Michael Copon

by Lil Vacha on September 21, 2009

Birth Name: Michael Sowell Copon

Place of Birth: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

Date of Birth: November 13, 1982

*Filipino (father)
*German, English, Scottish (mother)

Michael Copon is an American model, actor, producer, and singer. He is well known for his roles on the series One Tree Hill, as Felix Taggaro, and Beyond the Break, as Vin Keahi.

His father, Berlin Trinidad Copon, is Filipino, and his mother, Monica Rae (Sowell) Zelasko, has German, English, and Scottish ancestry.

Michael has said that his Filipino grandfather was in the navy, and his Filipino stepmother used to advise him to go to the Philippines and become a star there. Instead, he opted to make it in the U.S. He has also stated that his father taught him a lot about his Filipino roots and that he is a big fan of Filipino cuisine.

Michael’s paternal grandparents are Marcelino L. Copon (the son of Simeon Copon and Aloha) and Belen Trinidad.

Michael’s maternal grandparents are John Elvis Sowell (the son of Henry J. Sowell and Mary C. Watson) and Norma Rae Scherer (the daughter of Raymond G. Scherer and Alberta Breit). John is a Baptist pastor.

Source: Obituary of Michael’s paternal grandfather, Marcelino L. Copon – http://www.hollomon-brown.com

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anen87 March 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Lol I haven’t heard from him since Twilight rumor casting. He should have listen to his Filipino stepmother and gone to the Philippines and become a big star there. At least he would get lead roles there xD Now his (desirabe philipino) looks going to waste

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 7:01 am

His eyes are cute and they’re not slanted or that Asiatic.

legez August 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

looks like a mestizo

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 7:00 am

That’s why it says “Filipino” there, genius.

They are Mongoloids, akin to Mestizos.

Bow Down Bitches July 25, 2015 at 10:36 pm

he was hot as hell in that bring it on movie, but what the hell happened to him? he rarely gets any work, kind of sad because he’s handsome. i wish he would have gotten that twilight role, taylor lautner is gross.

White18 September 25, 2014 at 2:10 am

I’ve seen Filipinos that are full Filipino but looked mixed. So how the hell can you fully tell?

Katz September 4, 2014 at 10:38 am

Looks almost *exactly* like Turkish popstar Keremcem.

Check7t August 14, 2014 at 6:36 am

Looks mestizo, pretty common Mexican phenotype this guy has.

Princess June 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm

He looks Italian.

roman2886 June 27, 2014 at 4:16 pm

No not at all he defiantly doesn’t look Italian he looks very Filipino Filipinos and Italians don’t look like eachother expect for the Spanish Filipinos.

Your Mom August 5, 2014 at 1:53 am

You’Ve Got To Be Joking. He Looks Damn Near 100% Filipino. I’ve Seen Pictures Of His Dad On Instagram, He Looks Almost Like Him. His Mother Is A Blonde White Woman. He Doesn’t Really Look Like Her. Who Cares About His Race Anyway. He Is A Very Handsome Man Regardless Of His Race.

someone from the internet August 17, 2014 at 1:37 am

He does not look 100% Filipino. He looks mixed. I am white and Asian just like him, so I usually can tell when someone is mixed.

Marseille June 2, 2014 at 10:51 am

Looks Mexican.

WTF June 2, 2014 at 11:12 am

mexican?! mexicans don’t look asian. he looks exactly what he is. a little more filipino though.

ihatemostpeople February 9, 2014 at 2:33 am

Damn he fine as hell. Filipinos are hot.

ihatemostpeople February 9, 2014 at 2:34 am

I meant to say HE’S**** I typed too fast and I didn’t proofread.

roman2886 February 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Similar mix too Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was German Chinese has mum was half German half Chinese his dad was pure Chinese he was a quarter German a quarter Chinese.

roman2886 February 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm

He is the same as me I’m a similar mix English Irish Scottish Welsh Austrian German Italian Filipino Spanish Chinese Japanese Indonesian and Malaysian.

AnonymousPerson December 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

He’s hot. Victoria is just a stupid racist troll.

me April 15, 2012 at 6:54 am

nobody complains about racism in this page, I’m sure in ten minutes my comment will hidden.

Adm April 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

He looks Native American

Victoria April 6, 2012 at 1:44 am

Half White????? he looks fully as ian, even his skin is dark and yellow! What a waste of good looking white genes because he is rep ulsive….

bvision April 6, 2012 at 1:46 am

why does everybody hate this fool? what’d he do? don’t tell me to google it

andrew May 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm

he doesnt look fully asian at all. He could pass as a mixed European/Maori in New Zealand

WTF June 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm

i would never mistake him for being fully asian. he looks mixed. and f_ck your white genes btw. you white asshats think you’re superior but you ain’t shit! white people are plain and ugly and they age fast. y’all look 50 when you’re 25. gross!

Victoria April 6, 2012 at 1:20 am

Michael is repulsive! He is gross!!!

Alice April 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Zelasko is a Polish name so you can bet he has Polish ancestry.
Many sites list his mother as German/Irish American.

Briana April 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

He is the most unattractive guy I have ever seen. Michael Copon is hideous.

Raff April 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

you are clearly a troll, and have your eyes checked

Victoria April 6, 2012 at 1:37 am

Raff you a clearly the tr o ll so shut up!

Raff April 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Racist much are you?! your hate for asians is as you said below is repulsive. Tell me, are you related to adolf hitler?

Victoria April 6, 2012 at 1:41 am

I agree Brian he is rep ulsive!
Put a search in google Briana for columbia university study in racial preference in dating and it come s up that a study shows asian men are the least attractive men on EARTH!! The study shows all women consider them the least attractive race of men. So all of Michaels race are considered repu lsive! The study proves that. And I agree!!

LadyNikkitten November 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm

He obviously rejected you… you are a little too obsessed with insulting him. Me thinks you a woman scorned! LOL

I Tell It Like It Is... January 19, 2014 at 12:36 am

I hope you’re like 12, because your mindset is nowhere near mature. God forbid you procreate and groom your children to find people unattractive because of their heritage. And that study correlates to the population of the school itself, not the whole nation or even the whole world. If you THINK Asian men are unattractive, good for you! Keep in mind that YOUR opinions will never be facts! And remember that you’re the REPULSIVE one, Michael Copon didn’t decide to be half Asian, but you clearly decided to be racist.

Briana April 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

His eyes and nose are weird!

Briana April 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

I don’t find him attractive at all.

eMI February 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm


bre February 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

he is sooo fine

Sims January 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

He’s one of my top 3 male crushes. He’s half Asian like me!

Ricki March 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Why did you get thumb down so bad for this comment ?that is weird of people to do that

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