David Blaine

by ethnic on February 16, 2010

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 is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent. His mother, Maureen Patrice (White), was Jewish.

David’s maternal grandfather was Irving J. Weiss (the son of Paul Weiss and Annie). Irving was born in New York, to Jewish parents from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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.

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shobohunter May 29, 2014 at 12:50 am

Arab is different ethnicity.
he look *Puerto Rican,

Check7t March 21, 2014 at 6:07 am

He would fit best in North Africa.

Hill May 22, 2017 at 12:40 pm
Check7t February 25, 2014 at 11:32 pm

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

MCantu February 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm

I could pass as his younger brother

scott January 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

I thought he was part black? he looks it

Peanut February 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

many ricans are part black

native american January 6, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Wow, I thought he was Middle Eastern. He is really handsome.

AnonymousPerson December 30, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I could have sworn he was half Indian????

me December 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm

he can pass for Northern African

ectag February 8, 2014 at 10:21 am

He looks part douche to me.

Kimmel April 3, 2017 at 2:41 pm

That was funny.

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