounced FeigelSTEEN]], and gets upset at how little he seems to know about her.
* In "Dead Luck," an episode of ''Series/LostGirl'', Mayer and his family come across as stereotypical Jewish gangsters, although, being that they are fae, this is presumably just an affectation for them.
* Roseanne from ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', despite mostly being depicted as a typical mid-western WASP, dropped clues that she had some Jewish heritage through the series. This was eventually confirmed in an episode where D.J. asked about the religious practices of the family. Rosanne Barr, of course, is Jewish.
** Inverted with Bev, who displays all the mannerisms of the stereotypical JewishMother, but is in fact Lutheran.
* In ''Series/{{Homeland}}'', Nicholas Brody and his family have a Jewish last name, but no other obvious markers of any kind of Jewish background. Whatever Brody's religious upbringing, a key plot point is that he has since [[spoiler:secretly converted to Islam]]. Interestingly, the show is an adaptation of an Israeli TV series '''''H'''atuphim'', in which the family's last name is not Brody. In any case, episode four shows the family in church, so apparently it was just a name, nothing more.
** But then in season three we find out that Jessica Brody's maiden name was Lazaro, which is a very (Sephardic) Jewish last name. Jessica is also a Jewish name, so the theory seems to have gotten a new lease on life.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', Walter mentions that William Bell's father taught him Yiddish [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage (and proceeds to speak it later in the episode)]]. Bell is played by Creator/LeonardNimoy, who is Jewish, and profession-wise Bell is a scientist, academic, ''and'' business magnate who lived in New York City, which pretty much hits the nail right on the head.
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'' Rachel Green is implied, but never stated, to be Jewish; in one episode, she refers to her grandmother with the Yiddish term "bubbe." In another episode, when Phoebe is writing a holiday song, she tries the line "spin the dreidel, Rachel"; Rachel's only objection is that this doesn't rhyme.
* Artie Nielsen, born Arthur Weisfelt, of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' has numerous hints dropped through the first two seasons, but is placed firmly in this category by the [[ChristmasSpecial Christmas episode]] (where the credits paired his name with a dreidel) of Season 2 which reunites him with his father, played by Judd Hirsch. As a sort of retro lampshade to this sudden Judaism, his [[TeamDad de facto daughter]], Claudia, when invited to say grace at the (gentile) Christmas dinner table, intones "Baruch atah adonai eloheinu melech...", although she is rapidly put right by the two older gentlemen.
* Though it's never mentioned, both Niles and Daphne's failed spouses on ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Mel and Donnie, who play a large role in season 7, appear to be Jewish. Both are played by Jewish actors who have a stereotypically Jewish "look" (the actor who played Donnie, Saul Rubinek, has played Henry Kissinger in the past) Mel's last name is "Karnofsky," and both have high-paying, elite jobs often stereotyped with Jews (surgeon and lawyer). Since the Cranes are portrayed as quite irreligious, and since the show has come under fire for its lack of cast diversity, it's possible the ambiguity was an intentional effort to add some non-consequential multiculturalism.
* Many of the Crawleys on ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', incredibly enough. When we meet Cora's mother at the beginning of season three, she turns out to have the very Jewish last name of [[http://wiki.name.com/en/Levinson Levinson]]. That would suggest that, by religious standards at least, Cora and her three daughters are also all Jewish as well. Given the unlikelihood of an English earl of Robert Crawley's time ever even considering such a match, and the fact that Mrs. Levinson's last name is never remarked upon within the show, it seems quite possible that the writers simply picked a name at random from an American telephone directory without grasping the implications of the one they chose. WordOfGod says Cora's father was Jewish but her mother was not. Cora and her brother were raised Episcopalian.
* Blair Sandburg in ''Series/TheSentinel''. He says his Swiss Army knife was a Bar Mitzvah present, but he is seen wearing a cross around his neck and he goes on retreat in a community of Christian monks.
