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Famous People From San Antonio

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List of famous people from San Antonio, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in San Antonio, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from San Antonio you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in San Antonio, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List includes James Farrimond, Nikki Young and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from San Antonio?" or "Which celebrities were born in San Antonio?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • BirthplaceBexar County, Texas, USA

    Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (born July 12, 1978) is an American actress. Her breakout role was as a troubled boxer in the independent film Girlfight (2000), which was met with critical acclaim and...  more

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  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

    Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer, whose career spans seven decades of television. She is best known for her groundbreaking comedy...  more

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  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

    Jared Tristan Padalecki (born July 19, 1982) is an American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Sam Winchester in the TV series Supernatural. He grew up in Texas and rose to fame in the...  more

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  • Joan Crawford

    Dec. at 73 (1904-1977)

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904 – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before...  more

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  • Rand Paul

    Age: 58

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Randal Howard Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American politician and physician serving as the junior United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011, alongside Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He...  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Austin Mahone (born April 4, 1996) is an American pop singer-songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records....  more
  • Suzy Parker

    Dec. at 70 (1932-2003)

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Suzy Parker (born Cecilia Ann Renee Parker; October 28, 1932 – May 3, 2003) was an American model and actress active from 1947 into the early 1960s. Her modeling career reached its zenith during the...  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Rita Jenrette (née Carpenter, born November 25, 1949) is an American celebrity, actress, television journalist, real estate executive, and proponent of architectural restoration. She is most well...  more
  • Aaron Ross

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Aaron Jermaine Ross (born September 15, 1982) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He won Super Bowl XLII and...  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor; August 23, 1943) is an American convicted rapist and serial killer. He was sentenced to death in California in 2010 for five murders committed...  more

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  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

    Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his breakout role in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial....  more

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  • Robert Cade

    Dec. at 80 (1927-2007)

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    James Robert Cade (September 26, 1927 – November 27, 2007) was an American physician, university professor, research scientist and inventor. Cade, a native of Texas, earned his bachelor and medical...  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

    Tabitha Soren Lewis (born Tabitha Lee Sornberger; August 19, 1967) is an American fine art photographer and former reporter for MTV News, ABC News and NBC News....  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

    Alberto R. Gonzales (born August 4, 1955) is an American lawyer who served as the 80th United States Attorney General, appointed in February 2005 by President George W. Bush, becoming the...  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Joseph Rolando Benavidez (born July 31, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist. After fighting in smaller shows while working as a screen printer in Las Cruces, New Mexico, he joined up with...  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    James David Rodriguez (; born April 4, 1976), known professionally as James Roday, is an American actor, director and screenwriter. He starred on the USA Network series Psych as hyper-observant...  more

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  • Deborah Howell

    Dec. at 68 (1941-2010)

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Deborah Howell (January 15, 1941 – January 2, 2010) was a long-time newswoman and editor who served for three years as the ombudsman for The Washington Post. Howell is a Board Member In Memoriam at...  more
  • BirthplaceTexas, USA, San Antonio

    Louis Whitley Strieber (; born June 13, 1945) is an American writer best known for his horror novels The Wolfen and The Hunger and for Communion, a non-fiction account of his alleged experiences with...  more
  • Robert Swenson

    Dec. at 40 (1957-1997)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Robert Alexander Swenson Jr. (January 5, 1957 – August 18, 1997) was an American professional wrestler, stuntman and actor....  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    David Barakau Wesley (born November 14, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and CBA. He is the current television color analyst for the New Orleans...  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Guadalupe Robledo (December 12, 1934 – November 6, 2018) was a Mexican professional wrestler, best known by the ring name of Jose Lothario. He performed for such promotions as the NWA and the WWF....  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Mischer leads here. For the specialized treatment for diseases of the brain and spine, see Mischer Neuroscience InstituteDonald Leo "Don" Mischer (born March 5, 1940) is an American producer and...  more
  • Holly Hallstrom

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

    Holly Anne Hallstrom (born August 24, 1952) is an American former model. She was one of the models ("Barker's Beauties") on the daytime game show The Price Is Right, from 1977 to 1995....  more
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Christopher Cross (born Christopher Charles Geppert; May 3, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. Cross won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous debut album released in...  more

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  • BirthplaceTexas, USA, San Antonio

    Marcos Witt is an American Christian music singer and pastor. Marcos is considered the most influential and famous Spanish speaking figure of Christian music....  more

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