Khalil Kain

Kain in 2007, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Khaliloeron Kain

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

Date of Birth: November 22, 1964

Ethnicity: African-American, one quarter Chinese

Khalil Kain is an American actor and producer. He has starred in the films Juice and Bones and on the series Girlfriends.

His father, Gylan Kain, is an African-American poet, playwright, and recording artist, who founded The Last Poets. His mother, June, is of Chinese and African-American descent. A picture of Khalil’s mother can be seen here. He is married to Elise Lyon, and has two children.

Khalil’s maternal grandfather was named Kwai Lum. Kwai was born in China. A picture of Kwai can be seen here. Kwai won the congressional gold medal for service during WWII.

Khalil’s maternal grandmother was named Gertrude Robinson. Gertrude was born in South Carolina.



Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. Mr. Postman says:

    Khalil’s mother is June Lum, the daughter of Kwai Lum and Gertrude Robinson. Kwai was born in China. Gertrude was born in South Carolina. Them on the 1950 Census:

    Photo of June Lum:

    I could not find concrete evidence of Gertrude’s parents.

    Some sources say Gylan Kain is Khalil’s adoptive father. Gylan and June’s marriage record says they were married in 1970. But of course, he could still be his biological father:

  2. Mr. Postman says:

    His grandfather’s name is Lum Kwai:

  3. pleaze says:

    black chinese who cares he fine

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