List of people from Sacramento, California

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This is a list of notable people from the city of Sacramento, California. Individuals associated with Sacramento County and the greater area are noted accordingly.

Artists[edit]

Acting and filmmaking[edit]

Broadcasting and journalism[edit]

Music[edit]

Writing[edit]

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Athletes[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Inactive[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Football (NFL)[edit]

Arena Football League and Canadian Football League[edit]

Inactive[edit]

Golf[edit]

Martial arts[edit]

Olympians[edit]

Soccer[edit]

  • Miguel Ángel Ponce - midfielder for Toluca - Participated in 2014 World on the Mexican national team

Other[edit]

Business[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlos Alazraqui Q&A: Birthplace". 37prime.video. December 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "...then attended school, college in Sacramento after two years of junior college playing soccer and running track. I decided to do four years at Sacramento State from 82-86." — 00:58-01:08.
  2. ^ "Jewish Fighter Given Short Shrift in Ron Howard’s ‘Cinderella Man’". JTA. June 5, 2005. Retrieved Aug 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Stever, Michael (March 25, 2010). "Michael Stever interviews Adrienne Barbeau". Youtube. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "...although I was born in Sacramento and I actually took my first acting class in third grade at the Sacrament Music Circus." — 01:32-01:40.
  4. ^ Buchalter, Gail (April 7, 1980). "Former Playmate Barbi Benton Is Heels Over Head in Love with Tycoon George Gradow". People (magazine). Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "She grew up in Sacramento, where her father was a gynecologist and her mother worked as an investment counselor." — ¶ 9.
  5. ^ Stark, John (November 20, 1989). "Friends—and Her Doctor—say AIDS, Not Cancer, Killed Gunsmoke's Amanda Blake". People (magazine). Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "...three months after her death in Sacramento, Calif." — ¶ 1.
    • b "her closest friend, Pat Derby, who, with her husband, Ed Stewart, runs a preserve in Sacramento." — ¶ 1.
    • c "Derby coaxed the unwilling Blake to seek treatment from Nishimura in Sacramento." — ¶ 3.
  6. ^ Lee, Elyssa (February–March 2012). "LeVar Burton Q&A". Sactown magazine. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a 'You live in LA now, but Sacramento comes up regularly in your tweets.' "-It’s my hometown, my home base. It’s where I grew up. I was born in Landstuhl, Germany in ’57, came to Sacramento in ’59—we lived in Glen Elder—then went back to [Germany] in ’64, then [returned to Sacramento] in ’66. [Burton’s father was a photographer in the Army.] My parents split up during that second tour of duty when I was in the third or fourth grade. So my mom, my sisters and I settled in West Sacramento, in Broderick. Then we moved to South Sacramento when I was in the sixth grade—St. Anne’s Elementary." — ¶ 15.
  7. ^ Crowder, Marcus (January 20, 2012). "Looking back at 20 years of B Street Theatre". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "...(starting with my moving to Sacramento and starting Fantasy Theatre in 1986)." — ¶ 5.
  8. ^ "CSU Alumni: Entertainment & Media - JOE CARNAHAN". California State University. January 22, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "CSU Sacramento, B.A. Film Studies (1994)."
  9. ^ "Sacramento’s Joe Carnahan and Liam Neeson Tomorrow!". Good Day Sacramento. January 26, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "...(who started right here at Good Day Sacramento,)." — ¶ 1.
  10. ^ "Oscar-Nominated Actress Started On Path To Stardom At El Camino High". CBS. January 11, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "From Sacramento to Hollywood star..." — ¶ 1.
    • b "Jessica went to Sacramento City College after El Camino high." — ¶ 10.
  11. ^ Stafford, Nikki (September 1, 2004). Uncovering Alias: An Unofficial Guide. ECW Press. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Born on August 6, 1971, in Sacramento, California..." — Pg. 125, ¶ 3.
    • b "After graduating from Rio Americano High School in 1989..." — Pg. 126, ¶ 3.
  12. ^ "Movies & TV: Sam Elliott Biography". New York Times. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA" — ¶ 1.
  13. ^ "Insight: Arena Term Sheet / Capitol Chat / Jack Gallagher / Sound Advice: Classical". Capitol Radio. March 1, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Jack Gallagher is one of Sacramento's best-known artistic exports..." — ¶ 4.
  14. ^ "Hollywood Star Walk: Mark Goodson". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Born Jan. 14, 1915 in Sacramento, CA." — ¶ 1.
  15. ^ "A star is porn". Sacramento News & Review. January 1, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Grey never wanted out of Sacramento per se, but she did want to avoid becoming what she calls “the North Highlands stereotype: a 19-year-old with a kid, another one on the way and living my life waiting for the next weekend to come.” — ¶ 7.
