John Frusciante

Lollapalooza 2006 Chicago

Frusciante in 2006, photo by

Birth Name: John Anthony Frusciante

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 5, 1970

*25% Italian
*25% Puerto Rican
*25% British Isles [English, Irish]
*25% likely Ashkenazi Jewish

John Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, composer, and producer. He is a guitarist for rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other members of the band include/have included Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Josh Klinghoffer, Dave Navarro, and Chad Smith. He is also known as Trickfinger.

He is the son of Gail West (Haworth), a musician, and John Augustus Frusciante, a judge. His great-uncle was Ted Haworth, a film production designer and art director. He was raised partly in Phoenix, Arziona; Florida; and Mar Vista, California.

John’s paternal grandfather was named John C. Frusciante. John had Italian ancestry, in Apice, Benevento, Italy.

John’s paternal grandmother was Lydia Fortunata Colón Jiménez (the daughter of Hermogenez/Hermogenes Jiménez de Soto and Maria Dolores Colón Ortega). Lydia was born in Aibonito County, Puerto Rico. Hermogenez was born in Caguas, the son of Genaro Jiménez de Delgado and Brigida Soto. Maria Dolores was born in Barranquitas County, the daughter of Ramon Colón and Angela Ayala Ortega.

John’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Graham/George Haworth (the son of William Joseph/G. Haworth and Sarah Amelia/Anne Graham). John’s grandfather Joseph was born in Ohio. William was the son of Benjamin Haworth and Martha A. O’Leary, who were born in Lancashire, England. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Graham and Ada Loa/I. Munson.

John’s maternal grandmother likely was born Edith Rosenblatt/Rosenblat, later Edith Rose Scott (the daughter of Theodore Rosenblatt/Rosenblat and Rose/Rosie Schwartz/Swartz). Edith was born in New York, to Russian Jewish/Polish Jewish parents. Rose was the daughter of Abraham Schwartz.

Sources: Marriage record of John’s maternal grandparents, Joseph Graham/George Haworth and Edith Rose Scott –

Genealogy of John’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Graham/George Haworth (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Likely John’s maternal grandmother, Edith Rosenblatt/Rosenblat, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

18 Responses

  1. Mr. Postman says:

    He rejoined the Chili Peppers in 2019.

  2. andrew says:

    Benjamin Haworth and Martha A. O’Leary were born in Lancashire, England.

  3. jordan says:

    *Gail Bruno

  4. andrew says:

    It it’s alright now, we did a mess before.

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