List of Mexican Americans


List of Mexican Americans

This is a list of notable Mexican-Americans.

List

Athletes

Baseball players

*Hank Aguirre - MLB All-Star pitcher
*Mel Almada - MLB outfielder
*Armando Almanza - MLB player pitcher
*Abe Alvarez - MLB pitcher
*Rubén Amaro, Jr. - MLB outfielder
*Frank Arellanes - Second Mexican American MLB player
*Rod Barajas - MLB catcher
*Jorge Cantu - MLB infielder [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/17/sports/sportsspecial/17usa.html United States Runs Out of Chances in Classic - New York Times ] ]
*Mark Carreon - MLB first baseman
*Cam Carreon - MLB catcher
*Eric Chavez - MLB third baseman, 6 time Gold Glove Award winner
*Chad Cordero - MLB relief pitcher
*Pat Corrales - MLB player, manager, and coach
*Johnny Estrada - MLB catcher [http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=3b2642696eb2ea042bf37b8cf0edbefd Santana and 'Big Papi' Lead Latino Baseballers - NAM ] ]
*Andre Ethier - MLB outfielder.
*Jesse Flores - MLB pitcher
*Brian Fuentes - MLB relief pitcher, 3 time All-Star
*Yovani Gallardo - MLB pitcher
*Mike Garcia - MLB pitcher, 3 time All-Star, World Series winner
*Nomar Garciaparra - MLB shortstop, 6 time All-Starcite web| title =Exhibits Around Town| work =May 2006 E-Newsletter| publisher =OlveraStreet.com| year =2006| month= May| url =http://olvera-street.com/html/may__e-newsletter_.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Matt Garza - MLB pitcher
*Lefty Gomez - MLB pitcher, Member of The Baseball Hall of Fame [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=2291508&type=story ESPN.com - Welcome to Mexico ] ]
*Luis (Lou) Gomez - MLB infielder
*Adrian Gonzalez- MLB first baseman
*Edgar Gonzalez (infielder)- MLB player
*Bob Greenwood - MLB pitcher
*Eddie Guardado- MLB pitcher, two time All-Star [ [http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories/072802/pro_0728020091.shtml Pro Sports - Twins' Eddie Guardado making smooth transition to role as closer 07/28/02 ] ]
*Rudy Jaramillo - hitting coach for the Texas Rangers (baseball) [ [http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/al/rangers/2006-08-24-jaramillo_x.htm USATODAY.com - Rangers hitting coach Jaramillo flourishes turning scrap-heap guys into .300 hitters ] ]
*Gerald Laird- MLB catcher [ [http://js.mlblogs.com/press_box_view/2007/09/hispanic_herita.html Jesse Sanchez at the Park: Hispanic Heritage Night ] ]
*Adam LaRoche- MLB first baseman
*Andy LaRoche- MLB infielder baseman [ [http://bruce.mlblogs.com/bruce_markusens_coopersto/2007/05/index.html Bruce Markusen's Cooperstown Confidential: May 2007 ] ]
*Albie Lopez- MLB pitcher [ [http://lowellspinners.wordpress.com/2006/03/ 2006 March « Lowell Spinners Blog ] ]
*Buck Martinez- MLB player, manager, and commentator
*Sergio Mitre- MLB pitcher
*Sid Monge- MLB relief pitcher, All Star
*Carlos Muniz- MLB relief pitcher
*Sandy Nava - First Mexican American player in the Major Leagues, infielder
*Augie Ojeda - Olympic bronze medalist, baseball
*Jesse Orosco - MLB pitcher, 2 time All-Star, most career games pitched leader
*Jorge Orta- MLB second baseman, two time All-Star
*Russ Ortiz - MLB pitcher
*Manny Parra- MLB pitcher
*Oliver Perez - New York Mets Pitcher
*Omar Quintanilla - MLB player, shortstop
*Horacio Ramírez - Pitcher ["horacio ramirez" mexican]
*Rudy Regalado- MLB infielder
*Anthony Reyes- MLB pitcher
*Rich Rodriguez (L.H. pitcher) - MLB pitcher
*Sergio Romo- MLB pitcher
*Freddy Sanchez - MLB infielder, Batting Champ, 2 time All-Star.
*José Silva - MLB pitcher
*Mike Torrez - MLB player pitcher
*Fernando Vina - MLB second baseman, All-star, Gold Glove winner
*Ted Williams - MLB left fielder and legend, Hall of Fame [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/26/sports/baseball/26latino.html Who's a Latino Baseball Legend? - New York Times ] ]
* Michael Young - Shortstop, batting champion, All-Star game MVP
*Joel Zumaya - MLB pitcher

