Birth Name: Charles Billy
Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 23, 1962
*Pomo Native American (father)
Chuck Billy is an American vocalist. He is the lead vocalist of the thrash metal band Testament. His father is of the Pomo Native American tribe, a tribe indigenous to northern California. His mother is of Mexican descent. His first cousin, once removed, is musician Stephen Carpenter of the band Deftones. His mother is the sister of Chuck’s maternal grandfather.
Chuck’s paternal grandfather was Cruz/Cruise/Creuz Ignatius Billy (the son of William “Left Hand Bill” Wilbell and Laura White). Cruz was born in California, and was full blood Pomo Native American.
Chuck’s paternal grandmother was Susan “Susie” Andrea San Diego/Santiago/Sandiago (the daughter of Silva Santiago and Tudie Ramon Parker). Susan was born in California, and was full blood Pomo Native American.
Chuck’s maternal grandfather was named Sebastiano Lemus de Barajas. Sebastiano was Mexican.
Chuck’s maternal grandmother was named Angela Ramirez. Angela was Mexican.