San Clemente is a city by the sea in Orange County. Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, this city is known for its fantastic beaches, hills, and excellent climate perfect for outdoor activities. San Clemente has 300 sunny days on average making it an ideal place for those who live in action.
The ‘Spanish Village by the Sea’ is undoubtedly a great city to reside. No wonder famous people from different fields choose San Clemente as their home. Check out the famous people from San Clemente, CA.
Ryan Sheckler, actor and skateboarder
Sheckler was first known as a professional skateboarder before he appeared on several TV shows. He starred in a reality TV show produced by MTV, ‘Life of Ryan.’ Fox included him in the list of ‘Most Influential Skateboarders of All Time.’ He also had a Tv show on Red Bull TV entitled ‘Sheckler Sessions.’
Jean Vander Pyl, TV, radio, and movie actress
Pyl was best known for her voice roles. She was the voice of Wilma and Pebbles Flintstone in ‘The Flintstones,’ robot maid (Rosie) in ‘The Jetsons,’ and some characters in the show ‘Top Cat.’
Rian Johnson, director
Johnson is more than a director. He’s also an actor, screenwriter, and editor. His debut feature film, ‘Brick,’ made him won a Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision. The prize was from the Sundance Film Festival in 2005. He directed three episodes of ‘Breaking Bad,’ a TV series produced by AMC.
He’s also the director and writer of the latest Star Wars installment, the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’
Jorge Garcia, actor/comedian
Garcia first performed for the public in the TV show ‘Becker’ as Hector Lopez. He played as Hugo Reyes in the TV series ‘Lost’ (2004-2010). You may catch him in Netflix’s original movie, the ‘Ridiculous 6’.
Anthony Cumia, radio personality
Cumia is best known for his radio show ‘Opie and Anthony’, alongside comedian Opie Hughes. Currently, he’s hosting the ‘The Artie and Anthony Show’ with Artie Lange.
Lon Chaney, Jr., actor
Chaney was famous for his roles in the ’40s. He played the role of Larry Talbot (The Wolf Man), Frankenstein monster (The Ghost of Frankenstein), and other characters in horror films produced by Universal Studios.
Katie Vernola, model
Playboy’s ‘Playmate of the Month’ for June 2010.
Kolby Allard, American professional baseball pitcher
Allard studied high school at San Clemente High School. His skills in baseball were honed in San Clemente since the beginning of his career.
Kolohe Andino, American surfer
Andino is an American surfer and was born in San Clemente. In the National Scholastic Surfing Association, he holds the record for most championships won by a male competitor.
Anastasia Ashley, professional surfer
Ashley was born in San Clemente and began surfing when she was five years old. She’s one of the top ranking surfers in Women’s Qualification Series. Ashley opened a jewelry line called the Gypsy Jet Set.
She also made several appearances in some TV shows like Hell’s Kitchen.
Shane Beschen, professional surfer
Beschen made a record in 1996. She became the first and only professional surfer who scored a perfect 10 point rides, for a total of 30 in the ASP three-wave scoring system.
Brian Loomis de la Puente, football player
De la Puente is an American football player who was first signed in San Francisco 49ers in 2008. He also once played for Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, and Carolina Panthers.
Connor de Phillippi, race car driver
De Phillippi is a San Clemente native and has loved car racing since he was 5. He’s currently participating in the ADAC GT Masters with Christopher Miles. He’s driving the Montaplast Land-Motorsport. His racecar is an Audi R8 LMS.
Sue Enquist, UCLA softball coach (Hall of Famer)
Enquist is a former softball player and later become a coach. Her passion for softball led UCLA to win its first championship way back in 1978.
Jim Everett, football quarterback
Back in the good old days, Everett was a football quarterback that played for 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
Karch Kiraly, volleyball player
Kiraly is a volleyball player and a coach. He’s also a broadcast announcer. He was a part of the U.S National Team and brought home the gold medal in 1984, 1988, and 1996 (first beach volleyball).
Bob Lutz, tennis player and champion
Lutz played tennis in 1960 and 1970. He has a longtime tennis partner, Stan Smith. They were considered as the best ‘double’ of all time.
Colin McPhillips, longboard surfrider
McPhillips is a professional longboard surf rider from San Clemente. He was hailed champion three times as the ASP Longboard World Champion.
Kyle Murphy, football player
Murphy plays football as a great tackle for the Green Bay Packers. His team plays for the National Football League (NFL).
Ryann Ashley O’Toole, professional golfer
O’Toole is currently playing golf on the LPGA Tour and Futures Tour. Her most significant break so far was joining a reality television competition show in 2010, ‘The Big Break Sandals Resort.’ It was aired on Golf Channel.
POLITICS and PUBLIC SERVICE
Ole Hanson, former Mayor and founder of San Clemente
Hanson was an old Seattle, Washington Mayor before he founded San Clemente.
Richard Nixon, former U.S President
Nixon served as the U.S President from 1969 to 1974. He was America’s 37th president. Nixon resigned from the office. Until now, he’s the only U.S president who resigned from the position. He died in 1994 because of a severe stroke.
Colonel Aaron Bank, United States Army Officer
Bank founded the ‘US Army Special Forces’. He also organized an operation to capture the famous, Adolf Hitler. In the early 1970s, he takes charge of the high security for U.S nuclear power plants.
Adrian Smith, architect
Smith is responsible for designing world-renowned buildings. He designed Dubai’s Burj Khalifa which is hailed as World’s Tallest Structure. Smith is also the designer of the building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Jeddah Tower. He’s also the architect of other notable buildings like the Trump International Hotel and Tower.