Boxers

*Oscar Albarado - Light Middleweight Champion
*Chris Arreola - heavyweight boxer
*Paulie Ayala - WBA Bantamweight Champion
*Tony Ayala, Jr. - boxer
*Tony Baltazar - boxer
*Norberto Bravo - boxer
*Bobby Chacon - boxer, two time champion [cite web| last =Sanderson| first =Matthew| title =Class of '05 Controversy| work =TigerBoxing.com| date =2005-01-20| url =http://www.tigerboxing.com/articles/index.php?aid=1001244866| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Gaby Canizales - bantamweight world champion boxer
*Orlando Canizales - bantamweight world champion boxer
*Michael Carbajal - boxer, four time light flyweight champion
*Ruben Castillo - boxer
*Jackie Chavez - female boxer, IFBA world Super Bantamweight champion
*Rudy Cisneros - boxer, Contender contestant
*Diego Corrales - super featherweight and lightweight champion
*Steve Cruz - boxer, featherweight champion
*Alberto Davila - former bantamweight champion
*Oscar De La Hoya - six-time world champion
*Joe Diaz - world class trainer
*Juan Díaz (Mexican American boxer) - WBA & WBO and IBF world lightweight champion
*David Díaz - WBC lightweight champion.
*Roberto Duran - five time World Champion boxer [ [http://www.thesweetscience.com/boxing-article/4511/night-cheers-roberto-duran-others/ A Night of Cheers for Roberto Duran and others | TheSweetScience.com Boxing ] ]
*Louie Espinoza - WBA featherweight champion boxer
*B. J. Flores - boxer
*Arturo Frias - former world chamion
*Alex Garcia (heavyweight boxer) - boxer
*Becky Garcia — boxer
*Roberto Garcia Cortez - boxer, IBF featherweight title
*Delia Gonzalez - boxer [cite web| last =Santiago| first =Antonio| title =A Chiquita with a Big Heart | work =RingsideReport.com| date =2006-04-13| url =http://www.ringsidereport.com/Santiago04132006.htm| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Roberto Garcia (boxer) - former IBF Super Featherweight Champion
*Jesus Gonzalez- boxer
*Paul Gonzales - flyweight Olympic gold medalist
*Gonzales, Rodolfo — boxer, poet, and leader of the Chicano Civil Rights MovementFact|date=February 2007
*Robert Guerrero - boxer, current IBF featherweight champion [http://www.goldenboypromotions.com/media/2007/oct/10.24.07_marquez_camp.htm]
*Genaro Hernandez - boxer, super featherweight champion
*Oscar de la Hoya - world champion boxer cite web| last =Gonzalez| first =Frank Jr.| title =Sharkie's Machine: When Muscle Mouth Meets ‘Goody-Two-Shoes’ Fist| work =EastsideBoxing.com| url =http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news/OscarDeLaHoyavsFernandoVargas.php| accessdate =2007-07-18 ]
*Willie Jorrin - WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
*Rocky Juarez - boxer, Olympic silver medalist
*Jesse James Leija - former World Championmer
*Danny Lopez - boxer, world featherweight champion
*Tony Lopez - boxer, 3 time World Champion
*Steve Luevano - boxer, current WBO Featherweight Champion
*Raul Marquez - former world champion boxer, boxing announcer
*Sergio Mora - boxer, winner of The Contender (TV series) season 1 and WBC Super Welterweight world champion [cite web| last =Bjornberg| first =Jeremy| title =Sergio Mora No Longer a Contender?| work =Doc's Sport Service| date =2005-12-02| url =http://www.docsports.com/boxing/sergio-mora-1.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Manuel Ortiz (boxer) - World Bantamweight Champion
*Bobby Pacho - boxer
*Zack Padilla - Light Welterweight boxing champion
*Carlos Palomino - boxer, WBA Welterweight Champion
*Robert Quiroga — boxer, IBF Superflyweight Champion
*Mando Ramos - boxer, lightweight champion
*Danny Romero - World Champion boxer
*David Rodriguez - heavyweight boxer
*Joseph Salas - featherweight, Olympic silver medalist
*Richie Sandoval - former bantamweight champion
*Mia St. John - boxer
*Johnny Tapia - boxer, five-time boxing champion
*Jesse Valdez - Olympic bronze medalist, 1972
*Fernando Vargas - boxing, two-time boxing champrion

Football players

*Raul Allegre - NFL placekickercite web| last =Somers| first =Ken | title =NFL looks for big play in Mexico| work =Arizona Republic| date =2005-09-25| url =http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/0925nfllatin0925.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Marc Bulger - NFL quarterback
*Greg Camarillo - NFL wide receiver
*Tony Casillas - retired NFL defensive lineman
*Ronnie Cruz - NFL Fullback
*Tom Fears - NFL wide receiver
*Tom Flores - NFL coach
*Aaron Garcia - college and Arena football quarterback
*Jeff Garcia - NFL quarterback [cite web| last =To| first =Viet| title =In The Zone with Jeff Garcia| work =Open Your Eyes| year =2003| url =http://www.oyemag.com/Jeff.html| accessdate =2007-07-18 "The fact that I am half Mexican and grew up in an environment surrounded by the culture and really loved being a part of the culture..."]
*Norberto Garrido - NFL offensive lineman
*Roberto Garza - NFL offensive guard
*Joe Kapp - retired NFL quarterback
*J. P. Losman - NFL quarterback [cite web| last =Brady| first =Erik| title =Losman growing at his own beat| work =USA TODAY| date =2005-07-20| url =http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/bills/2005-07-20-losman-cover_x.htm| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Max Montoya - retired NFL guard
*Zeke Moreno - former NFL linebacker [cite web| title =In The Zone with San Diego Chargers Linebacker Zeke Moreno| work =Open Your Eyes| url =http://www.oyemag.com/zeke.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Anthony Muñoz - retired NFL offensive guard, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame
*Jim Plunkett - retired NFL quarterback
*Ron Rivera - former NFL linebacker
*Jack del Rio - retired NFL linebacker and current head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars
*Rich Rodriguez- current head coach at the University of Michigan
*Tony Romo - NFL quarterback [cite news | last =Townsend| first =Brad| title =Favorite son: Hometown cheers Romo's rise| work =CowboysPlus| publisher =Dallas Morning News| date =2006-10-29| url =http://www.cowboysplus.com/topstorync/stories/102906cpromo.3779c92.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
* Mark Sanchez - college quarterback
* Lupe Sanchez - Former NFL Defensive Back
*Jim Arellanes - Former NFL Quarterback
*Daniel Sepulveda - NFL punter

