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Famous Santa Monica High School Alumni/Students

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Famous alumni from Santa Monica High School; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable SaMoHi alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished Santa Monica High School alumni is alphabetical and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. This list below has a variety of graduates, like Bud Sagendorf and Heather Thomas, in it. {#nodes}
  • Charlie Sheen1

    Charlie Sheen

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Carlos Irwin Estévez (born September 3, 1965), known professionally as Charlie Sheen, is an...  more

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  • Robert Downey Jr.2

    Robert Downey Jr.

    Comedian, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer and singer. His...  more

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  • Rob Lowe3

    Rob Lowe

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceCharlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

    Robert Hepler Lowe (born March 17, 1964) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is...  more

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  • Sean Penn4

    Sean Penn

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, director and filmmaker. He has...  more

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  • Carson Daly5

    Carson Daly

    Talk show host, Television producer


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Carson Jones Daly (born June 22, 1973) is an American television host, radio personality,...  more

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  • Gloria Stuart6

    Gloria Stuart

    Activist, Painter

    AgeDec. at 100 (1910-2010)

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Gloria Frances Stuart (née Gloria Stewart; July 4, 1910 – September 26, 2010) was an...  more
  • Tony Alva7

    Tony Alva

    Entrepreneur, Skateboarder


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Tony Alva (born September 2, 1957) is an American skateboarder, entrepreneur, and musician,...  more
  • Emilio Estevez8

    Emilio Estevez

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Emilio Estevez (; born May 12, 1962) is an American actor, director, and writer. He is the...  more

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  • Dean Cain9

    Dean Cain

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceMount Clemens, Michigan, United States of America

    Dean George Cain (né Tanaka; born July 31, 1966) is an American actor, producer and television...  more

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  • Glenn Ford10

    AgeDec. at 90 (1916-2006)

    BirthplaceSainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada

    Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a Canadian-American...  more

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  • Heather Thomas11

    Heather Thomas

    Screenwriter, Author


    BirthplaceGreenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

    Heather Anne Thomas (born September 8, 1957) is an American actress, author, and political...  more
  • Gail Russell12

    AgeDec. at 37 (1924-1961)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Gail Russell (born Elizabeth L. Russell, September 21, 1924 – August 26, 1961) was an American...  more
  • Robert Wagner13

    Robert Wagner

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and...  more

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  • Chris Penn14

    Chris Penn

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 41 (1965-2006)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American actor. Penn was...  more
  • Holly Robinson15

    Holly Robinson

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceMount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Holly Elizabeth Robinson Peete (née, Robinson; born September 18, 1964) is an American actress...  more

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  • Randolph Bresnik16

    Randolph Bresnik

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot


    BirthplaceFort Knox, Kentucky

    Randolph James "Komrade" Bresnik (born September 11, 1967) is a retired officer in the United...  more
  • Tessa Thompson17


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her...  more

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  • Karyn Parsons18

    Karyn Parsons

    Television producer, Model


    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Karyn Parsons (born October 8, 1969) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known...  more

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  • Chad Lowe19

    Chad Lowe

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

    Charles Davis Lowe II (born January 15, 1968) is an American actor and director. He is the...  more
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    Tim Leary

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California

    Timothy James Leary (born December 23, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed...  more
  • Bud Sagendorf21

    Bud Sagendorf


    AgeDec. at 79 (1915-1994)

    BirthplaceWenatchee, Washington

    Forrest Cowles Sagendorf (March 22, 1915 – September 22, 1994), better known as Bud Sagendorf,...  more
  • Josh Pence22


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Joshua Charles Pence (born June 8, 1982) is an American actor. ...  more
  • Rick Monday23

    Rick Monday

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceBatesville, Arkansas

    Robert James "Rick" Monday Jr. (born November 20, 1945 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a former...  more
  • Phil Hill24

    Phil Hill

    Auto mechanic, Race car driver

    AgeDec. at 81 (1927-2008)

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Philip Toll Hill Jr. (April 20, 1927 – August 28, 2008) was an American automobile racer and...  more
  • Dennis Smith25

    Dennis Smith

    American football player


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California

    Dennis Smith (born February 3, 1959) is a retired American football player. He played...  more