List of Filipino Americans
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To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Filipino American or must have references showing they are Filipino American and are notable.
- 1 List
- 1.1 Arts and letters
- 1.2 Business
- 1.3 Culinary arts
- 1.4 Engineering and technology
- 1.5 Fashion and pageantry
- 1.6 Health science
- 1.7 Labor
- 1.8 Military
- 1.9 Politics
- 1.10 Religion
- 1.11 Sports
- 1.12 Television and film
- 1.13 Other
- 2 References
- 3 External links
Arts and letters
- Cheryl Burke – ballroom dancer, participant in Dancing with the Stars
- Ryan "Ryanimay" Conferido – member of Quest Crew and alumnus of So You Think You Can Dance
- Napoleon D'umo – hip-hop choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance since season four and supervising choreographer for America's Best Dance Crew
- Cris Judd – choreographer
- Charles Klapow – choreographer for all three High School Musical films, The Ice Tour, and The Cheetah Girls 2
- Dominic "D-Trix" Sandoval – former member of Quest Crew and alumnus of So You Think You Can Dance
- Jose B. Cruz, Jr., Ph.D. – Distinguished Professor of Engineering, The Ohio State University
- Amado Gabriel Esteban – President, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, appointed in 2011
- Conrado Gempesaw, Ph.D. – 17th President, St. John's University, New York City
- Ruth Elynia S. Mabanglo, Ph.D. – Professor of Philippine Literature, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching, 1996
- Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; author, Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice
- Baldomero Olivera, Ph.D. – Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah; first Fil-Am member of the United States National Academy of Sciences; 2007 Harvard University Scientist of the Year.
- Rhacel Parrenas, Ph.D. – Professor of American Studies and Sociology at Brown University. World-renowned academic, has delivered lectures at over 100 colleges and universities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
- E. San Juan, Jr., Ph.D. – Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University
- Alfredo Alcala – Filipino comic book artist.
- Lynda Barry – Filipino mestizo comic strip cartoonist and novelist; created prototype for TV hit series The Simpsons
- Ernie Chan – comic book artist/inker for Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
- Don Figueroa – comic book artist for IDW Publishing and Dreamwave Entertainment, working on various Transformers titles.
- Rafael Kayanan – comic book artist and master level instructor in Sayoc Kali.
- Nick Manabat – creator of Cybernary, comic book artist for Wildstorm Productions
- Kenn Navarro – animator of cartoon Happy Tree Friends
- Van Partible – creator of Johnny Bravo
- Whilce Portacio – created Bishop of the X-Men, co-founder of Image Comics.
- Romeo Tanghal – comic book artist.
- Leo Zulueta – Tattoo artist
- Tony DeZuniga – co-creator of Jonah Hex
- Terry Acebo Davis
- Alfonso Ossorio
- Paul Pfeiffer – (born in Hawaii, spent most of his childhood in the Philippines) Inaugural recipient, The Bucksbaum Award given by the Whitney Museum of American Art (2000).
- Joseph Santos (1/4th Filipino)- Award Winning Painter/Watercolorist
- Leo Valledor(1936–1989) – Painter who pioneered the Hard-edge painting style.
- Dorothy Cordova – Activist, professor, Co-founder of the Filipino American National Historical Society.
- Fred Cordova – Author, Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans; co-founder, Filipino American National Historical Society.
- Alex S. Fabros, Jr. – Historian, professor, retired U.S. Army officer; Documentaries: “Filipino Americans: Discovering their Past for the Future”, "Unsung Heroes"; historian, "Filipinas Magazine"; Historian and Guest Curator, National Steinbeck Center's "Filipino Voices: Past and Present."; and winner of New American Media's "Ethnic Pulitzer Prize".
- Byron Acohido – 1997 Pulitzer Prize awardee; prose novelist.