Golfers

*Nancy Lopez
*Lee Trevino [cite web| title =Lee Trevino (1939- )| work =GolfEurope.com| url =http://www.golfeurope.com/almanac/players/trevino.htm| accessdate =2007-07-18]

Martial artists

*Paul Buentello - UFC, mixed martial arts
*Eddie Bravo - mixed martial artist
*Nathan Diaz - mixed martial artist
*Nick Diaz - UFC / mixed martial artscite web| last =Probst| first =Jason| coauthors =DiSanto, Michael| title =Head-2-Head: Sanchez vs. Diaz| work =Between Rounds| publisher =InsideFighting.com| date =2005-11-02| url =http://www.insidefighting.com/betweenRoundsDisp.aspx?uid=2430| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Efrain Escudero - mixed martial artist
*Roger Huerta - UFC, mixed martial arts
*Juanito Ibarra - mixed martial arts and boxing trainer [ [http://www.thaformula.com/rampage_trainer_juanito_ibarra_thaformula.com_sports.html World's Best Source For That Ol' Boom Bap ] ]
*Gilbert Melendez - mixed martial artist
*Tito Ortiz - UFC / mixed martial arts
*Hector Ramirez (fighter) - mixed martial artist [ [http://www.411mania.com/MMA/reports/55886/411%5C%5Cs-UFC-72-Arena-Report-6.17.07.htm 411mania.com: MMA - 411's UFC 72 Arena Report 6.17.07 ] ]
*Manny Rodriguez - mixed martial artist, heavyweight champion
*Ricco Rodriguez - mixed martial arts [ [http://www.presstelegram.com/mixedmartialarts/ci_4077061 Ricco ready for the next chapter - Press-Telegram ] ]
*Diego Sanchez - UFC / mixed martial arts
*Eddie Sanchez - mixed martial artist [ [http://www.buddytv.com/articles/ufc/exclusive-ufc79-interview-eddi-15035.aspx Exclusive UFC 79 Interview: Eddie Sanchez, MMA Fighter ] ]
*Frank Shamrock - UFC / Mixed martial arts fighter
*Manny Tapia - mixed martial arts [http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=9239 MMA and Mexico: A Matter of Time ] ]
*Josh Thomson - mixed martial arts [ [http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=6566&zoneid=13 JOSH THOMSON READY TO FIGHT HIS FRIEND - MMA WEEKLY - Mixed Martial Arts & UFC News, Photos, Rankings & more ] ]
*Miguel Torres (fighter) - mixed martial artist [http://www.thefightsite.co.uk/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=886]
*Charlie Valencia - mixed martial arts
*Cain Velasquez - mixed martial arts [ [http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.Detail&gid=11308 UFC® : Ultimate Fighting Championship® ] ]
*Joey Villasenor - mixed martial artist [ [http://www.adcombat.com/Article.asp?Article_ID=14084 Article ] ]

occer players

*Esteban Arias - defender C.D. Chivas USA
*Ivan Becerra - soccer forward for Columbus Crew [cite web| title =Crew Selects Three Players In 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft| work =OurSportsCentral.com| date =2006-01-26| url =http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3263065| accessdate =2007-07-18"He was born in San Luis Potose, Mexico, becoming the first Mexican-born player drafted by The Crew. His full name is Jorge Ivan Becerra."]
*Carlos Bocanegra - center back for Fulham of the English Premier League and captain of the U.S. national team [cite web| last =Wyllie| first =John Philip| title =Rimando and Bocanegra Vie for World Cup Berths| work =La Prensa San Diego| date =2001-12-14| url =http://www.laprensa-sandiego.org/archieve/december14/CUP.HTM| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Jonathan Bornstein - defender and midfielder C.D. Chivas USA
*Jose Burciaga Jr. - Major League Soccer
*Ramiro Corrales - Norwegian Premier League
*Stephanie Cox - soccer player, Olympic gold medalist [Stephanie Cox]
*Antonio de la Torre - defender Atlanta Silverbacks USL First Division
*Jorge Flores (soccer) - C.D. Chivas USA
*Francisco Gomez - USL Premier Development League
*Herculez Gomez - Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer
*Miguel Gonzalez - New England Revolution Major League Soccer
*Sonny Guadarrama - midfielder for Atlético Morelia
*Brad Guzan - goalkeeper MLS Chivas USA
*Daniel Hernandez - Major League Soccer
*Christian Jimenez - MLS player
*Rodrigo Lopez (soccer) - midfielder C.D. Chivas USA
*Antonio Martínez - midfielder C.D. Chivas USA
*Mike Muñoz (soccer player) - midfielder USL First Division
*Michael Orozco - defender for San Luis F.C.
*Orlando Perez - C.D. Chivas USA
*José Francisco Torres - midfielder Primera Division de Mexico
*Martin Vasquez - retired midfielder, assistant coach C.D. Chivas USA

