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Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: Mmrothenberg (IP Logged)
Date: September 25, 2008 06:38AM

>>Stephan Bishop?

On and on (and on and on):

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: Mmrothenberg (IP Logged)
Date: September 27, 2008 06:51PM

Anissa "Buffy" Jones OD'd in Oceanside -- does that count?

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: Toby (IP Logged)
Date: September 28, 2008 04:00AM

Okay- slow night here.

Plenty sports personalities called San Diego home (I don't know how many of these people were from San Diego and how many at one time called it home) including:

Damon Allen, professional football player
Eric Allen, professional football player
Marcus Allen, professional football player
Lance Alworth, professional football player
Khalif Barnes, professional football player
Rolf Benirschke, professional football player
Billy Beane, general manager of Oakland Athletics
Hank Blalock, professional baseball player
Kim Bokamper, professional football player
Reggie Bush, professional football player
Terrell Davis, professional football player

A shitload more sports figures- I don't really follow sports so you can find them here:


Stephen Bishop, musician
Jolene Blalock, actress on Star Trek
Matt Cameron, drummer of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam
Dennis Conner, America's Cup yachtsman
Ted Danson, actor
Cameron Diaz, actress
Robert Duvall, actor
Wyatt Earp called San Diego home in his thirties
Eddie Vedder
Theodor Geisel, children's author (Dr. Seuss)
Dennis Hopper (oddly enough along with Robert Duvall two in the top end of my top 100 favorite actors)
Cleavon Little, Blazing Saddles, actor
Andrew Newmark, activist, musician, member of the band Sly & the Family Stone
Gregory Peck
Gary Pucket
Cliff Robertson, actor
RuPaul, drag performer, singer, and actor
Jonas Salk, physician and researcher
Sonny Sandoval, lead singer of rock band P.O.D.
Junior Seau, football player
Stephanie Seymour, model
Bill Walton, NBA Basketball Hall of Famer, TV Personality
Luke Walton, NBA Basketball player, Los Angeles lakers
Danny Way, professional skateboarder
Racquel Welch, actress
Shaun White, professional snowboarder
Kendra Wilkinson, model and television personality
Ricky Williams, football player
Ted Williams, professional baseball player
Ann Wilson, lead singer for the band Heart
Pete Wilson, republican politician, governor of California from 1991 to 1999
Scott Wilson (bodybuilder), former Mr. America and Mr. International
Kellen Winslow, professional football player
Kellen Winslow II, professional football player
Marvell Wynne II, professional soccer player
David Wells, professional baseball player

The W's seem to be pretty solidly represented.

NOTORIOUS bad guys:

Andrew Cunanan, spree killer who murdered Gianni Versace
James Oliver Huberty, perpetrator of San Ysidro McDonald's Massacre
Brenda Spencer who doesn't like Mondays
And of course Gator (Mark Rogowski aka Gator Mark Anthony.

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: Max (IP Logged)
Date: October 21, 2008 03:45PM

The always entertaining BEAT FARMERS , deserve a decent ranking !

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: kevin (IP Logged)
Date: December 18, 2008 01:29PM

I went to Muirlands Junior High and La Jolla High School with a guy named Gregor. In fact, I was in a play with him in the 9th grade. He played guitar in a couple of bands at school, Thelonious Monster and Cylon Boys Choir. At our 20th high school reunion I found out he was directing films. I was talking to one of my HS friends, Jeff Kleeman (who was pretty major behind the scenes in Hollywood -- I saw him at the premiere of "Tommy" at the LJ Playhouse with Liza Minelli), and Jeff said I should talk to Gregor as he was directing a film I'd be interested in.

You see, Jeff knew I'm a big Disneyland nut and that my favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean.

Yeah, Gregor was going by his nickname "Gore". Gore Verbinski. He was just finishing the editing of "The Ring" and was in the middle of principal photography for the first "Pirates" film.

