Birth Name: Brian James Yuzna
Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines
Date of Birth: August 30, 1949
Brian Yuzna is an American producer, director, and writer. He is known for his cult classic horror films, including Society, The Dentist, and Progeny.
Brian was born in Manila, to American parents, from Minnesota. His father was of Slovenian descent and his mother was of Finland-Swedish and Italian ancestry. He was also raised partly in Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, and Panama, before moving back to the U.S., and living in Atlanta, Georgia.
He is married to Cathy Yuzna. He has five children, four of them with Cathy, including actor Conan Yuzna and artist, filmmaker, comedian, rapper, and skateboarder Logan Yuzna.
Brian’s paternal grandfather was named Jakob “Jack” Juzina/Yuzna. Jakob was born in Metlika, Crnomelj Parish, Slovenia.
Brian’s paternal grandmother was named Margaret Barbara Bothe. Margaret was born in Crnomelj Parish, Slovenia.
Brian’s maternal grandfather was Fritjof Isador “Fritz” Lindbeck (the son of Johannes Andersson “John” Lindbeck and Johannah Mattsdottir Sunabacka). Fritz was born in Minnesota, to Finland-Swedish parents. Johannes was born in Terjärv, Kronoby Municipality, Ostrobothnia.
Brian’s maternal grandmother was Elaine Marie Peyla (the daughter of Stefano “Steve” Peyla and Angela Maria “Angelina”/Angeline Gaspardo). Elaine was born in Minnesota, to Italian parents. Angela was the daughter of Battisto Gaspardo and Johanna Franestti.
Source: Genealogies and obituaries of Brian’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com