- Dani Dumuk Aguila – First non-white member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) to receive "Ink Bottle Pin Award", 1992
- Natasha Brown – Anchor, KYW in Philadelphia
- Cher Calvin – Anchor, KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles
- Howard G. Chua-Eoan – News Director, Time Magazine
- Delfin F. Cruz – Publisher, Philippines Mail, 1931–1995
- Veronica De La Cruz – MSNBC news anchor
- Katherine Creag – Reporter, WNBC in New York City
- Emil Guillermo – award winning journalist, writer, and broadcaster. First Filipino American to anchor a regularly scheduled national news program, NPR "All Things Considered," May 1989. Winner of American Book Award, 2000.
- Kristine Johnson – Anchor, WCBS-TV New York
- Lloyd LaCuesta, television journalist, KTVU South Bay bureau chief
- Claire Leka – Former CNN business reporter
- Michelle Malkin – Commentator on FOX News, author
- Jean Martirez – Anchor for KTTV Fox 11 in Los Angeles
- Cheryl Diaz Meyer – 2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner
- Libertito Pelayo – Publisher and editor-in-chief, Filipino Reporter newspaper.
- Maria Quiban – Meteorologist & news anchor, KTTV/KCOP-TV in Los Angeles
- Victoria Recaño – Correspondent on such programs as The Insider and Inside Edition.
- Frances Rivera – Journalist and television news anchor for Boston's NBC affiliate WHDH, New York's CW affiliate WPIX and NBC News
- Corky Trinidad – Honolulu Star Bulletin editorial cartoonist, 1939 – 2009
- Jose Antonio Vargas – 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism for his work with the Washington Post; DREAM Act advocate; "illegal alien"
- Mona Lisa Yuchengco – founder, Filipinas magazine.
- Simeon R. Acoba, Jr., JD – Former Associate Justice on the Hawaii State Supreme Court
- Kiwi Camara – Attorney; youngest person to enter Harvard Law School
- Tani Cantil-Sakauye – Chief Justice of California
- Sean Reyes – Utah Attorney General
- Peter Bacho – Author of the American Book Award winning novel Cebu
- Cecilia Manguerra Brainard – Author of When the Rainbow Goddess Wept,Magdalena
- Carlos Bulosan – Author, America Is in the Heart.
- Regie Cabico – Slam poet and performer.
- Gilbert Luis R. Centina III – Novelist and award-winning poet.
- Melissa de la Cruz – Author of teen lit series The Au Pairs, The Ashleys, and Blue Bloods
- Vince Gotera – Poet and editor of the North American Review
- Jessica Hagedorn – Playwright and author, Dogeaters, The Gangster of Love, Dream Jungle
- Tess Uriza Holthe – Author of When the Elephants Dance
- Ma. Luisa Aguilar Igloria – Award-winning poet
- R. Zamora Linmark – Author of Rolling the R's
- Aimee Nezhukumatathil – Award-winning poet and professor
- Barbara Jane Reyes – Poet
- Al Robles – Activist and Poet, author of Rappin' With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark
- Randy Romero – Writer
- Eileen Tabios – Poet.
- Alex Tizon – Pulitzer Prize Winner.
- Jose Garcia Villa – poet, writer, generationalist; pre-Beat Generation influence.
- Joan Almedilla – Broadway actor, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables (musical)
- Jose Llana – Broadway actor, Drama Desk Award Winner.
- Deedee Magno – Cast member, national touring and San Francisco cast of Wicked; former mouseketeer
- Paolo Montalbán – Broadway and television actor
- 'Ralph Peña, Founding member and artistic director, Ma-Yi Theater Company
- Catherine Ricafort – Broadway actor
- Diosdado Banatao – Silicon Valley Engineer and businessman
- Caterina Fake – Half-filipino co-founder of Flickr and Hunch.
- Eddie Flores Jr. – President and co-founder, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
- Fritz Friedman – Senior Vice President, Worldwide Publicity Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Sony Pictures) and former State Commissioner for Asian Americans 
- Bobby Murphy – Co-founder, Snapchat
- Josie Natori – Founder, The Natori Company
- Loida Nicolas-Lewis – Chairman and CEO, TLC Beatrice International Holdings, Inc.
