Birth Name: Daniel Brendan LaCava
Place of Birth: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 8, 1972
*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish (maternal grandfather)
*Cuban (maternal grandmother)
Brendan Wayne is an American actor and producer. He is the son of actress Toni Wayne (Mary Antonia Morrison) and Donald Leon LaCava.
His cousin is actress and musician Jennifer Wayne.
Brendan’s paternal grandparents were Paul J. LaCava and Angela Delores Viviano (the daughter of Gandolf Viviano and Josephine). Paul was Italian. Angela was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents.
Brendan’s maternal grandfather was actor, director, and producer John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison, the son of Clyde Leonard Morrison and Mary Alberta Brown). John was born in Iowa. Clyde was the son of Marion Mitchell Morrison and Wealtha Chase Parsons, and had English and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry. Mary was the daughter of Robert Emmet Brown, who had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry, and of Margaret Cullenan or Kennedy, who was Irish.
Brendan’s maternal grandmother was Josephine Alicia Saenz (the daughter of José Santos Sáenz and Alicia Acosta). Josephine was born in California, to Cuban parents. José was the son of José Sáenz Arrojo and Francisca de Macho.
Brendan’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brendan’s paternal grandmother, Angela Delores Viviano, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Brendan Wayne (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Brendan’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Brendan’s maternal grandparents, John Wayne and Josephine Alicia Saenz – https://www.findagrave.com
Brendan’s maternal grandmother, Josephine Alicia Saenz, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org