Birth Name: Raoul Maximiano Trujillo de Chauvelon
Place of Birth: Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 8, 1955
Ethnicity: Mexican [Indigenous, Spanish], as well as 1/32 French or French-Canadian, possibly other
Raoul Trujillo is an American actor, dancer, choreographer, and theatre director. His roles include the films Scanners II: The New Order, Black Robe (1991), Shadow of the Wolf, The New World, Apocalypto, Cowboys and Aliens, Riddick, Sicario, and its sequel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado; Blood Father, Cold Pursuit, America: The Motion Picture, and Blue Beetle (2023), and television’s Into the West, Tin Man, True Blood, Lost Girl, Da Vinci’s Demons, Salem, The Blacklist, Jamestown, and Mayans M.C. He has played both Hispanic and Native American characters. He was a soloist with the Nikolais Dance Theatre, and the first choreographer and co-director of the American Indian Dance Theatre. He has also hosted a series of dance programs.
Raoul is the son of Lorenza and Luis Trujillo. His parents were both of Mexican descent, with 1/32 French or French-Canadian ancestry, through his father’s side. He is also said to be of Apache and Comanche Native American, Tlaxcaltec, Pueblo, Ute, Métis, Andalusian, and Sephardi Jewish ancestry. It is not clear if these lineages have been verified/documented on Raoul’s family tree.
Raoul’s paternal grandfather was Juan Vicente Trujillo (the son of Pedro Jose Trujillo and Maximiana Shoblot/Shoblo). Pedro was the son of Jose Miguel Trujillo and Maria Dolores Ortiz. Maria was the daughter of Francisco Shoblot/Shoblo and Prudencia Lucero. Francisco’s paternal grandparents, Juan Bautista Chaubelon and Ana Maria Francisca Blea, are usually listed as French, or possibly French-Canadian.
Raoul’s paternal grandmother was Epimenia Martinez (the daughter of Carlos Martinez and Maria Padia).
Raoul’s maternal grandfather was Jacobo Lovato (the son of Felipe De Jesus Lovato and Maria De Alta Gracia Mascarenas). Felipe was the son of Nicolas De Jesus Martinez and Maria Manuela Espinosa. Maria was the daughter of Pablo Matias Mascarenas and Maria Encarnacion Martin/Martinez.
Raoul’s maternal grandmother was Beatrice/Beatriz Tafoya (the daughter of Juan Elfego Tafoya and Maria Juana Romero). Juan was the son of Jose Ygnacio Tafoya and Maria De Alta Gracia Leyva. Maria was the daughter of Jose Dolores Romero and Maria Antonia Diluvina Trujillo.
Source: Obituaries of Raoul’s parents – https://sv.findagrave.com