30 Celebrities That Were Born in San Antonio
Whether they stayed around and grew up in the 2-1-0 or moved on outside of the Alamo City, these celebrities were all born right here in San Antonio.
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Shameless and Reba actor Steve Howey was born in San Antonio in 1977, but his family didn’t stick around for long. Believe it or not, but Howey actually spent most of his childhood on a boat his parents sailed up and down the Pacific Coast. Howey’s family settled down in Colorado when he was a teenager, but at least we can still claim him.
Photo via Netflix / Shameless
Before his breakout role as Elliott in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, actor Henry Thomas was born in SA in 1971. Still, he kept some sense of normalcy and graduated from East Central HS and later Blinn College. Thomas eventually returned to acting, recently appearing in The Haunting of Hill House.
Photo via Netflix / The Haunting of Hill House
Badass Michelle Rodriguez made her debut in San Antonio in 1978 and has been kicking ass since. She lived in Texas until she was eight years old, eventually moving to the Dominican Republic and later Puerto Rico, where he was originally from. She’s known for The Fast & the Furious and Machete franchises, as well as TV roles like Lost.
Photo via Netflix / Blue Crush
Known and adored for his roles on Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, Jared Padalecki is a proud Texas boy. He was born in the Alamo City in 1982, but left after graduating from Madison HS to pursue his career. Today, he lives in Austin.
Photo via Netflix / Supernatural
Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke was born Allyson Brooke Hernandez in San Antonio back in 1993. She attended Cornerstone Christian Elementary School and eventually got her diploma while being home-schooled.
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Jonathan Joss is pretty damn San Anto, born here in 1965 as Jonathan Gonzales. Of Spanish, Comanche and White Mountain Apache descent, Joss attended McCollum High School and attended Texas State before leaving the university and finishing his studies at Our Lady of the Lake. And how is he famous? He voiced John Redcorn on King of the Hill and portrayed Chief Ken Hotate on Parks and Recreation.
Photo via Netflix / Parks and Recreation
Born in San Antonio in 1971, Ricardo Antonio Chavira graduated from LEE High School back when it was Robert E. Lee and later attended the University of the Incarnate Word. He eventually left the 2-1-0 and is best known as Carlos Solis on Desperate Housewives. More recently, he’s appeared in Jane the Virgin and Scandal.
Photo via Netflix / Scandal
Yep, this guy is from San Antonio. Actor Bruce McGill was born here back in 1950 and even graduated from MacArthur HS, later attending the University of Texas at Austin. And you undoubtedly recognize him from Animal House, Rizzoli & Isles, MacGyver and so much more.
Photo via Amazon Prime / Suits
Born James Rodriguez in 1976, the San Antonio native ditched his Latino surname but is still forever tied to the Alamo City (and his former high school – Taft). The actor is best known for his lead role on Psych.
Photo via Amazon Prime / Psych
This Harlandale HS graduate was born in 1962, and still lives in San Antonio today. He got his break when for his role on Fame, but is also known for appearing in Blood In, Blood Out, Dexter, American Crime, and Fear the Walking Dead.
Photo via Netflix / Dexter