- Peter Valdes – Co-founder, Tivoli Systems Inc. (an IBM Company).
- Sheila Lirio Marcelo – Entrepreneur and founder of Care.com.
Engineering and technology
- Josefino Comiso, Ph.D. – physics expert at NASA
- Angelita Albano Castro Kelly – space mission engineer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Marc Loinaz, Ph.D. – Inventor who holds six U.S. patents; recipient, 1998 Best Paper Award, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.
Fashion and pageantry
- Monique Lhuillier – Hollywood Fashion Designer
- Josie Natori – Hollywood fashion designer
- Rafé Totengco – Fashion designer who specializes in women’s handbags
- Leeann Tweeden – Model, television personality
- Sonya Balmores – Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2004
- Angela Perez Baraquio – Miss America 2001
- Danielle Castaño – Binibining Pilipinas-World 2008
- Celita de Castro – Miss Hawaii USA 1977
- Ginger Conejero – Miss Philippines-Air 2006, Television Host/Reporter
- Alice Dixson – Binibining Pilipinas-International 1986, Actress and Model
- Melissa Dungao – Miss New Jersey Teen USA 1998
- Laura Dunlap – Miss Philippines Earth 2003
- Brianna Godshalk – Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen 2009
- Jamie Herrell – Miss Earth 2014 and Miss Philippines Earth 2014
- Kristina Janolo – Miss Florida 2011
- Krista Kleiner – Binibining Pilipinas-International 2010, Actress, Martial Artist, Singer, Dancer and Composer
- Christi McGarry — Binibining Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2015
- Vanessa Minnillo – Miss Teen USA 1998, Actress, Television Host
- Ashley Sagisi Moser – Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2009
- Aureana Tseu – Miss Hawaii USA 2009; Miss Hawaii Filipina 2003; Ed Hardy/Christian Audigier spokesmodel
- Robyn Watkins – Miss Oklahoma USA 2006
- Patricia Tumulak – Miss Philippines-Fire 2009
- Aileen Jan Valdehueza Yap – Miss USA International 2009
- Megan Young – Miss World 2013 and Miss World Philippines 2013
- Eduardo Macalino, M.D., Brooklyn – President, Philippine Medical Association of America, under the auspices of the American Medical Association
- Fe del Mundo, MD – First Asian and female student at Harvard Medical School
- Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City; author, Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice
- Maria P. P. Root – Psychologist
- Mariano Yogore (1921–2006) – Professor and Head of Institute of Public Health.
- Larry Itliong – Co-founder of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, assistant director of the United Farm Workers, co-leader of the Delano grape strike
- Philip Vera Cruz – Co-founder, Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, which later became the United Farm Workers; Vice-President, United Farm Workers
See also: Category:American military personnel of Filipino descent and Military history of Asian Americans
- Jesse Aliganga – Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Killed in action during 1998 embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya
- Babette Bolivar – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. Women Divers Hall of Fame inductee.
- Raquel C. Bono – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. Command Surgeon, United States Pacific Command
- Jose Calugas – Captain, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient, World War II
- Cary C. Chun – Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force, retired. Former Commander, 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. First U.S. Air Force General Officer of Filipino descent.
- Anatolio B. Cruz – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. Deputy Commander, United States Fourth Fleet
- John R. D’Araujo Jr. – Major General, U.S. Army, retired. First Filipino American to be promoted to Major General; former Director of the Army National Guard Bureau. Former Director of the Recovery Division for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Rudolph Davila – First Lieutenant, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient, World War II
- Oscar Hilman – Brigadier General, U.S. Army, retired.
- Eleanor Mariano – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy, retired. First Filipino American to be promoted to a flag officer rank; former White House physician
- Victorino Mercado – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. First Filipino American Surface Warfare Officer to achieve flag rank
- José B. Nísperos – first Asian Medal of Honor recipient.
