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Famous People From San Jose

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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
age 42
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
Melissa Haro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 31
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
Josh Holloway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 49
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
Rick Warren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 65
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
Kira Kener is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 44
Kira Nicole Kener is an American former pornographic actress. She has legally changed her name to Kira Kener and registered it as a trademark.
Cynthia Gwyn Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Amadeo Giannini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Dec. 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.
William A. Spinks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Dec. 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
Jerry Coleman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Dec. 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
Edmund Lowe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Dec. 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
Jasmine Villegas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 25
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.
John Doyle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 52
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
Frankie Banali is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 67
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
Ron Reis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 48
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
Tom Gianas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 54
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
Jeannie Mai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 40
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
Jake McGee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 32
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
Jim Wahler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 52
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
Bayard Forrest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Bayard Forrest age 64
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
Jhonen Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 44
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
Joe Murray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 57
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
Matt Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From San Jose
age 48
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
Michael Gough is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Dec. at 55 (1956-2011)
Michael J. Gough is an American voice actor and singer.
Vernon Dent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Dec. 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.
Charles Henderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From San Jose
Dec. at 81 (1873-1954)
Charles Belknap Henderson was an American attorney, businessman, and politician who served as United States Senator from Nevada.