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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}
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    Charlie Sheen

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    Alternative NameCharlie Sheen, Carlos Estevez

    Carlos Irwin Estévez (born September 3, 1965), known professionally as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen has appeared in films including Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), Young Guns...  more

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  • 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 career has been characterized by critical and popular notoriety in his youth, followed by a period of...  more

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  • 3

    Rob Lowe

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceCharlottesville, Virginia, USA


    Alternative NameRob Lowe

    Robert Hepler Lowe (born March 17, 1964) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is the recipient of two Screen Actors Guild Awards and has been nominated for six Golden Globes Awards and a...  more

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    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 won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the biopic Milk...  more

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    Carson Daly

    Talk show host, Television producer


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA


    Carson Jones Daly (born June 22, 1973) is an American television host, radio personality, producer, and television personality. Prior to 2002, Daly was a VJ on MTV's Total Request Live, and a DJ for...  more

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  • 6

    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 American actress, visual artist, and activist. She was initially known for her roles in Pre-Code films, though...  more
  • 7

    Tony Alva

    Entrepreneur, Skateboarder


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America


    Tony Alva (born September 2, 1957) is an American skateboarder, entrepreneur, and musician, most prominently known as a pioneer of vertical skateboarding and as one of the original members of the...  more
  • 8

    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 brother of actor Charlie Sheen and the son of actor Martin Sheen. Estevez started his career as an actor and...  more

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  • 9

    Dean Cain

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceMount Clemens, Michigan, USA


    Dean George Cain (né Tanaka; born July 31, 1966) is an American actor, producer and television show host, best known for playing the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New...  more

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  • 10

    AgeDec. at 90 (1916-2006)

    BirthplaceSainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada


    Alternative NameGlenn Ford

    Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a Canadian-American actor whose career lasted more than 50 years. Although he played many different types of roles in many...  more

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    #132 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#226 of 362 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time

  • 11

    Heather Thomas

    Screenwriter, Author


    BirthplaceGreenwich, Connecticut, USA


    Heather Anne Thomas (born September 8, 1957) is an American actress, author, and political activist, who co-starred as Jody Banks on the TV series The Fall Guy....  more
  • 12

    AgeDec. at 37 (1924-1961)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America


    Gail Russell (born Elizabeth L. Russell, September 21, 1924 – August 26, 1961) was an American film and television actress....  more
  • 13

    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 television, best known for starring in the television shows It Takes a Thief (1968–70), Switch (1975–78),...  more

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  • 14

    Chris Penn

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 41 (1965-2006)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA


    Alternative NameChris Penn

    Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American actor. Penn was typically cast as a tough character, featured as a villain or a working-class lug, or in a comic role...  more
  • 15

    Holly Robinson

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


    Alternative NameHolly Robinson Peete

    Holly Elizabeth Robinson Peete (née, Robinson; born September 18, 1964) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Judy Hoffs on the Fox TV police drama 21 Jump Street, Vanessa...  more

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  • 16

    Randolph Bresnik

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot


    BirthplaceFort Knox, Kentucky


    Randolph James "Komrade" Bresnik (born September 11, 1967) is a retired officer in the United States Marine Corps and an active NASA astronaut. A Marine Aviator by trade, Bresnik was selected as a...  more
  • 17


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA


    Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her breakthrough role was in Tina Mabry's independent film Mississippi Damned (2009). She gained further...  more

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  • 18

    Karyn Parsons

    Television producer, Model


    BirthplaceHollywood, California, USA


    Alternative NameKaryn Parsons

    Karyn Parsons (born October 8, 1969) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Hilary Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990 to 1996. Parsons also...  more

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  • 19

    Chad Lowe

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, USA


    Charles Davis Lowe II (born January 15, 1968) is an American actor and director. He is the younger brother of actor Rob Lowe. He won an Emmy Award for his supporting role in Life Goes On as a young...  more
  • 20

    Tim Leary

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California


    Timothy James Leary (born December 23, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher....  more
  • 21

    Bud Sagendorf


    AgeDec. at 79 (1915-1994)

    BirthplaceWenatchee, Washington


    Forrest Cowles Sagendorf (March 22, 1915 – September 22, 1994), better known as Bud Sagendorf, was an American cartoonist, notable for his work on King Features Syndicate's Thimble Theatre Starring...  more
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    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America


    Joshua Charles Pence (born June 8, 1982) is an American actor. ...  more
  • 23

    Rick Monday

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceBatesville, Arkansas


    Robert James "Rick" Monday Jr. (born November 20, 1945 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder and is currently a broadcast announcer. Monday is best...  more
  • 24

    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 the only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (Mario Andretti, an...  more
  • 25

    Dennis Smith

    American football player


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California


    Dennis Smith (born February 3, 1959) is a retired American football player. He played professionally as a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for the Denver Broncos from 1981 until 1994. ...  more