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This is a list of notable people from the U.S. state of California. It includes people who were born/raised in, lived in, or spent portions of their lives in California, or for whom California is a significant part of their identity. The list is in alphabetical order.

Revisions and sourced additions are welcome.

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  • 12th Planet – record producer, DJ

A[]

Ansel Adams

Jessica Alba

Jennifer Aniston

  • Willie Aames – actor
  • Paula Abdul – dancer and singer (American Idol)
  • Rosalie Abrams – playwright, actress and activist
  • Ansel Adams – photographer
  • Jay Adams – skateboarder and surfer
  • Ben AffleckAcademy Award-winning actor and director
  • Jhene Aiko – singer
  • Jessica Alba – actress, model
  • Jesse Aliganga – US Marine
  • Keegan Allen – actor (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Marcus Allen – football player
  • A. J. Allmendinger – NASCAR driver
  • Herb Alpert – trumpeter, music executive
  • Tony Alva – skateboarder and surfer
  • Helen Andelin – author (Fascinating Womanhood)
  • Anthony Anderson – actor
  • Melissa Sue Anderson – actress
  • Nahshon Dion Anderson – award-winning writer and screenwriter[1]
  • Paul Thomas Anderson – filmmaker
  • Jennifer Aniston – actress (Friends)
  • Odette Annable – actress
  • Kimberly Anyadike – record-breaking African-American pilot
  • Steve Aoki – music producer, DJ
  • Christina Applegate – actress
  • Jon Appleton – composer
  • Anne Archer – actress
  • Eve Arden – actress
  • Billie Joe Armstrong – musician, vocalist (Green Day)
  • Lucie Arnaz – actress
  • Maureen Arthur – actress (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
  • Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu – bassist (Korn)
  • Anastasia Ashman – writer
  • Sean Astin – actor (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Jeff Atkinson – distance runner, Olympian
  • Tracy Austin – tennis player
  • Dylan Axelrod – baseball player

B[]

Beck

Steve Birnbaum

Bill Bixby

Barry Bonds

Tom Brady

Ryan Braun

Jerry Brown

  • B.G. Knocc Out (born 1975) – rapper
  • B-Real (born 1970) – rapper (Cypress Hill)
  • Max Baer Jr. (born 1937) – actor (Jethro Bodine of The Beverly Hillbillies)
  • Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. – actor (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
  • Chauncey Bailey – journalist assassinated by an agent of Your Black Muslim Bakery
  • Diane Baker – actress (The Silence of the Lambs)
  • Dusty Baker – MLB player and manager
  • Banks – singer
  • Tyra Banks – model and actress (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • Adrienne Barbeau – actress (Maude)
  • Andrea Barber – actress
  • Sara Bareilles – singer
  • Travis Barker – drummer (Blink-182)
  • Matt BarnesNational Basketball Association player
  • Orr Barouch (born 1991) – Israeli soccer player
  • Drew Barrymore – actress (50 First Dates)
  • Judith Barsi – actress/voiceover artist
  • Summer BartholomewMiss USA 1975
  • Earl W. Bascom – rodeo pioneer, Hall of Fame inductee, actor, international artist/sculptor
  • Baby Bash – rapper
  • Ellen Bass – poet and author
  • Bassnectar – musician, record producer
  • Max Baucus – politician, former Congressman (1975–78), longtime US Senator from Montana (1978–2014), and U.S. Ambassador to China since 2014
  • Michael Bay – film director
  • Amanda Beard – Olympic swimmer
  • Beck – musician
  • Captain Beefheart – musician
  • Ed Begley Jr. – actor and activist
  • Drake Bell – actor, comedian, singer
  • Stephania Bell – ESPN analyst, physical therapist
  • Camilla Belle – actress
  • Tory Belleci – filmmaker and model maker (MythBusters)
  • Troian Bellisario – actress, singer (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Marcus Benjamin – (born 1857) – early biographer at Smithsonian Institution
  • Beau Bennett – hockey player
  • Ashley Benson – actress (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Candice Bergen – actress (Murphy Brown)
  • Carolyn Beug – passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 11
  • Yusuf Bey – owner of Your Black Muslim Bakery
  • Mayim BialikIsraeli-American actress (The Big Bang Theory); neuroscientist
  • Barbara Billingsley – actress
  • Rachel Bilson – actress (The O.C.)
  • David Binn (born 1972) – 18-season NFL player
  • Thora Birch – actress
  • Steve Birnbaum (born 1991) – Major League Soccer player
  • Bradford Bishop – indicted murderer and at-large fugitive
  • Bill Bixby – actor (The Incredible Hulk)
  • Aloe Blacc – singer, musician
  • Jack Black – actor, musician (Kung Fu Panda, Tenacious D)
  • Rebecca Black – singer
  • Tyler Blackburn – actor, singer (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Hank Blalock – baseball player (Texas Rangers)
  • Mel Blanc – cartoon voice actor
  • Rowan Blanchard – actress (Girl Meets World)
  • Sheila Bleck – IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Ken Block – rally driver, gymkhana driver
  • Andy Bloom – Olympic shot putter
  • Betsy Bloomingdale – socialite
  • David Blu (born David Bluthenthal; 1980) – professional basketball player (Maccabi Tel Aviv)
  • Jonathon Blum – hockey player
  • Sam Bohne (originally "Sam Cohen"; 1896–1977), baseball player
  • Brian Boitano − Olympic gold medalist (figure skating)
  • Barry Bonds – baseball player (San Francisco Giants)
  • Bobby Bonds – baseball player (San Francisco Giants)
  • Aaron Boone – baseball player (Cleveland Indians)
  • Scott Borchetta – president/CEO and founder of Big Machine Records
  • Jonathan Bornstein (born 1984) – soccer player for USA National Team and Chivas USA
  • Barry Bostwick – actor (Spin City, The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Kate Bosworth – actress
  • Lo Bosworth – television personality, author, and entrepreneur
  • Bruce BowenNational Basketball Association player (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Cameron Boyce – actor (Descendants 2)
  • Brandon Boyd – singer, musician (Incubus)
  • Timothy Bradley – boxer
  • Tom Brady – football quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • Debbie Bramwell-Washington – IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Benjamin Bratt – actor
  • Ryan Braun – baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Nick Bravin – Olympic fencer
  • Eddie Bravo – Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor
  • Nicholas Brendon – actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Jan BrewerGovernor of Arizona
  • Stephen BreyerAssociate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Brigita Brezovac – IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Beau Bridges – actor (The Fabulous Baker Boys, Stargate SG-1)
  • Jeff Bridges – actor (The Big Lebowski)
  • Lloyd Bridges – actor (Sea Hunt, Airplane!)
  • Alison Brie – actress
  • Lance Briggs – football player
  • Adam Brody – actor (The O.C.)
  • James Brolin – actor
  • Josh Brolin – actor (No Country For Old Men, Gangster Squad)
  • Albert Brooks – actor and director (Lost in America)
  • Brotha Lynch Hung – rapper
  • Alton Brown – television host
  • Jerry BrownGovernor of California (1975–1983; 2011–present), Mayor of Oakland
  • Pat Brown – Governor of California (1959–1967)
  • Tedy Bruschi – football player
  • Lindsey Buckingham – musician (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Bill Buckner – baseball player
  • Don Budge – tennis player
  • Candace Cameron Bure – actress
  • Hunter Burgan – bass player for AFI
  • Bobby BurgessMouseketeer, dancer for Lawrence Welk Show
  • Olivia Burnette – actress
  • Tim Burton – film director
  • Reggie Bush – football player
  • Shoshana Bush – actress
  • Sophia Bush – activist, spokesperson, and actress (One Tree Hill, Chicago P.D.)
  • Jeanie Buss – sports executive
  • Cruz BustamanteLieutenant Governor of California
  • Paul Butcher – actor
  • Austin Butler – actor, singer
  • Win Butler – musician, songwriter (Arcade Fire)
  • Amanda Bynes – actress
  • Kari Byron – artist and television personality (MythBusters)

