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 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 –

Bret’s paternal grandfather, Wallace/Wallice Sychak, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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

photo via PR Photos

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

madman March 7, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Is this Bret’s paternal grandfather?:

If so, his paternal grandmother was Marie Hazel Myers.

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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