Wrestlers

*Aaron Aguilera - professional wrestler
*Nito Gomez - professional wrestler
*Chavo Guerrero, Jr. - WCW and WWE
*Eddie Guerrero - WWE
*Gory Guerrero - wrestling legend
*Hector Guerrero - professional wrestler
*Mando Guerrero - professional wrestler
*Gino Hernandez - professional wrestler
*Melina Perez - professional wrestler
*Rey Mysterio, Jr. - WWE
*Tito Santana - WWF wrestler
*José Luis Jair Soria - professional wrestler
*Enrique Torres - professional wrestler
*Lady Victoria - female professional wrestler

Other fields of sports

*Mark Aguirre - NBA player
*Tony Alva - legendary skateboarder
*Olga Appell - Olympic track and field athlete, winner of the L.A. Marathon
*Crystl Bustos - softball player, two-time Olympic gold and silver medalist [http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/sports/2000/07/04/2000-07-04_crystl_pure_gold_for_u_s__wo.html]
*Patricia Cardenas - water polo, World Championships gold medalist
*Henry Cejudo - wrestler, Olympic gold medalist
*Donna de Varona - swimmer, two-time Olympic gold medalist
*Memo Gidley - race car driver
*Scott Gomez - ice hockey [cite web| title ="Rookie of the Year" honors for Latino hockey player, Scott Gomez| work =LatinoSportsLegends.com| url =http://www.latinosportslegends.com/Gomez_wins_calder_award.htm| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Pancho Gonzales - tennis legend
*Danny Herrera (strongman) - weightlifting record holder
*Rene Herrerias - college basketball coach
*Andy Lopez - college head coach
*Alfonso Márquez - MLB umpire
*James Martinez - wrestling, Olympic bronze medalist,1984
*Mario Martinez - weightlifting, Olympic silver medalist,1984
*Jessica Mendoza - softball, Olympic gold and silver medalist [ [http://stats.boston.com/olympics/story.asp?i=20080604231329520000101&ref=rec&tm=&src=OLYMPICS_DOLY_SOF Sports – Sports News - Boston.com ] ]
*Marc Frank Montoya - professional snowboarder
*Derek Parra - speed skater, Olympic gold medalist [cite web| last =Cienfuegos| first =Ernesto| title =La Raza Prevails in Nordic Sport for Olympic Gold; Derek Parra wins First Olympic Gold Medal for Aztlan| work =La Voz de Azatlan| date =2002-02-20| url =http://www.aztlan.net/parra.htm| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Paul Rodriguez Jr. professional skateboarder
*Raffi Torres - NHLHockey player
*Brenda Villa - US water polo Olympic silver and bronze medalist
*Ismael Valenzuela - jockey, Kentucky Derby winner
*Patrick Valenzuela- jockey, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner
*Earl Watson - NBA player [ [http://asp.usatoday.com/community/utils/idmap/29003738.story Richardson exporting his deep basketball knowledge - USATODAY.com ] ]
*JJ Yeley - NASCAR driver

Business people

*Vernon Aguirre - banker, regional executive for Banco Popular
*Hector Barreto - the 21st Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration
*Rudy Chapa
*Emilio Azcárraga Milmo - former owner of Univision and chairman of Galavisión (USA)
*David Martinez - managing partner of Fintech Advisory
*Arturo Moreno - first Hispanic owner of a Major League Baseball franchise
*Solomon Trujillo - Chief Executive Officer of Telstra, Australia telecommunication
*Oscar J. Zuniga - engineer, constructed residential neighborhoods
*Sergio Zyman - chairman and founder of Zyman Group and the former Chief Marketing Officer of The Coca-Cola Company

