The most famous celebrities who were born in San Antonio

A bevy of celebrities are repping the 2-1-0 in Hollywood and beyond. Whether they were born in the Alamo City and quickly…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez has been repping SA since being born here in 1968. The director, who went ot St. Anthony High School, is known for everything from Machete to Spy Kids, and directed an episode of the second season of the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
Photo via Twitter /  Rodriguez
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20 of the most controversial people with ties to San Antonio

There are plenty of famous people with ties to San Antonio, but not all of them have pristine reputations. Even though we're…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Rodney Alcala
San Antonio loves to claim big names who were born here, but we may be loath to admit that Rodney Alcala is "one of ours." On September 13, 1978, Alcala won a date with Cheryl Bradshaw on The Dating Game, which would be small potatoes in the annals of television history were it not for the fact that by that time authorities said he'd already begun a killing spree. In 1979, Alcala was arrested in association with the murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe. He was later sentenced to death in California for five murders committed between 1977 and 1979. In 2013, he pled guilty to two additional murders committed in New York in 1971 and 1977, for which he was sentenced to an additional 25 years to life. However, some believe that his true victim count may be much higher, in part due to a cache of photos authorities found of women and teenaged boys, many of whom remain unidentified. For her part, Bradshaw didn't go on that date with Alcala. "He was acting really creepy," she told the Sunday Telegraph in 2012. "I turned down his offer. I didn't want to see him again."
Photo via ABC Television
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32 celebrities that were born in San Antonio, including some that may surprise you

Whether they stayed in San Antonio for the long haul or grew up elsewhere, these celebrities were all born in the Alamo…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki's breakout role may have been playing Dean Forester on Gilmore Girls, but he'll likely always be remembered for his 15-season run as Sam Winchester on Supernatural. The actor was born in the Alamo City in 1982 and graduated from Madison HS and now calls Austin home.
Photo via The CW / Supernatural
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