List of Portuguese Americans

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This is a list of notable Portuguese Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Portuguese American or must have references showing they are Portuguese American and are notable.


Art and architecture[edit]

  • William Pereira, (1909–1985), Architect, Cape Canaveral, CBS Television City & Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco.[1]
  • João de Brito, (1958), painter, sculptor, artist.
  • Liliana Feliciano, (1978), Director, Executive Producer Sketch Theatre[2]
  • Mel Ramos (born July 24, 1935) is a U.S. figurative painter, whose work incorporates elements of realist and abstract art.
  • Nathan Oliveira (December 19, 1928 – November 13, 2010) was an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor, born in Oakland, California to Portuguese parents.
  • John Mattos[3] is considered one of the best North Americans illustrators, with over 100 awards for graphic excellence from various graphic magazines and design organizations including a Gold Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators, Gold from the New York Art Director’s Club and Silver from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators.

Business[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Brian Haberlin, Writer and comic book artist. Co-creator of the Witchblade franchise and former editor in chief for Spawn, of Portuguese (Madeira, Portugal) and Native Hawaiian heritage on his mother's side of the family and of Azorean Portuguese on his grandfather's Haberlin side of the family.
  • John Dos Passos, (1896–1970), Portuguese-American novelist, journalist, playwright and artist.[28]
  • Charles Reis Felix, (1923– ), Writer.[5]
  • Mordecai Manuel Noah, (1785–1851), Playwright, diplomat, journalist, and utopian.[29]
  • Judah Monis, (1683–1764), North America's first college instructor of Hebrew language.[30]
  • Sam Pereira, (1949– ), American poet.[31]
  • Daniel Silva, (1960– ), American author who writes thriller/espionage novels.[5]
  • Danielle Steel, (1947– ), Writer. (Portuguese mother)[32]
  • Katherine Vaz
  • Frank X. Gaspar
  • Millicent Borges Accardi is a Portuguese-American poet. She has received literary fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the California Arts Council, Barbara Deming Foundation, and Formby Special Collections at Texas Tech.
  • George Leite was a California author, poet, publisher and bookstore owner of Portuguese descent active in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • Stephen Rebello is an American writer, screenwriter and former clinical therapist. Born to parents of third-generation Portuguese-American and French-Portuguese American extraction in Fall River, Massachusetts, Rebello was raised in Somerset, Massachusetts.
  • Emma Lazarus was a Portuguese-American Jewish poet born in New York City. She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty placed in 1903.
  • Nancy Vieira Couto is a well established Portuguese-American poet, born in 1942. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

Photography[edit]

  • Vasco Nunes, (1974– ), Born in Lisboa, Director of Photography, Producer and Director. Produced two Grand Jury Prizes at Sundance Film Festival, has several films in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and many cinema, TV and music projects completed.[21]
  • Pete Souza (born 1954) is an American photojournalist and the current chief White House photographer for President Barack Obama. Pete Souza is of Portuguese descent.