* Elsbeth Tascioni, a recurring character in ''Series/TheGoodWife'', does not seem Jewish at all, but is the victim of an antisemitic slur in one episode, "A Few Words." Also, ADA Matan Brody has a very Jewish name, but we otherwise know little about the character.
* Inverted in ''Series/{{Glee}}'', with the character of Rachel Berry, who identifies as Jewish, even though her mother's identity is at first unknown, and, when revealed, turns out to have the very non-Jewish name of Shelby Corcoran, suggesting that, by Jewish law, Rachel is not Jewish. It is worth noting, however, that the actress who plays Shelby, Idina Menzel, is Jewish, although the actress who plays Rachel, Lea Michele, is ''not'' Jewish, despite having Jewish ancestry.
* Pretty much the entire cast of ''Series/{{Kings}}'', since it is a retelling of the story of King Saul and King David. At one point, Samuel quotes directly from the Talmud, [[http://www.yutorah.org/daf.cfm/6004/Berachot/57/b Berakhot 57B]], when he says "Dreams are one-sixtieth of prophecy." The only reason there's any ambiguity at all is that the specific religious beliefs or practices of the characters are never explored in detail, and because Samuel has the title of "Reverend."
* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'':
** Some fans believe Sam to be a self hating Jew, as evidenced by her entry on its [[WMG/{{iCarly}} WMG subpage.]] Although Puckett isn't a Jewish surname (it's French), one can't ignore her near fetishistic obsession with ham and bacon, her usage of Jewish phrases such as "Oy!", has what appears to be a cutout of the Star of David in her locker, frequently mentions Judaism and implied that she had a Bat Mitzvah in one episode. Probably because show creator Creator/DanSchneider is Jewish and his shows do mention it often. An episode eventually jossed it by having Sam outright say she isn't Jewish, though [[FanonDiscontinuity fans ignored it]].
** Spencer mentions Yom Kippur in one episode.
* Alf Garnett, the bigoted, homophobic conservative on the classic BBC show ''Till Death Us Do Part'' is often implied to be Jewish, though he desperately denies it. [[note]]The actor who portrays Garnett, Warren Mitchell, actually ''is'' an East End London Jew. Mitchell confessed a little Jewishness inevitably made its way into the character, partly to lampshade the ambiguity surrounding a narrow-minded bigot with an anti-Semitic streak having a deep, dark, shameful secret about his own origins.[[/note]]
* ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'': Lillian Kaushtupper, played by the Jewish actress Carol Kane. She references her ancestors being driven out of various countries before coming to America, which sounds like they were Jewish, but then she reveals that it was because [[BestialityIsDepraved they had sex with cows]]. Her name is mangled Yiddish for "cow-fucker."
* ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' has a few in the form of stand-up comedians Bobby and Skip Bittman and talk show host Sammy Maudlin. Sammy wears his curly black hair in an afro and wore a Star of David necklace in his first couple appearance. Bobby and Skip are all but stated to be Jewish; their parents still call them by their birth names (Bobby's is Herschel), their actual surname is Slansky, and they both speak fluent enough Yiddish to [[JewsLoveToArgue argue with each other]] using it instead of English. Skip speaks it again in ''Maudlin's Eleven'', a parody of ''Film/OceansEleven''.
** The Bittman brothers are played by Jewish actors: Creator/EugeneLevy and Creator/RickMoranis. Sammy Maudlin is played by the decidedly non-Jewish Joe Flaherty.
* In ''Series/{{Fargo}}'': The Kansas City mob is ambiguously a KosherNostra organization. Various members occasionally drop Yiddish words, have a very dim view of Germans, and are played by very Jewish actors. The only member who never gives an impression of being Jewish, a black man, gets [[KickedUpstairs kicked upstairs]] to a toothless desk job rather than a position of power, suggesting racial/religious discrimination.
* ''Series/FTroop'' dropped several subtle hints that the local Indian tribe, the Hekawi, may have been descended from the lost thirteenth tribe of Israel. The joke was helped along since many of the Hekawi also happened to be played by Borscht Belt comedians.
