Benjamin Bratt

Bratt in 2011, Helga Esteb /

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 16, 1963

*father – German, English, Sudeten German
*mother – Indigenous Peruvian Quechua

Benjamin Bratt is an American actor. He is famous for his role as Detective Rey Curtis on the television show Law & Order.

His father, Peter Bratt, is an American of one quarter English, five eighths German, and one eighth Sudeten German, ancestry. His mother, Eldy (Banda), was born in Peru, of Quechua (Indigenous) ancestry. She is an Indigenous activist. His brother, Peter Bratt, is a writer and director. Benjamin is married to actress Talisa Soto, with whom he has two children.

Benjamin’s paternal grandfather was George Cleveland Bratt (the son of George Cleveland Bratt and Rosetta Weirich). Benjamin’s grandfather George was born in Michigan. Benjamin’s great-grandfather George, a Broadway actor, was born in Canada, to English parents, Joseph Bratt and Anna Lee. Rosetta was the daughter of Peter Weirich, who was German, born in Todtenorth, Prussia, and of Josephine Arnold, who was born in Friedland, Bohemia, and was likely a Sudeten German.

Benjamin’s paternal grandmother was Wiltrude/Wiltrud Hildner (the daughter of Jonathan Augustus Charles Hildner and Barbara R. Goetz). Wiltrude was born in Michigan, to German parents. Jonathan was the son of John Gotthold Hildner and Johanna Heinrika Charlotte “Joanna” Josenhans. Barbara was the daughter of John Adam Goetz and Anna Barbara Walz/Waltz.

Source: Genealogy of Benjamin Bratt (focusing on his father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

16 Responses

  1. ashash says:

    Gorgeous half Native Peruvian man!

  2. xoxo says:

    He looks almost fully Peruvian, don’t see the white at all.

  3. cwm85 says:

    Always thought he had some other mix in him other than European. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. But Asian/native makes sense.

  4. AnonymousPerson says:

    Mixed men are hot as hell.

  5. sadie says:

    He is very HOT!! God knew what he was doing!!!

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