Ian Hamilton Trottier was born in California, to an American father, and a British mother. The Trottier family has been in North America since 1640 AD when they first arrived to Quebec from the Lyon region of France. Ian and his Hamilton side, per his grandfather via his British mother, are descendants of the Hamilton Clan of Scotland. Related in regard to US founding father Alexander Hamilton. When Ian was age 9, he moved from California where his family roots back many generations, to Salisbury, U.K. In England, he attended Downton Secondary School. During High School in California Ian was fortunate enough to partake in Close-UP Washington DC where he met in the private chambers of a US Supreme Court Justice. Trottier has a degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon and currently resides in Florida. An activist, actor, small business owner, producer, radio host and writer, he always enjoys helping the less fortunate.
In Ian's family, his (great) uncle is a former US Marshall and former 2 term State Senator to Wyoming. Another is a former MLB player for the Chicago Cubs, another is a former Gold Glove Boxer in Oregon. Ian's great great grandfather settled and established a number of cities in the Western United States.