* Fuji the Japanese POW from ''Film/MchalesNavy'' was constantly using Yiddish phrases such as "Oy Vey" and once sarcastically responded that a wedding cake he was making was for a wedding, not a Bar Mitzvah.
* Illya Kuryakin from ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' is a [[JewsLoveToArgue snarky]] Ukrainian [[JewishAndNerdy intellectual]] who, when pressed to go undercover as a busker, sings "Hava Nagila". On the other hand, he's blonde, blue-eyed, and has a Gentile name--but on the first hand, there were [[TheGulag several]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalin_and_antisemitism pressing]] reasons for a Jewish family to change their name in the USSR under Stalin.

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* Fozzie Bear from ''Series/TheMuppetShow''. Frank Oz, who is himself of Jewish ancestry, performed him as a callback to the BorschtBelt vaudevillians of old; as a result Fozzie has done gags like [[PullARabbitOutOfMyHat pulling a ]]''[[PullARabbitOutOfMyHat rabbi ]]''[[PullARabbitOutOfMyHat out of a hat]].
** Another ''Muppet Show'' character, Wanda, has the high, shrieky, lower-class New Yorker accent that is often associated with Jewish women.
* Oscar the Grouch from ''Series/SesameStreet'', since he's a cousin to Moisha the Oofnik, an Israeli-Jewish Grouch.
** Also Count Von Count... no one really knows why someone would make a ''vampire'' seem Jewish, but they did. When the Count performs the song "Hands" on a ''Sesame Street'' children's record, the music in the background sounds like something right out of ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''. "The Song of the Count" also has a distinct klezmer style to it. It's because most Count's songs are based on csárdás, a traditional Hungarian dance that is usually associated with the Balkans, in the way of Transylvania, in the way of vampires. Count himself has also rather thick Uberwaldian accent and a bit of comedic aristocratic manners.
* Marjorie the Trash Heap on ''Series/FraggleRock''.

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* Inverted in the 2015 ChristmasEpisode of the Radio 4 panel game ''Don't Make Me Laugh''. Jewish Londoner David Baddiel, who had been [[AcceptableNationalityTargets penalising Dan Schreiber for being American]], was told by Frank Skinner that Schreiber was Hong Kong/Australian. Baddiel explained he was confused by the combination of a Jewish name and an American accent, and Schreiber said he wasn't Jewish either.
-->'''Baddiel''': Your name is ''Daniel Schreiber''!
-->'''Schreiber''': I know...

* ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'' has been seriously analyzed for decades [[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/us/on-religion-since-the-opening-curtain-a-debate-is-willy-loman-jewish.html?pagewanted=all (NY Times article)]] on the subject of whether the Lomans were Jewish. Creator/ArthurMiller was brought up Jewish and based the character of Willy Loman on his uncle who was a salesman in the Depression. Miller stated in a 1969 interview that Willy Loman's religious or cultural background seemed irrelevant, but acknowledged in the 50th anniversary edition of the play that the Lomans could have been assimilated Jews. Loman lacks any identifying features of a Jewish (or any other) background, but this can be interpreted both ways; either Willy Loman was written without religious or cultural background to act as TheEveryman and represent the broader American experience, or else his conspicuous ''lack'' of these features is a sign of how he abandoned an immigrant past in his drive for UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream.
* The Hollanders from ''Theatre/DontDrinkTheWater''. Woody Allen wrote this one and actually played Walter Hollander in the second movie version.
* Dolly Levi of Thorton Wilder's ''The Matchmaker'' and ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' is an interesting case, as she is played by Music/BarbraStreisand in the film, and the character in the play is presumably Irish-American (her maiden name is Gallagher) and intermarried, but in both cases speaks with a [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage "Yiddish" rhythm]] and is a good fit for the stereotypical matchmaker of Jewish humor (compare her with Yente of ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'').
