Birth Name: Daniel Brendan LaCava
Place of Birth: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 8, 1972
*father – Italian/Sicilian
*maternal grandfather – Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, Irish, remote Scottish and Welsh
*maternal grandmother – Cuban
Brendan Wayne is an American actor and producer. He is one of the two body doubles for Din Djarin on the show The Mandalorian.
He is the son of actress Toni Wayne (born Mary Antonia Morrison) and Donald LaCava. His half-uncles are film producer and actor Michael Wayne, actor Patrick Wayne, and actor Ethan Wayne. His cousin is actress and musician Jennifer Wayne.
Brendan’s paternal grandfather was named Paul J. LaCava. Paul was Italian.
Brendan’s paternal grandmother was Angela Delores Viviano (the daughter of Gandolf/Gandolfo Viviano and Josephine/Giuseppa Tocco/Tozzo). Angela was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents, from Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicily. Gandolfo was the son of Salvatore Viviano and Josephine Di Longhi.
Brendan’s maternal grandfather was actor, director, and producer John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison, the son of Clyde Leonard Morrison and Mary Alberta “Molly” Brown). John was born in Winterset, Madison, Iowa. Clyde was born in Summer Township, Warren Co., Illinois, the son of Marion Mitchell Morrison and Wealthy/Wealtha Chase “Weltha” Parsons, and had English and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry. Mary was born in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, the daughter of Robert Emmet Brown, who had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry, and of Margaret “Mary” Kennedy, who was an Irish Catholic, born in Ireland, likely in Cork.
Brendan’s maternal grandmother was Josephine Alicia Saenz (the daughter of José Santos Sáenz and Alicia Acosta). Josephine was born in California, to Cuban parents. José was the son of José Sáenz Arrojo and Francisca de Macho.
Sources: Brendan’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brendan’s paternal grandmother, Angela Delores Viviano, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Brendan Wayne (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogies of Brendan’s maternal grandparents, John Wayne and Josephine Alicia Saenz – https://www.findagrave.com
Marriage record of Brendan’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Murray Buck and Polly/Polythenia Thorp – https://www.familysearch.org
Brendan’s maternal grandmother, Josephine Alicia Saenz, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org