Entertainment

Actors and actresses

*Jessica Alba
*Joshua Alba
*Edward Albert
*Kevin Alejandro
*Ana Alicia
*Francia Almendarez
*René Alvarado
*Joe Arquette
*Alexis Ayala
*Catherine Bach
*Robert Beltran
*Alexis Bledel
*Vanessa Bryant
*Shelbie Bruce
*Damian Chapa
*Ralph Camargo
*Ricardo Antonio Chavira
*Steve Cardenas
*Lynda Carter
*Movita Castaneda
*Mary Castro
*Julio Cedillo
*Laura Cerón
*Louis C.K.
*Scout Taylor-Compton
*Mark Consuelos
*Clifton Collins Jr. [cite web| last =Hope| first =Darrell L.| title =Where's Clifton? Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez unleashes his Killer charm | work =Venice Magazine| format =reprint| year =1998 |month =February| url =http://www.gilmarc.com/cliffc/venice.html| accessdate =2007-07-17 "He laughs, "I didn't become Mexican until I signed up for Hollywood. 'Oh he's a Mexican. Clifton Mexican Mexican.' 'No, Gonzalez Gonzalez!' My birth name is Clifton Collins, Jr. My Mexican friends didn't know I was half Mexican until they heard me speak Spanish.""]
*Emilio Delgado
*Tamara Feldman
*Alana de la Garza
*Grey Delisle,voice-actress,singer,songwriter
*Jesse Garcia
*Jade Esteban Estrada
*Edward Furlong [cite web| last =Lamkin| first =Elaine| title =The Crow: Wicked Prayer – Fifteen Minutes with Edward Furlong| work =Bloody-Disgusting.com| year =2005 |month=July| url =http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/features.php?id=109| accessdate =2007-07-17 "I’m part Mexican and part Russian..."]
*John Gavin actor and politician
*Selena Gomez
*Nicholas Gonzalez
*Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez
*Noel Gugliemi
*Lita Grey, silent film actress
*Gabriella Hall
*Laura Harring
*Salma Hayek
*Jay Hernandez
*Kristin Herrera
*Gabriel Iglesias
*Shar Jackson
*Anjelah Johnson, MADTv performer
*Jenaveve Jolie pornographic actress, nude model and exotic dancer [cite web| last =Rutter| first =Jared| title =Jenaveve Jolie| work =AVN| url =http://www.avninsider.com/stories/jenavivejolie062804.shtml|accessdate =2007-07-17]
*Joanna Kerns
*Susan Kohner
*Angela Lanza (actress)
*Iyari Limón [cite web |last=Kregloe |first=Karman |title=Iyari Limon on Buffy, Bisexuality, and Cooking |work=AfterEllen.com |date=2006-04-10 |url=http://www.afterellen.com/People/2006/4/iyari.html?page=0%2C1 |accessdate=2007-07-17 "I have hundreds of Mexican family and friends here—I mean I'm Mexican, I was born in Mexico, you know?"]
*Natalia Livingston
*Eva Longoria
*George Lopez
*Mario López [cite web| title =Ask Mario Archives| work =The Official Mario Lopez Website| url =http://www.mariolopez.net/ask_02.php| accessdate =2007-07-17 Responding to an email question, Lopez replies, "I am Mexican..."]
*Linda Loredo
*Oscar (Ozzy) Lusth runner-up,
*Vanessa Marcil
*Angélica María - actress and singer
*Constance Marie
*Cheech Marin [cite web| title =Cheech Marin| work =Yahoo! Movies| url =http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800023911/bio| accessdate =2007-07-17]
*Ada Maris
*Chrispin Martin
*A Martinez
*Alex Meneses
*Yvette Mimieux
*Belita Moreno
*Marisol Nichols
*Edward James Olmos [cite web| title =Edward James Olmos| work =ThomsonGale.com| publisher =Thomson Gale| url =http://www.gale.com/free_resources/chh/bio/olmos_e.htm| accessdate =2007-07-17]
*Bodie Olmos
*Lupe Ontiveros
*Joy Page
*Sara Paxton ("Darcy's Wild Life", "Aquamarine") [cite web| title =Sara Paxton: discovering "Darcy's Wild Life"| work =Latino Leaders| url =http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1:143164111/Sara+Paxton~C~+discovering+%22Darcys+Wild+Life%22~R~(LL+CULTURE~C~+In+the+Arts)(Interview).html?refid=SEO| format =fee required| accessdate =2007-07-17 "The Los Angeles native, who is half Mexican, was six when she was discovered by a talent scout."]
*Michael Peña
*A.B. Quintanilla
*Madison Pettis
*Romina Power
*Anthony Quinn
*Efren Ramirez
*Marisa Ramirez
*Sara Ramírez
*Mona Rico
*Emily Rios
*Paul Rodriguez [cite web| title =Paul Rodriguez| work =Yahoo! Movies| url =http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800015856/bio| accessdate =2007-07-17]
*Valente Rodriguez
*Lauren Sanchez
*Lola Sanchez
*Ref Sanchez - actor, fashion photographer
*Michael Saucedo
*Danny Trejo
*John Trudell [ [http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096412808 John Trudell : ICT [2006/04/12 ] ]
*Alanna Ubach
*Jacob Vargas
*Lupe Vélez
*Armida Vendrell - vaudeville actress, singer and dancer
*The Greg Wilson [cite web| last =Yvette| first =Mar| title =Jacob Vargas: Urban Latino| work =Urban Latino | publisher =MarPop.com| year =2005 |month =March| url =http://www.marpop.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=39| format =reprint| accessdate =2007-07-18"People would say stuff like, ‘You're Mexican and there aren't roles for Latinos.' There was a lot of rejection in the beginning..."]
*Victoria Wyndham
*Del Zamora

Directors/filmmakers

*Sergio D. Acosta
*Edward Carrere - movie art director
*Moctezuma Esparza
*Alfonso Cuaron
*Hampton Fancher
*Bill Meléndez - animation film director and producer [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1154/is_n10_v77/ai_7993955 He's a howling success at bringing comics to life - animator Bill Melendez | Nation's Business | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
*Gregory Nava
*Edward James Olmos
*Robert Rodríguez [ cite news | last =Thomas| first =Cathy Booth| title =Robert Rodriguez| work = TIME | date =2005-08-13| url =http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1093629,00.html| accessdate =2007-07-18 "Staying clear of Hollywood, Rodriguez, a Mexican-American..."]
*Craig Saavedra
*Luis Valdez