** "Dolly" is usually "Dolores" (cf. ''Lolita''s Dolores "Dolly"/"Lolita" Haze). "Dolores" is an indirect way of naming a girl after the Virgin Mary -- "Dolors" are "Sorrows," and Mary is "Our Lady of Sorrows," or the Mater Dolorosa.
** "Levi"/"Levy" and "Cohan"/"Cohane"/"Caan" are also Irish (cf. George M. Cohan, whose second wife was, by the by, named "Ethel Levey"). A lot of [[IrishmanAndAJew crackpots on both sides of the Celto-Semitic ethnicity line]] desperately want this to be proof that the Irish, especially the Black Irish, are one or more of the Lost Tribes of Israel. Further "proof" is that until the latest extended trend of exogamy, Celts (including the non-Irish ones) and Jews were one of the few ethnic groups to have, in their gene pools, the genetic trait that causes redheadedness.
* Nathan Detroit of ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'' is often thought of as Jewish, mostly because of his use of the Yiddish word "nu," but no one ever spells this out. ("Sue me!" and "What can he do me?" are both mentioned in a list of Yiddish-derived expressions by Lilian Mermin Feinsilver; with the exception of one pronoun, both are used by Nathan in the same song.) When the show was written, Nathan Detroit was probably intended as an FictionalCounterpart of Arnold Rothstein, a well-known Jewish gambler.
* In Music/RichardWagner's ''Theatre/{{Parsifal}}'', Kundry's backstory is that of the Wandering Jew. UnfortunateImplications regarding her character abound in this religious-themed work.
* Ali Hakim in ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'', who is supposed to be Persian. The part was originally played by Yiddish actor Joseph Buloff, and in the original play, ''Green Grow the Lilacs'', the character was explicitly Jewish. In RealLife, the character was based on a Syrian Christian, whose family later went on to found a dry goods store in Tulsa, which later became a high-end department store. Since [[RealityIsUnrealistic it's hard to imagine an ethnic Arab in frontier-era America]], it's understandable why his background was fudged.
* Jared Kleinman from ''Theatre/DearEvanHansen'' is considered by many fans to be Jewish due to his Jewish first and last names, and also because he at one point quotes ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''.
-->'''Jared''': "You're almost...''popular''. Which is just...wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles."

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* Bridgette Tenenbaum from ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' is presumably Jewish, as she has a Jewish name and was a prisoner at a Nazi prison camp.
** Ditto Sander Cohen.
*** Dr. Steinman has a rather Jewish sounding name. Andrew Ryan is [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed clearly based on]] Ayn Rand, who was Jewish (but atheist) in real life and also, like Ryan, a refugee from Communist Russia.
** The minor character Mariska Lutz refers to Big Daddies as "golems."
** WordOfGod [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2015/04/09/faith-in-rapture-ken-levine-shares-thoughts-on-creating-authentic-diversity.aspx reveals that there are a lot of Jewish characters in BioShock.]]
* Hal "Otacon" Emmerich from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' is from a family [[AllThereInTheManual the Official Mission Handbook]] refers to as Jewish, has a German grandfather who had to flee the Nazis, and displays some knowledge of Yiddish in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. However, Otacon himself is certainly not practicing and he doesn't meet the matrilineal descent requirement. [[spoiler:There's nothing to suggest that his mother Strangelove was anything but Anglo-British.]]
** It's worth noting that the matrilineal descent rule isn't universal among different sects of Judaism, or even different congregations. Hal would be considered Jewish by most Reform and Reconstructionist congregations, and if he was a Karaite, Lemba, or Ethiopian Jew, he would be ''required'' to have a Jewish father and his mother would be irrelevant.
* Rugal from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' has the surname Bernstein.
* Tora from the third ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' might be Jewish. His name sounds like "Torah", he's obsessed with chess, another Jewish stereotype, has a Jew-fro, and he uses the word "kosher" once or twice in its slangy sense.
