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 – http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Article about the military service of Bret’s great-uncle, Nick Sychak – http://archive.is
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