David Byrne

by madman on August 20, 2016

David Byrne's "Ride, Rise, Roar" Film Launch London Photocall

Place of Birth: Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Date of Birth: 14 May, 1952

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish

David Byrne is a Scottish-born American singer, songwriter, musician, artist, film producer, record producer, writer, actor, and director. He was the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Talking Heads.

David is the son of Emily “Emma” Anderson (Brown) and Thomas Byrne. His parents were from Glasgow. David’s father was Catholic and his mother was Protestant. Catholics in Scotland usually have Irish ancestry, and David’s surname, Byrne, is often Irish.

At the age of two, David moved with his family to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and then to Arbutus, Maryland, United States, around 1961. He lives in New York City.

David has a daughter with his former wife, costume designer, model, and actress Adelle Lutz. Adelle is the maternal aunt of actress and model China Chow.

David’s maternal grandparents were William “Willie” Brown and Sarah. William and Sarah lived in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Source: Family history of David’s mother – http://davidbyrne.com

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Pegzi August 8, 2017 at 4:23 am

He’s awesome! I loved his daughter in ‘Gifted’

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 12:29 pm

he looks really dark for a Scottish or Irish man

I always assumed that he is Jewish

Byrne = means Birne = pear in German

Ashkenazi Jewish have that name

andrew July 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm

You’re a troll.

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 2:21 pm

annoying post from a disgusting guy

why im a troll

because i say the truth ?

andrew July 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Byrne is a typical Irish surname. About his alleged “darkness”, mind your Talibans and get over it.

neiltennant August 8, 2017 at 5:16 pm

please can you remove your annoying post

in this case i don’t understand jokes

please remove that

you don’t know me and don’t know my look and judge me

andrew August 8, 2017 at 5:21 pm

you look like a cross between Ed Skrein and Yul Brynner, everyone knows that here

bearboy August 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Correct Andrew, and Neil Tennant’s mother looks distinctly like Sarah Palin.

neiltennant December 1, 2017 at 8:56 am

im down at this moment
can you please tell me where do you know how i m looking ?

im afraid that you guys can manipulate and hack my computer

andrew December 2, 2017 at 7:11 am

black hair, blond beard, pale skin, we all know that.

andrew December 2, 2017 at 7:53 am

oh…and the nose job too

madman August 9, 2017 at 2:56 am

Dark? Quite the contrary I think. Apart from his hair (when younger) and eyes, he is very pale.

It is already mentioned that his father was Catholic. Now, given that fact, is it more likely that a Catholic man from Scotland with a most often Irish surname has Irish (Catholic) or Jewish ancestry?

http://forebears.co.uk/surnames/byrne

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