Wilmer Valderrama

by ethnic on August 14, 2008

Birth Name: Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 30, 1980

Ethnicity: Colombian, Venezuelan

Wilmer Valderrama is an American actor, dancer, singer, producer, and television personality. He starred in the television show That ’70s Show, as Fez.

Wilmer was born in Miami, to a Colombian mother, Sobeida (Arias), and a Venezuelan father, Balbino Antonio Valderrama Angel. He and his family moved to Venezuela, where he was raised from the ages of three to thirteen, and he could not speak English when he returned to the U.S.

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neiltennant September 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm

he could easily pass for indian

many people think that he reminds them of RAJ of THE BIG BANG THEORY

Kimmel July 26, 2016 at 3:37 pm

He’s of South American heritage. I always thought he was Hispanic (yes, I know its not an ethnicity, but you know what i’m getting at).

xteena May 15, 2016 at 3:35 am

he look arab

phaedra May 14, 2016 at 7:24 pm

He’s mostly Spanish, with some Native.

fuzzybear44 May 15, 2016 at 1:15 am

Being that he’s also Venezuelan, you could throw some possible African ancestry in the mix(it’s most likely there)

midori29 August 31, 2016 at 6:23 am

@fuzzybear44 YES you are correct. I actually lived in Venezuela for awhile and MOST Venezuelans living there told me they were black African mixed and MOST you could not tell they were. They could easily pass for “meztizo’s” you know the typical white and Indian mix. I have traveled all over the world and I can tell phenotypes that other people cannot. Also there are just black Venezuelans too. I knew a Venezuelan guy who look like a typical Philipino and he showed me a picture of his grandfather and the grandfather looked like a Sudanese Dinka African jet black he was very BLACK but this guy had straight black hair and eyes looking like a Thai, Vietnamese, or Philipino but he was a mixes Venezuelan.

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 10:56 pm

He looks indian or mexican of mixed racial background.

cwm85 August 26, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Looks like a darker mexican or even native origin. I bet he has a lot of native mixture.

qutsflyd August 28, 2015 at 7:58 am

I don’t know… lots of southern europeans look just like him. Especially southern italians and spanish. If he were born in Spain, everyone would consider him white. That’s ironic, huh?
He has the same kind of look as Nicholas D’Agosto, from Masters of Sex, and he’s from italian ancestry. Or Penelope Cruz, and she’s considered white. So why not Wilmer?

andrew August 28, 2015 at 10:43 am

he can pass for some kind of MENA, he is too exotic to be just Southern European

cwm85 August 28, 2015 at 2:44 pm

He doesn’t look white. He looks Spanish, native and African mixed.

Connerfromvine August 26, 2015 at 9:58 am

I definitely see black/mixed in that photo, didn’t see it on that 70’s show, but he was kind of “made up” on that show for the role, if you know anything about Venezuela then you know there is a substantial mixed population.

xoxo August 26, 2015 at 11:52 pm

Bitch please, he doesn’t look black at all. He looks Mestizo.

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Him and Demi are cute together.

cwm85 July 21, 2015 at 3:27 pm

There’s a lot of native ancestry in him and probably middle east origins and Spanish of course.

Capricious June 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm

He looks like a Southern European (Spaniard or Sicilian) and even Middle Eastern like Lebanese.

He’s sexy.

andrew June 26, 2015 at 8:53 am

he’s too exotic to be a Southern European

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 1:15 am

Trust me, some Sicilians and Maltese look like that.

andrew October 9, 2015 at 5:13 am

He has mestizo eye shape and other non Mediterranean features.

phaedra May 14, 2016 at 7:23 pm

How are his eyes Mestizo shaped?

Regardless of his skin colour, many Europeans have his eyes. They’re typical small shaped eyes, but far from “Asiatic”. Heck, British descent folks like Kurt Russel, Patrick Swayze and Ian McKellen have even smaller eyes.

You want Mestizo shaped eyes, look at Benicio Del Toro and George Lopez.

WTF June 26, 2014 at 9:40 am

he looks hella indian. he has that bollywood look…

ihatemostpeople May 17, 2014 at 7:43 am

He is a very handsome and exotic Latino. I can see why some people said he looks Indian or Middle Eastern. He could pass for either of them.

AnonymousPerson December 24, 2013 at 9:36 pm

He’s cute.

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