- Ronald Ravelo – Captain, U.S. Navy. First Filipino American commander of an aircraft carrier
- Eldon Regua – Major General, U.S. Army Reserve. Former Commanding General, 75th Division (BCTD); only non-retired[update] Filipino American general officer
- Edward Soriano – Lieutenant General U.S. Army, retired. Former Commanding General of I Corps
- Ramon S. Subejano – Private First Class, U.S. Army. Silver Star recipient, World War II
- Benigno G. Tabora – Sergeant Major, U.S. Army. Purple Heart recipient, World War II
- Antonio Taguba – Major General, U.S. Army, retired. Author of the Taguba Report
- Telesforo Trinidad – Fireman Second Class, U.S. Navy. Only Asian American naval recipient of the Medal of Honor
- Eleanor Valentin – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), Medical Corps, U.S. Navy. Commander, Naval Medical Support Command
- Arvin Amatorio – councilman for Bergenfield, New Jersey, elected in November 2014.
- Peter Mendonez, Jr. – councilman for West Windsor, New Jersey, elected in 2013.
- Peter Aduja – State Legislature, Hawaii. First Filipino American elected in the United States.
- Larry Asera – First Filipino American elected to a city council in the continental United States (1973)
- Steve Austria – Republican congressman from Beavercreek, Ohio.
- Rob Bonta – First Filipino American California State Legislator
- Thelma Buchholdt – First female Filipino American state legislator (1974); first Asian American to be elected President of the National Order of Women Legislators (1987).
- Libran N. Cabactulan – Ambassador to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations.
- Christopher Cabaldon – Mayor of West Sacramento, California, born in 1965.
- Benjamin J. Cayetano – First Filipino American governor in the U.S., for the state of Hawaii.
- John Ensign – U.S. Senator from Nevada; his great grandmother is from the Philippines
- Jose Esteves – Current Mayor of Milpitas, California. Assumed office in 2002; served as a member of the City Council from 1998 to 2002.
- Tony Fulton; member of Nebraska State Legislature.
- Mike Guingona – Council Member and Former Mayor of Daly City, California.
- Rolando Lavarro, Jr. – Jersey City council president, elected to city council in 2011.
- John W. Marshall, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Director of the U.S. Marshals Service, his mother is of Filipino descent.
- Thurgood Marshall, Jr., White House senior staff member during the Clinton Administration, his mother is of Filipino descent.
- Benjamin Menor – Filipino American State Legislator, Hawaii, 1962.
- Mona Pasquil – in November 2009, became the first woman to serve as acting lieutenant governor of California
- David Pendleton – former Minority Floor Leader, Hawaii House of Representatives
- Robert C. Rivas – mayor of Bergenfield, New Jersey between 1998 and 2003, the first Filipino mayor on the U.S. East Coast
- Bobby Scott – U.S. Congressman (D. Va.), maternal grandmother is Filipina.
- Michele J. Sison – US ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
- Kris Valderrama – Member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing the 26th District.
- Ron Villanueva – Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 21st District. A former member of the Coast Guard Reserves, he is also an alumnus of Old Dominion University.
- Jonathan Wong – councilman for Mahwah, New Jersey, elected in 2014.
- Oscar A. Solis – First Filipino American Roman Catholic bishop in the United States.
- Bruce Reyes-Chow – The first Filipino American head of a major denomination in the U.S. (mother is American-born Filipino), was elected to a two-year term as Moderator of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on June 21, 2008.
Main article: List of Filipino American athletes
Television and film
- Kaye Abad – actress
- Neile Adams – actress
- Sean Michael Afable – actor (Akeelah and the Bee)
- Gerald Anderson – actor, model
- Nicole Anderson – actress (Jonas and Jonas L.A.)
- Ruben Aquino – Disney animator (Lion King and The Little Mermaid)
- Ashley Argota – actress, singer, musician (True Jackson VP, Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures, The Fosters (2013 TV series), How to Build a Better Boy)
- Jon Jon Augustavo – Award Winning Filmmaker and Music Video Director known for Macklemore – "Thrift Shop", "Can't Hold Us", "Same Love"
- Christina Chang – actress, CSI: Miami, Private Practice, No Ordinary Family
- Alley Baggett – model, actress.