* Not because of stereotypes, but the [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Hoenn]] region of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games has a number of legendary Pokémon (which are, for the most part, an indication of the regions's mythology) which are based around Jewish mythology. Kyogre and Groudon, which are based on the Leviathan and Behemoth, respectively, as well as the Regi trio, based on golems, lead one to believe that the denizens of the region practice a rough equivalent of Judaism. This might make Rayquaza the Ziz.
* Telltale's ''VideoGame/{{Sam And Max|Freelance Police}}'' games have mentioned Jewish things like "Matzah" and "Seder" before, and they live in New York.
* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'':
** Professor Layton has the first name Hershel, an extremely uncommon name among goyim, let alone British people. It would also explain his insistence on NeverBareheaded (though, this does eventually get properly explained in-game in a different way.).
** The sequel series, ''Lady Layton'', introduces Katrielle Layton, the professor's daughter. Katrielle is a Hebrew name.
* Though it's strictly WildMassGuessing, many fans speculate that the Medic from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' may be Jewish: he was alive in Germany at the time of WWII, but WordOfGod confirmed isn't a Nazi.
** A German [[JewishAndNerdy intellectual]] with Semitic features born in the 1920s or 30s with no Nazi affiliation? Three strikes, Doc.
** If you know from klezmer music, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPHbP-kpxxY this might make you wonder a bit]].
* The Baron of Hollywood in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is named Isaac Abrams, and he both owns a jewelry store and is a major (albeit secret) player in the film industry.
** The Tremere primogen, Maximillian Strauss, also has a fairly Jewish-sounding name. Incidentally, he's Abrams's bitter rival.
** Also, the rather minor character of Hannah Glazer. She's one of the other residents of your apartment building downtown (assuming you are neither Tremere or Nosferatu), whom you encounter during the plaguebearer quest. There is no particular information on her ethnic or religious background, but she has a very Jewish-sounding name.
* Lisa Silverman from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' has a definitely Jewish sounding last name. Her parents are both American ex-pats who have pretty well assimilated into Japanese culture, to the point her dad is a clearly an {{Expy}} of Steven Seagal (who is ethnically Jewish) who wears a yukata around the house and practices aikido while her mother renamed herself Akiko and behaves like a YamatoNadeshiko, much to Lisa's embarrassment. It's more likely that American players would pick up on her implied Jewishness than players from the original Japanese market.
* [[AbsentMindedProfessor Isaac Kleiner]] from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has a Hebrew first name, a German last name, and named his [[FluffyTamer debeaked]] [[DemonicSpiders headcrab]] after a Jewish actress.
* The GenkiGirl WrenchWench, Gaige the Mechromancer, from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. One of her lines when opening a chest is "It's like Hanukkah!"
* In ''[[Franchise/MassEffect Mass Effect 3]]'', at the memorial service for [[spoiler:Thane Krios]], Commander Shepard may, depending on what dialogue option the player chooses, [[https://youtu.be/on3J3HjjbK4?t=30s quote]] [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talmud the Talmud]], but attributes the line as simply "an old human saying".

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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', either Church or Tex is probably Jewish considering their funeral. [[spoiler: Of course, since they're both AI, it probably isn't all that important to them]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Matt Cohen's last name and "jewfro" hairstyle suggest that he might be Jewish.
* ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' gives us a frigid psychopath named Mordecai Heller. This is a markedly Jewish name, especially considering [[RoaringTwenties the time period.]] Eventually confirmed by WordOfGod after she kept getting questions about it.

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* ''VideoGame/Halo2'' ARG ''ARG/ILoveBees'' has a whole planet of ambiguous Jews. There are religious dietary restrictions and JewishMother stereotypes, but the characters have names like Zaman and could conceivably be Muslim.
* As seen [[TwoferTokenMinority here]] on Wiki/ThisVeryWiki.
--> * Stephen Fry is openly gay and Jewish.
--> * Dude, so is half of Hollywood. Well, maybe they're not openly Jewish.