Military[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Nuno Bettencourt, (1966– ), Guitarist for Extreme.[35]
  • Elmar Oliveira – Violinist who, in 1978, was the first American to win the gold medal in Moscow's Tchaikovsky competition.[28]
  • Hugo Ferreira, rock musician and singer-songwriter for the band Tantric.
  • Nikki Sixx, (1958– ), born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, rock star, Mötley Crüe.
  • Bobbie Gentry, (1944– ), Country singer.[36]
  • Don Ho, (1930–2007), Hawaiian musician, of Chinese, Portuguese, Hawaiian, Dutch and German heritage.
  • Hoku, (1981– ), Hawaiian pop star and actress, daughter of Don Ho
  • Vincent Lopez, (1895–1975), One of the top bandleaders of the Roaring Twenties.[5]
  • Tony Martin, (1912– ), Produced many hit records between 1941 and 1957; he had his own radio show and also appeared in films.[28]
  • Jason C. Medeiros (born September 9, 1977) better known as Mr. J. Medeiros, is an American M.C., record producer, songwriter, and social activist. He is responsible for forming the Hip Hop group The Procussions, the IAmConstance campaign, and his own label De Medeiros.
  • Glenn Medeiros, (1970– ), Hawaiian singer.[37]
  • Joe Perry (1950– ) – Lead guitarist and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith.[38]
  • Linda Perry, (1965– ), songwriter, 2-time Grammy winner. (Portuguese father/ Brazilian mother)[39]
  • Steve Perry, (1949– ), Former lead singer of the rock band Journey and solo artist.[40]
  • O.C. (1972– ) Brooklyn, New York MC and member of hip hop stable Diggin' In The Crates (Portuguese grandparents)
  • Joe Raposo, (1937–1989), American composer and lyricist, 5-time Grammy winner.[41]
  • David Lee Roth, (1953– ), American rock vocalist for Van Halen. (Grandmother from Azores, Portugal).[5]
  • Phil Demmel (1967–), Guitar player for Metal-band Machine Head.
  • Dez Fafara (1966–), vocalist in the Metal-bands DevilDriver and Coal Chamber.
  • Katy Perry (1984–), singer and songwriter, of German, English and Portuguese descent, more specifically “Azorean” with roots in Horta, Faial, disclosed the Huffington Post. According the source, Katy Perry, who was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, adopted “Perry” from her mother’s maiden name of “Pereira”. “The Perry branch of her family is of Portuguese origin (more specifically, Azorean). Three of her great-great-grandparents hailed from the Azores and it’s Horta that gets the bragging rights for her Perry origins” — writes the Huffington Post. In most instances, the name “Perry” is the anglicization of “Pereira” a very common Portuguese surname which translates to “pear tree.”
  • Tynisha Keli (1985–), R&B and Pop singer-songwriter.
  • Curtis Salgado (1954–), American singer and harmonica player.
  • John Phillip Sousa (1854–1932), American composer known as The March King, inventor of the Sousaphone.
  • Sky Ferreira (1992–), singer and songwriter.
  • Sean Paul (1973–), Grammy winner, reggae/pop. (Portuguese-Jewish, African, English and Chinese heritage)
  • Dev (singer) (1989.-), singer.
  • Sarah Borges, is a rock and roll musician from Taunton, Massachusetts, signed to Sugar Hill Records.
  • Ramana Vieira, is a contemporary Portuguese-American singer of the traditional Portuguese Fado. She has been called[by whom?] "The New Voice of Portuguese World Music."
  • Craig Chaquico (born September 26, 1954) is an American guitarist of Portuguese descent. He has had over thirty years of success in a variety of genres: in the 1970s with the post-Summer of Love Jefferson Starship, in that band's 1980s incarnation, Starship, and in the 1990s and 2000s as a contemporary jazz and New Age solo artist.
  • John Reis (b. 1969 and also known by the pseudonyms Speedo, Slasher, and The Swami) is an American musician, singer, guitarist, record label owner, and disc jockey. Reis was born in 1969 in the Ocean Beach area of San Diego, California to Portuguese American heritage.

Patriots[edit]

  • Emma Lazarus, (1849–1887), poet and essayist, best known for a sonnet about the Statue of Liberty, "The New Colossus", which was engraved on the statue's pedestal, welcoming immigrants to the United States: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"[42]
  • Maria Isilda Ribeiro – Made U.S. flag that was placed on the moon. (Sosa, Vagos, Portugal)[5]
  • John Philip Sousa, (1854–1932), Composer of many marching band songs. Wrote "Stars and Stripes Forever" aboard a steam freighter while traveling from Terceira to the U.S. (Portuguese father)[43]

Politics[edit]

