James Duval

by ethnic on March 29, 2008

Poynt Presents IESB.net's 2009 "Wrath Of Con" - Arrivals

Birth Name: James Edward Duval

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 10, 1972

*French, Irish, Native American (father)
*French-Vietnamese (mother)

James Duval is an American actor and musician. He is known for his role in the film Donnie Darko.

He has said:

My mother is French-Vietnamese from Saigon, and my father is American-Indian and Irish. And when I was going to elementary school in Redondo Beach, California, in the mid-’70s, at the time of the Tet Offensive, looking the way I looked…You know, everyone else was blond and I was considered a “dog eater,” or a nip, or a chink. And if I wasn’t that I was “Tonto” or “Bruce Lee.” Coming from that, I always felt strange and disconnected. Even in junior high, when I was living more towards downtown L.A. and meeting African-American, Latino, Hispanic, and Asian kids, I still knew that I would never be full-blooded anything; my parents aren’t full-blooded anything.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:39 pm

I guessed he has either NATIVE AMERICAN or ASIAN

now i know he has both

madman May 6, 2017 at 2:21 am

His sister was born in California, so we have her birth certificate.


James’ mother’s maiden name was “Alexandr”.

LucarioCooper July 16, 2016 at 4:42 pm

A person that I used to talk to in high school was Latino. His name was Alejandro but he looked Asian with Basque skin. It’s kind of sad how people don’t understand how delicate the process of mixing is and what it can do to people like them.

So what ever someone is and they tell you, there’s a chance that person is that. Don’t be gullible, but don’t be naive about it either.

phaedra March 12, 2016 at 12:43 am

Would’ve been so hot if he wasn’t too Asian looking. Say if his eyes were more like Ricky Martin’s and Enrique Iglesias.

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm

enrique iglesias has also asian roots

Connerfromvine January 3, 2016 at 2:49 am

not a celebrity

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm

He looks Mexican.

Duke February 14, 2016 at 9:21 pm

Yeah he looks mestizo.

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:38 pm

yes thats correct

Adm April 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm

he looks native american

Anonymous June 12, 2011 at 12:29 am

Wow this is cool footage he definitely looks native but sounds white it’s weird. I guess I can see the Asian in him. It doesn’t matter how many people didn’t accept him before because now he is successful. He looks very EXOTIC by the way.

ethnic January 4, 2010 at 10:46 am

I got a video of him.


tyler January 4, 2010 at 8:49 am

WHOO THE FAK IS THIS MAN? hahaha jkjk but weres the pic?

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