--> * Jewish? He's an atheist.
---> o To many, "Jewish" can be a culture as much as or more than a religion.
* Stone, a former member of the titular hero team in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', was played this way. It was eventually confirmed by his player that he was a non-practicing Jew whose family name was originally "Stein" until his immigrant father changed it in order to "be more American". And his first name, which had never been revealed in nearly ten years of stories, turned out to be "Herschel".
* Rick Finklestein of ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom''. He has the German last name, the accent and got in an argument with Paul Hammerbro in episode 10 over how to eat bagels:
--> '''Paul:''' Hey look, all I'm saying is, a brought bagels for everyone to enjoy, and you're not sharing.
--> '''Rick:''' Sharing, Sharing?! Please, you know how'd to share if there was something to share, what is this stuff?! You call this a bagel?! This is no bagel, a bagel is toasted and loaded with smeer. How can you say this is a bagel, you have no looks!
--> '''Paul:''' Uh, damn Lakitus!
--> '''Rick:''' Ya know, I don't even understand somebody's sterotypes against us. I mean, come on, Lakitus control all the media, this kind of things are unjust to just plain ignore if you ask me.
--> '''Paul:''' Look, I know what I said what wrong, and I'm sorry if I offended anyone out there who's Lakituish. Just know that, it was a simple mistake and nothing to throw hammers about.
--> '''Rick:''' He was lucky that I didn't have any hammers at the moment.
* The German general in Humon's post-WWI "American in Berlin" series was eventually revealed to be named Benjamin. After people criticized her for giving him a Jewish name, she responded by asking when she said he wasn't.
* In the American version of ''Series/{{House of Cards|US}}'', produced by Netflix, the prostitute that Francis Underhill uses to manipulate Congressman Russo into falling off the wagon, thereby sabotaging Russo's campaign for the governorship of Pennsylvania, had the very Jewish-sounding name of Rachel Posner.
** Starting in Season Two, she becomes very involved in a Christian church called The Fellowship by way of Lisa, a woman she meets on a bus [[spoiler:who becomes her roommate and later her lover]]. When they first meet, Rachel claims that she's "not religious."
** In Chapter 19, she mentions that her new church taught her who Rachel (the religious figure) was, pointing towards her not having a religious upbringing or familiarity with important Abrahamic religious figures.
* From Wiki/{{Killerbunnies}}, we have this with Cerise Blumenthal who is more or less implied to be. This is mostly by her last name and where she might come from (some state Bexley, others state Livingston, and some believe to be between Roslyn and Jericho).
* Dr. Rosenberg in the Website/{{Cracked}} article/short story "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/dumb-things-white-people-secretly-suspect-about-other-races/ Dumb Things White People Secretly Suspect About Other Races]]." If so, [[spoiler:he is literally a [[Film/InglouriousBasterds Bear Jew]]]].
* Another Netflix original series, ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', has Galina "Red" Reznikov, who has a [[http://genealogy.familyeducation.com/surname-origin/reznikov Jewish last name]], but otherwise, nothing has been revealed about her religious background. Notably, when [[spoiler:Cindy/Tova]] needs to find Jewish inmates to help with her conversion, she does not go to Red, nor does it seem to occur to her or anyone else.

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* Almost every character in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' has exemplified Jewish stereotypes; several of them know Hebrew song lyrics and the entire cast celebrated Hannukah. This is most likely just another way of making fun of Jews, however, given [[BlackComedy the nature of the show]]. It's SelfDeprecation, too, since the creators are Jewish. The show would every now and then parody how Jews frequently parody themselves in Hollywood. Yeah, this gets meta.
* Dr. Zoidberg from '' WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. He's got YiddishAsASecondLanguage, his mother pushed him to be a doctor while he wanted to be a comedian, he's got the '-berg' in his name...though on the other hand, [[SpaceJews he's an alien lobster-man]]. All of his fellow Decapodians are the same way; WordOfGod said at one point that they all converted to a form of Reform Judaism after making first contact with Earth.
