Birth Name: Michael Sowell Copon
Place of Birth: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Date of Birth: November 13, 1982
*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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