May 31, 2019

20 Celebrities Who Went to High School in San Antonio

It's common knowledge that San Antonians take a lot of pride in where they attended high school. So, we rounded up 20 famous people who went to high school locally, whether they were born and raised in the Alamo City or just ended up here.
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Shawn Michaels
Though he was born in Arizona, Shawn Michaels’ ties to SA make him the prodigal son of the Alamo City. No, not really, but we do rep him since he attended Randolph HS on base. He would later be trained by local, yet acclaimed boxing legend José Lothario.
Photo courtesy of WWE
Shawn Michaels
Though he was born in Arizona, Shawn Michaels’ ties to SA make him the prodigal son of the Alamo City. No, not really, but we do rep him since he attended Randolph HS on base. He would later be trained by local, yet acclaimed boxing legend José Lothario.
Photo courtesy of WWE
Jared Padelecki
A favorite for multiple fandoms thanks to his roles on Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, Jared Padelecki is a proud SA native. He was born and raised in the Alamo City, and graduated from Madison HS before flocking to Los Angeles to begin his acting career. Obviously, things turned out well for him.
Photo courtesy of the CW via Instagram / cw_supernatural
Jared Padelecki
A favorite for multiple fandoms thanks to his roles on Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, Jared Padelecki is a proud SA native. He was born and raised in the Alamo City, and graduated from Madison HS before flocking to Los Angeles to begin his acting career. Obviously, things turned out well for him.
Photo courtesy of the CW via Instagram / cw_supernatural
Jonathan Joss
Jonathan Joss is pretty damn San Anto, born here in 1965 as Jonathan Gonzales. He attended McCollum HS and later voiced Red Corn on King of the Hill and portrayed Chief Ken Hotate on Parks and Recreation.
Photo courtesy of NBC via Netflix / Parks and Recreation
Jonathan Joss
Jonathan Joss is pretty damn San Anto, born here in 1965 as Jonathan Gonzales. He attended McCollum HS and later voiced Red Corn on King of the Hill and portrayed Chief Ken Hotate on Parks and Recreation.
Photo courtesy of NBC via Netflix / Parks and Recreation
Chris Perez
Selena may have repped Corpus Christi, but her hubby is totally a San Antonio guy. He was born in SA in 1969 and even went to Jefferson HS.
Photo via Instagram / chrispereznow
Chris Perez
Selena may have repped Corpus Christi, but her hubby is totally a San Antonio guy. He was born in SA in 1969 and even went to Jefferson HS.
Photo via Instagram / chrispereznow
Jesse Borrego
Before catching his break in Fame and starring in SA favorite Blood In, Blood Out, Jesse Borrego grew up on the South Side. He graduated from Harlandale HS in 1980.
Photo courtesy of Jesse Borrego
Jesse Borrego
Before catching his break in Fame and starring in SA favorite Blood In, Blood Out, Jesse Borrego grew up on the South Side. He graduated from Harlandale HS in 1980.
Photo courtesy of Jesse Borrego
Shaquille O'Neal
Though there was a time that San Antonians hated Shaq (during his Lakers years), he will forever have ties to the Alamo City. He was an army brat (his stepdad was a sergeant) and attended Robert G. Cole HS. While there, Shaq led the team to a 68-1 record over two years, securing a state championship his senior year. And the rest, they say, is history.
Photo via Instagram / shaq
Shaquille O'Neal
Though there was a time that San Antonians hated Shaq (during his Lakers years), he will forever have ties to the Alamo City. He was an army brat (his stepdad was a sergeant) and attended Robert G. Cole HS. While there, Shaq led the team to a 68-1 record over two years, securing a state championship his senior year. And the rest, they say, is history.
Photo via Instagram / shaq
Pendleton Ward
Animator, writer and voice actor Pendleton Ward, best known as the creative force behind Adventure Time, was born in the Alamo City in 1982. Though he now resides in Los Angeles, the cartoon wiz is a graduate of the now-LEE High School.
Photo via Instagram / weeb.on.crack
Pendleton Ward
Animator, writer and voice actor Pendleton Ward, best known as the creative force behind Adventure Time, was born in the Alamo City in 1982. Though he now resides in Los Angeles, the cartoon wiz is a graduate of the now-LEE High School.
Photo via Instagram / weeb.on.crack
Peter Weller
RoboCop went to school in SA?! Yes, it’s true. Actor Peter Weller, a Wisconsin native, landed in SA thanks to his dad’s military career and actually graduated from Alamo Heights HS.
Photo via Instagram / real_peter_weller
Peter Weller
RoboCop went to school in SA?! Yes, it’s true. Actor Peter Weller, a Wisconsin native, landed in SA thanks to his dad’s military career and actually graduated from Alamo Heights HS.
Photo via Instagram / real_peter_weller
Henry Thomas
After breaking into Hollywood in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and starring in a few more films in his youth, actor Henry Thomas returned to his native SA. He even graduated from East Central HS before continuing his acting career.
Photo courtesy of Rare Bird Books
Henry Thomas
After breaking into Hollywood in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and starring in a few more films in his youth, actor Henry Thomas returned to his native SA. He even graduated from East Central HS before continuing his acting career.
Photo courtesy of Rare Bird Books
Shea Serrano
New York Times best-selling author, journalist and former teacher proudly reps San Antonio – more specifically the South Side. Widely known for his addicting Twitter personality, Serrano graduated from Southwest HS.
Photo via Instagram / laramiserranophoto
Shea Serrano
New York Times best-selling author, journalist and former teacher proudly reps San Antonio – more specifically the South Side. Widely known for his addicting Twitter personality, Serrano graduated from Southwest HS.
Photo via Instagram / laramiserranophoto