Birth Name: Gary Jules Aguirre, Jr.
Place of Birth: Fresno, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 19, 1969
Ethnicity: Irish, English, one quarter Spanish, one eighth Mexican, distant French
Gary Jules is an American singer and songwriter. He is known for his “Mad World” cover for the film Donnie Darko, with Michael Andrews.
Gary is the son of Mary and Gary Aguirre, an attorney. His brother is attorney Mike Aguirre.
Gary’s paternal grandfather was Jules/Julio Ernesto Aguirre Arino (the son of Felix Adolpho Francisco de Borja Aguirre y Olozaga and Ignacia Maria Louisa Arino y Cenzano). Gary’s grandfather Jules was born in Cristobal, Panama, to Spanish parents. Felix was born in Madrid, the son of Ernesto Aguirre y Bengoa and Julia Olozaga y Canizarez.
Gary’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Angela Guarneros/Warner (the daughter of Rafael Espiridion Guarneros and Pearl Robbins). Margaret was born in California. Rafael was born in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of Isidro Guarneros Altamiranotin and Angela Irizar Morales. Pearl was the daughter of Michael Early Robbins and Margaret Viola Sonja Buford.
Gary’s maternal grandfather was James Russell Kennedy (the son of James William Kennedy, Jr. and Sophie Porter Noble). Gary’s grandfather James was born in Texas. Gary’s great-grandfather James was the son of James William Kennedy, Sr. and Elizabeth Jackson.
Gary’s maternal grandmother was Aileen Marie Crehan (the daughter of Martin Owen Crehan and Adele C. Demonet). Aileen was born in Washington, D.C. Martin was born in New York, to Irish parents, Owen Martin Crehan and Bridget McCue. Adele was the daughter of Charles J. Demonet and Mary Ann Clarke.