* Jay Sherman from ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' is played by a Jewish actor, and the character has any number of jewish-seeming manurisms. However, as a baby, he was adopted by parents who are rich, white, stereotypical Protestants, which would make him Protestant as well. Duh. However, when presented with the posibilty of finding his birth-mother, he expressed hope that she was Jewish, which, as previously noted, would make him Jewish as well. Verdict: Borderline Jew. according to: [[http://www.jewornotjew.com/profile.jsp?ID=251 Jew or Not Jew]]. In that same episode when he asked the man at the adoption agency if he was Jewish the man replied, [[DeadpanSnarker "Oh, what do YOU think?"]] In another episode, Jay goes to inform Duke that he's about to leave for a sabbatical, to which Duke, who apparently, doesn't know what a sabbatical is, replies, "You people sure have a lot of holidays." Of course, Duke also thinks Jay is gay and/or a "human oddity", and settles on referring to people from Guam as "Guammi Bears", so God only knows who he thinks Jay's people are.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
** There aren't too many Gentiles named Mordecai.
** Muscle Man's actual last name ("Sorenstein") and his dreidel-emblazoned sweater in the Christmas special are enough to make one wonder.
* ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks'': Bea Goldfishberg? Also, her best friend [[HeroesWantRedHeads Oscar]] is incredibly neurotic, and sports a "Jewfro."
* '' WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** Walter Wolf talks with an AlterKocker accent and has thrown a few "meshuggenehs" around.
** On that note, Slappy Squirrel has used the term "bubbeleh" at least once and sarcastically said that she thought that a bird on Skippy's head was a new yarmulke. Probably BigApplesauce again.
** Having been partly inspired by Creator/GrouchoMarx, Yakko gives off some Jewish vibes too, especially considering his name sounds like it was derived from "Yakov", a common Hebrew variant of Jacob. His siblings, however, don't really seem Jewish, and all three of them celebrate Christmas. Of course the real Warner brothers - the studio founders were Jewish.
* Filbert in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' is Woody Allen in turtle form.
* Wendell T Wolf on ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' is Woody Allen in wolf (actually thylacine) form.
* The Wheezers in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' both look and behave like stereotypical Jews and Carl's mom has a Jewish accent.
* The main family on '' WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}'' has the last name Storkowitz. They also have huge noses/beaks, which are even referenced as such more than once.
* The Belchers on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' are voiced mostly by Jewish actors (Kristen Schaal being the odd woman out) and their dialect has a Yiddish-y cadence to it. On the other hand, mother Linda has referred to her First Communion, and the restaurant is pretty far from Kosher. The creator Loren Bouchard claims that "in a perfect world, we'd have the show about a sort of Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German polyglot."
* On ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold,'' [[DumbMuscle Harold]] came off this way before it was confirmed by a Bar Mitzvah episode. Also, [[BornUnlucky Eugene]] has the last name "Horowitz" and [[{{Geek}} Sheena]] can at least recognize Hebrew at a glance.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
** Many fans think that [[TheSnarkKnight the title character]]'s surname, "Morgendorffer," sounds Jewish, though WordOfGod says that that isn't intentional. In universe, a man who had recently met Daria and her father introduced them as "Jake and Daria ''Mogendavid''. Jake was about to correct him when Daria told him not to bother.
** The ambiguity is also true of [[AsianAirhead Tiffany Blum-Deckler]], who is Asian despite the double-barrel Jewish surname. (Her parents are never seen, so {{Fanon}} is that she's adopted.)
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** ComicBook/HarleyQuinn, the [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker's]] moll, always seemed vaguely Jewish with her quirky personality and [[CuteButCacophonic "fingernails-on-a-chalkboard" screechy voice]]. Then the beans were spilled when Harley was asked why she liked Christmas trees so much if she was Jewish. Later in that same story, Harley shouted "Happy Hanukkah, chump!" when attacking Batman. It was eventually revealed in the comics that Harley is half-Jewish and half-Catholic.
