American actor and former wrestler Dave Bautista, also known as David Michael Bautista Jr., is of mixed Filipino and Greek ethnicity. He is the son of Donna Raye and David Michael Bautista. His father, David, is the son of Filipino immigrants, while his mother, Donna, has Greek ancestry.
This diverse heritage contributes to his unique look and sets him apart in the entertainment industry. To honor his mixed ancestry, Dave Bautista has a merged colored tattoo on his left triceps of the Filipino and Greek flags. His ex-wife Angie from his second marriage is also Filipina.
Where is Dave Bautista From?
David Michael Bautista Jnr. is from Washington, DC. He is an American of Filipino and Greek descent and was born in Washington, DC, on January 18, 1969. The 54 year-old actor and retired wrestler lives in Tampa, Florida.
Although he is reportedly worth $16 million, the star actor was not born with a silver spoon. Bautista described his life before WWE and Hollywood as being difficult and filled with poverty.
His parents got divorced when he was a child, and before he turned nine, three murders took place on his front lawn. According to the Marvel actor, he was stealing cars at the tender age of 13, and by the age of 17, he had cut off contact with his parents and was on his own.
Before becoming a popular WWE wrestler, he worked as a nightclub bouncer, a lifeguard, and a bodybuilder. He formally retired from wrestling in 2019 after making a name for himself as an actor in Hollywood. Dave is famous for playing Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Who Is Dave Bautista’s Mom?
Dave Bautista’s mother, Donna Raye Bautista (née Mullins), is a proud lesbian. Although he got estranged from his parents when he was 17, Dave has developed a very warm relationship with his mother over the years. He frequently praises her on his Instagram page.
The actor celebrated his mother’s sexuality in an Instagram post, where wrote that he is always proud of his mother because she has always been proud of and unapologetic about who she is.
For David, his mother made him who he is today due to her amazing heart and bravery. Donna helps the homeless and mentally ill people as a volunteer in San Francisco.
Meet Dave Bautista’s Dad
Born in Washington D.C, David Michael Bautista Snr. was raised as a beautician and worked as a hairdresser to support his family. He reportedly still works as a hairdresser in Washington, D.C.
After divorcing Donna, who was his first wife, he got married to Stephanie Waldman and welcomed another son, Michael Bautista. Although not much is known about Dave’s relationship with his father, the star had previously revealed his dysfunctional relationship with his father in his 2007 autobiography; “In all the years after my parents split up, basically since I was able to walk, I never felt that my father supported us…Things are still hard between us.”
However, Dave still maintains a cordial relationship with his paternal family as he eulogizes his Filipino heritage from time to time.
What Is Dave Bautista’s Parents’ Nationality?
Dave’s mother is Greek, and his father is the son of Filipino immigrants. David Bautista’s father is three-quarters Filipino and one-quarter British-isles. Bautista’s paternal grandfather obtained American citizenship after serving in World War II. His paternal grandfather, Alfonso Bautista, served in the Army, worked as a taxi driver and barber, and held other odd jobs to support his family.
According to Bautista, his parents were high school sweethearts who got married at a young age. They would frequently break up and reconcile until they finally got divorced when he was eight years old. His parents gave birth to him and his younger sister, Donna Raye Bautista, who was named after his mother. He also has a younger half-brother from his father’s second marriage, Michael Bautista.
Meet Dave Bautista’s younger sister, Donna Raye Bautista
Donna is Dave’s younger sister, who was named in honor of their mother. She used to work at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
Who is Dave Batista’s Paternal Half-brother, Michael Bautista?
Michael Bautista is the son of Dave’s father from his second marriage. Michael got married in 2014 to Jennifer Lynn Bautista, with whom he shares a daughter.