C[]

Cher

Julia Child

Sasha Cohen

Miranda Cosgrove

Kevin Costner

Jamie Lee Curtis

  • C-Bo – rapper
  • Scott Caan – actor
  • Herb Caen – newspaper columnist (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • John Cagecomposer
  • Nicolas Cage – actor
  • Colbie Caillat – singer
  • Greg Camarillo (born 1982) – NFL football player
  • Cameron – professional wrestler, dancer
  • Dove Cameron – actress (Liv and Maddie)
  • Dolph Camilli – baseball player
  • Ben Nighthorse CampbellUS Senator from Colorado
  • Nick Cannon – actor
  • Linda Cardellini – actress (Freaks and Geeks)
  • Tucker Carlson – television host
  • Adam Carolla – radio and television personality
  • David Carr – football player
  • David Carradine – actor (Kung Fu, Kill Bill)
  • Ever Carradine – actress, daughter of Robert Carradine
  • Keith Carradine – actor (Nashville)
  • Robert Carradine – actor (Revenge of the Nerds)
  • Pete Carroll – college and NFL football coach
  • Adam Carson – drummer (AFI)
  • Chris Carter – producer, director and writer (The X-Files)
  • Torry Castellano – drummer of The Donnas
  • Richard Chamberlain – actor
  • Chanel West Coast – rapper, actress, model, television personality
  • Brandi Chastain – soccer player
  • Jessica Chastain – actress (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Cher – actress, entertainer and singer
  • Joey Chestnut – competitive eater
  • Julia Child – chef, author and TV personality
  • Margaret Cho – actress, comedian
  • Wasel Choi – artist and world traveler
  • Amy Chow – gymnast
  • Jamie Chung – actress
  • Lana Clarkson – actress (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Les Claypool – bass player (Primus)
  • Mark Clear (born 1956) – major league baseball two-time All Star relief pitcher
  • Claire Coffee – actress
  • Sasha Cohen – figure skater
  • Lillie Hitchcock Coit – firefighter
  • Keyshia Cole – singer
  • Natalie Cole – singer
  • Jerry Coleman – decorated soldier and sportscaster
  • Chris Colfer – actor (Glee), author (The Land of Stories)
  • Holly Marie Combs – actress
  • Maureen Connolly – tennis player
  • Mike Connors – actor (Mannix)
  • Lauren Conrad – television personality, fashion designer, and author
  • Elisha Cook Jr. – actor (The Maltese Falcon)
  • Coolio – rapper
  • Miranda Cosgrove – actress, singer (iCarly)
  • Michael Costello – fashion designer
  • Kevin Costner – actor and director (Field of Dreams)
  • Natalie Coughlin – Olympic swimmer
  • Nikki Cox – actress (Las Vegas)
  • Alan CranstonUS Senator from California
  • Bryan Cranston – actor
  • Laura CreavalleGuyanese-born Canadian/American professional bodybuilder
  • Richard Crenna – actor
  • Darren Criss – actor
  • William H. Crockerphilanthropist and founder of Crocker National Bank
  • James Cromwell – actor
  • Joe Cronin – Hall of Fame baseball player, manager
  • Crooked I – rapper
  • David Crosby – musician
  • Cameron Crowe – filmmaker
  • Kaley Cuoco – actress (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis – actress (Halloween)

D[]

Cameron Diaz

Leonardo DiCaprio

Joe DiMaggio

Snoop Dogg

James H. Doolittle

Dr. Dre

Robert Duvall

  • Carson Daly – television host
  • Caroline D'Amore – musician, actress, model
  • Spencer Daniels – actor
  • Harry DanningMajor League Baseball All Star catcher
  • Ted Danson – actor (Cheers)
  • Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) – radio broadcaster during World War II
  • Lindsay Davenport – tennis player
  • Baron Davis – professional basketball player
  • Jonathan Davis – singer, musician
  • Terrell Davis – professional football player
  • Devin Dawson – singer, musician
  • Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris – husband and wife film directors (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Oscar De La Hoya – boxer
  • Brian de la Puente (born 1985) – NFL football player
  • Zack de la Rocha – activist, singer (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Jayme Dee – singer, musician
  • Del tha Funkee Homosapien – rapper
  • Grey Delisle – voice actress
  • Tom DeLonge – singer, musician (Blink-182)
  • Brad Delson – musician (Linkin Park)
  • Deorro – DJ, musician
  • Bo Derek – actress
  • Laura Dern – actress
  • DeMar DeRozan – professional basketball player
  • Emily Deschanel – actress
  • Zooey Deschanel – actress, singer
  • Dev – singer
  • Cameron Diaz – actress (There's Something About Mary)
  • Nate Diaz – professional mixed martial artist
  • Nick Diaz – professional mixed martial artist
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – Academy Award-winning actor (Titanic)
  • Joan Didion – writer
  • Trent Dilfer – NFL quarterback
  • Daz Dillinger – rapper
  • Joe DiMaggio – baseball player
  • Roy Edward Disney – billionaire, nephew of Walt Disney
  • DJ Quik – rapper, producer
  • Canh Thong DoVietnamese American activist
  • Nate Dogg – musician
  • Snoop Dogg – rapper
  • Ami Dolenz – actress, daughter of Micky Dolenz
  • Micky Dolenz – actor, musician, singer (The Monkees)
  • Jason Dolley – actor
  • Landon Donovan – soccer player
  • Stacy Dragila – pole vaulter
  • Dr. Dre – musician, hip-hop producer, record producer
  • Mac Dre – rapper
  • Dresta – rapper
  • K. Eric Drexler – engineer
  • Don Drysdale – baseball player
  • Hilary Duff – actress, singer
  • Tom Dumont – guitarist (No Doubt)
  • Isadora Duncan – dancer
  • Ann Dunnigan – translator, actor, teacher
  • Robert Duvall – actor
  • Jermaine Dye – baseball player (Chicago White Sox)

