Tyler Posey

by ethnic on April 28, 2010

Birth Name: Tyler Garcia Posey

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 18, 1991

*English, Scottish, Irish, German, distant French (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Tyler Posey is an American actor, musician, and producer. He is known for his roles on the television series Teen Wolf (in the lead), Smallville, Lincoln Heights, and Brothers & Sisters.

Tyler is the son of Cyndi (Garcia) and actor John Posey (John Sanford Posey). Tyler’s father has English, smaller amounts of Scottish, Irish, and German, and distant French, ancestry. Tyler’s mother was of Mexican descent. Tyler has played a Hispanic character several times.

Tyler’s paternal grandfather was William McCutcheon “Bill” Posey, Jr. (the son of William Posey and Lucy B. McCutchen). Tyler’s grandfather William was born in New York. Tyler’s great-grandfather William was the son of Alfred Posey and Christine Eliza Cook, who was Scottish. Lucy was the daughter of Charles Wesley McCutchen and Mary Josephine Kennard.

Tyler’s paternal grandmother is Joan Armstrong (the daughter of Ellsworth Armstrong and Margaret Illingsworth Wheatley). Joan was born in Connecticut. Ellsworth was the son of Ralph Morehouse Armstrong, whose father was Canadian, and of Hazel Anne Sanford. Margaret was the daughter of Louis Frederick Wheatley and Leila Madeline Illingworth. Leila’s father was English.

Tyler’s maternal grandmother was named Esther Moya.

Sources: Biography of Tyler Posey (which mentions his background) – http://www.tylergposey.com

Obituary of Tyler’s paternal grandfather, William McCutcheon “Bill” Posey, Jr. – http://www.legacy.com

Tyler’s paternal great-grandparents, William Posey and Lucy B. McCutchen, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tyler’s paternal great-grandfather, Ellsworth Armstrong, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tyler’s paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Illingsworth Wheatley, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

image via Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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Connerfromvine August 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Is there a mixture of genetics that can cause someone to have crooked facial features?

athelya November 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm
xoxo August 6, 2015 at 4:52 am

He looks Mexican as hell, didn’t even know he was mixed.

cwm85 August 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Bullshit. He looks all European.

Gurrl August 8, 2015 at 5:43 pm

He does not look full European to me. I have a sharp eye for Amerindian heritage that the average American wouldn’t notice.

cwm85 August 8, 2015 at 8:32 pm

His Armenian ancestry is only by the max 25 percent and probably lower. To me looks like a brown haired, brown eyed Caucasian and am sure most seem him like that. He’s white.

Gurrl August 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm

He looks like a castizo to me. For yeah sure, if someone is mostly white the average person will see them as white.

Gurrl August 8, 2015 at 8:54 pm

Actually he is probably Amerindian than the average castizo. His mother looks very indigenous.

xoxo August 27, 2015 at 3:00 am

LMFAO whatever you say, bro. Fucking idiot.

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 2:04 am

Cute guy.

Check7t September 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Agreed, except with Pakistani.

They look like Indians, he can’t pass for Pakistani but he can pass for Southern Europe and certain Middle Eastern ethnicties and a lighter Mexican castizo.

sparkles180 August 8, 2015 at 1:48 pm

South europeans and middle easterners look completely different, they have different facial features and skin tones. He looks like a mexican guy.

shobohunter April 11, 2014 at 12:47 am

15% black maybe.

WTF June 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm

wtf you must be crazy. he does not look black at all.

he actually could pass for multiple ethnicities. he looks a bit pakistani, italian, greek, turkish, spanish (from spain), mexican, and any type of hispanic (excluding afro-latinos)

Sully March 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Nah, it’s because he’s half-Mexican. Most Mexicans, and Latinos in general, are about 1-5% Sub-Saharan African. Look at any DNA test by a Latino, especially a Mexican, and most have a little bit of Sub-Saharan African in them. Definitely not 15%, not that much unless they are mixed with recent African admixture or are of the more African admixed Mexican and Latino ethnic groups. But he doesn’t look black. But I’ve seen Latinos with up to 10% Sub-Saharan African, and they still don’t look it. *shrugs*

Take a look at some of these: http://www.theapricity.com/forum/showthread.php?139905-Latino-23andMe-genetic-results-with-pictures

Girll April 4, 2015 at 3:41 am

That’s a bit of a stretch to claim, to say the least. His mother was most likely a mestizo.

