Pete Davidson

by follers on September 28, 2014

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Birth Name: Peter Davidson

Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 16, 1993

*Ashkenazi Jewish (approximately 34.375%, or 11/32)
*6.25% Italian/Sicilian

Pete Davidson is an American actor and comedian. He is a cast member of the show Saturday Night Live.

Pete is the son of Amy (Waters) and Scott Davidson (Scott Matthew Davidson). Pete’s father, a firefighter, died on 9/11.

Pete’s paternal grandfather was from a Polish Jewish family, while Pete’s paternal grandmother is of around 3/8ths Jewish (including Dutch Jewish and German Jewish) descent, with her other roots being (non-Jewish) Italian/Sicilian, German, English, Scottish, and Irish.

Pete’s mother has Irish, Scottish, English, and German ancestry.

A picture of Pete and his father can be seen here. A picture of Pete, his sister, and his mother, can be seen here.

Pete attended a Catholic high school, as did his father. Pete has said:

I’m an Irish guy who looks like everything else… I guess it works.

He has also said:

Oh yea, I’m a straight white dude but for some reason I look like every other race mixed together. I’m all Irish and Italian but for some reason I look like a Puerto Rican. I use it to my advantage. I feel like as soon as people find out I’m just a white dude, I’ll start losing work. They’ll be like, “Aw, he’s not special.”

A 2015 New York Times article described Pete as being of “Irish, German and Italian heritage”. The same interview repeated a 2014 joke of his:

I don’t even know what race I am. I’m all miscellaneous in the face. My mom tells me I’m white, but like, ‘I can see my lips from here.’

Pete’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Davidson (the son of Samuel Joseph Davidson and Florence Celia Weinstein). Stephen was Jewish. Samuel was born in New York, the son of Henry Tzvi Leon Davidson, who was born in Poland, and to Frances Fela Willenberg, who was born in Canada.

Pete’s paternal grandmother is Carla Kaiser (the daughter of Michael Patrick Kaiser and Edna May Rosenthal). Michael was the son of John Lawrence Kaiser, who was of German and Dutch Jewish descent, and of Josephine Bianco, whose parents, Melchiore Bianco/Biancaccio and Carmela Pupello, were Italian (from Sicily). Edna was the daughter of Jacob Rosenthal, who was of Dutch Jewish and German Jewish descent, and of Mary Young, who had German, English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Pete’s maternal grandfather is named Peter M. Waters. Peter has Irish ancestry.

Pete’s maternal grandmother is Rebecca A. O’Keefe (the daughter of Robert Joseph O’Keefe and Marjorie E. Wylam). Robert was the son of Joseph O. O’Keefe and Rebecca Jones, who were both born in New York, both of them to Irish parents. Marjorie was the daughter of Charles Frank Wylam, who had English and German ancestry, and of Martha Margarette Kerr, who was Scottish.

Sources: Obituary of Pete’s father, Scott Matthew Davidson –

Genealogy of Pete Davidson –

Genealogy of Pete’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Pete’s paternal great-grandfather, Michael Patrick Kaiser, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Pete’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Lawrence Kaiser, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Pete’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Adolph Kaiser and Sophie Rose, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Pete’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Adolph Kaiser, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Pete’s paternal great-grandmother, Edna May Rosenthal, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Pete’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Jacob Rosenthal, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Pete’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert Joseph O’Keefe, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Pete’s maternal great-grandmother, Marjorie E. Wylam, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Pete’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Charles Frank Wylam (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

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Connerfromvine April 17, 2016 at 9:33 am

he looks like alessia cara

Connerfromvine January 17, 2016 at 1:09 am

He looks slightly black actually.

alexgxo March 14, 2017 at 9:06 pm

Hips lips could just be Jewish traits.

Connerfromvine January 7, 2018 at 1:16 am

He looks more Ashkenazi Jewish than 1/3 Imho.

justjustin March 4, 2015 at 11:59 am

I’m actually surprised by his ethnicity. I also had no idea his father died on 9/11.

follers January 25, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Ethnic, is there a picture, anywhere? This page seems to get a lot of hits on Saturday nights.

ethnic January 25, 2015 at 8:33 pm

I suppose its because he is quite a new face that there aren’t many stock photos of him. He has a very peculiar look but great talent.

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