Ylvis

iHeartRadio Music Festival Las Vegas 2013 - Day 1Vegard Ylvisåker (left) and Bård Ylvisåker (right)

Birth Name: Vegard Ylvisåker and Bård Urheim Ylvisåker

Place of Birth: Trondheim, Norway (Vegard) and Bergen, Norway (Bård)

Date of Birth: May 19, 1979 (Vegard) and March 21, 1982 (Bård)

Ethnicity: Norwegian

Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker are Norwegian comedian siblings, together known as Ylvis. Vegard is the older brother. Their parents are Helga Urheim and Hans Terje Ylvisåker.

Ylvis’ paternal grandfather is Steinar Odd Ylvisåker (the son of Hans Ylvisåker).

Ylvis’ paternal grandmother is Barbro Haug (the daughter of Torleiv Vangensteen Haug and Brita Nundal). Torleiv was the son of Ole Torleivsen Åbøle (later Haug) and Kari Seim Eldegard. Brita was the daughter of Trond Anfindsen Nundal and Barbro Olsdatter Nundal. Trond and Barbro were both born with the same surname.

Ylvis’ maternal grandparents are Johannes Urheim and Gunnvor Olstad (the daughter of Nils Jensen Olstad and Gunnhild Karlsdatter Jostedal). Gunnvor was born in Kaupanger, Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane. Nils was the son of Jens Nielsen Olstad and Kari Torstensdatter Flatland. Gunnhild was the daughter of Karl Olai Hermundsen Tvedt and Sofia Andersdatter Fossen.

Source: Genealogies of Ylvis – https://www.geni.com

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19 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

    These two people look races apart and yet they’re brothers.

    One looks like he’s related to Adam Sandler and the other looks like he is an Anglo-Celtic surfer dude.

  2. Adrian1Cram says:

    They even look like a Ylvis.

  3. Devotion says:

    “Ellen Blinkenberg reported that Vegard is of 99.3% European and 0.7% exotic ancestry”

    Aren’t they siblings? That means they both have an “exotic” ancestry, except that it “shows” in Vegard more.

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