Elgin James

LOS ANGELES – AUG 6: James at the FX Networks Starwalk at Summer 2019 TCA at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, CA, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Elgin James Herman

Place of Birth: New York, U.S.

*biological father – Dominican Republic, African-American
*biological mother – Irish

Elgin James is an American filmmaker and musician. He is known for creating the series Mayans M.C., alongside Kurt Sutter, and for co-writing the film Lowriders.

He was raised by adopted parents, Carol and Chuck Perroncel, in Morris, Connecticut. His name was later changed to Nathan Laurence Perroncel and Elgin Nathaniel James. He met his biological parents in his adulthood. Regarding their ethnic background, he has stated:

Well, my mom is straight-up Irish, so I was in Boston and was more Irish than all my Irish friends. My dad is black and Latino, or like Dominican, or like Spanish on that side, so it wasn’t that far off. But you know, when you’re mixed, you’re basically just nothing. You know what I mean?

Sources: http://newyorker.com

Obituary of Elgin’s adopted father – http://familysearch.org

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