  • Duke Aiona (born June 8, 1955) is an American politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii from 2002 to 2010. He is of Hawaiian, Chinese, and Portuguese descent.
  • Augusto Amador is an American Democratic Party politician, council member of the East Ward of Newark, New Jersey, though all nine council members of Newark are elected on a nonpartisan basis at the regular municipal election or at the general election for terms of four years. The famous Ironbound or Little Portugal is part of the East Ward.
  • John Arruda (John M. Arruda) – Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, for six years.[44]
  • Judah Philip Benjamin (August 6, 1811 – May 6, 1884) was an American politician and lawyer. He was born a British subject in Saint Croix, during the British occupation of the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands), to Phillip Benjamin, an English Jew, and his wife, Rebecca Mendes, a Portuguese Jew.
  • Mariano S. Bishop (November 14, 1906 – January 2, 1953) was a labor organizer and union leader who served in turn as principal Organizer, Director, and Executive Vice President of the Textile Workers Union of America.
  • Dennis Cardoza, (1959– ), former member of the United States House of Representatives (2003-2012), from California, grandparents from the Azores.
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo, (1870–1938), former U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1932-1938).[5]
  • Francis Lewis Cardozo (February 1, 1836 – July 22, 1903) was a clergyman, politician, and educator. He was the first African American to hold a statewide office in the United States. Francis Cardozo was the son of a free black woman, Lydia Weston, and a Portuguese-Jewish man, Isaac Cardozo, who worked at the customhouse.
  • Tony Coelho, (1942– ), former member of the United States House of Representatives (1979-1989), from California, grandparents from two different islands in the Azores.[45]
  • Jim Costa (1952- ) member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from California, grandparents from the Azores.
  • Joseph Francis, (1973– ), Joseph F. Francis, former member of the Massachusetts State Senate.[28]
  • Albert A. Gore, Sr. (1907-1998) former member of U.S. House of Representatives (1939-1953, from Tennessee, probably the first Portuguese American to serve in Congress; former U.S. Senator (1953-1971) from Tennessee; his 5 great grandmother was Mary Maderas (as spelled in the census) of Virginia, daughter of his 6 great grandfather Charles (Carlos) Madeiros of Virginia, son of his 7 great grandfather Domingo Madeiros immigrant from the Azores.
  • Al Gore (1948- ) Albert A. Gore, Jr., former Vice President of the United States (1993-2001), Nobel Peace Prize winner, from Washington D.C., his 6 great grandmother was Mary Maderas (as spelled in the census) of Virginia, daughter of his 7 great grandfather Charles (Carlos) Madeiros of Virginia, son of his 8 great grandfather Domingo Madeiros immigrant from the Azores.
  • André Heinz, (1969), Politician, one of the heirs of H.J. Heinz Company, and son of Teresa Heinz. Portuguese on mother's side)[5]
  • Christopher Heinz, (1973– ), Politician, André's brother, and son of Teresa Heinz, and one of the heirs of H.J. Heinz Company. (Portuguese on mother's side)[5]
  • Mary Leite Fonseca former member of the Massachusetts State Senate 1952-1984.
  • Michael Machado former member of the California State Assembly and State Senate.
  • Kathleen Madeiros Honeycutt – former member of the California State Assembly, first Portuguese American Woman in the California State Assembly.[46]
  • Jack M. Martins (born June 19, 1967[1][2]) is a member of the New York State Senate, representing Nassau County, New York. Martins is a former Mayor of Mineola, New York. Martins is a first-generation American, born to parents who emigrated from northern Portugal in the 1960s.
  • Dina Matos McGreevey, (1966 – ), Former New Jersey First Lady.[47]
  • Joao G. Mattos, Jr. former member of the California State Senate 1904.
  • Henry Mello former member of the California State Assembly and State Senate, descent from Graciosa, Azores.
  • Ben Nighthorse Campbell – former U.S. Senator, mother was an immigrant from Portugal
  • Devin Nunes member of U.S. House of Representatives from California.
  • M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, (1959– ), President of the Rhode Island Senate since 2008.
  • Richard Pombo, (1961– ), former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (1993-2007).[5]
  • Jack Reed U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, mother was Portuguese.
  • Michael A. Rice, (1955– ), biologist & Rhode Island state legislator since 2009.
  • Antonio Rogers former member of the California State Senate 1919.
  • Francis Salvador, (1747–1776),[48]
  • Ronald A. Sarasin former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1973-1979) from Connecticut.
  • Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey, Sr., born November 17, 1961, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. (Native of Providence, Rhode Island. Portuguese-American mother). He is a member of the Republican Party, and succeeded Arlen Specter. He served as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. Descent from the Azores.
  • David Gonçalves Valadao (1977- ) member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (2013- ).
  • John Vasconcellos, (1932 – ), former member of the California State Assembly and State Senate. (Portuguese father/ German mother).[49]

Religion[edit]

