Bret Michaels

by ethnic on October 28, 2010

Bret Michaels

Birth Name: Bret Michael Sychak

Place of Birth: Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 15, 1963

Ethnicity: Rusyn (paternal grandfather), German, English, Irish, Swiss

Bret Michaels is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, writer, director, producer, and reality television personality. He was the vocalist of the band Poison.

Bret’s paternal grandfather was Wallace Syhack (the son of Vasil Sychak and Anna Daňo). Vasil and Anna were Rusyn immigrants.

Sources: Article about some of Bret’s family history, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak –

Article about the military service of Bret’s great-uncle, Nick Sychak –

photo via PR Photos

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andrew December 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm

information about Bret’s paternal great-uncle, Sgt. Nick Sychak:

follers May 3, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Ethnic, this is one of those pictures that disappears when I edit.

ethnic May 3, 2015 at 7:16 pm

No worries, re-added it.


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