Models

*Erica Arana
*J.P. Calderon
*Megan Ewing [cite web| title =megan ewing| work =FashionModelDirectory.com| url =http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/models/megan_ewing/showphoto/2986| accessdate =2007-07-18 "Ethnicity: Mexican/German "]
*Yoanna House - "America's Next Top Model" winner (Cycle 2)
*Naima Mora - "America's Next Top Model" winner (Cycle 4)
*Pennelope Jimenez
*Eve Torres
*Carter Oosterhouse [cite web| title =A Stars Turn| url =http://www.pointclickhome.com/home/articles/stars_turn| accessdate =2007-12-01] - Nautica and HGTV's Carter Can

Musicians and music groups

*Selena Quintanilla-Pérez - Tejano Superstar
*Lou Adler - record producer, manager and director
*Pepe Aguilar
*Rikk Agnew (Adolescents, Social Distortion, Christian Death)
*B-Real rapper, lead member of Cypress Hill
*Joan Baez
*Jorge Mester-conductor
*Betzaida - Latin pop singer
*Aztlan Underground
*Baby Bash
*Nadir D'Priest
*Brownside
*Cedric Bixler-Zavala lead singer of The Mars Volta and former lead singer of At the Drive-in
*The Blendells [ [http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/card/0,,405160,00.html The Blendells - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links ] ]
*Chingo Bling
*Sabrina Bryan
*Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas - rock bassist
*Vicki Carr
*Cassie (singer)
*Albert Castillo - music producer
*Dino Cazares (Brujeria)
*Ingrid Chavez - singer and songwriter [ [http://www.leninimports.com/ingridchavez.html ingrid chavez : biography ] ]
*Mark Chavez (Adema, Midnight Panic)
*Carlos Coy Jr.
*Omar Cruz
*Paula DeAnda
*Diana DeGarmo
*Roberto Enrique - singer and actor
*Diamonique
*Joe Escalante [http://www.barelylegalradio.com/Contact.html]
*El VezElvis impersonator and singer
*Frankie J
*Selena Gomez - singer and actress
*Joshua Kadison - singer-songwriter
*Freddy Fender
*Aundrea Fimbres, Member of the group Danity Kane
*Sheila E.
*Alejandro Escovedo
*Coke Escovedo
*Pete Escovedo - percussionist
*Frost
*Rosie Flores - rockabilly and country singer
*Lita Ford - rock musician
*Victoria Galvan
*Alejandro Garcia (producer) - songwriter and music producer
*Juan Gotti [cite web| last =Gotti| first =Juan| authorlink =Juan Gotti| title =Welcome to the Dope House| work =Dope House Records.com| date =2007-06-25| url = http://www.dopehouserecords.com| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Lalo Guerrero — singer-songwriter
*Guzzle
*Jimi Hendrix [cite web |title=On This Day 18 September 1970: Rock legend Hendrix dies after party |work=BBC.com |publisher=BBC |date=1970-09-18 |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/18/newsid_3528000/3528692.stm |accessdate=2007-07-18 "James Hendrix was part black, part Cherokee Indian and part Mexican."]
*Marcos Hernandez
*Raymond Herrera [cite news | last =Lochhead| first =Carolyn| title =Anti-immigration caravan makes it to Washington| work =San Francisco Chronicle| date =2006-05-13| url =http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/05/13/MNGBTIR6CO1.DTL| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*David Hidalgo - Los Lobos [cite web |title=Los Lobos–Band |work=LosLobos.org |url=http://www.loslobos.org/site/band.shtml |accessdate=2007-07-18]
*Marques Houston
*Intocable - Tejano musical group [ [http://music.yahoo.com/ar-252844-bio--Intocable Intocable Biography on Yahoo! Music ] ]
*Flaco Jimenez - Tejano musician [ [http://www.pbs.org/americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_oralh_flacojimenez.html PBS - American Roots Music : Oral Histories - Flaco Jimenez ] ]
*Lil Rob
*Los Lonely Boys [cite web| title =Los Lonely Boys Bio| work =LosLonelyBoys.org| url =http://www.loslonelyboys.org/bio.html| accessdate =2007-07-18] [ cite news | last =Contreras| first =Felix| title =The Tex-Mix of Los Lonely Boys| work =Morning Edition| publisher =National Public Radio| date =2003-12-26| url =http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1569801| accessdate =2007-07-18: "The Austin-based group of Mexican-American brothers..."]
*Taboo (rapper)
*Trini Lopez
*Javier Jose Mendoza - conductor
*Lydia Mendoza - Tejano music singer [ [http://www.nea.gov/honors/heritage/fellows/fellow.php?id=1982_08 NEA National Heritage Fellowships: Lydia Mendoza, Mexican American Singer ] ]
*Andrew Martinez, drummer for the bands The Rocketz and the Nekromantix.
*Chris Montez
*Chino Moreno, lead singer Deftones
*Natalie
*Dave Navarro
*Arban Severin
*Prima J
*José Pasillas
*Chris Pérez
*Yolanda Perez
*Queenie
*Question Mark and the Mysterians
*Psycho Realm
*Johnny Richards [Todd Selbert, pp. 15-16, liner notes to "Mosaic Select: Johnny Richards"]
*Los Nativos
*Jenni Rivera
*Zack de la Rocha [cite web| title =Zack de la Rocha biography| work =Zack de la Rocha Network (official website)| url =http://www.zdlr.net/bio/zdlrbio.htm| accessdate =2007-07-18 "As a Mexican-American, he Zack de la Rocha was victimized by his classmates and teachers."] lead singer of Rage Against the Machine
*Johnny Rodriguez
*Chan Romero
*Linda Ronstadt
*Adan Sanchez
*Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.)
*Hope Sandoval
*Carlos Santana [ [http://gov.ca.gov/speech/782/ Schwarzenegger Welcomes New U.S. Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony Tuesday, 05/23/2006 10:00 am - Remarks by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ] ]
*Stomper
*Taboo (rapper) (Black Eyed Peas)
*John Tejada - electronic musician
*Melody Thornton (Pussycat Dolls) [cite web| title =Pussycat Dolls| work =AskMen.com| date =2007-06-27| url =http://ca.askmen.com/women/singer_250/292b_pussycat_dolls.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Tina Piña Trachtenburg
*Robert Trujillo bassist Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne,
*Ritchie Valens
*Chayito Valdez
*Jaci Velasquez
*Angela Via
*Marques Houston-American R&B singer