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: Toby (IP Logged)
Date: December 19, 2008 03:46AM

That's a super funny story!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't make any of the various 20th reunions I might have been eligible for. The bulk of our high school population was in Chino and Pelican Bay at the time, and they don't allow conjugal visits.

I did know a guy once who had a sister who's mother's stepfather had a cousin who knew a guy who worked for a catering company who handled the toiletries at four seasons- and they once saw a girl who knew a guy who served Brad Pitt flan at the concessions booth at Knott's Berry Farm.

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: kevin (IP Logged)
Date: December 22, 2008 11:42AM

Even more funny was the fact that, after I showed him my Pirates of the Carribbean tattoo, he said (totally seriously, as he was really PO'd at the studio forcing him to make changes in "The Ring" and was worried about similar things with "Pirates"), "Don't hate me if the movie sucks."

Shit. I was worried for a whole year. If the DIRECTOR of the movie is worried that it's going to suck, then . . . damn!

Of course, the film was great.

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: Paul Kaufman (IP Logged)
Date: December 27, 2008 07:52PM

I don't know if this guy is really from SD, but he has eternally soiled it with his art:


I read about him while bored on a plane, trying to find the most ridiculous thing in the SkyMall catalog. He wins, hands down.


Makes all the Mexican velvet and sad clown genres look good by comparison.

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: Mmrothenberg (IP Logged)
Date: December 31, 2008 07:28PM

This really is very cute:

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/31/2008 07:39PM by Mmrothenberg.

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: ava (IP Logged)
Date: March 03, 2009 12:03PM

carla and marit knew kara knott. i remember that incident with great clarity as i was super into a poway boy at the time and was on that road a lot.

brenda spencer still stands out in my mind as one of the first school shooters, as someone who helped usher in a terrible new way of venting frustration. i studied her case in sociology along with the kip kinkle case (a kid i knew in eugene/springfield through a mentoring program we had was killed by him, it was tragic).

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: Mark Di'Zizzo (IP Logged)
Date: March 11, 2009 12:35PM

Jim Croce,
The story goes A.J. Croce(Jims son) Had a partyi n La Jolla Or Del Mar Or...

Anyways He invites the Scooter Boy set and Skinheads show up and wreck the joint and steal his dads guitar......That would really suck to lose such a heirloom.

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: Toby (IP Logged)
Date: March 11, 2009 04:04PM

Sounds vaguely reminiscent of a rockabilly party (Paladins played) at Fernando Toro's house in Del Mar.

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: dylan rogers (IP Logged)
Date: March 18, 2009 01:28PM

Heres a guy who deserves a mention Eddie Nichols of Royal Crown Revue, along with Youth Birgades Stern borthers RCR started the whole swing music revival, but they did not get as much fame as bands that followed in there foot steps....Eddie is the older brother to Ross and JJ Nichols. I am not sure when Eddie moved to L.A. but it was pretty early on in the 80's. Did Eddie played in any bands before RCR? He does have ties to San Diegos early punk scene.
Ross worked for The Beat Farmers for years(road manager?). I have not seen Ross or JJ in years I would not mind running into them again, they were always cool in my book.

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: kevin (IP Logged)
Date: April 16, 2009 12:20PM

Holy fuck, how could ANY of us forget this . . . Ed Brubaker.

Ed, who should be familiar with several people on this board, is the guy who wrote the comic where Captain America was killed. And it was his idea to do it. He's also the writer on Uncanny X-Men and has worked on several other titles.
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Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: ava (IP Logged)
Date: April 20, 2009 09:53AM

renee and i went to school with ed. he seems like he's doing well now. so busy, so effing famous for his work. it's awesome to see. good guy, that ed.

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: Mmrothenberg (IP Logged)
Date: August 04, 2009 08:53PM

Does Fergie's pee stain count as a SD alum?

Re: More famous SD alumni
Posted by: mike stobbe (IP Logged)
Date: September 01, 2009 07:02PM

maybe not , but it is awesome all by itself

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