Steve Aoki

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Aoki in 2012, photo by

Birth Name: Steven Hiroyuki Aoki (スティーヴン・ヒロユキ・アオキ)

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 30, 1977

Ethnicity: Japanese

Steve Aoki is an American DJ, record producer, music programmer, and record executive.

He is the son of Japanese-American parents, Chizuru Kobayashi and Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki, a wrestler and restaurateur, who was born in Tokyo. His father founded the Benihana chain. Steve was raised in Newport Beach, California.

He is a half-brother of model and actress Devon Aoki. His niece is model, singer, and songwriter Yumi Nu. Steve is married to Australian model Tiernan Cowling.

Steve’s paternal grandfather was named Yunosuke Aoki.

Steve’s paternal grandmother was named Katsu Aoki.

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    Very Japanese looking. Unlikely you see other East Asians with a beard like this.

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