Devon Bostick

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Bostick in 2010, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Devon Kenneth-Thomas Bostick

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: November 13, 1991

*father – English, German, Norwegian, Scottish, and smaller amounts of Welsh, Irish, French, and Dutch
*mother – English

Devon Bostick is a Canadian actor. He starred as Rodrick Heffley in the original three Diary of a Wimpy Kid films. He is also known for his roles in the films Godsend, Land of the Dead, Aruba, Fugitive Pieces, The Stone Angel, Adoration, Survival of the Dead, Saw VI, The Entitled, Hidden 3D, Dead Before Dawn 3D, A Dark Truth, The Art of the Steal, Small Time, Regression, Being Charlie, Okja, Tuscaloosa, Pink Skies Ahead, Words on Bathroom Walls, and Oppenheimer; and on television’s Degrassi: The Next Generation, Being Erica, The 100, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, A Teacher, Most Dangerous Game, and FUBAR.

He is the son of actor and film fight co-ordinator Joe Bostick and casting director Stephanie Gorin. His brother is actor Jesse Bostick, who is pictured here.

Devon’s father is from the United States, and has English, German, one quarter Norwegian, as well as Scottish, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Welsh, Irish, French, and Dutch, ancestry.

Devon’s maternal grandparents are English immigrants to Canada. Devon’s mother’s patrilineal line can be traced to William Gorin, who was born, c. 1744, in Gloucestershire, England.

Devon once tweeted:

Person “what’s your ethnicity?”
Me “British/Norwegian”
Person “so basically you’re white?”
Me “yeah”
Person “you look ethnic”.
Me “thanks”

A picture of Devon’s father can be seen here. A picture of Devon’s mother can be seen here.

Devon’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Edward Bostick (the son of Samuel Louis Bostick and Ruth Elizabeth Shoultes). Thomas was born in Washington, and had English, German, Scottish, and more distant Welsh, Irish, French, and Dutch, ancestry. Samuel was born in Texas, the son of Jefferson Ewell Bostick and Charlotte Elnora Camp. Ruth was born in Washington, the daughter of Seymour Shoultes and Elizabeth Agnes Baird.

Devon’s paternal grandmother is Betty Alvina Triebel (the daughter of Walter Carl Frederick Triebel and Clara Elize Lynne). Betty was born in North Dakota. Walter was born in Minnesota, to German parents, August Triebel and Ida Lumpe. Clara was born in North Dakota, to Norwegian parents, Edward Berntsen Lynne and Polla Mathiasdatter Jacobson.

Devon’s maternal grandfather is Kenneth “Ken” Gorin (the son of Frederick George Gorin and Eva May Overton). Kenneth was born in Wandsworth, London, England, to a father from London and a mother from Lincolnshire. Frederick was the son of Rupert George Gorin and Emma Sophia Willis.

Devon’s maternal grandmother is Hazel I. Ayres (the daughter of Charles Ayres and Ivy Scott). Hazel was born in Willesden, Middlesex, England.

Sources: Devon’s brother’s birth announcement –

Wedding announcement of Devon’s paternal grandparents, Thomas Edward Bostick and Betty Alvina Triebel –

Devon’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Edward Bostick, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Devon’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth Taliaferro –

Devon’s paternal great-grandparents, Walter Carl Frederick Triebel and Clara, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Biographical notations on Devon’s maternal grandparents, Kenneth “Ken” Gorin and Hazel I. Ayres –

43 Responses

  1. Ardor says:

    Eye shape is Semitic

  2. bablah says:

    >Clara Elize Lynne
    >parents, Edward Berntsen Lynne and Polla Mathiasdatter Jacobson.

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