** The Joker himself spouts the odd Yiddish phrase, but this is probably either by association with Harley or due to his background in show business - or maybe, once again, it's just a result of BigApplesauce.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In "The King Is Dead" episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', we learn that Diane Simmons' maiden name is Seidelman.
** Surprisingly, all of the Goldmans fell into this trope before the series' renewal. They were not seen or mentioned in the synagogue in "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein," and it wasn't until a newspaper headline in "Blind Ambition" that they were actually referred to as Jewish, though their stereotypically Jewish names and mannerisms made it obvious beforehand.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** The Pines family. Mabel uses the phrase "Mazel tov!" in one episode, Grunkle Stan acts like a typical [[AllJewsAreCheapskates cheapskate]], and their surname ([[WriteWhoYouKnow like the creator, Alex Hirsh's]]) is of Ashkenazic Jewish origin. After a bit of FanDumb about this during the holiday season, Hirsch [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/3b25ef523ae8d77f7df25993283b9c9c/tumblr_inline_nh0s0ltaTL1qm9usw.png stated]] that the Pines weren't confirmed to be Jewish or not, nor likely will be. "A Tale Of Two Stans" shows Stan's family has a [[http://36.media.tumblr.com/8c2c8d72557a7ee2f313264f7c572c65/tumblr_nrig1fXC6S1qjcd3co3_1280.png mezuzah]] on their door so it might not be ambiguous anymore. Despite Hirsch's statement that the Pines aren't canonically Jewish, Journal 3 mentions [[https://67.media.tumblr.com/16512e3d1ce6bb806df07fbb46b386e8/tumblr_oaxzl5mzIh1tqbpdto1_500.jpg Stan's Bar Mitvah]]. Later on, Alex Hirsch replied that [[https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/758547032554344448 Pines are ethnically Jewish, not religiously.]]
** One of the Manotaurs has Orthodox Jew-like side curls, what looks like a skull cap, and his name is "''Chutzpa''r".
* Kent Brockman on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. His real name is Kenny Brockelstein and he's sometimes seen wearing the Hebrew Chai symbol on a necklace. However, Brockman's seen several times attending Reverend Lovejoy's Presbylutheran Church.
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny is almost certainly intended to be Jewish -- although most of the other evidence (the Noo Yawk accent, particularly) is circumstantial, it would be really quite unusual for a rabbit of any other ethnicity to grow up playing [[http://www.pagat.com/patience/pishe_pasha.html pisha-paysha.]] And also his [[Creator/MelBlanc voice actor]] was Jewish. Although one more recent special showed that he ''really'' likes Christmas.
** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck is also intended to be Jewish. In the subtitles of Hitler's rant in "Scrap Happy Daffy", he refers to Daffy as a "Non Aryan Duck". This fits in with filmmaker Greg Ford's account that actor Mel Blanc confided that Daffy is supposed to sound "Jewish" as opposed to Sylvester's "Gentile" voice.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DudeThatsMyGhost'' reveals that 'Billy Joe Cobra' is a stage name for Baruch Cohen, with an accent.
* Aviva Corcovado from ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts''. The name "Aviva," which means "springtime" in Hebrew, is extremely rare except among Jewish women. Given her last name, dark complexion, and periodic implications that she knows some Spanish, she may be a Sephardic Jew.
* It's shown in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' that Greg changed his surname from "De Mayo" to "Universe". "De Mayo" is a Sephardic Jewish surname. His son Steven also has curly black hair, though he seems to get his curls from his mother's side (with Rose having been a StarfishAlien in a humanoid form). Show creator Rebecca Sugar is half-Jewish and based the character of Steven on her own brother.
* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop might be Jewish and is hinted as such in "Minnie the Moocher". Betty's creators, the Fleischers, had Jewish heritage as well, and her primary voice actress, Mae Questel, was Jewish, so that could only support this case.