- Brandon Baker – actor (Johnny Tsunami and Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board)
- Tippy Dos Santos – singer, actress
- Kimee Balmilero – member of the American version of Hi-5, a children's musical group
- Dante Basco – actor, dancer, rapper, poet
- Dion Basco – actor
- Joy Bisco – Filipino American actress
- Emily Borromeo – actress
- Eileen Boylan – actress (South of Nowhere, General Hospital).
- Q. Allan Brocka – director, producer, actor, best known for directing the film Eating Out and its sequel.
- Cher Calvin – actress, news anchor (KTLA Morning News), Miss New York first runner up
- Wendy Calio – actress, dancer, singer (Imagination Movers)
- Jade Villalon – actress, singer and songwriter
- Louie del Carmen – story artist, DreamWorks Animation; storyboard artist, Disney Channel's Kim Possible, Nickelodeon's Invader Zim (2001) and The Mighty B! (2008)
- Ronnie del Carmen – story supervisor, Finding Nemo; storyboard artist, Batman: The Animated Series
- T.V. Carpio – actress
- Tia Carrere – actress
- Phoebe Cates – actress.
- Pia Clemente – The first Filipino to be nominated for a competitive Academy Award for the live action short, "Our Time Is Up". (2004)
- Emy Coligado – actress, (Piama, Francis' wife, Malcolm in the Middle).
- Michael Copon – actor (Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Time Force, Bring It On: In It to Win It)
- Rik Cordero – director
- Darren Criss – actor/singer (Blaine Anderson in Glee), mother is an immigrant from the Philippines
- Annie Cruz – adult film star.
- Christina Cuenca – Miss Louisiana USA 2006; actress
- Jake Cuenca – actor and soccer player
- Mark Dacascos – actor and martial arts expert
- Charles Michael Davis – actor and model
- Marpessa Dawn – actress
- Dean Devlin – screenwriter and producer of many films including Independence Day, Godzilla and Stargate, also occasional actor
- Andi Eigenmann – actress
- Mar Elepano– filmmaker, production supervisor of the John C. Hench Lab, Division of Animation and Digital Arts, USC School of Cinematic Arts
- Allen Evangelista – actor (The Secret Life of the American Teenager)
- Ava Fabian – actress, model
- Roshon Fegan– actor Shake It Up (TV series)
- Von Flores – actor
- Joel de la Fuente – actor
- Irish Fullerton – actress, singer
- Melissa Howard – actress-comedienne, MTV Real World New Orleans cast.
- Vanessa Hudgens – half Filipino actress, singer, dancer and television star (High School Musical).
- Stella Hudgens – half Filipino actress
- Diana Lee Inosanto – actress, stuntwoman, film director (The Sensei).
- Cris Judd – actor, dancer, choreographer and former husband of Jennifer Lopez, lead dancer of Michael Jackson and work with different singers, appeared in Unfabulous, Eve, Half and Half, and Everybody Loves Raymond
- Tessa Keller, model and reality television personality
- Abigail Kintanar – actress, host, reality show vixen. VH1's CelebReality Star "Red Oyster"
- Jo Koy – stand-up comedian
- Lalaine – TV star, Lizzie McGuire.
- Liza Lapira – actress (Crazy, Stupid, Love, 21, Fast & Furious, NCIS, Traffic Light)
- Sharon Leal – half-Filipino, half African American actress (Boston Public, Dreamgirls, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?)
- Brandon Lee – gay pornography actor
- Reggie Lee – actor
- Kaylani Lei – adult film star
- Matthew Libatique – cinematographer (Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Inside Man and Iron Man)
- Tiffany Limos – actress
- BarBara Luna – actress
- Danielle Lyn – actress and model
- Camille Mana – actress (One on One)
- Alec Mapa – actor and comedian (Half & Half).
