Famous People from El Paso, Texas

famous people from el paso texasEverything is bigger in Texas and El Paso is no exception to the rule. It is known as the Sun City and has the bragging rights to producing some of the most famous people in America. The city is located at the western end of the state of Texas. It is ranked as one of the corporate mini bus rentalst place to live in America. The city received an All American Award four times in a row. It is definitely a great place to call home.

5 Celebrities From El Paso,TX

Here is a list of famous people from El Paso :

  • John Moyer

    John Moyer is an American rock music artist born in 1973 in El Paso Texas. Before his stint in the Union Underground, he played as a bassist for a famous band called soak. He owns a record company called Natural Ear Music in Austin Texas where he works with lots of new talent and bands. He does this work in collaboration with Silver Tongue Music. Though Moyer is able to play finger style, he prefers picking as it gives off a more aggressive feeling. Moyer joined a famous band called Adrenaline Mob in the year 2012 where he replaced Rudy Sarzo on bass. After a road accident in 2014, he announced that he wouldn’t join Adrenaline Mob for their fall tour therefore he was replaced. He formed a new band in 2015 and is set to release an album. Catch John playing at one of the nightclubs in El Paso when you can.

  • Kenneth Cornelius "Kenny" Thomas

    Kenneth Thomas is a retired professional basketball player. He was born on July 25th 1977. He attended Austin High School in El Paso. He moved to Albuquerque New Mexico to play for Albuquerque High School in his senior year. He was named a boys’ basketball All American in 1995 after he helped his team record a Class 4A state title. He went on to attend the University of New Mexico. He was one of the greatest recruits to attend the university. Thomas is ranked at second on the Lobos scoring list and is one out of the five Lobos to be to be chosen as an All American in the year 1998. In 1999, he was selected by the Huston Rockets in an NBA draft. He went on to lead his team mates in rebounds for the 1999-2000 season. He was one of the only two rookies to lead his team in rebounds. Thomas remained a consistent team leader in blocked shots and rebounds until the day he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • Lupe Ontiveros

    Lupe Ontiveros was born in September 17th 1942 in El Paso and died on July 26th 2017. She was an American actor who was best known for her role as Yolanda Saldivar in the film called Selena. She was famed for her role as a maid and as her career came to an end she was also known for playing a grandmother who knew it all. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for the role she played in Desperate House Wives.

  • Aaron Sánchez

    Aaron Sanchez was born on February 1976 in El Paso. He is an American Executive Chef and TV personality. He is a co-owner of a chain of restaurants called Johnny Sánchez. The restaurant have branches in Louisiana, New Orleans and Baltimore, Maryland. He is a co-star on chopped which is a hit series of the Food Network. He also hosts the Emmy nominated Taco Trip of the Cooking Channel. He has made appearances on the Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef. So next time your near a Johnny Sanchez restaurant, hire a limo rental and head over for a bite to eat.

  • Joe Allen Hong

    He was born to a Chinese father and Mexican mother in November 28, 1930 . His parents later moved to California where he joined and graduated from Stockton High School in 1948. After graduating from High school, he joined a college of Arts and Crafts in California. In 1950 he joined Neiman, a department store and worked as a designer in the fashion section. His first assignment was to design a bridesmaid’s gowns for Grace Kelly’s wedding to the Prince of Monaco. Hong managed to create the winning design by incorporating ideas into the dress that he got from the prenuptial visit. Hong did not marry. His designs works spread beyond fashion. They included gift boxes and posters.

There are a number of famous people who have contributed in one way or the other to the development of El Paso. These people have been actively engaged in the political, civic, economic and social development of El Paso. They have contributed through the arts, science and technology. The hard work, struggle and determination have helped each member of the city in one way or the other. Do you want to see some celebrity homes in the area? Book our charter bus or party bus rental and take an El Paso city tour.