E[]

Clint Eastwood

Zac Efron

  • Clint Eastwood – film actor and director (Million Dollar Baby)
  • Eazy-E – rapper
  • Dennis Eckersley – baseball pitcher
  • Aaron Eckhart – actor
  • Julian Edelman (born 1986) – NFL football player
  • Anthony Edwards – actor
  • Zac Efron – film and television actor (High School Musical)
  • Danny Elfman – musician, composer
  • Jenna Elfman – actress
  • Richard Elfman – film director (Forbidden Zone)
  • Sam Elliott – actor
  • Anabel Englund – singer
  • Hayden Epstein (born 1980) – NFL football player
  • Mike "SuperJew" Epstein (born 1943) – major league baseball first baseman
  • Chris Evans – convicted train robber
  • Evidence – rapper

F[]

Benny Feilhaber

Will Ferrell

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Sally Field

Jodie Foster

Robert Frost

  • Bill Fagerbakke – actor/voice actor (Patrick Star)
  • Heather FargoMayor of Sacramento, California
  • Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton – wife and husband film directors (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Jordan Farmar (born 1986) – basketball player
  • Mia Farrow – actress
  • David Faustino – actor (Married... with Children)
  • Roshon Fegan – actor
  • Benny Feilhaber (born 1985) – soccer midfielder
  • Dianne FeinsteinUS Senator from California, Mayor of San Francisco (1978–88)
  • Fergie (Stacy Ferguson) – singer, actress, composer (The Dutchess, Charlie Brown, Fergalicious)
  • Shiloh Fernandez – actor
  • Sky Ferreira – singer, model, actress
  • Will Ferrell – actor
  • Miguel Ferrer – actor (RoboCop)
  • America Ferrera – Honduran-American actress
  • Sally Field − actress (Norma Rae, Places in the Heart)
  • Carrie Fisher – actress
  • Peggy Fleming – figure skater
  • Abigail Folger – coffee heiress, socialite, and murder victim
  • Bridget Fonda – actress
  • Lyndsy Fonseca – actress
  • Jon Foreman – singer[2]
  • Dian Fossey – zoologist
  • Jodie Foster – actress (The Silence of the Lambs)
  • Rickie Fowler – professional golfer
  • Allen Fox – tennis player (ranked as high as # 4) and coach
  • Dillon Francis – music producer, DJ
  • Dave Franco – actor and brother of James
  • James Franco – actor and brother of Dave
  • Paulette Frankl – artist, biographer
  • Bonnie Franklin – actress
  • Missy Franklin – 2012 Olympic gold medalist (swimming)
  • Max Fried – baseball player for the Atlanta Braves
  • Robert Frost – poet
  • Edward Furlong – actor (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)

G[]

Frank Gifford

Jeff Gordon

Tony Gwynn

Jake Gyllenhaal

  • Becky G – singer
  • Warren G – rapper
  • G-Eazy – rapper, producer
  • Guy GabaldonUnited States Marine Corps
  • Lynx and Lamb Gaedewhite nationalist twin singers and musicians
  • Richard Gage9/11 Truth movement activist
  • Trace Gallagher – journalist
  • The Game – rapper
  • Eric Garcetti – Mayor of Los Angeles
  • Jeff Garciafootball player
  • Jerry Garcia – musician (Grateful Dead)
  • Brad Garrett – actor (A Bug's Life, Ratatouille)
  • Wolfgang Gartner – music producer, DJ
  • Kyle Gass – musician (Tenacious D)
  • Dirk Gates – network entrepreneur (Xirrus)
  • John Gavin – actor, ambassador
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar – actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Inara George – singer, musician (The Bird and the Bee)
  • Jason Giambi – professional baseball player (New York Yankees)
  • Tyrese Gibson – actor
  • Frank Gifford – football player and sportscaster
  • Brad Gilbert – tennis player and coach
  • Melissa Gilbert – actress (Little House on the Prairie), producer
  • Sara Gilbert – actress (Roseanne)
  • Lillian Moller Gilbreth – engineer (Cheaper by the Dozen)
  • Justin Gimelstob (born 1977) – tennis player
  • Danny Glover – actor
  • Donald Glover – actor, singer
  • Gnash – rapper, singer
  • Bill Goldberg (born 1966) – professional NFL football player and undefeated wrestler
  • Rube Goldberg – cartoonist
  • Tony Goldwyn – actor (Tarzan)
  • Phillip Gonyea – drummer, percussionist (Against The Will)
  • Adrian Gonzalez – baseball player
  • Drew Gooden – professional basketball player (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jeff GordonNASCAR driver
  • Robby Gordon – NASCAR driver
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt – actor
  • Marjoe Gortner – evangelical minister
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar – actor
  • Ben Gottschalk (born 1992) – NFL football player
  • Jim Grabb (born 1964) – tennis player ranked World No. 1 in doubles
  • John GrabowMajor League Baseball player (Chicago Cubs)
  • Gloria Grahame – actress
  • Andy Grammer – singer
  • Farley Granger – actor
  • Jennifer GranholmCanadian-born politician and former Governor of Michigan (2003–2011)
  • Beatrice Gray – actress
  • Billy Gray – actor, motorcyclist
  • Paul Gray – musician (Slipknot)
  • Devon Graye – actor
  • Brian Grazer – Oscar-winning film and television producer
  • Shawn Green – Major League Baseball two-time All-Star outfielder
  • Joanie Greggains – radio show host, health and fitness expert
  • Sasha Grey – pornographic actress
  • Nash Grier – viner, youtuber and actor
  • Merv Griffin – talk show host, singer, television producer (Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune)
  • Florence Griffith-Joyner – track athlete
  • RL Grime – music producer
  • Josh Groban – singer
  • Vince Guaraldi – musician (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle – television personality
  • Natalie Gulbis – golfer
  • Brett Gurewitz – guitarist (Bad Religion)
  • Tony Gwynn – Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – actor

