Devon Bostick

by follers on January 4, 2014

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Birth Name: Devon Kenneth-Thomas Bostick

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: November 13, 1991

*English, German, Norwegian, Scottish, and smaller amounts of Welsh, Irish, French, and Dutch (father)
*English (mother)

Devon Bostick is a Canadian actor. He is the son of actor Joe Bostick and casting director Stephanie Gorin, and the brother of actor Jesse Bostick.

Devon’s father is from the United States, and has English, German, 1/4 Norwegian, as well as Scottish, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Welsh, Irish, French, and Dutch, ancestry.

Devon’s maternal grandparents are English immigrants. Devon’s mother’s patrilineal line can be traced back to William Gorin, who was born, c. 1744, in Gloucestershire, England.

Devon once tweeted:

Person “what’s your ethnicity?”
Me “British/Norwegian”
Person “so basically you’re white?”
Me “yeah”
Person “you look ethnic”.
Me “thanks”

A picture of Devon’s father can be seen here. A picture of Devon’s mother can be seen here.

Devon’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Edward Bostick (the son of Samuel Louis Bostick and Ruth Elizabeth Shoultes). Thomas was born in Washington, and had English, German, Scottish, and more distant Welsh, Irish, French, and Dutch, ancestry. Samuel was born in Texas, the son of Jefferson Ewell Bostick and Charlotte Elnora Camp. Ruth was born in Washington, the daughter of Seymour Shoultes and Elizabeth Agnes Baird.

Devon’s paternal grandmother is Betty Alvina Triebel (the daughter of Walter Carl Frederick Triebel and Clara Reeder). Betty was born in North Dakota. Walter was born in Minnesota, to German parents, August Triebel and Ida Lumpe. Clara was born in North Dakota, to Norwegian parents.

Devon’s maternal grandfather is Kenneth “Ken” Gorin (the son of Frederick George Gorin and Eva May Overton). Kenneth was born in Wandsworth, London, England, to a father from London and a mother from Lincolnshire. Frederick was the son of Rupert George Gorin and Emma Sophia Willis.

Devon’s maternal grandmother is Hazel I. Ayres (the daughter of Charles Ayres and Ivy Scott). Hazel was born in Willesden, Middlesex, England.

Sources: Devon’s brother’s birth announcement –

Wedding announcement of Devon’s paternal grandparents, Thomas Edward Bostick and Betty Alvina Triebel –

Genealogy of Devon’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Edward Bostick –

Devon’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Edward Bostick, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Devon’s paternal great-grandfather, Samuel Louis Bostick –

Genealogy of Devon’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth Taliaferro –

Devon’s paternal great-grandparents, Walter Carl Frederick Triebel and Clara, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Biographical notations on Devon’s maternal grandparents, Kenneth “Ken” Gorin and Hazel I. Ayres –

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{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant June 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm

since last week i know a 23year old guy who is half armenian half turkish and who looks exactly like him

i bet this guy here (devon) has more than those ethnicities here mentioned

neiltennant June 17, 2018 at 7:13 am

He totally looks TURKISH !

somebody has mentioned it already here some time ago

Look at this turkish chick

they could be siblings

andrew October 5, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Even though it’s remote, Samuel Louis Bostick descends from the legendary Bartholomew Taliaferro.

This is his paternal great-great-grandmother’s tree:

follers November 26, 2017 at 6:52 pm

Yes, 1/16384.

andrew November 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm

This ancestry is reported in Glenn Close and Muhammad Alì’s profiles

lelo4 July 23, 2016 at 11:59 am

He looks Turkish or Askhenazi Jew.

Hill July 18, 2017 at 4:40 am

Turkish? LOL

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:42 am

yes Turkish

but he is too dark for being Ashkenazi

bleachsoda January 18, 2016 at 12:39 am

bet you his norwegian side was those sami inuits either way he can pass as half native

Kimmel June 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Yeap. And, just maybe a pic of the Father will confirm it.

andrew June 24, 2016 at 12:30 am

He’s 1/8 Norwegian..

neiltennant October 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

come on

he has only northern european and mid euro descent

there must be something else

like MIRANDA COSGROVE who claimed for years to be just irish, russian and german

neiltennant November 26, 2017 at 10:56 pm

maybe some Jewish, Italian or Turkish

Blerman August 5, 2015 at 10:15 am

hes not black

neiltennant June 4, 2018 at 3:25 pm

not black but med

guyinsf December 12, 2014 at 11:16 pm

He has something else in his mix, like southern European or something else not stated here. All his listed ethnicities are northwestern European which can not amount to the way he looks.

andrew December 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm
alberto.r7 April 6, 2015 at 8:55 am

Northwestern european doesn´t means blonde-blue eyed, not even means nordic.

neiltennant August 4, 2015 at 8:13 am

@alberto. r7

your comment is totally nonsense

i do read comments here and some of those comments are ridiculous

It seems that some people here come with absurde and phantasy-views

Northern people are mostly blonde and light eyed
in countries like denmark or Sweden in the 40s there weren’t practically no brown or black haired people and nearly no brown eyed people

and those who were there had been Jews or middle european people like germans who migrated there.