    • b "During her first semester at Sacramento City College..." — ¶ 9.
  16. ^ a b Sweeney, Adam (September 14, 2011). "Exclusive Interview: Colin Hanks". Playmaker. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Colin Hanks: I was born and raised in Sacramento, California, which most people don’t know is where Tower started and was based until the end." — ¶ 4.
  17. ^ Freedom du Lac, J. (February 19, 2004). "Show your ID: What do you call that university by the river? The new president steps into the name game". California State University. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Famous alumni*: Actor Tom Hanks... *Includes former students who attended -- but didn't graduate from -- the university" — ¶ 67.
  18. ^ "Hollywood Star Walk: Henry Hathaway". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Born March 13, 1898 in Sacramento, CA." — ¶ 1.
  19. ^ "Inside Kayden Kross". Sacramento News & Review. May 22, 2008. Retrieved Aug 23, 2013. 
  20. ^ Basofin, Pete (August 21, 2011). "In History's Spotlight: Larry Linville". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Born in Ojai, Linville moved to Sacramento and graduated from El Camino High School." — ¶ 2.
  21. ^ Geracie, Bud (March 28, 2013). "Howard Stern Show regular gives San Jose Sharks a boost". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "...Lynch, a 38-year-old Sacramento man confined to a wheelchair, and a 10-year regular caller to the Stern Show." — ¶ 8.
  22. ^ "Joyce Meadows Is A Little Theatre Graduate". Lewiston Evening Journal. April 4, 1959. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Actress Joyce Meadows was born in Alberta, Canada, and was educated in Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif." — Pg. 4-A, ¶ 1.
  23. ^ "Featured Memorial - Pat Morita Obituary". Legacy.com. 2005. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "After the war, Morita's family tried to repair their finances by operating a Sacramento restaurant. It was there that Morita first tried his comedy on patrons." — ¶ 11.
  24. ^ Wolinsky, David (March 3, 2011). "Brian Posehn gets serious, discusses lifelong love of dick jokes". AV Club. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "When the Sacramento-born performer isn't making cameos on shows like Californication..." — ¶ 1.
  25. ^ Hall, Corey (July 6, 2011). "Brian Posehn, still metal. Still funny.". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Yet this Sacramento bred comedian..." — ¶ 1.
  26. ^ Sweetbriar, BeBe (April 18, 2013). "Molly Ringwald Swings on New CD". EDGE Boston. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "BeBe: I’m from the Sacramento, California area as are you, and we did a production of ’Oliver’ together (as apart of Fagin’s gang) at Sacramento State University once upon a time." — ¶ 14.
    • b "BeBe: With my experience in knowing you from way back when in the theaters of our hometown of Sacramento, I was not of course surprised with this release from you knowing your roots in jazz with your Dad...— ¶ 34.
  27. ^ Ballard, Gary (February 14, 2011). "Sab Shimono Adds Wrinkles to a Prolific Resume". LA Stage Times. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Born and reared in Sacramento, Shimono first tasted public acclaim through a political forum, when he won the election for student body president of Sacramento High School." — ¶ 2.
  28. ^ Steinberg, Jacques (June 15, 2006). "Brenda Song Turns Warrior in Disney's 'Wendy Wu'". New York Times. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
    • a "whose family (including two brothers) relocated from Sacramento to Los Angeles when she was 6 to support her nascent acting career." — ¶ 6.
    • b "Her father is Hmong and was raised in a tribe that traversed the mountains of Thailand and Laos. Her mother was born Thai but adopted into a Hmong family. They met, Ms. Song said, as adults in Sacramento." — ¶ 14.
    • c "Ms. Song's path to children's television stardom began on a stroll through a Sacramento mall when she was 3." — ¶ 19.
  29. ^ Pulley, Michael (October 18, 2001). "The last days of Victor Wong". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
    • a "For much of the past two decades—in which he had appeared in nearly 30 Hollywood films—Wong had lived in Midtown Sacramento." — ¶ 3.
    • b "Unlike most Hollywood actors, Wong eschewed the fast life and glamour of Los Angeles and continued to live humbly in his unassuming Midtown Sacramento residence where he could be close to his children. — ¶ 23.
  30. ^ Sokol, Robert (July 30, 2009). "Jersey voice: Tony winner John Lloyd Young is straight up on gay roles". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
    • a "John Lloyd, as he prefers, was born on the Fourth of July in Sacramento." — ¶ 4.
  31. ^ "Good Day Sacramento: Mark S. Allen". Good Day Sacramento. November 11, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
    • a "Though he loves life in Sacramento, he commutes to L.A. and New York two times every Month, on assignment..." — ¶ 5.
