Birth Name: David Coombs Al-Chokhachy
Place of Birth: Plymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 16, 1968
*English, Finnish (mother)
David Chokachi is an American actor. He is known for his role as Cody Madison on the series Baywatch, as well as starring on the series Witchblade and Beyond the Break.
David is the son of Carolyn (Coombs) and Modhaffer Khalaf Al-Chokhachy. His father was born in Kadhimain, Iraq, and moved to the U.S. when he was sixteen. His mother was born in the U.S., of English and Finnish descent. David is married to Susan Brubaker, with whom heh as one child.
Internet statements that David’s father is from Turkey are not correct.
David’s maternal grandfather was Elwin Warren Coombs (the son of Clarence E. Coombs and Georgiana Patterson). David’s grandfather Elwin was born in Massachusetts. Clarence was the son of William Addison Coombs and Julia Ann Warren Bisbee. Georgiana was born in Canada, the daughter of Andrew J. Patterson, who was English, and of Mary Burton.
David’s maternal grandmother was Empi Marie Hill (the daughter of Frank V. Hill and Matilda). Empi was born in Wyoming, to Finnish parents.
Sources: Obituary of David’s father – http://www.legacy.com
David’s maternal grandfather, Elwin Warren Coombs, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
David’s maternal grandmother, Empi Marie Hill, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of David’s maternal grandmother, Empi Marie (Hill) Coombs Peterson – https://www.newspapers.com