David Chokachi

by ethnic on August 9, 2008

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Birth Name: David Coombs Al-Chokhachy

Place of Birth: Plymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 16, 1968

Ethnicity:
*Iraqi (father)
*English, Finnish (mother)

David Chokachi is an American actor. He is known for his role as Cody Madison on the series Baywatch.

David is the son of Carolyn (Coombs) and Modhaffer Khalaf Al-Chokhachy. His father was born in Kadhimain, Iraq, and moved to the U.S. when he was sixteen. His mother was born in the U.S., of English and Finnish descent.

David’s maternal grandfather was Elwin Warren Coombs (the son of Clarence E. Coombs and Georgiana Patterson). Clarence was the son of William Addison Coombs and Julia Ann Warren Bisbee. Georgiana was born in Canada, the daughter of Andrew J. Patterson, who was English, and of Mary Burton.

David’s maternal grandmother was Empi Marie Hill (the daughter of Frank V. Hill and Matilda). Empi was born in Wyoming, to Finnish parents.

Sources: Obituary of David’s father – http://www.legacy.com

David’s maternal grandfather, Elwin Warren Coombs, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

David’s maternal grandmother, Empi Marie Hill, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of David’s maternal grandmother, Empi Marie (Hill) Coombs Peterson – https://www.newspapers.com

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andrew July 31, 2017 at 5:29 am

his father was an Iraqi Turk

madman July 31, 2017 at 7:36 am

How do you know? Turks are not one of the groups that has traditionally inhabited Iraq.

bablah July 31, 2017 at 10:24 am

There are Turkmens in Iraq.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Turkmens
His father isn’t one though. It’s an internet rumour. David never said his father is a Turk.

Anonymous July 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm
July December 26, 2011 at 6:19 am

His father wasn’t iraqi.
There are a lot of Azerbaijani Turks living in Iraq. That’s why. He has nothing to do with Iraq. He is Turkish.

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