Among the most searched things about comedian Pete Davidson are his ethnicity and racial heritage. But where is he from, and what religion does he follow? Let’s find out.

Pete Davidson was born on November 16, 1993 to a range of ethnic backgrounds from his father, Scott Matthew Davidson, and mother, Amy Waters.

The Saturday Night Live star broke into the comedy scene in 2013. Since then, the 29-year-old has been in the spotlight due to his numerous romances with celebrities such as Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, and recently Chase Sui.

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What ethnicity is Pete Davidson?

The Bupkis actor is of German, Irish, and Italian heritage from both his parents. Pete once joked that he didn’t know what race he was because “I’m all miscellaneous in the face”.

“I’m a straight white dude but for some reason, I look like every other race mixed together… I use it to my advantage,” he said. “I feel like as soon as people find out I’m just a white dude, I’ll start losing work.”

In 2017, Davidson shared that he was also “48 per cent” Jewish from his father’s side, a fact he discovered recently at the time through an ancestry test because his mom “never told him”.

Scott Davidson also had Polish Jewish and Dutch Jewish roots.

What religion does Pete Davidson follow?

The comedian was raised by his mom in a Catholic household after Pete’s dad died serving during the 9/11 attacks. He was a firefighter.

Originally from Staten Island, New York, Pete attended the local Catholic school, St Joseph by the Sea, before graduating from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, which is also a Catholic institution.

In the past, Pete spoke about his faith and even shared pictures of attending Church during Holy Saturday.

According to Bible Hint, the former SNL star opened up about his relationship with Catholicism, mentioning his admiration for the Pope. He reportedly told Vogue: “I love Pope Francis. I think he’s really cool. I’ve never been to the Vatican, but I’d like to go in my lifetime.”

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