Place of Birth: Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Date of Birth: 14 May, 1952
Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish
David Byrne is a Scottish-born American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, artist, actor, writer, music theorist, and filmmaker. He was the lead singer and guitarist of new wave band Talking Heads. Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth were also members of the band.
David is the son of Emily “Emma” Anderson and Thomas Byrne. His parents were from Glasgow. David’s father was Catholic and his mother was Protestant. Catholics in Scotland usually have Irish ancestry, and David’s surname, Byrne, is often Irish. His maternal grandparents lived in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
At the age of two, David moved with his family to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and then to Arbutus, Maryland, U.S., around 1961. He lives in New York City.
David has a daughter with his former wife, costume designer, model, and actress Adelle Lutz. Adelle is the maternal aunt of actress and model China Chow.
David’s maternal grandfather was named William “Willie” Brown.
David’s maternal grandmother was named Sarah.
Source: Family history of David’s mother – http://davidbyrne.com
Dark? Quite the contrary I think. Apart from his hair (when younger) and eyes, he is very pale.
It is already mentioned that his father was Catholic. Now, given that fact, is it more likely that a Catholic man from Scotland with a most often Irish surname has Irish (Catholic) or Jewish ancestry?
He’s awesome! I loved his daughter in ‘Gifted’
You’re a troll.
Byrne is a typical Irish surname. About his alleged “darkness”, mind your Talibans and get over it.
you look like a cross between Ed Skrein and Yul Brynner, everyone knows that here
Correct Andrew, and Neil Tennant’s mother looks distinctly like Sarah Palin.
black hair, blond beard, pale skin, we all know that.
oh…and the nose job too