Authors and poets

*Alurista - poet and college professor
*Oscar Zeta Acosta
*Rudolfo Anaya [cite press release | title =Writer Rudolfo Anaya to Receive 2004 Luis Leal Award Saturday | publisher =University of California, Santa Barbara | date =2004-09-13 | url =http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=1181| accessdate =2007-07-17| quote =Rudolfo Anaya, a New Mexican writer whose novels and stories depict the lives of contemporary Mexican-Americans in the Southwest...]
*Gloria E. Anzaldúa
*Jimmy Santiago Baca
*Ana Castillo — poet, essayist, and fiction writer
*Sandra Cisneros — fiction writer
*Carlos Cumpián
*Guillermo Gómez-Peña
*Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales
*Rigoberto González
*Juan Felipe Herrera
*M. Miriam Herrera
*Bobby LeFebre
*Luis A. López
*Paul Martínez Pompa
*José Montalvo
*José Montoya
*Pat Mora - author and poet [ [http://www.colorincolorado.org/read/meet/mora Colorín Colorado :: Pat Mora ] ]
*Cherrie Moraga — writer and theorist
*Julian Nava - writer, educator, and diplomat [ [http://www.hispanicvista.com/HVC/Columnist/jschmal/062005jpschmal.htm HispanicVista Columnists ] ]
*Daniel Olivas [ [http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/DanielAOlivaseBooks.htm Fictionwise eBooks: Daniel A. Olivas ] ]
*Tomás Rivera
*Luis J. Rodriguez
*Richard Rodriguez
*Ruben Salazar — journalist
*Gary Soto [cite web| last =Wilson| first =Etta| title =Gary Soto -- A Mexican-American voice that speaks for all| work =BookPage.com| year =2004| url =http://www.bookpage.com/9805bp/gary_soto.html| accessdate =2007-07-17]
*José Antonio Villarreal
*Victor Villasenor
*Maria Helena Viramontes — fiction writer

Journalists

*Ron Arias - writer and correspondent for People magazine
*Jim Avila - correspondent for ABC news
*María Antonieta Collins - journalist and television host
*Laura Diaz (TV anchor) - Southern California newscaster
*Giselle Fernández - television journalist
*Maria Hinojosa - journalist for PBS
*Adrian Garcia Marquez - sportscaster and columnist
*Raul Peimbert - news anchor
*Jorge Ramos - anchorman of Noticiero Univision
*Naibe Reynoso - television reporter
*Ruben Salazar - news reporter killed by the police during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War
*María Elena Salinas - co-anchor of Noticiero Univision
*Lauren Sánchez - new anchor and entertainment reporter

Visual arts

*Manuel Gregorio Acosta, painter
*Lalo Alcaraz, cartoonist
*Enrique Alférez, sculptor in art deco style
*Carlos Almaraz, artist/muralist
*Cecilia Alvarez, painter
*Alfonso Arana, painter
*Fortunato Arriola, portrait and landscape painter
*Gus Arriola, comic strip artist
*Judy Baca, artist
*Mister Cartoon, tattoo artist [cite web| title =Interview with tattoo artist Mister Cartoon| work =LatinRapper.com| date =2004-06-02| url =http://latinrapper.com/featurednews3.html| accessdate =2007-07-18] "you have already seen this Mexican-American's ink on any..."]
*Enrique Chagoya, artist and educator
*Jerry De La Cruz, artist
*Roberto de la Rocha, painter, muralist, graphic artist
*Richard Dominguez, comic book artist
*Carlos Dorrien, sculptor [ [http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/c_cdorri.htm Grounds For Sculpture: Collection ] ]
*Edgar de Evia, photographer
*Elsa Flores, photographer
*Harry Gamboa, Jr., photographer and conceptual artist
*Guillermo Gómez-Peña, performance artist
*David Gonzales (cartoonist), cartoonist
*Gronk, muralist and graphic artist
*Ester Hernandez, visual artist
*Javier Hernandez, comic book artist
*Yolanda Lopez, painter
*Gilbert Luján, artist/muralist
*Xavier Martínez, artist, founder of the California Society of Artists
*Alberto Mijangos, painter
*Laura Molina, painter and publisher of Chican@ Art Magazine [ [http://www.chicanoartmagazine.com Chican@ Art Magazine ] ]
*Rafael Navarro, comic book artist and creator of Sonambulo
*Manuel Neri, sculptor, painter, printmaker
*Martín Ramírez, artist
*Miguel Angel Reyes, painter, printmaker
*Beto de la Rocha, artist, member of Los Four
*Carlos Saldaña, comic book artist
*Rafael Vargas-Suarez, artist
*John August Swanson, artist [ [http://www.johnaugustswanson.com/default.cfm/PID=1.5 John August Swanson ] ]
*Mark Vallen, painter
*Emigdio Vasquez, muralist
*Jhonen Vasquez, cartoonist
*Jesse Garza Carreón, Graphic Designer, Artist [ [http://www.carreondesign.com/id1.html=Carreondesign.com ] ]
*Esteban Villa, muralist
*Kat Von D, Tattoo artist [ Born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1982. to Argentine parents René Drachenberg and Sylvia Galeano ]