H[]

Gene Hackman

Gigi Hadid

Tom Hanks

Tony Hawk

William Randolph Hearst

Mariel Hemingway

Paris Hilton

Dustin Hoffman

  • Walter A. Haas Jr. – chief executive officer of Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Steven C. Hackett – economist (Humboldt State University)
  • Gene Hackman – actor (The French Connection)
  • Gigi Hadid – model
  • Sammy Hagar – musician (Van Halen)
  • Merle Haggardcountry music singer
  • Joseph Hahn – painter, director, musician (Linkin Park)
  • Jackie Earle Haley – actor (Bad News Bears)
  • Mark Hamill – actor (Star Wars)
  • Laird Hamilton – surfer
  • Harry Hamlin – actor (Clash of the Titans)
  • Armie Hammer – actor
  • Kirk Hammett – musician (Metallica)
  • Daniel Handler – author, pen name Lemony Snicket
  • Colin Hanks – actor (King Kong)
  • Tom Hanks – actor, director, producer
  • Peter D. Hannaford – political advisor to Ronald W. Reagan; author[3]
  • Jeff Hanneman – guitarist (Slayer)
  • James Harden – basketball player
  • Ian Harding – actor (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Dan Haren – professional baseball player (Oakland Athletics)
  • Mariska Hargitay – actress (Law & Order: SVU)
  • Jeff B. Harmon – film producer, director, actor
  • Mark Harmon – actor
  • Henry Harrower – endocrinologist
  • Kevin HarvickNASCAR driver
  • Teri Hatcher – actress
  • Henry Hathaway – film director
  • Davey Havok – lead singer of AFI
  • Tony Hawk – skateboarder
  • Kristy Hawkins – IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins – professional skateboarder
  • Julie HayekMiss USA 1983
  • Dennis Haysbert – actor (24)
  • Jenna Haze – pornographic actress
  • Patty Hearst – actress and newspaper heiress (Symbionese Liberation Army)
  • William Randolph Hearst – newspaper publisher
  • Ian Hecox – youtuber
  • Simon Helberg – actor, comedian (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Julie Heldman (born 1945) – tennis player, ranked #5 in the world
  • Mariel Hemingway – actress (Manhattan)
  • Christy Hemme – professional wrestler and model
  • David Henrie – actor
  • Pamela Hensley – actress
  • Keith Hernandez – baseball player
  • Barbara Hershey – actress
  • James Hetfield – musician (Metallica)
  • Jonah Hill – actor
  • Paris Hilton – celebrity, model, actress, DJ
  • Jason Hirsh – baseball player
  • Hit-Boy – rapper, record producer
  • David Hoberman – film director and producer, founder of Mandeville Films
  • Dustin Hoffman – actor
  • Trevor Hoffman – professional baseball player (San Diego Padres)
  • Dexter Holland – singer, musician (The Offspring)
  • Brenda Holloway – singer and songwriter
  • Josh Holloway – actor (Lost)
  • Mike Holmgren – football coach (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Dennis Holt – poet, linguist, translator
  • Hopsin – rapper, actor, record producer
  • Taylor Horn – singer and actress
  • James Horner – composer
  • Nichkhun Horvejkul – Thai-American singer and rapper of 2PM[4]
  • Bryce Dallas Howard – actress
  • C. Thomas Howell – actor (The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Southland)
  • Jerry Hsuskateboarder
  • Vanessa Hudgens – actress and singer (High School Musical)
  • Kate Hudson – actress
  • Phil Hughes – baseball player
  • Yolanda Hughes-Heying – IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Barry Hunau – illustrator
  • William HungAmerican Idol contestant
  • Helen Hunt – actress
  • Terry HuntingdonMiss USA 1959
  • Anjelica Huston – actress
  • Nyjah Huston – professional skateboarder
  • Timothy Hutton – actor
  • Tiffany Hwang – singer (Girls' Generation)

I[]

Ice Cube

  • Iamsu! – rapper
  • Ice Cube – musician, actor
  • Gabriel Iglesias – comedian
  • Danny Im – member of Korean music group 1TYM
  • Grant Imahara – electronics and radio control expert (MythBusters)
  • Don Imus – radio personality
  • Allison Iraheta – singer (American Idol)
  • Kathy Ireland – model
  • Bill Irwin – actor, clown
  • Chris Isaak – musician, actor
  • Yasuhiro Ishimoto – photographer
  • Phil Ivey – professional poker player

J[]

Steve Jobs

Dwayne Johnson

Randy Johnson

  • Shirley Jackson (1916–1965) – author
  • Helen Jacobs (1908–1997), tennis player
  • Etta James – singer
  • Jesse James – actor, welder, and chief executive officer of West Coast Choppers
  • Tom Jancar – contemporary art dealer, Jancar Kuhlenschmidt Gallery and Jancar Gallery
  • Gregg Jarrett – lawyer, journalist
  • BC Jean – singer
  • Richard Jefferson – professional basketball player
  • Fran Jeffries – actress (The Pink Panther)
  • Kendall Jenner – reality star, model, and TV personality
  • Kylie Jenner – reality star, model, TV and social media personality
  • Steve Jobs – computer pioneer, co-founder of Apple Computer
  • Anjelah Johnson – actress, comedian
  • Dwayne Johnson – professional wrestler best known as "The Rock"; actor (The Scorpion King)
  • Jimmie JohnsonNASCAR driver and champion
  • Kevin Johnson – basketball player and politician
  • Keyshawn Johnson – football player
  • Randy Johnson – baseball player
  • Angelina Jolie – actress
  • Jerry Jones – owner of the Dallas Cowboys
  • Marion Jones – track athlete
  • Matt L. Jones – actor (Breaking Bad), comedian
  • Rashida Jones – actress
  • Tamala Jones – actress
  • Sharon Jordan – actress (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody)
  • Ashley Judd – actress
  • Aaron Judge – baseball player
  • Jessica Jung – singer (Girls' Generation)
  • Krystal Jung – singer (f(x))

K[]

