Demián Bichir

by follers on September 26, 2014

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Birth Name: Demián Bichir Nájera

Place of Birth: Torreon, Mexico

Date of Birth: August 1, 1963

Ethnicity: Mexican

Demián Bichir is a Mexican and American actor. He is the son of actors Alejandro Bichir (Alejandro Bichir Batres) and Maricruz Nájera (María de la Cruz Nájera Botello). His siblings, Bruno Bichir and Odiseo Bichir, and his nephew, José Ángel Bichir, are also actors. Demián has a daughter.

Demián’s paternal grandparents were Abraham Bichir and Maria Refugio Batres.

Demián’s maternal grandparents’ surnames were Najera and Botello.

There are various statements on the internet (none evidently made by Demián himself) that Demián has Lebanese ancestry. These statements likely stem from his surname, Bichir, which sounds like it could have an Arab origin. However, there is no evidence that Demián has Lebanese ancestry, and some families with the surname Bichir have lived in Mexico since at least the 1700s.

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andrew February 1, 2018 at 3:25 pm

his brothers Bruno Bichir and Odiseo Bichir are also actors, as well as Odiseo’s son, José Ángel Bichir.

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Looks Turkish to me.

Gurrl September 14, 2015 at 12:40 pm

90% Spaniard. His broad head shape at the top made me think he could have something other than Spanish but obviously the rest of his facial features are Southern European.
I bet he is 10% Amerindian.

Rella August 21, 2015 at 10:26 am

It’s possible. Salma Hayek has Lebanese ancestry. Maybe there are no records because of the lack of records kept during the 1700s.

neiltennant August 8, 2015 at 9:25 am

he could pass for white

with little phantasy he could be german

andrew August 8, 2015 at 11:20 am

are you telling me he is not white??

Dogg January 2, 2015 at 7:47 am

He looks more Spanish-influenced.

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