List of people from Rancho Cucamonga, California
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This is a list of people from Rancho Cucamonga, California.
- Carlos Bocanegra, center back, left back for Stade Rennais, grew up in Alta Loma and attended Alta Loma High School
- Tatiana Suarez Padilla - (UFC TUF MMA Fighter)
- Tom Brunansky, former Major League Baseball player
- Charles Castronovo, internationally renowned opera singer, was raised in Rancho Cucamonga, and attended Alta Loma High School
- Patrick Chung, former University of Oregon safety, 2009 New England Patriots second-round draft pick, attended Rancho Cucamonga High School
- Kenyon Coleman, defensive back for Cleveland Browns, grew up in Alta Loma and attended Alta Loma High School
- Darren Collison, former UCLA and current Sacramento Kings point guard; went to Etiwanda High School
- Collin Delia, current backup Chicago Blackhawks goalie who made his NHL debut against Winnipeg Jets on March 29, 2018 in a 6-2 victory.
- Maurice Edu, former Maryland soccer player and the #1 overall selection in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC; currently plays for Rangers FC of the Scottish Premier League; went to Etiwanda High School
- Rollie Fingers, former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer, lived in Cucamonga and attended Chaffey College
- Oz Fox, lead guitarist for the Christian heavy metal band Stryper, lives in Rancho Cucamonga
- Eric Weddle, Baltimore Ravens' Safety, lived in Rancho Cucamonga attended Alta Loma
- Alan Haskvitz, National Hall of Fame Teacher, Reader's Digest Hero in Education, author, educator resides in the area.
- Nichkhun, American born ethnic Thai-Chinese member of popular South Korean boy-band 2PM
- Woodworker Sam Maloof lived in Alta Loma; his work is featured in museums around the United States, including the Smithsonian Institution. His home is a State of California historical landmark. During the construction of the 210 Foothill Freeway, Maloof's home was moved from the 210 freeway corridor to the top of Carnelian street, where it is now a museum.
- Lionel Manuel, former New York Giants wide receiver who played seven seasons in the NFL, grew up in Rancho Cucamonga
- Trevor Penick, member of boy band O-Town, which debuted in 2000
- Matt Rogers, football coach, television host of Really Big Things and There Goes the Neighborhood on the Discovery Channel and American Idol contestant, was born in 1978 in Rancho Cucamonga and still lives there.
- Rufio, alternative rock band, formed in 2000
- Craig Traylor, actor who played Stevie on Malcolm in the Middle, lives in Rancho Cucamonga
- Kendall Williams, basketball player for University of New Mexico and Victoria Libertas Pesaro
- Young Noble, rapper, born in Rancho Cucamonga
- Musician Frank Zappa lived in and worked in Cucamonga during the early 1960s. He bought the Pal Recording Studio from a friend, Paul Buff, and renamed it "Studio Z". The studio closed in 1964 when the building was demolished in order to widen Archibald Avenue. ("Cucamonga" is also the name of a long-lived radio show on Radio 1, Belgium, as an obscure reference to Zappa.)
- Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson (The Young Bucks), professional wrestlers
- YouTuber & musician Chris Denker aka Chris Danger released a single “All Of Me” on June 1st, 2018 and has (more than 1 million subscribers, lives in Rancho Cucamanga