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List of famous people from San Jose, 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 Jose, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from San Jose 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 Jose, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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Dustin Diamond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Dustin Diamond age 40 - Dustin Neil Diamond is an American actor, musician, director, and stand-up comedian best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers in the television shows Saved by the Bell, Good ...more

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Melissa Haro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Melissa Haro age 29 - Melissa Rose Haro is an American model who appeared in the 2008 & 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her 2008 photo shoot was set in the Cayman Islands during the Pirate Week festival ...more

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Josh Holloway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Josh Holloway age 47 - Joshua Lee "Josh" Holloway is an American actor and model, best known as James "Sawyer" Ford on the American television show Lost and starred in the CBS drama Intelligence as

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Rick Warren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Rick Warren age 61 - Richard Duane "Rick" Warren is an American evangelical Christian pastor and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch in Lake Forest, ...more

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Kira Kener is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Kira Kener age 42 - Kira Nicole Kener is an American former pornographic actress. She has legally changed her name to Kira Kener and registered it as a trademark.

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Cynthia Gwyn Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From San Jose

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Amadeo Giannini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Amadeo Giannini Died at 79 (1870-1949) - Amadeo Pietro Giannini, also known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or A.P. Giannini, born in San Jose, California, was an American banker who founded the Bank of America.

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William A. Spinks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From San Jose
William A. Spinks Died at 68 (1865-1933) - William Alexander Spinks, Jr. was an American professional player of carom billiards in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known professionally as William A. Spinks or W. A. Spinks, ...more

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Jerry Coleman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Jerry Coleman Died at 90 (1924-2014) - Gerald Francis "Jerry" Coleman was a Major League Baseball second baseman for the New York Yankees and manager of the San Diego Padres for one year. Coleman was named the rookie of the ...more

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Edmund Lowe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Edmund Lowe Died at 81 (1890-1971) - Edmund Dantes Lowe was an American actor. His formative experience began in vaudeville and silent film. He was born in San Jose, California. His father was a local judge. His childhood home was ...more

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Jasmine Villegas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Jasmine Villegas age 22 - Jasmine Marie Villegas, better known as Jasmine V, is an American pop and R&B singer. After many years of pursuing a career in music, she was signed to Sony Music at the age of 16.

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John Doyle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From San Jose
John Doyle age 49 - John Joseph Doyle is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in both Europe and the United States including the Western Soccer League, American Professional Soccer League and ...more

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Frankie Banali is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Frankie Banali age 64 - Frankie Banali is an American rock drummer, best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band Quiet Riot. He has been the band's manager since 1994. He played drums in the heavy metal ...more

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Ron Reis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Ron Reis age 45 - Ronald Allen "Ron" Reis is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling between 1995 and 1998 under the ring names The Yeti

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Tom Gianas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Tom Gianas age 51 - Tom Gianas is an American comedy writer, director and producer. Gianas is best known for producing Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic and writing/directing on the MTV sketch comedy series Human ...more

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Jeannie Mai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Jeannie Mai age 38 - Jeannie Camtu Mai is an American makeup artist, fashion expert, and TV personality. She is most known for her work as the host of the Style Network series How Do I Look?, and USA's Character ...more

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Jake McGee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Jake McGee age 29 - Jacob Daniel McGee, is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. He attended Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada. McGee is 6'3" tall and weighs 230 pounds. McGee was ...more

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Jim Wahler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Jim Wahler age 49 - James Joseph Wahler is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Washington Redskins. He played college football for UCLA and ...more

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Bayard Forrest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Bayard Forrest age 61 - Bayard Forrest is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'10" 235 lb center who played at Grand Canyon University before being drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in ...more

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Jhonen Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Jhonen Vasquez age 41 - Jhonen C. Vasquez is an American comic book writer, cartoonist, and music video director. He is best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim and the comic book Johnny the ...more

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Joe Murray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Joe Murray age 55 - Joseph David "Joe" Murray is an American animator, writer, illustrator, producer, director, and voice actor, best known as the creator of the Nickelodeon animated series Rocko's Modern ...more

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Matt Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Matt Sanchez age 45 - Matthew "Matt" Sanchez is an American journalist, who has worked for Fox News and other organizations. He previously served as a Marine reservist. and was involved in a controversy ...more

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Michael Gough is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Michael Gough Died at 55 (1956-2011) - Michael J. Gough is an American voice actor and singer.

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Vernon Dent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Vernon Dent Died at 68 (1895-1963) - Vernon Bruce Dent was a comic actor who appeared in over 400 films in his career. He co-starred in many short films for Columbia Pictures, frequently as the foil to The Three Stooges.

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Charles Henderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Charles Henderson Died at 81 (1873-1954) - Charles Belknap Henderson was an American attorney, businessman, and politician who served as United States Senator from Nevada.