Gabe Kapler

Khloe Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Diane Keaton

Billie Jean King

Rodney King

  • Pauline Kael – film critic
  • Colin Kaepernick – NFL quarterback, San Francisco 49ers
  • Ryan Kalish – major league baseball outfielder
  • Tony Kanal – bassist with No Doubt
  • Anita Kanter (born 1933) – tennis player ranked in world top 10
  • Gabe Kapler (born 1975) – major league baseball outfielder and manager
  • Khloé Kardashian (born 1984) – socialite and reality-television personality
  • Kim Kardashian (born 1980) – socialite and reality-television personality
  • Kourtney Kardashian (born 1979) – socialite and reality-television personality
  • Terry Karl (born 1947), professor of Latin American Studies at Stanford University
  • Chris Kattan – actor, comedian
  • Julie Kavner – actress
  • Diane Keaton – actress, director, producer
  • Keb' Mo' – blues singer-songerwriter and guitarist
  • Sally Kellerman – actress
  • Minka Kelly – actress
  • Anthony KennedySupreme Court Justice
  • Dom Kennedy – rapper
  • Kirk Kerkorian – investor and philanthropist
  • Kesha – singer
  • Jason Kidd – NBA player and coach
  • Val Kilmer – actor
  • Billie Jean King – tennis player
  • Elle King
  • Kerry King – guitarist (Slayer)
  • Regina King – actress
  • Rodney King – police brutality victim
  • Maxine Hong Kingston – author
  • Thomas Kinkade – artist
  • Matthew Knight – actor
  • Suge Knight – record producer, music executive (Death Row Records)
  • Kyle Korver – basketball player
  • Kira Kosarin – singer, actress
  • Joel Kramer – basketball player
  • Dean Kremer – Israeli-American baseball pitcher
  • Nathan Kress – actor (iCarly)
  • Kayden Kross – pornographic actress
  • Mike Krukow – baseball pitcher and announcer (San Francisco Giants)
  • Lisa Kudrow – actress (Friends)
  • Greg Kurstin – musician, producer (The Bird and the Bee)
  • Michelle Kwan – figure skater
  • Iris Kyle – 10-time overall Ms. Olympia professional bodybuilder

L[]

Shia LaBeouf

Bruce Lee

Janet Leigh

Adam Levine

Jack London

George Lopez

George Lucas

  • Shia LaBeouf (born 1986) – actor
  • Remy LaCroix – pornographic actress
  • Kendrick Lamar – rapper
  • Phil LaMarr – voice artist
  • Adam Lambert – singer (American Idol)
  • Michelle Lambert – singer
  • Greg Laswell – singer, musician
  • Ryan Lavarnway (born 1987) – major-league baseball catcher (Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • Rick Law – illustrator and producer
  • Tony Lazzeri – baseball player
  • Amy Lee – musician (lead singer of Evanescence)
  • Bruce Lee – martial artist
  • Jason Lee – actor (My Name is Earl)
  • Cathy LeFrançois – IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Janet Leigh – actress
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – actress (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Kawhi Leonard – basketball player
  • Brad Lesley – baseball player, cast member on Takeshi's Castle
  • Adam Levine – musician (lead singer of pop/rock group Maroon 5)
  • Alexander Lévy (born 1990), professional golfer
  • Monica Lewinsky – White House intern
  • Huey Lewis – musician (Huey Lewis and the News)
  • Juliette Lewis – actress
  • Rob Liefeld – comic book writer
  • Jeremy Lin – basketball player
  • Seven Lions – musician
  • David Lipsky (born 1988) – golfer
  • Scott Lipsky (born 1981) – tennis player
  • Peyton List – actress (Bunk'd)
  • Blake Lively – actress (Gossip Girl)
  • Heather Locklear – actress
  • Alison Lohman – actress
  • Jack London – author (The Call of the Wild)
  • Lauren London – television personality, actress, and model
  • Evan Longoria – baseball player
  • George Lopez – actor and comedian (George Lopez)
  • Mario López – actor (Saved by the Bell)
  • Nancy Lopez – golfer
  • Erik Lorig (born 1986) – football player (New Orleans Saints)
  • Greg Louganis – Olympic diver
  • Courtney Love – musician
  • Kevin Love – basketball player
  • Jon Lovitz – actor
  • George Lucas – filmmaker (Star Wars)
  • Lorna Luft – singer and actress
  • Athena LundbergPlaymate of the Month (January 2006)
  • Ray Lynch – actor
  • Ross Lynch – singer (R5), actor (Austin & Ally)
  • Cheryl Lynn – singer

M[]

Jennette McCurdy

Liza Minnelli

Ron Mix

Marilyn Monroe

Alex Morgan

Eddie Murray

  • Mack 10 – rapper (Westside Connection)
  • Madlib – rapper, producer
  • Tobey Maguire – actor, producer
  • Theodore Harold Maiman – inventor of Ruby Laser Systems Laser
  • Daron Malakian – musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist (System of a Down)
  • Mia Malkova – pornographic actress
  • Ricky Manning Jr. – football player
  • Josie Maran – actress and model
  • Teena Marie – singer
  • Cheech Marin – actor
  • Shannon MarketicMiss USA 1992
  • McKayla Maroney – 2012 Olympic gold and silver medalist (artistic gymnastics)
  • Dean Paul Martin – actor and musician
  • Margaret Martinprofessional bodybuilder
  • Bobby Martinez – professional surfer
  • Chris Masters – wrestler
  • Tim Matheson – actor
  • Bob Mathias – decathlete
  • Kathy May – tennis player
  • Misty May-Treanor – volleyball player
  • MC Eiht – actor, rapper
  • MC Hammer – musician
  • MC Ren – rapper
  • MC Ride – rapper
  • Leigh McCloskey – actor, artist (Dallas)
  • Pete McCloskey – politician
  • Willie McCool – astronaut, killed in Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
  • Maureen McCormick – actress
  • Jennette McCurdy – actress, singer
  • Audra McDonald – actress and singer
  • Willie McGee – baseball player
  • Ted McGinley – actor
  • Jeremy McGrath – supercross racer
  • Mark McGwire – baseball player
  • Robert McNamara – former United States Secretary of Defense
  • Katharine McPhee – singer, actress
  • Casey MearsNASCAR driver
  • Edwin MeeseUnited States Attorney General (1985–88)
  • Rodney Melville – judge
  • Bob Melvin (born 1961) – Major League Baseball player and manager
  • Bridgit Mendler – actress, singer
  • Mike Mentzerprofessional bodybuilder and 1979 Mr. Olympia heavyweight champion[5]
  • Lee Meriwether – actress and Miss America
  • Casey Merrillfootball running back
  • AJ Michalka – actress, musician
  • Aly Michalka – actress, singer
  • Phil Mickelson – golfer
  • Miguel – singer, producer
  • Johnny Miller – golfer and TV commentator
  • Jon Miller – sportscaster
  • Marisa Miller – supermodel
  • Penelope Ann Miller – actress
  • Reggie Miller – basketball player (Indiana Pacers)
  • Stanley Miller – chemist
  • Norm MinetaUS Secretary of Commerce and Transportation
  • Liza Minnelli – singer and actress (Cabaret)
  • Shay Mitchell – actress (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Ron Mix (born 1938), Hall of Fame football player
  • Marilyn Monroe – sex symbol, actress (Some Like It Hot)
  • Elizabeth Montgomery – actress (Bewitched)
  • Shemar Moore – actor
  • Terry Moore – actress (Mighty Joe Young)
  • Alex MorganUnited States women's national soccer team striker
  • John Morrison – wrestler
  • George MosconeMayor of San Francisco
  • Jon Moscot (born 1991) – Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds
  • Shane Mosley (born 1971) – boxer
  • Merrill Moses (born 1977) – Olympic medalist water polo player
  • Elisabeth Moss – actress
  • Bethany Mota – youtuber
  • Mr. Capone-E – rapper
  • Jason Mraz – singer, musician
  • Megan Mullally – actress
  • Marcus Mumford – singer, musician (Mumford & Sons)
  • Bill Mumy – child actor (Lost in Space)
  • Noah Munck – actor (iCarly)
  • Eddie Murray – baseball player (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Lenda Murray – IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Dave Mustaine – musician (Megadeth)