- Anna Maria Perez de Taglé – actress (Hannah Montana, Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, the 2009 remake of Fame), former Star Search contestant; granddaughter of Filipina singer, Sylvia La Torre.
- Marie Matiko – actress ("Art of War")
- Sabrine Maui – adult film star.
- Steven R. McQueen – actor (The Vampire Diaries)
- Madison Michele – actress and television host (host of Animal Planet's King of the Jungle)
- Sam Milby – actor, model
- Vanessa Minnillo – MTV Veejay and former Miss Teen USA
- Shay Mitchell – actress
- Mimi Miyagi (née Melody Damayo)– adult film star, former candidate for Governor of Nevada
- Paolo Montalban – actor (Mortal Kombat: Conquest), model
- Rex Navarrete – comedian, voice actor in Myx channel's cartoon "The Nutshack"
- Belinda Panelo – MTV VJ
- Van Partible – creator/director/writer of cartoon series Johnny Bravo
- Nia Peeples – actress
- Lou Diamond Phillips – actor
- Victoria Recaño – correspondent (The Insider), actress (CSI: Miami)
- Zedrick Restauro – actor (Modern Family, Melissa & Joey, Nickelodeon's The Thundermans)
- Ernie Reyes, Jr. – actor, martial artist
- Jackie Rice – actress
- Melissa Ricks – actress
- Jelynn Rodriguez – actress "The Drop" (TV series)
- Jason Rogel – actor (Splinterheads, Swamp Shark, The Great State of Georgia)
- Tura Satana – actress ("Varla" in Russ Meyer's 1965 cult film, "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!). "Satana's father was a silent movie actor of Japanese and Filipino descent, and her mother was a circus performer of American Indian (Cheyenne) and Scots-Irish background.
- Rob Schneider – Saturday Night Live performer, actor, comedian
- Steven Silva – actor, model
- Liza Soberano – actress
- Shannyn Sossamon – actress (40 Days and 40 Nights, A Knight's Tale)
- Charmane Star – adult film star
- Hailee Steinfeld – actress (True Grit)
- Chuti Tiu – actress (Desire, 24, Dragnet, Beautiful, The Specials)
- Tamlyn Tomita – actress (The Joy Luck Club (film), The Karate Kid, Part II, Quantum Leap (TV series), Glee (TV series))
- Hervé Villechaize – actor (Tattoo from Fantasy Island)
- Charlyne Yi – actress (Knocked Up, Paper Heart)
- Lauren Young – actress
- DJ Babu (Chris Oroc) – DJ of the World Famous Beat Junkies & member of the Hip Hop Group Dilated Peoples. Hails from Oxnard, CA.
- Mix Master Mike (Michael Schwartz) – Beastie Boys DJ, founding member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz; winner of 1992 and 1993 DMC World DJ Championships (Rocksteady DJ's) and winner of the 1992 New Music Seminar/Supermen Inc. DJ Battle for World Supremacy. Appears in the documentary film Scratch.
- DJ Qbert (Richard Quitevis) – SF Bay Area Hip-Hop DJ and pioneering Turntablist. Founding member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz; winner of 1991 (solo) 1992 (Rocksteady DJ's), 1993, (Dreamteam) DMC World DJ Championships. Featured in the movie Hang the DJ. Appears in the documentary film Modulations and the documentary Scratch. Created animated pop film "Wave Twisters"
- DJ Riddler (Rich Pangilinan) – DJ at WKTU in New York, Sirius Satellite Radio, record producer, remixer and member of the group MYNT
- DJ Virman (Virman Coquia) of the group Far East Movement
- DJ Bonics – DJ of rapper Wiz Khalifa
- Robert Lopez – composer, first Filipino American Oscar recipient. Recipient of a Grammy, Emmy, and a Tony awards; twelfth individual to achieve an EGOT.
- Ruthie Alcaide – MTV Real World Hawaii cast
- Amanda Avila appeared on American Idol season 4, finished on 13th – 16th place.
