Henry Ian Cusick

Cusick in 2014, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Trujillo, Peru

Date of Birth: 17 April, 1967

*father – Irish
*mother – Peruvian, including Spanish and Indigenous

Henry Ian Cusick is a Peruvian-born Scottish actor, and a theatre and film director. He played Desmond Hume on the series Lost, among other roles.

Henry was born in Trujillo, Peru, the son of Henry Joseph Cusick McShane and Esperanza Leonor Chávez Rodríguez. His father is from Scotland, and is of Irish ancestry; he was in the Merchant Navy. His mother is Peruvian.

Henry was raised in Madrid, Spain; Scotland, and Trinidad and Tobago, eventually living in Paisley in Scotland, during his teen years. He speaks English and Spanish fluently. He is married to Annie Cusick Wood, with whom he has three children.

Henry’s paternal grandfather was named John Cusick.

Henry’s paternal grandmother was named Annie McShane.

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

Henry’s maternal grandmother was named Aurora Rodríguez.

Sources: https://www.pastemagazine.com

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


Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. JackB says:

    His father is Catholic and his paternal grandparents both have Irish surnames (Cusick and McShane) so it is highly likely his father is of part or full Irish ancestry.

  2. bablah says:

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

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