N[]

Richard Nixon

  • Sam Nahem (1915–2004) – Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Anna Nalick – singer-songwriter
  • Lorenzo Neal – Pro Bowl football player
  • Jeff Newman – MLB All-Star baseball player and manager
  • Laraine Newman – comedian, actress, voice artist
  • Randy Newman – composer, musician
  • Gavin NewsomMayor of San Francisco (2004–2011)
  • Joanna Newsom – singer, harpist
  • Richard Nixon – 37th President of the United States
  • Lyn Nofziger – author, journalist and White House Press Secretary (under Ronald Reagan)
  • Isamu Noguchi – artist
  • Bradley Nowell – singer, musician (Sublime)

O[]

Emily Osment

  • Dagmar Oakland – stage and screen actress
  • Willis O'Brien – film special-effects artist
  • Frank Ocean – singer (Odd Future)
  • Lefty O'Doul – baseball player
  • Larisa Oleynik – actress
  • Edward James Olmos – actor
  • Elizabeth Olsen – actress
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen – actresses and entrepreneurs
  • Igor Olshansky (born 1982) – National Football League player
  • Omarion – musician, singer
  • Ryan O'Neal – actor
  • Tatum O'Neal – actress
  • Heather O'Rourke – actress
  • Emily Osment – actress, singer
  • Haley Joel Osment – actor
  • Jimmy Osmond − singer

P[]

George S. Patton

Gregory Peck

Joc Pederson

Sean Penn

Katy Perry

Kevin Pillar

  • Carson Palmer – football quarterback
  • Gwyneth Paltrow – actress
  • Cathey Palyo – IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Leon PanettaWhite House Chief of Staff and Secretary of Defense
  • Jon Pardi – singer, musician
  • Jerry Paris – director and actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • Grace Park – actress (Battlestar Galactica, Hawaii Five-0)
  • Richard Park – ice hockey forward, New York Islanders
  • Harry Partch – composer
  • Audrina Patridge – television personality, television presenter, actress, and model
  • George S. Patton – military commander
  • Paula Patton – actress
  • Jake Paul – YouTuber
  • Logan Paul – Youtuber
  • Corey Pavin – golfer
  • Sara Paxton – actress, singer
  • Gary Payton – professional basketball player
  • Gregory Peck – actor
  • Sam Peckinpah – film director
  • Joc Pederson – baseball player
  • Dustin Pedroia – baseball player
  • Chris Penn – actor
  • Sean Penn – actor
  • Stacy Peralta – skateboarder, surfer and movie director
  • Melina Perez – professional wrestler
  • Bradley Steven Perry – actor
  • Katy Perry – singer
  • Michelle Pfeiffer – actress
  • Paul Pierce – professional basketball player
  • Kevin Pillar – baseball player
  • Chris Pine – actor
  • Drew Pinsky – radio and television personality, physician, addiction medicine specialist
  • Jim Plunkett – football quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Whitney Port – television personality, fashion designer, and author
  • Chad Powermartial artist
  • Stefanie Powers – actress
  • Tristan Prettyman – singer, musician
  • Tayshaun Prince – professional basketball player (Detroit Pistons)
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. – actor
  • Jade Puget – musician (AFI)

Q[]

  • Kathleen Quinlan – actress

R[]

Robert Redford

Robert Ri'chard

Sally Ride

Aaron Rodgers

Bill Russell

  • Scott Radinsky – Major League Baseball player and coach
  • Frances Rafferty – actress
  • Max Rafferty – former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, author and columnist
  • Ronald Reagan – Governor of California (1967–1975), former actor, and 40th President of the United States
  • Robert Redford – actor and director
  • Mason Reese – child actor
  • Autumn Reeser – actress (The O.C.)
  • Andy Reid – football coach
  • Maria RemenyiMiss USA 1966
  • Jeremy Renner – actor
  • Dane Reynolds – professional surfer (Quiksilver)
  • Christina Ricci – actress (The Addams Family)
  • Robert Ri'chard – actor
  • Ariana Richards – actress
  • Michael Richards – actor (Seinfeld)
  • Nicole Richie – actress
  • Sally Ride – astronaut (STS-7 and STS-41-G)
  • Isiah Rider – basketball player
  • Cathy Rigby – gymnast and actress (Peter Pan)
  • Molly Ringwald – actress
  • Jason Ritter – actor (son of John Ritter; grandson of Tex Ritter)
  • Jenni Rivera – singer
  • Naya Rivera – actress and singer
  • Tim Robbins – actor
  • Tony Robbins – life coach
  • Julia Robinson – mathematician
  • Sam Rockwell – actor
  • Aaron Rodgers – NFL quarterback Green Bay Packers
  • Dana Rohrabacher – member of the United States House of Representatives
  • Jimmy Rollins – baseball player
  • Jim Rome – sports radio host
  • Rebecca Romijn – model, actress
  • Tony Romo – football quarterback
  • Al Rosen – Major League Baseball MVP; four-time All Star[6]
  • Kyla Ross – 2012 Olympic gold medalist (artistic gymnastics)
  • Alexander Rossi – racing driver
  • Josiah Royce – philosopher
  • Pete Rozelle – NFL commissioner
  • Bill Russell – basketball player
  • Keri Russell – actress
  • Rene Russo – actress
  • Marla Ruzicka – activist (Green Party)

S[]

