18 Things to Know About Jewish Actor Milo Manheim

Milo has more than 5 million followers on TikTok, which is objectively meshuggeneh.

Over the last few years, the next generation of talented Jewish entertainers have started their meteoric rise to stardom. To name a few, we’ve seen 17-year-old Sunny Sandler and 15-year-old Sadie Sandler star in “You Are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah,” 16-year-old Ariana Greenblatt break out in “Barbie” and 24-year-old Gracie Abrams open for Taylor Swift on the Eras Tour. Now, it seems like it’s Jewish actor Milo Manheim’s turn for the spotlight. You may recognize him from the Disney Channel Original movie “Zombies” or from TikTok, where he has more than 5 million followers, but if you’re ready for a deep dive on all things Milo, read on.

Here are 18 things to know about Milo Manheim.

1. Milo was born on March 6, 2001 to a Jewish mother and a non-Jewish father.

2. His mom is actress Camryn Manheim and his dad is former model Jeffrey Brezovar.

3. He was a pretty adorable, puka shell-wearing child.

4. He started performing at 6 years old and made his TV debut in 2008 on his mom’s show “Ghost Whisperer.”

Every time there was an option to do theater, I took it,” Milo told the New York Post in 2017.

5. Milo’s bar mitzvah theme was “Activism at Any Age.” The ceremony was held on May 3, 2014.

6. His favorite musical of all time in “Rent” and he’s been in the show multiple times!

You can watch Milo talk about “Rent” and other roles from his career here:

7. Milo won “Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role” at the 2017 New York Musical Theatre Festival for his role in the show “Generation Me.”

8. Milo’s mom has instilled him with plenty of knowledge about the entertainment industry.

One of the more important showbiz-y things that I taught you is that anytime you do a project you should look at the call sheet and get to know everybody on it,” Camryn told Milo in an interview with People Magazine.

9. Plus, swipe through this carousel to see him celebrating Hanukkah with his mom!

10. Milo has more than 5 million followers on TikTok, which is objectively meshuggeneh.

11. Since 2018, he has played Zed in the Disney Channel Original “Zombies” movie franchise.

It’s really cool to know that I originated a role that is so, like, universally loved like that,” he told MTV.

12. Milo and his dancing partner Witney Carson were the runners-up on season 27 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Here’s a clip from rehearsals that Milo is fond of:

13. Milo has a dog named Louie.

14. He played Joseph (husband of Mary) in the 2023 biblical musical movie “Journey to Bethlehem.”

15. He looks great in a Star of David and fake blood splatter. (The latter is courtesy of Eli Roth‘s slasher movie “Thanksgiving.”)

16. His character Wally from “School Spirits” has some serious moves:

17. He had a small role in Sabrina Carpenter’s controversial music video “Feather.”

18. Milo and his mom are slated to star in an episode of a new Jewish geneaology show from The Museum of Jewish Heritage called “Generations.”

I am very excited to explore my Jewish roots and the lives of my ancestors,” Milo told Variety, adding: “Heritage is extremely important to my family, and tracing our roots will allow us to better understand the intangible attributes that have been passed down from generation to generation.”

Evelyn Frick

Evelyn Frick (she/they) is a writer and associate editor at Hey Alma. She graduated from Vassar College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. In her spare time, she's a comedian and contributor for Reductress and The Onion.

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