List of people from Chula Vista, California

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The following notable people were born in, residents of, attended an education institution in, or otherwise closely associated with the city of Chula Vista, California. Notation next to name is not what they are notable for, but how they are connected to the city.




Actors and actresses[edit]


  • Some Girls - San Diego hardcore collective that included Chula Vista natives Sal Gallegos III (drums) and Rob Moran (guitar)
  • Unbroken - San Diego hardcore band co-formed by Chula Vista native Rob Moran (bass); Unbroken was closely associated with the Chula Vista hardcore punk scene
  • The Zeros - Punk band formed in Chula Vista







Criminal justice[edit]

  • A. J. Irwin - grew up in Chula Vista; former federal agent








  • Billy Casper - graduated from Chula Vista High School, class of 1950


Horse racing[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]


Track and field[edit]


  • Hector X. "Shipwreck" Delgado - born in Chula Vista; a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy line, cartoon series, and comic books
  • M. Brian Maple - physicist at UCSD, born in Chula Vista
  • Soledad Mexia - oldest Mexican-born person in the world, died in Chula Vista
  • John Rojas, Jr. - historian, founded Chula Vista Historical Society (which later merged with Chula Vista Heritage Museum)
  • Wolfman Jack - radio personality who broadcast out of XERB in Chula Vista during the 1960s


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