List of Filipino Americans

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This is a list of Filipino Americans who have made significant contributions to the American culture, politics, or society. It also includes those with notable mentions in the American media.

List[edit]

Arts and letters[edit]

Dance[edit]

Education[edit]

Graphic arts[edit]

Visual art[edit]

History[edit]

  • 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.

Journalism[edit]

Law[edit]

Literature[edit]

Theater[edit]

Business[edit]

Culinary arts[edit]

Engineering and technology[edit]

Fashion and pageantry[edit]

Fashion[edit]

Pageants[edit]

Health science[edit]

Labor[edit]

Military[edit]

Politics[edit]

  • 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)[54]
  • Steve Austria – Republican congressman from Beavercreek, Ohio.[55]
  • 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.[56]
  • 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[57]
  • 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.[58]
  • 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.[59]
  • Mona Pasquil – in November 2009, became the first woman to serve as acting lieutenant governor of California[60][61]
  • 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[62]
  • 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.

Religion[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • Tim Lincecum - An American professional baseball starting pitcher who has played with the San Francisco Giants.
  • Benny Agbayani – Played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Chiba Lotte Marines.
  • Geno Espineli - Is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.
  • Clay Rapada - He has previously played for the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, and Cleveland Indians.
  • Jordan Clarkson - Filipino-American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Television and film[edit]

Disc jockeys[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Robert Lopez – composer, first Filipino American Oscar recipient.[70] Recipient of a Grammy, Emmy, and a Tony awards; twelfth individual to achieve an EGOT.[71]
Musicians[edit]
Rock Music[edit]
Pop Music[edit]
American Idol Contestants[edit]
Rap, Hip-Hop[edit]
Music Producers[edit]
R&B[edit]
  • Sugar Pie DeSanto – born as Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, Filipino-American rhythm and blues singer of the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Billy Crawford – R&B, pop and soul singer.
Jazz[edit]
  • Bobby Enriquez – "The Wild Man," prodigious pianist
  • Bob Parlocha – saxophonist and longtime host of a syndicated nightly jazz radio program
International World Music[edit]
Classical Music[edit]
Composers[edit]
Other / Miscellaneous Genres[edit]
Musical groups[edit]
  • 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.
  • 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).

Reality show[edit]

Internet[edit]

  • 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

Other[edit]

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