He looks castizo.

LucyWitten February 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm

he looks really mexican

anen87 February 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm

That’s what I said too. Also his other brothers too! I’m guessing his Mexican mother was predominately indigenous.

ihatemostpeople February 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm

I know right. He could pass for 100% Mexican.

Elizabeth Moss November 22, 2013 at 8:48 am

He looks more like his father than his mother.

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Now I know you crazy, He looks Hispanic not even mix I though he was full blood Mexican

J.J. December 15, 2013 at 6:43 pm

how can someone look full blooded Mexican? there’s no such thing, that’s like saying someone looks full blooded Canadian

Jeyd December 15, 2013 at 9:16 pm

he also looks full blooded “english” only north americans are stuck up with that false “all american” ideal some anyway

the queen remotely looks “nordic” a very unscientific term still used by backwards uneducated hillbilly or senile types that nobody wants

the most homogenous country in europe iceland have fewer blonds compared to the baltic states that have historically a lot of north and central asian “interbreeding”

that sounds too clinical and animalistic how “purist” elitist treat human beings like a piece of meat

tiffany farrulla December 21, 2013 at 1:08 am

i dont think he looks fully mexican at all, i thought he was italian/sicilian if anything he def looks mixed

AnonymousPerson December 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

He does not look like his father at all. He looks 100% Mexican. I’ve seen pictures of his mom, he looks a lot like her. He doesn’t look half white to me. I have a friend who is 100% Mexican and she looks whiter than him. Both of her parents are Mexican!

ihatemostpeople February 13, 2014 at 6:21 pm

No he doesn’t! He looks like his mom!

Elizabeth Moss November 22, 2013 at 8:46 am

I like Tyler posey’s new hot pictures.

hii August 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

he would have made a better jacob than Lautner, dfference between him and Lautner is tyler can act. i hate twilight but if he was in it at least it would be a bit more interesting than it is now.

Anglo June 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

He is what all Californians will look like in 200 years or so, fugly hybrids. Its a shame really, back in the 40’s cities like LA had beautiful people walking up and down its streets, not anymore.

Jeyd December 15, 2013 at 11:15 am

I’d rather have strong healthy genes than weak sickly pale elitist mutant looking aliens walking sunny california. The environment just doesn’t suit the genes. In the 40s a lot of doughy lumpy munchkins were walking the streets of LA if you’re into that kink. Marilyn Monroe have to put on a wig and face paint. Besides ugly people are terrible, sickly, unhappy inside and out.

andrew December 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm

what makes you think things you say are true??? where’s the proof??

Jeyd December 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm

bitter much? hate bomb explosion waiting to happen?

take some “normalizing” pill to walk among regular folks. ok.

i highly prescribed that for certain disorders. i’m quiet surprised with basic arithmetic skills. no ape shit.

Nina November 26, 2011 at 10:54 am

This is incorrect, Tyler is not part Native American. Neither is he French. His mother is pure Mexican (and said so on her twitter) and his father his Irish/English.

ethnic November 26, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Got a link to that info?

hii August 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

mexican isn’t a race or ethnicity its a nationality. his mom is a mixture of white and native american (group of asians that migrated towards america before america was america and mexico but are called native american or asian bc columbus calling them that bc he though he was in india).

monica June 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm

he’s sooo cute, hot n sexy!

yessir June 11, 2011 at 11:23 am

He’s half Mexican, yes! <3

ava June 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

hes also french

ava June 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm

who the f*ck thumbed me down? he f*cking said it on twitter

kathleen April 16, 2011 at 2:27 pm

and he was little ty ventura in maid in manhattan lol

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