M. David Melvin is 1/2 Chinese, 1/8th French, 1/8th Dutch Jew, 1/16th Blackfoot Indian, 1/32nd Cherokee, and scraps of Irish, German, and English. But most people in LA think he's Mexican. Even though he's more than 50% minority, he's never received the perks of being one (i.e. he's ineligible for Sundance's Native American extended deadline). That said, Melvin credits his diverse background as the source of his satirical sense of humor and true outlier's point of view.