Bernard White

White in 2014, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Bernard Stanl White

Place of Birth: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Date of Birth: June 8, 1959

Ethnicity: Sri Lankan, possibly other

Bernard White is a Sri Lankan-American actor, screenwriter, and film director.

He was raised in Detroit, Michigan. He is married to actress Jackie Katzman.

Bernard’s paternal grandfather was John Bernard White (the son of Leonard Charles/Charles Leonard White and Bandara Menike). Leonard was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Bernard’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Cecilia Hawke. She is said to have had Sri Lankan Tamil ancestry.

Bernard’s maternal grandfather was named Henry/Harry Wickramasekera. Henry was born in Sri Lanka.

Bernard’s maternal grandmother was named Maude Robinson.

Sources: Genealogy of Bernard White –

Genealogy of Bernard White (focusing on his father’s side) –

Information on the White family –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    What an interesting looking person.

    He may be half European half Sri Lankan

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