Dave Bautista

Bautista in 2011, image via Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: David Michael Bautista, Jr.

Place of Birth: Washington D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: January 18, 1969

*Filipino (father)
*Greek (mother)

Dave Bautista, also credited as David Bautista, is an American professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor. He used the ring name Batista.

Dave is the son of Donna Raye and David Michael Bautista. His father was born in Washington, D.C., of Filipino descent. His mother is either of fully or of half Greek ancestry (it is not clear which). Dave stands 6’6 inches tall and performs at around 290 lbs.

Dave is married to competitive pole dancer Sarah Jade. He has two children from a previous marriage.

Dave’s maternal grandfather was named Kenneth Mullins. He served in the marines during the Korean War, and was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star.


Curious about ethnicity

31 Responses

  1. madman says:

    His father served in the marines during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart (which is for people who were wounded or killed).

    Here is a Kenneth Mullins who died in the war. He was born in 1930 and was a resident of Michigan:

    Oddly, I can’t find him on a census, but with this additional information, maybe someone else can. I think though, with a surname like “Mullins”, that his mother is of partial Irish ancestry. Most Mullins in Michigan are of Irish origin.

  2. cwm85 says:

    I honestly thought he was mestizo. Interesting tho Greek and Filipino. Perhaps his father had some Spanish ancestry with a surname like Bautista. So perhaps he is of Hispanic mixture after all.

    • phaedra says:

      Same. I actually thought that he as 90% Amerindian with a bit of European. Surprised to see that he is 50% Greek and Filipino. Totally wouldn’t expect this look.

  3. M says:

    He looks Hawaiian or Maori.

  4. Check7t says:

    Can you please use this photo instead? The one currently up doesn’t get a good zoom on his face.


    Attribute: Gage Skidmore, thanks Ethnic.

  5. Check7t says:

    Does not look part Asian at all:


    Looks more Greek, could pass as fully Greek.

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