Though most would mistake him for white or black, Pete Davidson is actually mixed – his heritage hails from Germany, Italy, Ireland and Jewish.
As such, he has an interesting narrative to tell. The Bupkis star understands all too well the complexities associated with racial identity, and has much to share on that subject.
He is a mixed race
Davidson is an award-winning comedian and actor, most notable as one of the cast members for eight seasons of Saturday Night Live. Additionally, he has appeared in multiple other television shows and movies.
Though he may be known for his eccentric comedy style, he takes his personal life very seriously. He has been linked with various celebrities including singer Ariana Grande and actress Kate Beckinsale; currently, he’s in a relationship with socialite Kim Kardashian.
Staten Island native, Kevin has made his mark as a stand-up comedian since starting at sixteen years old in bowling alley performances and eventually on MTV’s comedy series Failosophy.
He’s made appearances on numerous shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and School Dance. Additionally, he was named one of three runners-up for 2017 Miss America competition.
His mixed heritage includes Jewish, Polish, German Jewish, Dutch Jewish, Irish, Italian, English Scottish and German roots; both his parents Scott and Amy share similar roots.
Peter Michael Davidson was born November 16, 1993 in Staten Island, New York to Scott Matthew Davidson and Amy Waters Davidson and is now an American comedian, actor, and writer. He spent eight seasons as part of Saturday Night Live from 2014-2022 as one of its cast members before departing.
Pete Davidson was brought up Catholic, attending St. Joseph by the Sea High School on Staten Island. Additionally, he placed second in 2007 Miss America competition and was recognized with Best Comedian status in New York City in 2012.
In 2017, he decided to get his DNA tested, only for it to shock him even further: Ethnicelebs revealed that he is Ashkenazi Jewish with Irish, German, Scottish, and English ancestry – something no one expected!
He reports that his father was Polish Jewish while his mother had Irish, Italian and German bloodlines; there is also some Sicilian heritage in their bloodline.
Davidson sports dark brown curly hair that combines elements of both blonde and black hues, measuring 6 feet 3 inches tall. He weighs approximately 83 kilograms.
He’s an ardent supporter of political figure Hillary Clinton, with an image of her prominently displayed on his right arm as a tattoo tribute to the former first lady. He considers her one of the strongest individuals on Earth.
He is a Jewish comedian
Pete Davidson is a popular comedian known for his roles on various films and TV shows, such as Saturday Night Live. Additionally, his acting credits include Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Dirt.
Davidson boasts an array of comedy skills and has performed stand-up across the United States. He draws upon personal experience for comedic routines that stand out.
He is an exceptional comedian, having won multiple awards for his work. Known for his hilarious comedy and unique acting style, he is revered by audiences everywhere.
His comedy talents have made him a celebrity, garnering him numerous accolades. Davidson is widely followed on social media with millions of followers worldwide. Additionally, he has appeared in commercials for various products while partnering with several companies on their development.
Davidson continues to grapple with issues surrounding his mental health despite his success, openly discussing borderline personality disorder and depression through speaking engagements on these subjects and using his platform as a way to bring awareness about them as well as combat stigma associated with such disorders.
He has been linked with various celebrities, most notably Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian. Additionally, he dated other actors like Kate Beckinsale and Kaia Gerber.
Born and raised on Staten Island in New York City, Scott Davidson (deceased 9/11 attacks) was a firefighter – Amy Waters is his mother while Scott served his community with pride as one.
His mother raised him in a Catholic family. She worked as a school nurse and had three sisters, one brother, and a niece who all played significant roles.
She hails from Irish, German and Italian ancestry.
As a teenager, Davidson began his pursuit of comedy as an acting career. He performed in various clubs and made appearances on multiple television shows.
In 2013, he made appearances on MTV’s Failosophy and Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out. Soon thereafter, he joined Saturday Night Live as a regular cast member and has since then continued performing there.
He is a Catholic
Once someone becomes famous, people tend to become curious and want to know more about their life – dating history, ethnicity and even religion can become topics of inquiry!
Though Pete Davidson may not identify with traditional religious faith, he was raised Catholic. His father Scott served in the fire department before passing away on 9/11; this strong religious bond still connects his family today.
He was raised in Staten Island, New York before moving to Los Angeles when he was teenager. Starting stand-up comedy performances at 16 years old and making his “Saturday Night Live” debut at 20 years old were some of his early achievements.
Since then, he has become an influential figure in comedy. With his unique brand of dark and boundary-pushing comedy, he has made himself known to audiences everywhere. Additionally, he has spoken candidly about his mental health struggles, using marijuana to manage stress relief.
He has discussed his struggles with depression and Crohn’s, as well as being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. To manage pain in his body and perform at his best, the comedian has long used marijuana. He claims it helps enhance performance.
He has attracted much criticism and backlash throughout his comedy career, forcing him to apologize last November after making fun of disabled Republican war veteran who wears an eye patch due to losing it in an IED blast. Additionally, Dan Crenshaw (an ex-Navy SEAL who currently wears one after suffering an IED blast) was also made fun of in an offhand way by comedian.
Undoubtedly, many Catholics were upset by Davidson’s remarks. Numerous allegations have been filed against priests and nuns for sexual abuse; scandal has plagued the Catholic church from time to time.
The Diocese of Brooklyn issued a statement Monday demanding NBC and “Saturday Night Live” issue an apology for Davidson’s comment. They labeled his remarks as disgraceful and offensive.
He went further, criticizing the Catholic Church for its “historical and repeated failures to protect minors from sexual abuse.” His statement claimed he made this comparison between R. Kelly’s excessive sexual behavior and that of the church scandal; which could then be understood as being like being an R. Kelly supporter.
Davidson’s comments made waves across media platforms, prompting many people to criticize him on social media. Although neither NBC or SNL has issued any formal statement regarding Davidson’s latest “Weekend Update” sketch, his statements seem to mark yet another humorous scandal for Davidson.
He is a Staten Islander
Pete Davidson hails from Staten Island and owns one of its most eye-catching condos.
Davidson is best-known for his performances on Saturday Night Live, which often resemble high-wire acts. Unfortunately, Davidson often struggles with finding an equilibrium between comedy and life experiences.
His debut film, The King of Staten Island, is semi-autobiographical and explores loss, sacrifice and mental health issues. Davidson stars as Scott Davidson – an ADD-afflicted aspiring tattoo artist at 24 who must cope with his mother Marisa Tomei’s grief after the death of their firefighter father.
This film examines how one family reacts to tragic loss, the challenges associated with growing up post-9/11 and Staten Island firefighter culture – particularly their closest representation as royalty – amongst all this turmoil.
Through out the film, Davidson’s character looks back at his past life and how it helped form him into who he is now. Although he had an excellent career, he’s struggling with family matters as well as mental illness issues.
He does not share a particularly warm relationship with his family and prefers keeping things private, yet is open to dating others as long as they respect his family values and respect him and respect each other as individuals.
Although he remains unmarried, he has had various romantic relationships. These include Kate Beckinsale, Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski (he also was romantically linked to Riverdale actor Charles Melton).
No one knows whether he still lives on Staten Island or if he has moved to Brooklyn since listing his home for $1.3 million earlier this year.
Davidson was also seen vacationing with Kim Kardashian at Knott’s Scary Farm in California alongside Kim’s sister Kourtney.
The pair have been seen together often and are said to be getting close. According to sources, “Pete is extremely passionate about her and has an amazing sense of humor; recently he broke up with Kanye West’s daughter North West while Ratajkowski is single.”