Vic Seixas

O. J. Simpson

Brenda Song

Mark Spitz

John Steinbeck

Kristen Stewart

  • Sabi – singer
  • Sage the Gemini – rapper
  • Daniel Samohin (born 1998) – Israeli Olympic figure skater
  • Monte Scheinblum (born 1967), 1992 US and world long-driving golf champion
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger – Austrian-American actor, former bodybuilder, businessman, and former Governor of California (2003–2011)
  • Patrick Schwarzenegger – actor, model, and son of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Jason Schwartzman – actor
  • Tom Seaver (born 1944) – baseball player
  • Logan Seavey – racing driver
  • Jason Segel – actor, comedian, screenwriter, author
  • Vic Seixas (born 1923) – Hall of Fame former top-10 tennis player
  • Edgar Seligman (1867–1958) – San Francisco-born British six-time fencing champion and two-time Olympic fencing medalist
  • Ryan Sherriff (born 1990) – Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Larry Sherry (1935–2006) – baseball pitcher
  • O. J. Simpson (born 1947) – retired football player (Buffalo Bills), actor, and convicted felon
  • Skeme – rapper
  • Skrillex – DJ, musician
  • Bob Smale – pianist
  • Cameron Smith – college football player USC Trojans
  • Duke Snider – baseball player
  • Brenda Song – actress
  • Song Oh-kyun – activist
  • Mark Spitz (born 1950) – Olympic nine-time gold medalist swimmer
  • John Stamos – actor
  • Leland Stanford – railroad tycoon
  • John Steinbeck – author (East of Eden, Of Mice and Men)
  • Daniel Steres (born 1990) – professional soccer player with the LA Galaxy
  • Brett Sterling (born 1984) – ice hockey player
  • Kristen Stewart – actress
  • Lindsey Stirling – violinist
  • Robert Stock (born 1989) – MLB baseball pitcher
  • Spencer StoneUnited States Air Force staff sergeant known for stopping a gunman in a Paris-bound train from Amsterdam via Brussels; author of The 15:17 To Paris
  • Darryl Strawberry – baseball player
  • Suga Free – rapper
  • Stephen Swartz – singer, musician
  • Jodie Sweetin – actress

T[]

Rowdy Tellez

Shirley Temple

  • [[Aundreay Thompson – Japanese-American actor (Star Trek)
  • Amber Tamblyn – actress (Joan of Arcadia)
  • Russ Tamblyn – actor (West Side Story)
  • Amy Tan – writer (The Joy Luck Club)
  • Scout Taylor-Compton – actress (Halloween)
  • Brian Teacher – tennis player (ranked as high as # 7); Australian Open champion; and coach
  • TeeFlii – rapper, producer
  • Aimee Teegarden – actress, model
  • Rowdy Tellez – baseball player
  • Eliot Teltscher – tennis player
  • Shirley Temple – child film star, former US Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia
  • Zack Test – rugby union player
  • Reggie Theus – basketball player and coach
  • Robin Thicke – singer
  • Joanna Thomas – IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Klay Thompson – basketball player
  • Pat Tillman – football player and soldier
  • Jennifer Tilly – actress
  • Tinashe – singer
  • Kenneth Tobey – actor
  • Alessandra Torresani – actress
  • Alan Trammell – baseball player
  • Danny Trejo – actor
  • Lisa Tucker – singer
  • Justin Turner – baseball player
  • Tyga – rapper
  • Aisha Tyler – actress
  • Tyler, The Creator – rapper, record producer (Odd Future)

U[]

  • Chase Utley – baseball player

V[]

  • Jasmine V – singer
  • Ritchie Valens – singer
  • Karen Valentine – actress
  • Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo – Mexican general, American politician
  • Elle Varner – singer
  • Jhonen Vasquez – comic-book writer and artist
  • Casey Veggies – rapper
  • Stephen Venard – lawman
  • Julieta Venegas – singer, musician
  • Ken Venturi – golfer
  • Gwen Verdon – actress
  • Victoria Vetri – model and actress
  • Robert M. Viale – US Medal of Honor recipient
  • Antonio Villaraigosa – 51st Mayor of Los Angeles
  • Roy Marlin VorisWorld War II flying ace and founder of the United States Navy Blue Angels

W[]

Paul Walker

Bill Walton

Earl Warren

Russell Westbrook

Shaun White

Ted Williams

Natalie Wood

Tiger Woods

  • Lindsay Wagner – actress
  • Paul Walker – actor (Fast & Furious)
  • Bill Walsh – football coach
  • Laurie Walters – actress (Eight Is Enough)
  • Bill Walton – Hall of Fame basketball player
  • Luke Walton – basketball player
  • Andre Ward2004 Summer Olympics gold medal-winning boxer
  • Earl Warren – 30th Governor of California, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (1953–1969)
  • Ryn Weaver – singer
  • Caspar WeinbergerUnited States Secretary of Defense
  • Phil Weintraub (1907–1987) – Major League Baseball first baseman & outfielder
  • Bob Weir – musician (Grateful Dead)
  • Zack Weiss (born 1992) – Major League Baseball player
  • Brian Welch – musician, guitarist (Korn)
  • Russell Westbrook – basketball player
  • Jill Whelan – actress (Airplane!)
  • Stephen Girard Whipple – 49er, newspaper editor, Union Army officer, and politician[7]
  • Shaun White – snowboarder
  • Brandon WhittNASCAR driver
  • Sidney Wicks – basketball player
  • will.i.am – rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and member of The Black Eyed Peas
  • Emily Williams – early 20th-century architect
  • Esther Williams – actress
  • John Williams – composer
  • Paul Williams – architect
  • Serena Williams – tennis player
  • Ted Williams – Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Venus Williams – tennis player
  • Dontrelle Willis – baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • Helen Wills – tennis player
  • Brian Wilson – musician (The Beach Boys)
  • Carl Wilson – musician (The Beach Boys)
  • Rita Wilson – actress
  • Ariel Winter – actress (Modern Family)
  • Josh Wise – NASCAR driver
  • Tamara Witmer – model
  • Zachary Wohlman – boxer
  • Victor Wong – actor (Big Trouble in Little China)
  • Victor Wong – actor (King Kong)
  • Kevin Woo – singer, television personality (U-Kiss)
  • Beatrice Wood – artist
  • Natalie Wood – actress (This Property Is Condemned)
  • David Woodard – conductor and writer
  • John Wooden – college basketball coach
  • Cynthia Woodhead – swimmer
  • Shailene Woodley – actress
  • Tiger Woods – golfer
  • Steve Wozniak – inventor of the Apple Computer

Y[]