- Sugar Pie DeSanto – born as Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, Filipino-American rhythm and blues singer of the 1950s and 1960s.
- James Baluyut – lead guitarist for the rock band +/- and once played with older brother Richard for Versus.
- Richard Baluyut – lead singer for band Versus
- Joe Bataan – Latin soul legend.
- Noah Bernardo – Drummer – P.O.D.
- Amapola Cabase, singer, actor, producer, TV Host of "Amapola Presents Show" KEMO-TV (now KOFY) San Francisco, California
- Manuel Kabajar Cabase, composer, arranger, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, movie musical director, Halad Museum Inductee
- Eugene F. Castillo – conductor, born in Hollywood, CA, is now the Music Director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Cultural Center of the Philippines
- Billy Crawford – R&B, pop and soul singer.
- Jenn Cuneta – singer, sung Come Rain, Come Shine
- Leah Dizon – model, singer, actress, and TV personality in Japan.
- Kate Earl – singer, songwriter.
- Bobby Enriquez – "The Wild Man," prodigious Jazz Pianist
- Jocelyn Enriquez – techno and house singer of "Do You Miss Me?"
- Jerome Fontamillas – Switchfoot guitarist and keyboardist
- Lowell George – Lead singer of the legendary classic rock band Little Feat
- Carlo Gimenez – lead guitarist for Dia Frampton.
- Christopher Guanlao – drummer/songwriter for Silversun Pickups
- Kirk Hammett – lead guitarist for Metallica (Filipina mother)
- Billy Hinsche – lead guitarist for Dino, Desi & Billy
- Chad Hugo – music producer and musician; one-half of The Neptunes.
- Illmind – hip hop producer.
- Enrique Iglesias – a Spanish pop music singer-songwriter.
- Anthony Improgo– Drummer of the Band Metro Station
- Mike Inez – Bassist of Alice in Chains
- Rachael Lampa – Christian singer.
- Reynaldo Lapuz – American Idol 7 Contestant
- Arian Leviste – Electronic music artist, record producer and DJ
- Allan Pineda Lindo – Known as apl.de.ap. Member of the Hip-hop Group The Black Eyed Peas
- Gerard Damien Long – Known as Hodgy Beats. Member of the hip-hop collective OFWGKTA and the duo MellowHype, rapper and producer.
- Evelyn Mandac – Soprano opera singer and winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.
- Bruno Mars – Half Filipino/Half Puerto-Rican; R&B Singer
- Travis McCoy – Gym Class Heroes singer; Haitian/Italian/Limerick Irish/Filipino/Native American
- Neal McCoy – country music singer.
- Robert Menard – musician, keyboards in popular band Teen Wolf.
- Maile Misajon – singer of Eden's Crush.
- Sophia Montecarlo – singer, model, a "Born Diva", grand finalist.
- Jared Palomar – bassist, and pianist of the band Augustana
- Dan Layus – lead singer, guitarist of the band Augustana
- Dustin Perfetto – rapper, audio engineer best known for his song "I Gott Grapes".
- AJ Rafael – musician and YouTube celebrity.
- Jaya Ramsey – freestyle artist
- Amber Rowley – singer.
- Joey Santiago – lead guitarist of the Pixies, credited by Kurt Cobain as influential to his music, albums include the classic Surfer Rosa and Doolittle. Later formed a band "The Martinis" with his wife.
- Matthew Santos – rock and folk singer-songwriter, musician and painter, father of part-Filipino descent.
- Nicole Scherzinger – lead singer for the Pussycat Dolls. (Filipino father, Hawaiian/Russian mother, birth name was Nicole Valiente)
- Nick Vasallo – as a composer, his work has encompassed a variety of genres and projects. Most notably with his post-metal group Antagony, film music career, and concert music works. Vasallo is a recipient of the 2010/2011 President's $21k Dissertation-Year Fellowship, the first Arts student to ever receive the honor.
