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 grandparents were Wallace/Wallice Sychak (the son of Vasil/Wallace/Wallice Sychak and Anna/Annie Daňo) and Marie Hazel Myers (the daughter of Chester Erby Myers and Charlotte C. Mohan). Bret’s grandfather Wallace was born in Pennsylvania, to Rusyn immigrant parents.
Sources: Article about some of Bret’s family history, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak – http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Bret’s paternal grandfather, Wallace/Wallice Sychak, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Article about the military service of Bret’s great-uncle, Nick Sychak – http://archive.is
photo via PR Photos