James Duval

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Duval in 2009, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: James Edward Duval

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 10, 1972

*French, Irish, Native American (father)
*French-Vietnamese (mother)

James Duval is an American actor and musician. He is known for his role in the film Donnie Darko.

He has said:

My mother is French-Vietnamese from Saigon, and my father is American-Indian and Irish. And when I was going to elementary school in Redondo Beach, California, in the mid-’70s, at the time of the Tet Offensive, looking the way I looked…You know, everyone else was blond and I was considered a “dog eater,” or a nip, or a c—k. And if I wasn’t that I was “Tonto” or “Bruce Lee.” Coming from that, I always felt strange and disconnected. Even in junior high, when I was living more towards downtown L.A. and meeting African-American, Latino, Hispanic, and Asian kids, I still knew that I would never be full-blooded anything; my parents aren’t full-blooded anything.


Curious about ethnicity

11 Responses

  1. madman says:

    His sister was born in California, so we have her birth certificate.


    James’ mother’s maiden name was “Alexandr”.

  2. A person that I used to talk to in high school was Latino. His name was Alejandro but he looked Asian with Basque skin. It’s kind of sad how people don’t understand how delicate the process of mixing is and what it can do to people like them.

    So what ever someone is and they tell you, there’s a chance that person is that. Don’t be gullible, but don’t be naive about it either.

  3. phaedra says:

    Would’ve been so hot if he wasn’t too Asian looking. Say if his eyes were more like Ricky Martin’s and Enrique Iglesias.

  4. Connerfromvine says:

    not a celebrity

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