- Cassie Ventura – known as Cassie (born August 26, 1986 in New London, Connecticut), R&B and pop singer, model, and actress.
- One Vo1ce – All-Filipina girl R&B/OPM singing group from the San Francisco Bay Area
- Blue Scholars – Geo aka. Prometheus Brown, MC of the duo, is Filipino-American
- Death Angel – Thrash Metal band.
- Kai – San Francisco Bay Area boy band
- Moonpools & Caterpillars – Filipino American rock band based in California in the 1990s
- My American Heart – Rock band.
- The Rocky Fellers – A group was composed of four Filipino brothers and their father. Their hit song: "Killer Joe" reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1963.
- Native Guns – Bambu and Kiwi of the LA hip hop group.
- Legaci – Filipino-American R&B band from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, formed in 1997. They are currently the backup singers for Canadian Pop-R&B singer Justin Bieber on the My World Tour.
- Q-York – a Filipino-American hip hop record production duo composed of Flava Matikz (DJ/producer) and Knowa Lazarus (songwriter/MC).
- The Dandelion War – 3 of the 5 members of The Dandelion War are of Filipino decent, with their drummer hailing from the Philippines.
- Amanda Avila appeared on American Idol season 4
- Leah Cohen – contestant on Top Chef (Season 5)
- Brad Estrin – American Idol contestant (season 1).
- Clint Jun Gamboa American Idol contestant (season 10)
- Charmaine Hunt – contestant on The Apprentice season 5
- Melody Lacayanga – So You Think You Can Dance contestant (Season 1 runner-up).
- Reynaldo Lapuz – American Idol contestant (Season 7).
- Melinda Lira – American Idol contestant (season 4).
- Guji Lorenzana – alternative rock, pop rock solo artist, American Idol contestant (Season 3).
- Manila Luzon – drag performer and runner-up on RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 3)
- Ramiele Malubay – American Idol contestant (Season 7).
- Sandra McCoy – actress, former contestant in Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll.
- Thia Megia – American Idol contestant (Season 10).
- Asia Nitollano – Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll winner; daughter of Joe Bataan.
- Jessica Sanchez – American Idol contestant; Father is Mexican, Mother is Filipina (Season 11).
- Jordan Segundo – singer, American Idol semi-finalist (Season 2).
- Ongina – Drag queen and spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics
- Josie Smith-Malave – contestant on the show Top Chef contestant (Season 2).
- Greggy Soriano – Cast as "Greggy" Cake Boss: Next Great Baker on TLC and "Greggy, the Self Proclaimed 'Gaysian'" Beauty and the Geek contestant (Season 5) on The CW Network.
- Jose Penala – American Idol contestant (season 5).
- A.J. Tabaldo – American Idol contestant (season 6).
- Dale Talde – Top Chef contestant (Season 4).
- Jasmine Trias – American Idol contestant (Season 3).
- Camile Velasco – American Idol contestant (Season 3).
- Chester See – YouTube personality, musician, and Broadway actor.
- Christine Gambito – an American Internet personality, actress, and comedian; she maintains one of the most-subscribed-to channels on YouTube. Also appointed Ambassador of Philippine tourism
- Anthony Padilla – a famous YouTube celebrity; he is one half of the comedy duo Smosh and is one of the most subscribed Youtubers on YouTube
- Leandro Aragoncillo – former FBI intelligence analyst and retired Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps who was charged with espionage and leaking classified information against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
- Thomas Beatie – Filipino father, female-to-male transgender man who is legally male and married as a male. Beatie had chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy but kept his female reproductive organs intact. He is notable for having had had several pregnancies since becoming physically male.
- Andrew Cunanan – Half-Italian, half-Filipino American gay alleged spree killer during the mid-1990s; allegedly murdered several of his lovers, including the Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. Father was a retired United States Navy from the Philippines.
- Ralph De Leon – Convicted of conspiracy to support terrorist.
- Pearlasia Gamboa – controversial business woman successfully sued by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
- Christina Marie Williams – (1985–1998) murdered child.
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