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The name Portnoy, sometimes spelt Portnoi, is a Jewish surname of Russian origin. The Russian word 'портной' translates as 'tailor'. The name may refer to:


Marshall Portnoy, composer, co-author of The Art of Torah Cantillation and cantor of. Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Alexander Portnoy, the protagonist of Philip Roth's 1969 novel Portnoy's Complaint
  • Jeff Portnoy, a fictional comedic actor played by Jack Black in the 2008 film Tropic Thunder
  • Portnoy (comics), a comic strip character from Bloom County

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