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.

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.

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.
  • Alex S. Fabros, Jr. – Historian, professor, retired U.S. Army officer; Documentaries: “Filipino Americans: Discovering their Past for the Future”,[11] "Unsung Heroes"; historian, "Filipinas Magazine";[12] Historian and Guest Curator, National Steinbeck Center's "Filipino Voices: Past and Present.";[13][14][15] and winner of New American Media's "Ethnic Pulitzer Prize".[16][17]

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]

Religion[edit]

Sports[edit]

Television and film[edit]

Disc jockeys[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Robert Lopez – composer, first Filipino American Oscar recipient.[87] Recipient of a Grammy, Emmy, and a Tony awards; twelfth individual to achieve an EGOT.[88]
Musicians[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.
  • 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.

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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