These 28 celebrities went to high school in San Antonio

Ever wonder whether you share an alma mater with any famous people? Believe it or not, a bunch of celebs spent their…

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Shaquille O'Neal, Robert G. Cole High SchoolBelieve it or not, famed basketball player Shaquille O'Neal went to high school right here in the Alamo City. After starting high school in Germany due to his stepfather's military career, his family moved to San Antonio, where he lead the team at Robert G. Cole High School to a 68-1 record over two years, as well as a state championship win. In 2022, O'Neal's Big Chicken restaurant chain announced it would open 50 locations in Texas, including one in SA.
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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…

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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.
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28 celebrities who went to high school in San Antonio

High school bragging rights are no joke in San Antonio, and there's no better way to up the ante than laying claim…

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John Quiñones, Brackenridge High School
TV personality Juan Manuel "John" Quiñones was born in the Alamo City in 1952, and attended Brackenridge HS before heading to St. Mary's University for college, with the help of the Upward Bound program. Now, he's best known for hosting ABC's What Would You Do?
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25 celebrities who shot movies or TV shows in San Antonio

The Alamo City may not rival Los Angeles or New York as a filming location, but we've hosted plenty of movie productions…

By Kiko Martinez

Matt Damon – All the Pretty Horses
Damon plays John Grady Cole, a young cowboy in Texas who travels with a friend on horseback to Mexico to find work. 
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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…

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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."
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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…

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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.
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25 Famous Musicians With San Antonio Roots

While San Antonio's music scene has often been eclipsed by that of a certain city north of us on Interstate 35, it's…

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Girl in a Coma
San Antonio's all-female indie-rock trio Girl in a Coma made waves in the 2000s after being taken under the wing of rock legend Joan Jett. The group scored critical praise for a series of releases that mixed punk energy with melancholy vocals and a distinctively South Texas feel. After the band's breakup, the rhythm section went on to form the similarly feted Fea, while singer Nina Diaz pursued a solo career that took her to LA and then back to the Alamo City.
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20 celebrities who went to college in San Antonio

Though not all of them graduated, these musicians, actors, athletes and even a politician spent time studying at a San Antonio college…

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Travis Scott
Though he never graduated, the University of Texas at San Antonio students take a lot of pride in calling Travis Scott one of their own. The Houston native briefly attended the local UT campus before dropping out his sophomore year to focus on his rap career. Anyone familiar with his discography and A-list status (in part due to his being Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy) knows it was well worth it.
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