Famous People From San Jose

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
    Dec. at 44 (1977-2021)
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA
    Dustin Neil Diamond (January 7, 1977 – February 1, 2021) was an American actor, musician, director, and stand-up comedian widely known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers in the television shows ...more
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America
    Melissa Rose Haro (September 5, 1987) is an American model who appeared in the 2008 and 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her 2008 photo shoot was set in the Cayman Islands during the Pirate ...more
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA
    Josh Lee Holloway (born July 20, 1969) is an American actor, model and producer, best known for his roles as James "Sawyer" Ford on the American television show Lost and as Will Bowman on the science ...more
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California
    Richard Duane Warren (born January 28, 1954) is an American evangelical Christian pastor and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch affiliated ...more
  • Amadeo Giannini
    Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California
    Amadeo Pietro Giannini (Italian pronunciation: [amaˈdɛːo ˈpjɛːtro dʒanˈniːni]), also known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or A.P. Giannini (May 6, 1870 – June 3, 1949) was an Italian-American banker who ...more
  • William A. Spinks
    Dec. at 67 (1865-1933)
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California
    William Alexander Spinks Jr. (1865–1933) was an American professional player of carom billiards in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was often referred to as W. A. Spinks, and occasionally ...more