  • Kristi Yamaguchi – professional figure skater
  • Elliott Yamin – singer
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic – parodist, musician
  • Steve Yeager (born 1948) – Major League Baseball catcher
  • YG – rapper
  • Charlyne Yi – actress, comedian
  • Tina Yothers – actress (Family Ties)
  • Kevin Youkilis – All Star Major League Baseball player[8]
  • Adrian YoungNo Doubt's drummer
  • Emily Mae Young – actress
  • Nick Young – professional basketball player
  • Young Noble – rapper
  • Joon Yun – radiologist

Z[]

Zendaya

  • Frank J. Zamboni – inventor
  • Joanna Zeiger (born 1970) – Olympic and world champion triathlete, and author
  • Zendaya – actress, singer
  • Anthony Zerbe – actor
  • Zoya – folk singer
  • Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr.Chief of Naval Operations
  • Daphne Zuniga – actress

Musical groups[]

The Beach Boys

The Doors

The Grateful Dead

Guns N' Roses

The Monkees

  • Adema – nu metal band
  • AFI – rock band
  • Alien Ant Farm – rock band
  • As I Lay Dying – metal band
  • Atreyu – metalcore band
  • Audioslave – rock band
  • Avenged Sevenfold – metal band
  • Bad Religion – punk band
  • The Bangles – pop band
  • The Beach Boys – pop band
  • The Bird and the Bee – indie duo
  • Black Flag – hardcore band
  • Blind Melon – psychedelic rock band
  • Blink-182 – pop/punk band
  • Body Count – rap/metal band
  • The Byrds – folk rock band
  • Circle Jerks – punk band
  • Coal Chamber – nu metal band
  • Concrete Blonde – alternative band
  • Counting Crows – rock band
  • Crazy Town – rap/rock band
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – rock band
  • Cypress Hill – hip hop band
  • Dead Kennedys – rock band
  • Deftones – progressive metal band
  • The Donnas – rock band
  • The Doors – rock band
  • The Eagles – rock band
  • Eels – alternative band
  • Faith No More – alternative band
  • Fear Factory – metal band
  • Fishbone – alternative band
  • Flogging MollyCeltic punk band
  • Geraldine Fibbers – alternative band
  • Germs – punk band
  • The Go-Go's – pop band
  • The Grateful Dead – folk rock band
  • Green Day – rock band
  • Guns N' Roses – hard rock band
  • Hed PE – rap/rock band
  • Hollywood Undead – rap/metal band
  • Hoobastank – rock band
  • In Fear And Faith – metal band
  • Incubus – rock band
  • Jane's Addiction – alternative band
  • Jefferson Airplane – rock band
  • Journey – rock band
  • Julien-K – synth band
  • Korn – nu metal band
  • Lifehouse – pop rock band
  • Linkin Park – alternative rock band
  • Machine Head – heavy metal band
  • Mad at the World – Christian rock band
  • Maroon 5 – rock band
  • Megadeth – metal band
  • Metallica – metal band
  • Minutemen – punk band
  • The Monkees – pop band
  • Mötley Crüe – hard rock band
  • Mr. Bungle – experimental rock band
  • N.W.A – hip hop group
  • No Doubt – ska-punk band
  • The O.C. Supertones – ska band
  • Of Mice & Men – metalcore band
  • The Offspring – rock band
  • Oingo Boingo – new wave band
  • Orgy – synth
  • Otep – heavy metal band
  • P.O.D. – rock band
  • Papa Roach – rap/metal band
  • Prophets of Rage – rap/metal band
  • Queens of the Stone Age – rock band
  • Rage Against the Machine – rap/metal band
  • Ratt – hard rock band
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – rock band
  • Sixx:A.M. – rock band
  • Slayer – metal band
  • Snot – rock band
  • Social Distortion – punk band
  • Spineshank – metal band
  • Static-X – industrial metal band
  • Stone Temple Pilots – hard rock band
  • Sublime – ska-punk, dub band
  • Suicidal Tendencies – punk/metal band
  • Suicide Silence – metal band
  • Switchfoot – rock band
  • System of a Down – metal band
  • Tesla – hard rock band
  • Third Eye Blind – rock band
  • Thrice – rock band
  • Tool – progressive metal band
  • Trapt – rock band
  • Van Halen – hard rock band
  • Velvet Revolver – hard rock band
  • The Wallflowers – rock band
  • Weezer – alternative rock band
  • X – alternative/punk band

California transplants[]

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo

Ronald Reagan

Jackie Robinson

Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Samuel Brannan – newspaper publisher
  • Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo – Spanish explorer
  • César Chávez – labor leader
  • Juan Bautista de Anza – Spanish explorer
  • Gaspar de Portolà – Spanish explorer
  • Larry Ellison – co-founder of Oracle Corporation
  • John C. FrémontMilitary Governor of California
  • Domingo Ghirardelli – chocolateer (Ghirardelli Chocolate Company)
  • Chick HearnNational Basketball Association announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers
  • William Redington Hewlett – co-founder of Hewlett-Packard
  • Bob Hope – actor, singer, comedian
  • Steve Jurvetsonventure capitalist (a managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson)
  • James Lickreal estate baron
  • Steve Martin – actor, author, comedian and director
  • Johnny Mathis – singer ("Chances Are")
  • Fritz Maytag – former owner of Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco; Chairman of the Board of the Maytag Dairy Farms
  • Thomas Mesereau – criminal defense lawyer
  • Joe MontanaNational Football League quarterback
  • Joe Morgan – baseball player
  • John Muirnaturalist
  • Joshua A. Norton – British self-proclaimed "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico"
  • Buck Owens – country music performer
  • Ronald Reagan – actor and 40th President of the United States
  • Jackie RobinsonBaseball Hall of Famer who broke Major League Baseball's 20th-century color line
  • Carlos Santana – Mexican musician
  • Michael Savage – author, political commentator and radio host
  • Charles M. Schulz – cartoonist
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger – Governor of California, actor, and bodybuilder
  • Vin Scully – announcer for Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Glenn T. Seaborgchemist
  • Junipero Serra – Spanish missionary
  • Steven Spielberg – director
  • Leland Stanfordrailroad baron, Governor of California, founder of Stanford University
  • Ken Starr – lawyer, university law dean
  • Levi StraussBavarian clothing manufacturer
  • John SutterSwiss real estate baron
  • Mark Twain – humorist and author
  • Lars Ulrich – musician (Metallica)
  • Sarah Winchester – heiress, eccentric, builder of the Winchester Mystery House
  • Charles Wood – musical theatre performer (original Hortensio in Cole Porter's 1948 Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate)
  • Chuck YeagerUS Air Force test pilot
  • Ace Young – singer
  • Steve YoungNational Football League quarterback

See also[]

References[]

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