however if we take a look at those countries by 1990s of course due to immigration it is not right to say THERE ARE ONLY BLONDES -)

athelya November 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm

i live in norway and theres a ton of brown eyed pure norwegian people. you don’t know anything about scandinavia so shut up, stop reading stupid websites full of white supremacy that likes to glorify my country as this pure aryan race.

neiltennant January 6, 2016 at 6:57 am

nobody said anything about white supremacy or something

iTs about the looks of certain people in some areas

for example in asian countries like Japan and china there had been separated

and therefore some could not find any white and not asian looking people in that areas

like in sweden and norway

sweden 1900 had 99,99 percent blue eyed people

we talked about migration and that has changed anything

and before getting offensive to me, I do have a black girlfriend and had a high school love with black color

andrew July 19, 2017 at 12:28 pm

@ neiltennant

Did you read any anthropological essay about Sweden/Norway of the 1900s which supports the stuff you said?? Man, you’re really incredible.

madman July 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Apparently not a single one of the brown-haired/eyed people we have in Scandinavia have all their roots here from before the 40’s, everyone of them have a recent immigrant ancestor. He’s just making stuff up.

I guess both my grandfathers must’ve been undercover Jews.

neiltennant November 26, 2017 at 10:59 pm

yes of course they must have some foreign blood

then look at NIELS BOHR

neiltennant September 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm

norwegians do not have dark features like he has

today through migration of course there are dark eyed and dark haired people living in norway

but his darker features come from the english side of his parents

he looks a little bit like some british rock stars (pete doherty etc.)

athelya November 18, 2015 at 2:44 pm

have you ever been to norway? idiot.

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:45 am


pete doherty has Jewish roots

everyoneisthesame August 31, 2014 at 12:54 am

Looks Jewish.

Check7t December 16, 2014 at 4:52 am

Agreed, looks Jewish to me too.

neiltennant June 17, 2018 at 7:19 am
ssempre May 6, 2014 at 1:24 pm

he gets his “ethnic” (as the person in his tweet stated) look from the norwegian side, despite being white, they usually have angular eyes, and paired with the dark hair and eye color, which I’m assuming might be from the other side of the family, he might look half east asian at first glance.

neiltennant June 23, 2018 at 5:15 pm



norwegians are northern europeans and mostly have blue eyes and pale skin and blonde or mousy brown hair

J.J. February 16, 2014 at 6:04 pm

he looks similar to chloe bridges

follers January 5, 2014 at 2:09 am

From Devon Bostick’s twitter:

“Person “what’s your ethnicity?” Me “British/Norwegian” Person “so basically you’re white?” Me “yeah” Person “you look ethnic”. Me “thanks””

How could Devon forget to mention his German roots?

J.J. January 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm

what an idiot to say so you’re basically white after he asked his ethnicity, ethnicity is your ancestral origin, white is a race. Then he said he looks ethnic as if to say white people of euro descent aren’t ethnic, deadest people are so clueless when it comes to race and ethnicity

neiltennant September 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm

people can also lie about their ethnicity

AnonymousPerson January 4, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Man he’s ugly.

follers January 4, 2014 at 11:57 pm

I disagree.

AnonymousPerson January 5, 2014 at 8:31 pm

I well I strongly agree that he is hideous!!!!!!!!

AnonymousPerson January 5, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Well I strongly agree that he is hideous.

J.J. January 4, 2014 at 6:33 pm

correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is dark brown (brunet)

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 8:45 am

idiot liar

his eyes are coffee brown

follers January 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Picture, please!

ethnic January 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Done! Gorin jewish or perhaps French Canadian?

follers January 4, 2014 at 9:14 pm

“Gorin” can even be an English surname. A casting director in Toronto sounds Jewish. But I just haven’t been able to find anything at all on Devon’s background. I put him up hoping someone could.

His brother, Jesse Bostick, is blond.

ethnic January 5, 2014 at 12:49 am

I’ve met so many Canadians from Ontario with French surnames.

follers January 5, 2014 at 12:53 am

I found more information on his grandparents. His maternal grandparents don’t seem to be Jewish. But “Gorin” is almost never a French surname. I think it is probably English in their case. Devon’s paternal grandfather’s ancestry is very well documented, and I am adding more on that side, and looking for more on his mother’s, as well.

follers January 5, 2014 at 12:58 am

Devon’s maternal grandparents moved to Canada from England (page 3).

Alice January 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

He looks more like his mother. It would be unusual for someone in the US to have just English ancestry if they have family there from the 1700s I would think.

follers January 9, 2014 at 2:17 am

Devon’s mother is the daughter of English immigrants to Canada.

Alice January 9, 2014 at 3:21 am

Well that explains the full English ancestry then. He has the same features as the mother.

guyinsf December 12, 2014 at 11:18 pm

French canadians do not look like him unless they are mixed with some indian tribe(s).

neiltennant June 23, 2018 at 5:16 pm

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