Richard has English and small/distant amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Scottish, German, and French ancestry.
Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia on August 31, 1949. He grew up in a large Methodist family, one of five children born to Homer and Doris Ann Gere. Both of Gere's parents were Mayflower descendants. Gere's middle name, Tiffany, is from his mother's maiden name. A musical child, Gere became quite skilled at playing the trumpet.