Birth Name: James Edward Duval
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 10, 1972
*French, Irish, Native American (father)
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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