  • Stephen Peter Alencastre, (1876–1940), Hawaiian Roman Catholic prelate.[5]
  • Marcelino Manoel de Graça, (1882–1960), born in Brava, Cape Verde, Charismatic religious leader, also known as "Sweet Daddy Grace", who founded the United House of Prayer for All People in the Harlem area of New York. His congregation, made up mainly of African Americans, included over three million people.[28]
  • William Joseph Levada, (1936– ), Roman Catholic archbishop. Ancestor's name Oliveira. [5]
  • Humberto Sousa Medeiros, (1915–1983), Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.[5]
  • Gershom Mendes Seixas, (1745–1816), first American born rabbi, patriot, personal friend of George Washington and religious leader of the Portuguese Synagogue of New York.[50]
  • Clarence Richard Silva, (1949– ), Roman Catholic Bishop of Hawaii.[5]
  • John da Silva Antão (b. March 1933, Salreu, Estarreja, Portugal) is a priest in the Archdiocese of Newark, is a religious leader of the Portuguese-American community in New Jersey and a community leader in Elizabeth, NJ.

Science and medicine[edit]

  • Goncalo R. Abecasis (1976– ) – Geneticist at the University of Michigan. One of the world's most cited scientists in 2009.[51]
  • António Damásio (1944– ) – Portuguese-American neuroscientist/neurobiologist. He is a University Professor and David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southern California (where he also heads the Brain and Creativity Institute), an Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute and the author of several books describing his scientific thinking.[52]
  • M. M. Enos (1875– ) – former head of the Portuguese Association of the Portuguese Hospital of Saint Anthony in Oakland, California. He was also director of the Portuguese American Bank and taught at the National Medical School of Chicago.[28]
  • Carlos Fernandes (medicine) (d. 1977) – former director of St. John's Hospital in San Francisco.[28]
  • Mathias Figueira (1853–1930) – founded the American College of Surgeons.[28]
  • George Perry (1953– ) – Alzheimer's disease researcher noted for his discovery of the role of oxidative stress in Alzheimer's disease.[28]
  • Craig C. Mello (1960– ) – winner of 2006 Nobel Prize for Medicine.[53]

Technology[edit]

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • Kevin John Correia, (born August 24, 1980 in San Diego, California) baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. On December 17, 2010, the Pirates signed Correia to a 2 year, $8 million deal. On March 24, 2011, the Pirates named Correia their Opening Day starter.
  • Sid Fernandez, (1962– ), National League baseball player (Native Hawaiian, Portuguese and Spanish).[5]
  • Lew Fonseca, (1899–1989), born in Oakland, California; infielder, American League batting champion with Cleveland, coach for Chicago Cubs, manager of the Chicago White Sox; pioneered the use of film to analyze player performance, director of MLB films.[28]
  • Jonny Gomes, (1980– ), Current outfielder and designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox.[5]
  • Davey Lopes, (1945– ), Former star w/ LA Dodgers. (Cape Verdean / Black African, Portuguese and Irish)[5]
  • Rod Correia, (1967– ), Former Baseball player for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
  • Billy Martin, (1928–1989), Former Yankees/A's manager. (father from Azores Portugal who later migrated to Hawaii)[54]
  • Dustin Pedroia, (1983– ), Current second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, American League MVP in 2008.
  • Mark Teixeira, (1980– ), Current first baseman for the New York Yankees.[5]
  • Shane Victorino, (1980– ), Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox. (Portuguese, Hawaiian and Japanese)
  • Joseph Lawrence "Joe" Abreu (May 24, 1913 – March 17, 1993) was a Portuguese American Major League Baseball infielder. He played nine seasons in professional baseball, one at the major league level. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
  • Ronald Douglas Correia (born September 13, 1967, in Providence, Rhode Island) is a retired Portuguese-American professional baseball player who played 3 seasons for the California Angels of Major League Baseball.
  • Antonio "Tony" Freitas, (1908–1995), Baseball player who pitched for Philadelphia Athletics and Cincinnati Reds from 1932 through 1936, and had a lifetime record of 25 wins and 33 loses. The first Mill Valley, California born baseball player and one of the first second generation immigrants of Azorean Portuguese descent in the major leagues.

