Henry Ian Cusick

Cusick in 2014, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Trujillo, Peru

Date of Birth: 17 April, 1967

*Scottish (father)
*Peruvian, including Spanish and Indigenous (mother)

Henry Ian Cusick is a Peruvian-born Scottish actor. He played Desmond Hume on the series Lost.

Henry was born in Trujillo, Peru, the son of Henry Joseph Cusick McShane and Esperanza Leonor Chávez Rodríguez. His father is Scottish and his mother is Peruvian. He was raised in Madrid, Spain, Scotland, and Trinidad and Tobago, eventually living in Paisley, Scotland, during his teen years. He speaks both English and Spanish fluently. He is married to Annie Cusick Wood, with whom he has three children.

Henry’s paternal grandparents were John Cusick and Annie McShane.

Henry’s maternal grandfather was Honorio Chávez Aldave (the son of Adolfo Chávez and Jesús Aldave). He was mestizo.

Henry’s maternal grandmother was named Aurora Rodríguez.

Source: Marriage record of Henry’s parents – https://familysearch.org


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2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Honorio was the son of Adolfo Chávez and Jesús Aldave. His death record has his race as mestizo.

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