Famous People from San Jose, California

famous people from san jose californiaSan Jose, California, is a place that gave several famous people to the public. These celebrities all have in common the fact that they were born in San Jose. If you are a local you may already know many of these recognizable names from your hometown but some of these prominent figures might still surprise you.

5 Celebrities from San Jose, CA

Here is our list of notable locals from San Jose:

  • Brett Dalton

    Brett Dalton is an American actor who was born in San Jose in the year 1983. He is most known for his roles Hive and Grant Ward in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. popular series on ABC TV network. Dalton graduated from Campbell’s Westmont High School in the in the year 2001. After auditioning for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest’s production, he became interested in acting. During his studies he also played the lead character in My Favorite Year. Dalton achieved a Master of Fine Arts from Yale after studying at University of California, Berkeley. At Yale he was colleague with Lupita Nyong’o who will later become an Oscar winner.

  • Kathleen Walsh

    Kathleen Walsh was born in San Jose in the year 1967. The American actress is known for roles such as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the television dramas Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy, Olivia Baker on the drama series 13 Reasons Why, as well as Rebecca Wright on the sitcom Bad Judge. She got involved in regional theater during her studies at the University of Arizona. In the 1980s, she began modeling in Japan. Later on, after moving to Chicago, she started to work with the Piven Theatre Workshop. The actress also performed in Off-Broadway plays after moving to New York City. If you want to see a Broadway show as a group, hire a San Jose bus charter. Kathleen had her first major television appearance on The Drew Carey Show.

  • Jasmine Villegas

    Jasmine Villegas was born in San Jose in the year 1993). The American R&B and pop singer is better known as Jasmine V. She was signed at age 16 to Sony Music, after she has already many years of pursuing a career in music. Villegas had her first acting job when she was just nine years old, acting in a commercial for The Land Before Time IX. At the age 11 she had her first professional singing gig performing the national anthem for the game of Los Angeles Clippers. She also made also an appearance in “Baby”, Justin Bieber's music video. Jasmine, as a superstar, travels by way of limo service or party bus!

  • Nick Groff

    Nick Groff was born in San Jose in the year 1980. He is the producer of Paranormal Lockdown. Since childhood, he has been fascinated with the paranormal because of some inexplicable experiences within his home and his passion for horror movies. Nick is no stranger to the San Jose nightlife.

  • Nikki Sixx

    Nikki Sixx was born in San Jose in 1958. He is a radio host, composer, musician, songwriter, photographer, and actor best known for his soundtrack in the movie Charlie's Angels. Sixx is also known as the bassist, co-founder, and songwriter of the music group Mötley Crüe. Before forming the latest music band, he was a member of the music groups Sister and London.

Our list includes only five of the famous people from San Jose. The list could be extended with tens of names. San Jose is a place that gave many important figures in art, music and acting industries.