  32. ^ Wing, Kevin (November 2008). "Silver Circle Profile: Stan Atkinson". Off Camera, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences San Francisco/Northern California Chapter. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
    • a "Atkinson, who still lives in Sacramento..." — Pg. 8, ¶ 9.
  33. ^ "Class Notes: Giselle Fernandez". Sac State Magazine. Fall 2006. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "That core journalistic ethic is something the five-time Emmy Award winner says she mastered at Sac State under the tutelage of government and journalism professor Bill Dorman." — ¶ 2.
    • b "Soon after graduating, Fernandez-Farrand focused on covering international affairs including interviewing Fidel Castro about Cuba’s economic crisis and its U.S. relations. — ¶ 3.
  34. ^ Meadows, Bob (May 24, 2004). "National Newshound: Hosting Shows Morning, Afternoon and Night, Lester Holt—"Iron Pants" to His Colleagues—Thrives as NBC's Man for All Time Slots". People (magazine). Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
    • a "That would be the former high school class clown who talked his way into a job at a local radio station as a Sacramento teen. The youngest of four children born to retired Air Force master sergeant Lester, 72, and regional planner June, 73, Holt developed his trademark clipped delivery covering the fire and police beat and kept his broadcasting job while studying at California State University, Sacramento." — ¶ 4.
  35. ^ "Don Imus: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
    • a "Started out as a disc jockey in 1968 in Sacramento, CA." — ¶ 2.
  36. ^ Limbaugh, Rush (December 14, 2011). "Sacramento: Home of America's Least Attractive Men". Rush Limbaugh.com. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
    • a "My adopted hometown, Sacramento, California. I moved there in October of 1984, and I was there barely three and a half years and then moved to New York to start the EIB Network. Those three and a half years in Sacramento were as deep and meaningful as any three-year span in my career. Those three and a half years... I felt like I'd lived there ten...Sacramento was the first place I actually became a practicing member of the community, actually had roots there." — ¶ 1.
    • b "Sacramento, my adopted hometown..." — ¶ 2.
  37. ^ Basofin, Pete (February 12, 2012). "In History's Spotlight: Joan Lunden". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "She attended California State University, Sacramento, and became a news anchor at Channel 3 (KCRA)." — ¶ 2.
  38. ^ Morales, Tatiana (February 11, 2009). "Rene Syler". CBS News. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
    • a "Syler was born at Scott AFB, Ill., and grew up in Sacramento, Calif. She graduated from California State University at Sacramento in 1987 with a degree in psychology." — ¶ 5.
  39. ^ Coscarelli, Joseph (July 30, 2007). "!!! (Chk Chk Chk) post-punk puctuation". The Deli Magazine. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
    • a "As the frontman for the New York by-way-of Sacramento band !!! (pronounced, chk chk chk, or any other percussive onomatopoeia)..." — ¶ 1.
  40. ^ Piazza, Paul (February 28, 2013). "Sat., March 02, Blackalicious: Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, 9:30 p.m., $20-$23". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
    • a "The hip-hop duo's Sacramento friendship goes back even further to their days at John F. Kennedy High School in the late '80s." — ¶ 1.
  41. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Timothy B. Schmit > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2011–07–01. 
  42. ^ Bolle, Sonja (July 24, 1988). "Pete Dexter". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "How does a Sacramento Bee columnist come to write a novel..." — ¶ 1.
    • b "He likes Sacramento, where his boss is an old friend from Florida." — ¶ 7.
  43. ^ "Joan Didion Biography - Academy of Achievement". American Academy of Achievement. November 4, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California. Didion spent most of her childhood in Sacramento, except for several years during World War II, when she traveled across the county with her mother and brother to be near her father, who served in a succession of posts as an officer in the Army Air Corps." — ¶ 1.
  44. ^ "Contact: Nicholas Sparks - PRESS AND MEDIA: FORMAL BIOGRAPHY". Nicholas Sparks.com. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
    • a "While living in Sacramento, he wrote his second novel that same year..." — ¶ 3.
    • b "He began selling pharmaceuticals and moved from Sacramento, California to North Carolina in 1992." — ¶ 4.
  45. ^ Yamamoto, Ryan (December 19, 2011). "Sacramento's David Garibaldi: A colorful and moving journey". News 10. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "She grew up in Sacramento, where her father was a gynecologist and her mother worked as an investment counselor." — ¶ 9.
  46. ^ "Charles R. Schwab, Chairman". Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
    • a "Mr. Schwab was born in Sacramento in 1937." — ¶ 3.