Basketball[edit]

Golf[edit]

  • Billy Andrade, (1964– ), Pro golf player.[5]
  • Tony Lema, (1934–1966), Winner of numerous professional golf tournaments; at the time of his death he ranked tenth in all-time earnings in the PGA.[28]

Soccer[edit]

  • Carlos Mendes, New York Red Bulls
  • Claudio Reyna, (1973– ), Former captain of the U.S. national soccer team.[5]
  • Fred “Fredy” Pereira is a former Portuguese-American soccer forward who spent three seasons in the North American Soccer League and earned six caps with the U.S. national team in 1977.
  • Telmo Pires is a retired Portuguese-American soccer player professionally in the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. He earned one cap with the United States men's national soccer team in 1975.
  • Altino “Tino” Domingues (born in Coimbra, Portugal) is a retired Portuguese-American soccer defender. He played professionally in the United States and earned four caps with the U.S. national team in 1976.
  • Manuel "Manny" Matos is a retired Portuguese-American football (soccer) midfielder from New Bedford, MA who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and American Soccer League.
  • Manuel "Manny" Matos is a retired Portuguese-American soccer player from Mineola, NY who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League.
  • Kimberly Maria Brandão (born April 26, 1984) is a Portuguese American professional women's soccer player who is currently a captain of the full Portugal Women's National Team and also the team captain of professional franchise, Buffalo Flash, a western New York state team which is the most recent winner of the United Soccer Leagues' W-League.
  • Adelino William ("Billy") Gonsalves (sometimes spelt in the Portuguese form, Gonçalves) (August 10, 1908 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island – July 17, 1977 in Kearny, New Jersey) was an American soccer player, sometimes described as the "Babe Ruth of American Soccer".He spent over 25 years playing in various American professional leagues and was a member of the U.S. squad at the FIFA World Cup in 1930 and 1934. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
  • Andrew Sousa, is a Portuguese American football player from Fall River, Ma. Sousa was drafted in 2011 by the New England Revolution.

Wrestling[edit]

Other sports[edit]

  • Dennis Alexio (born March 12, 1959 in Vacaville, California) is a former world champion kickboxer in the light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions.
  • Kurt Gouveia (1964–) Football player who played 13 season in the NFL with the Washington Redskins Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers and was a member of both their 1987 and 1991 Super Bowl Championship teams (Redskins). Gouveia was born in Hawaii.
  • Vic Seixas, Jr., (1923–), E. Victor Seixas, Jr. Tennis star who won the U.S. Open Championship in 1954.[28]
  • Jamie Silva (1984–) Football player for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Boston College.
  • Keith L. Terceira (born October 19, 1959 in Aurora, Illinois) is a Portuguese-American Boxing coach, Boxing Matchmaker, Writer, Boxing Historian, and residing in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
  • James J. Silva (born December 14, 1984 in East Providence, Rhode Island) is an American football safety of Portuguese descent (his family comes from Azores) for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Boston College.
  • Juliana "Juli" Furtado (born April 4, 1967 in New York City) is an American mountain biker, who began her sports career in skiing. From 1980 to 1987, she was the youngest member of the U.S. National ski team. Although American by birth, Furtado is of partial Portuguese ancestry.
  • John Tavares (born September 4, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is a professional box lacrosse player in the National Lacrosse League. He is uncle to the following entry.
  • John Tavares (born September 20, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He's a nephew to the previous entry.
  • Nate Costa (born May 15, 1988 from Hilmar, CA) is an American football quarterback for the University of Oregon Ducks. He is of Portuguese descent (his father was born on the Azores island of Terceira).
  • Craig Pinto (born December 2, 1977 in Mineola, NY) is an American football kicker of Portuguese descent who played arena football and is a two-time world record holder for kicking the most field goals in 12 and 24 hours, respectively. He played college football at Hofstra University.[58]

Non-athletes[edit]

Others[edit]

  • José Joaquín Almeida (1777–1832) Portuguese-born American naturalized corsair who fought in the Anglo-American War of 1812 and the War of Independence of Argentina.
  • Paul Charles Morphy – American chess player.
  • David Leite (b. Fall River, Massachusetts) is a Portuguese American food writer and the publisher and editor-in-chief of the two-time James Beard Award-winning Web site Leite's Culinaria.
  • Joseph "The Animal" Barboza (September 20, 1932 – February 11, 1976) was a Portuguese-American mafioso and one of the most feared mob hitmen during the 1960s. He is reputed to have murdered at least 26 men in his lifetime—yet never proven.
  • Cheryl Ann Araujo (1961–1986) was a Portuguese-American rape survivor whose case became national news, and was the basis of the 1988 film The Accused.
  • Dominic Sandoval, American dancer, of mixed Filipino, Indonesian, Hispanic, and Portuguese heritage

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