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Famous People From San Jose

Updated September 27, 2018 11.8k views417 items

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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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from San Jose?" or "Which celebrities were born in San Jose?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Dustin Diamond

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA

    Dustin Neil Diamond (January 7, 1977 – February 1, 2021) was an American actor, musician,...  more

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  • Melissa Haro

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Melissa Rose Haro (September 5, 1987) is an American model who appeared in the 2008 and 2009...  more
  • Josh Holloway

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Josh Lee Holloway (born July 20, 1969) is an American actor, model and producer, best known...  more

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  • Rick Warren

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Richard Duane Warren (born January 28, 1954) is an American evangelical Christian pastor and...  more

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  • Amadeo Giannini

    Amadeo Giannini

    Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Amadeo Pietro Giannini (Italian pronunciation: [amaˈdɛːo ˈpjɛːtro dʒanˈniːni]), also known as...  more
  • William A. Spinks

    William A. Spinks

    Dec. at 68 (1865-1933)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    William Alexander Spinks Jr. (1865–1933) was an American professional player of carom...  more
  • Jerry Coleman

    Jerry Coleman

    Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Gerald Francis Coleman (September 14, 1924 – January 5, 2014) was a Major League Baseball...  more
  • Edmund Lowe

    Edmund Lowe

    Dec. at 81 (1890-1971)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, USA, California

    Edmund Dantes Lowe (March 3, 1890 – April 21, 1971) was an American actor. His formative...  more
  • Jasmine Villegas

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Jasmine Marie Villegas (born December 7, 1993) is an American pop and R&B singer. She was...  more
  • John Doyle

    John Doyle

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    John Joseph Doyle (born March 16, 1966) is a retired American soccer player who played...  more

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  • Frankie Banali

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Frankie Banali (born November 14, 1951) is an American rock drummer, best known for his work...  more

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  • Ron Reis

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Ronald Allen Reis is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances...  more
  • Tom Gianas

    Tom Gianas

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Tom Gianas (born October 29, 1973) is an American comedy writer, director and producer. ...  more
  • Jeannie Mai

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA

    Jeannie Camtu Mai (born January 4, 1979) is an American television personality, stylist, and...  more

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  • Jake McGee

    Jake McGee

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Jacob Daniel McGee (born August 6, 1986) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher...  more
  • Jim Wahler

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    James Joseph Wahler (born July 29, 1966) is a former American football defensive lineman in...  more
  • Bayard Forrest

    Bayard Forrest

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Bayard Forrest (born July 8, 1954) is a retired American professional basketball player. He...  more
  • Jhonen Vasquez

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Jhonen C. Vasquez (/'d͡ʒoʊ.nɛn 'væs.kɛz/) (born September 1, 1974) is an American comic book...  more
  • Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Joseph David Murray (born May 3, 1961) is an American animator, writer, illustrator, producer,...  more
  • Michael Gough

    Dec. at 55 (1956-2011)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA

    Michael J. Gough (born December 3, 1956 in San Jose, California) is an American voice actor,...  more
  • Vernon Dent

    Vernon Dent

    Dec. at 68 (1895-1963)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Vernon Bruce Dent (February 16, 1895 – November 5, 1963) was an American comic actor who...  more
  • Charles Henderson

    Charles Henderson

    Dec. at 81 (1873-1954)

    BirthplaceArea codes 408 and 669, California, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States

    Charles Belknap Henderson (June 8, 1873 – November 8, 1954) was an American attorney,...  more
  • BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Jimmy K. Omura (born September 8, 1940 in San Jose, California) is an electrical engineer and...  more
  • Dave Meltzer

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    David Allen Meltzer (born October 24, 1959) is an American journalist and historian known for...  more
  • Ernie Reyes, Jr.

    BirthplaceSan Jose, USA, California

    Ernie Reyes Jr. (born January 15, 1972) is an American actor and martial artist, known for his...  more