Chuck Billy

by bablah on July 13, 2017

Chuck Billy – Christmas Metal Symphony 2013 at Incheba Arena in Prague – Photo Credit: radim rotek / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Charles Billy

Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 23, 1962

*Pomo Native American (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Chuck Billy is an American musician. He is known as the lead vocalist for the thrash metal band Testament. His first cousin is Stephen Carpenter of the band Deftones.


Stephen Carpenter

by bablah on July 13, 2017

Birth Name: Stephen Robert Carpenter

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 3, 1970

*English, possibly other (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Stephen Carpenter is an American musician. He is the guitarist for the rock band Deftones. He founded the band with Abe Cunningham and Chino Moreno. His first cousin is Chuck Billy, lead singer of the band Testament.


Michael Irby

by stlucas on July 5, 2017

Michael Irby – NBCUniversal’s 74th Annual Golden Globes After Party – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Michael Clinton Irby

Place of Birth: Palm Springs, Riverside, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 16, 1972

*African-American (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Michael Irby is an American film and television actor.

Michael is the son of Cindy Ann (Vela) and Ernest “Ernie” Lorenzo Irby, II. Michael’s siblings are Jason and Ernest III. They were raised in Cabazon, California.

Michael’s father is African-American. Michael’s mother has Mexican roots.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was named Ernest Lorenzo Irby.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Rebecca “Becky” Rios (the daughter of Jacinto/John H. Rios and Margarita). Jacinto and Margarita were born in Mexico.

Sources: Birth record of Michael Irby –

Marriage record of Michael’s parents –

Michael’s maternal grandmother, Rebecca “Becky” Rios, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Rebecca “Becky” (Rios) Vela –


Victoria Moroles

by stlucas on June 30, 2017

Birth Name: Victoria Marie Moroles Kangas

Place of Birth: Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 4, 1996

*Finnish (paternal grandfather)
*French-Canadian, Polish, English (paternal grandmother)
*Mexican (mother)

Victoria Moroles is an American actress.

Victoria is the daughter of Suzanna (Moroles) and Kurt Alan Kangas. Victoria’s uncle (mother’s brother) was prominent sculptor Jesús Moroles.

Victoria’s father is American, and has Finnish, French-Canadian, Polish, and English ancestry. Victoria’s mother has Mexican roots.

Victoria’s paternal grandfather was Earl William Kangas (the son of Ernest Kangas and Seidi). Ernest was Finnish. Seidi was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Finland.

Victoria’s paternal grandmother was Irene Anne Abar (the daughter of Henry Abar and Clara Luczak). Henry was the son of Andrew Davis Abar, whose own parents were French-Canadian, and of Maria Morris. Clara was born in New York, to parents from Poland.

Victoria’s maternal grandparents were Jose E. Moroles and Maria. They have Mexican roots.

Sources: Birth record of Victoria Moroles –

Obituary of Victoria’s aunt (father’s sister), Bonnie Anne (Kangas) Locker –

Victoria’s paternal grandfather, Earl William Kangas, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Victoria’s paternal grandmother, Irene Anne (Abar) Kangas Johnson (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Obituary of Victoria’s paternal grandmother, Irene Anne (Abar) Kangas Johnson –

Victoria’s paternal great-grandmother, Clara (Luczak) Abar, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Victoria’s uncle (mother’s brother), Jesús Bautista Moroles –

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Chris Weitz

by madman on June 30, 2017

Chris Weitz – 27th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Photo Credit: richard shotwell / PR Photos

Birth Name: Christopher John Weitz

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

Date of Birth: November 30, 1969

*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% Mexican
*12.5% Irish

Chris Weitz is an American producer, screenwriter, author, actor, and director. His brother is producer Paul Weitz.

Chris is the son of Susan Kohner (Susanna Kohner) and John Weitz (Hans Werner Weitz). His father was born in Berlin, to a Jewish family. His mother was born in California, to a Czech Jewish father and a Mexican mother, who was of Mexican and Irish descent.

Chris’ paternal grandparents were Robert Salomon Weitz and Hedwig Jacob.

Chris’ maternal grandfather was Paul Kohner (the son of Julius Kohner and Helene Beamt). Paul was a talent agent and producer, and was born in Teplice, Austria-Hungary, in present-day Czech Republic. Paul’s brother was novelist and screenwriter Frederick Kohner. Julius was the son of Nathan Kohner and Sophia Löbl. Helen was the daugther of Karl Beamt and Eveline Glaser.

Chris’ maternal grandmother was Lupita Tovar (born Guadalupe Natalia Tovar; the daughter of Severo Egidio Erasmo De La Lina Trinidad Tovar and Mary Sullivan). Lupita was an actress, and was born in Matías Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico. Severo was the son of Atanasio Tovar and Guadalupe Cid. Mary was of Irish descent, and was the daughter of John W. Sullivan and Lucy Slocum.

Source: Genealogy of Chris Weitz –