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Jim K. Omura is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Jim K. Omura age 76 - Jimmy K. Omura is an electrical engineer and information theorist. Omura received his B.S. and M.S. from MIT, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He was a professor of electrical engineering ...more

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Dave Meltzer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Dave Meltzer age 56 - David Allen "Dave" Meltzer is an American journalist covering professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Since 1983, he has been the publisher/editor of the Wrestling Observer ...more

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Ernie Reyes, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Ernie Reyes, Jr. age 43 - Ernie Reyes, Jr. is an Actor.

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Rosanna DeSoto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Rosanna DeSoto age 65 - Rosanna DeSoto is a Mexican American actress who has performed in films and television. She is best known for her roles in Stand and Deliver, for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for ...more

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Virginia Brissac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Virginia Brissac Died at 96 (1883-1979) - Virginia Brissac, was an American West Coast stage actress who came out of retirement in her early 50s to begin what would turn out to be a twenty year career as a performer in cinema and ...more

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Courtney Paris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Courtney Paris age 28 - Courtney Paris is an American basketball player born in San Jose, California. She is currently the starting center for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. She is best known for her accomplishments during ...more

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Jeriome Robertson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Jeriome Robertson Died at 33 (1977-2010) - Jeriome Paul Robertson was an American left-handed baseball pitcher who played three seasons in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians. In 51 career games, Robertson ...more

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Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Pat Tillman Died at 28 (1976-2004) - Patrick Daniel "Pat" Tillman was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 ...more

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Bao Thien Ngo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Bao Thien Ngo age 33 - bảo.thiên.ngô has a dream that someday his future daughter will be married at a Vietnamese community center built along the beautiful coastline of California, headquarters of the ...more

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Tim Montijo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Tim Montijo age 45 - Tim Montijo is a composer and film producer.

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Alan Chang is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Alan Chang age 36 - Alan Peijei Chang is an American pianist and songwriter, best known for his work with Michael Bublé. Originally from San Jose, California, he graduated from USC's Thornton School of Music ...more

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Drew Arellano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Drew Arellano age 37 - Andrew James Estrella Arellano, better known as Drew Arellano, is a Filipino-American actor and host. He is one of the traveling hosts of the daily morning show, Unang Hirit and the former show ...more

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Pellom McDaniels is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Pellom McDaniels age 47 - Pellom McDaniels III is a professor, librarian and former World League of American Football and NFL defensive lineman.

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Bob Toledo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Bob Toledo age 71 - Robert Anthony "Bob" Toledo is a former American football coach and former player. Toledo served as the head coach at University of California, Riverside, the University of the ...more

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Sandra McPherson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Sandra McPherson age 72 - Sandra McPherson is an American poet. Born in San Jose, California, McPherson received her B.A. at San Jose State University, and studied at the University of Washington, with Elizabeth Bishop ...more

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Scott Fisher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Scott Fisher age 52 - Scott Fisher is a retired American-Australian basketball player and former head coach of the National Basketball League's Perth Wildcats. He is currently the Head coach for Ohlone College.

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Steve Caballero is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Steve Caballero age 52 - Steve Caballero is a professional skateboarder and musician. Caballero is known for the difficult tricks and air variations he invented for vertical skating and for setting the long-standing ...more

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Rod Coronado is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Rod Coronado age 49 - Rodney Adam Coronado is a Native American eco-anarchist and animal rights activist. He is an advocate and former activist for the Animal Liberation Front and a spokesperson for the Earth ...more

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Michelle Kasold is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Michelle Kasold age 28 - Michelle Kasold is a female field hockey striker from the United States. Kasold graduated from East Chapel Hill High School in 2005. She graduated from the Wake Forest University in 2009. Kasold ...more

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Todd Philips is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Todd Philips age 62 - Todd Phillips is an American double bassist. He has appeared on many innovative, as well as traditional, acoustic instrumental and bluegrass recordings made since the mid-1970s. A two-time ...more

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Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Dave Righetti age 57 - David Allan Righetti is an American professional baseball coach and former player. A left-handed pitcher, Righetti played in Major League Baseball from 1979 through 1995 for the New York ...more

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Amy Applebaum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Amy Applebaum age 45 - Amy Applebaum is an American self-help writer, professional speaker, and life coach. She founded the company "Bootcamp For Your Mind" in 2002 which provides life-coaching to its ...more

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Aliza Washabaugh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Aliza Washabaugh Aliza Washabaugh is an actress and stunt performer.

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Donald D. Chamberlin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Donald D. Chamberlin age 71 - Donald D. Chamberlin is an American computer scientist who is best known as one of the principal designers of the original SQL language specification with Raymond Boyce. He also made significant ...more

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Allyn Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Allyn Ferguson Died at 86 (1924-2010) - Allyn Malcolm Ferguson Jr. was an American composer, best known for the themes for 1970s television programs Barney Miller and Charlie's Angels, which he co-wrote with Jack Elliott. In its ...more