Mike Faist

Mike Faist – 2017 Tony Awards – Meet The Nominees Press Junket – Arrivals – Sofitel New York Hotel – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: actor, “Dear Evan Hansen,” musical, Broadway theater excellence, entertainment, productions, media event, performers nominee lapel pins Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Gahanna, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 5, 1992

Ethnicity: European

Mike Faist, full name Michael David Faist, is an American actor and singer. Initially known for his stage roles, he has appeared in the films The Unspeakable Act, The Grief of Others, Wildling, West Side Story (2021), Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game, The Bikeriders, and Challengers (2024), and on the show Panic (2021).

He was adopted at birth, by Julia and Kurt Faist, who is mostly of German descent. His family owns a real estate business.

Mike has said:

I’m adopted, and I met my birth mom right when I was about to move to New York. I was 17 when I met her and her side of the family. They are a family of pilots. She’s got two young boys who are not so young anymore; they’re both men in college now. I was trying to develop a relationship with them. The oldest son, Christopher, my half-brother, wants to be in the Air Force as a captain… Christopher took me up on a flight, and I was thinking, “Hey, I can do this! That’s how we can bond!”

Kurt Faist is the son of Curtis Lee “Curt” Faist (the son of John L. Faist and Sophia/Sophie Christina Fulkert) and Doris E. Hetrick (the daughter of Perry Oscar Hetrick and Ella Evangeline/Evangaline Stierwalt).

Sources: Genealogy of Mike Faist (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com

Obituary of Mike’s paternal grandmother, Doris E. (Hetrick) Faist – http://www.legacy.com

1 Response

  1. jonasbsjr says:

    Surely does not look MENA or southern european, gotta be something from the northern or central part of europe.

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