David Blaine

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 4, 1973

Ethnicity:
*Puerto Rican, Italian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

David Blaine is an American magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. He is well known for his magic tricks and incredible feats of endurance. His father, William Perez, is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent. His mother, Maureen Patrice (White), was Jewish.

David’s maternal grandfather was Irving Jacob Weiss/White (the son of Paul Weiss and Annie Goldfluss). Irving was born in New York, to Jewish parents from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Paul was the son of Simon Weiss and Ernestine Goldstein.

David’s maternal grandmother was Mollie/Marta/Martha Gellman/Gillman (the daughter of Morris/Munish Gellman and Chaije/Rebecca/Becky Kessler). Mollie was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Morris was the son of Shimon/Simon Gellman and Edith Rosen.

Source: Genealogy of David Blaine (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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13 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Father: William Perez

  2. shobohunter says:

    Arab is different ethnicity.
    he look *Puerto Rican,

  3. Check7t says:

    He would fit best in North Africa.

  4. Check7t says:

    He’s predominately Caucasoid with minor Negroid/Native admixture (10-15%) from Puerto Rican ancestry; he looks Arab.

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