Tyler Joseph

2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Joseph in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Tyler Robert Joseph

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

Date of Birth: December 1, 1988

Ethnicity: Lebanese, English, German, Dutch, possibly other

Tyler Joseph is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is the lead vocalist and keyboardist for the American musical duo Twenty One Pilots, in which he works with Josh Dun.

Tyler is the son of Kelly, from New Jersey, and Christopher Joseph. He is married to Jenna Black, with whom he has a daughter.

Tyler’s paternal grandfather was Robert O. “Bobby” Joseph (the son of Tony Joseph and Catherine/Katherine Charlie/Calearly/Kaleel). Robert was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Tripoli, Lebanon. Tony was the son of Marian.

Tyler’s paternal grandmother is named Nancy K.

Tyler’s maternal grandfather is Robert H. Stryker (the son of Raymond Eugene Stryker and Evelyn Lida Cook). Raymond was the son of Raymond Cyrenus Stryker and Nora J. Apgar. Evelyn was the daughter of Hovey Reid Cook and Lida Crappe.

Tyler’s maternal grandmother is named Joan.

Source: Obituary of Tyler’s maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Lida (Cook) Stryker – https://www.legacy.com

5 Responses

  1. Emma K says:

    Is he ethnically lebanese? ‘Joseph’ isn’t a lebanese surname and I’m not sure if he has ancestors with arabic names? Just wondering, no hate x

  2. napalm says:

    His wikipedia page says his father is Lebanese

  3. FOSSIL says:

    Here’s an obit for Tyler’s great-grandmother, Evelyn Lida (Cook) Stryker:
    Tyler Joseph is listed as her great-grandchild.

    Evelyn’s parents were Hovey Reid and Lida (Crappe) Cook. I am sure her ancestry (and that of her husband Raymond Eugene Stryker) can be traced way further back.

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