Charlyne Yi

by stlucas on August 15, 2017

Charlyne Yi – “House M.D.” Series Finale Wrap Party – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Charlyne Amanda Yi

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 4, 1986

*Korean, Mexican, Irish, German, French, possibly Yuki Native American (father)
*Filipino, possibly some Spanish (mother)

Charlyne Yi is an American actress, comedian, musician, and writer.

Charlyne is the daughter of Lydia (Manianglung) and Luciano C. Yi. Her mother is from the Philippines.

Charlyne has stated (here and here) that she is mainly of Korean, Filipino, Mexican, Yuki Native American, Irish, and French, descent. In the book Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2011, edited by Roger Ebert, it is written:
“Yi is a performance artist who makes stand-up comedy only one facet of her act. She’s short, cute, likes sweat clothes, wears horn-rim glasses, isn’t assertive, is a poster child for the melting pot: Filipino, Spanish, Korean, Irish, German, French, and Native American.”

Sources: Birth record of Charlyne Yi –

Marriage record of Charlyne’s parents –


Reggie Lee

by stlucas on August 13, 2017

Reggie Lee – “Drag Me To Hell” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Grauman’s Chinese Theater – Hollywood, CA. USA – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Reginald Telmo Valdez

Place of Birth: Quezon City, the Philippines

Date of Birth: October 4, 1975

*75% Filipino
*25% Chinese

Reggie Lee is a Filipino-born American actor.

Reggie is the son of Zenaida “Zeny” (Telmo) and Jesus Espiritu Valdez. Reggie moved to Akron, Ohio, with his family at the age of five. Reggie was raised in Stow and Strongsville, Ohio.

Reggie has stated:

I’m a quarter Chinese and three-quarter Filipino. I don’t look Filipino; I look more Chinese or Korean. It actually works in my favor, in terms of roles, it gives me a broader canvas. Valdez was the family name, and when I started out and was doing theater, I went by Reggie Valdez. But I got sent home so many times (from auditions) for not looking Hispanic. My agent said, why don’t you change your name? I thought, well, I could use ‘Lee,’ my grandparents’ name on the Chinese side. It had a certain ring to it.

Reggie speaks fluent English and Tagalog, as well as some Mandarin and Cantonese.



Travis d’Arnaud

by bearboy on July 21, 2017

Birth Name: Travis Emmanuel d’Arnaud

Place of Birth: Long Beach, California

Date of Birth: February 10, 1989

Ethnicity: French father

Filipino, some Spanish mother

Family Background: Travis d’Arnaud is an American professional baseball catcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Travis is the son of Lance T. d’Arnaud and Marita Teodora Garcia (Artadi) d’Arnaud.




Kyle Lohse

by bablah on July 19, 2017

Birth Name: Kyle Matthew Lohse

Place of Birth: Chico, Butte, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 4, 1978

Ethnicity: Filipino (maternal grandfather), German, English, Scottish, Nomlaki Native American, Yuki Native American, Pomo Native American

Kyle Lohse is an American professional baseball pitcher.

Kyle’s paternal grandfather was Otto Ernest Lohse (the son of Adolph Fredrick Lohse and Helene Schumann). Adolph was born in California, to German parents, William Lohse, from Holstein, and Ottilie Rohweder, from Poland. Helen was born in Germany.

Kyle’s paternal grandmother was Mae Jane Button (the daughter of Clarence Leroy Button and Oral Marie Brownfield). Clarence was the son of Charles Edward Button and Minnie Mable Heathcote. Oral was the daughter of Joseph Henry Brownfield and Anna Belle Craig.

Kyle’s maternal grandfather was Theodore Hernando Pata (the son of Juan Pata and and Manuela Hernando). Theodore was born in the Philippines.

Kyle’s maternal grandmother was Ida Louella Henthorne (the daughter of Ben Henthorne and Myrtle Duncan). Ben was of half white and half Nomlaki Native American descent. Myrtle was the daughter of Richard Duncan, who was a Yuki Native American, and of Ida Sutherland, who was of half Pomo Native American and half white descent.

Sources: Kyle’s paternal grandfather, Otto Ernest Lohse, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s paternal great-grandfather, Adolph Fredrick Lohse, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s paternal grandmother, Mae Jane Button, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s paternal great-grandfather, Clarence Leroy Button, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s paternal great-grandmother, Oral Marie Brownfield, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s maternal grandmother, Ida Louella Henthorne, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Kyle’s paternal great-grandmother, Myrtle Duncan, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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Michael J. Willett

by bablah on July 19, 2017

Michael J. Willett – 2016 MTV Movie Awards – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Michael James Mansel Willett

Place of Birth: Fresno, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 11, 1989

Ethnicity: Filipino (paternal grandmother), English, German, Scottish, Irish

Michael J. Willett is an American actor and musician.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Mansel Willett (the son of Ewell Ezmon Willett and Corrie Riddle). Ewell was the son of Robert Hyder Willett and Amanda C. Pearson. Corrie was the daughter of Marion F. Riddle and Sarah Martin.

Michael’s paternal frandmother was Florita Agsalud (the daughter of Basilio Agsalud and Lucian). Florita was born in Hwaii, to Filipino immigrants. Basilio was from Pangasinan province.

Michael’s maternal grandfather is Ivear Jay Farris (the son of Iver Jay Farris and Jerushia Amend). Jersuhia was the daughter of John William Amend and Mary Marcella Dial.

Michael’s maternal grandmother is Alice Jane Silvis (the daughter of Zack Kemerer Silvis and Alta Mabel Fox). Zack was the son of Frank Edward Silvis and Minnie Josephine Kemerer. Alta was the daughter of James D. Fox and Alice A. Steiner.

Sources: Michael’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Mansel Willett, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Michael’s paternal great-grandfather, Ewell Ezmon Willett –

Michael’s paternal great-grandfather, Ewell Ezmon Willett, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Michael’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Darius Willett and Virginia Kirtley –

Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Corrie Riddle, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Michael’s paternal grandmother, Florita Agsalud, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Michael’s maternal grandparents, Ivear Jay Farris and Alice Jane Silvis –

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal great-grandmother, Jerushia Amend –

Michael’s maternal great-grandfather, Zack Kemerer Silvis, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Michael’s maternal great-grandmother, Alta Mabel Fox, on the 1920 U.S. Census –