Military

*Lucian Adams - Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Everett Alvarez Jr. - Navy LCdr/Pilot who endured 8.5 years in Vietnamese captivity and one of the longest periods as a U.S. prisoner of war (POW)
*David B. Barkley - Medal of Honor (World War I)
*Roy Benavidez - Medal of Honor (Vietnam War)
*Richard E. Cavazos - first U.S. Army Hispanic 4-star general, Distinguished Service Cross (Korea and Vietnam)
*Daniel Fernandez - Medal of Honor (Vietnam)
*José María Flores - General and Governor of Alta California (Mexican American War)
*Guy Gabaldon - Navy Cross recipient, credited with capturing (or persuading to surrender) about 1,500 Japanese soldiers and civilians during the Battle of Saipan (World War II)
*Marcario Garcia - Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Emilio A. De La Garza - Medal of Honor (Vietnam)
*Edward Gomez- Medal of Honor (Korean War)
*David M. Gonzales - Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Alfredo Cantu Gonzalez - Medal of Honor (Vietnam)
*Freddy Gonzalez - Medal of Honor, KIA in Hue City (Vietnam)
*Harold Gonsalves - Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Ambrosio Guillen- Medal of Honor (Korean War)
*Rodolfo P. Hernandez - Medal of Honor (Korean War)
*Silvestre S. Herrera- Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Jose F. Jimenez - Medal of Honor (Vietnam)
*Felix Z. Longoria, Jr. - first Mexican American buried in Arlington National Cemetery (World War II)
*Jose M. Lopez- Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Benito Martinez - Medal of Honor (Korean War)
*Joe P. Martinez - Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Louis Gonzaga Mendez, Jr. - highly decorated Colonel, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (World War II)
*Eugene A. Obregon- Medal of Honor (Korean War)
*Oscar F. Perdomo - United States Air Force Flying ace (World War III)
*Manuel Perez Jr. - Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Lori Piestewa - the first woman in the U.S. armed forces killed in the 2003 Iraq war
*Alfred V. Rascon - Medal of Honor (Vietnam)
*Louis R. Rocco - Medal of Honor (Vietnam)
*Cleto Rodriguez - Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Joseph C. Rodriguez - Medal of Honor (Korean War)
*Alejandro R. Ruiz - Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Ricardo Sanchez- Retired Lieutenant General (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
*France Silva - Medal of Honor (Boxer Rebellion)
*Marcelino Serna - Medal of Honor (World War I)
*Jose F. Valdez - Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Alfred Valenzuela - United States Army Major General
*Jay R. Vargas - Medal of Honor (Vietnam)
*Ysmael R. Villegas - Medal of Honor (World War II)
*Maximo Yabes - Medal of Honor (Vietnam)

Political figures

*Toney Anaya - former Governor of New Mexico [cite web |last=Hong |first=Karen |title=Teacher's Guide for COBBLESTONE Mexican Americans |publisher=Carus Publishing Company |url=http://www.cobblestonepub.com/resources/cob0405t.html |accessdate=2007-07-18]
*Ernesto Ruffo Appel -Mexican-American Governor of Baja California
*Romana Acosta Bañuelos - former Treasurer of the United States
*Xavier Becerra - U.S. Representative (CA-31) [cite web| title =About the Congressman| work =Congressman Xavier Becerra| publisher =United States House of Representatives| date =2007-07-12| url =http://becerra.house.gov/HoR/CA31/About+Xavier/| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Hilda Solis - U.S. Representative (CA-32) [cite web| title =Short Biography| work =Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis| publisher =United States House of Representatives| date =2007-07-13| url =http://solis.house.gov/biography/biography_short.shtml| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Cruz Bustamante - former California lieutenant governor [cite web| title =Cruz Bustamante Biography| publisher =State of California Office of Lieutenant Governor| url =http://www.ltg.ca.gov/about/bustamante_bio.asp| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Raul Hector Castro - governor of Arizona
*Anna Escobedo Cabral - 42nd Treasurer of the United States
*Gabe Cazares - former mayor of Clearwater, Florida
*Dennis Chavez - U.S. Senator from New Mexico [cite web |title=Dennis Chavez |work=Hispanic Americans in Congress |publisher=Library of Congress |url=http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/chavez.html |accessdate=2007-07-18]
*Henry Cisneros - former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and mayor of San Antonio, Texas [cite web| title =Henry Cisneros| work =ThomsonGale.com| publisher =Thomson Gale| url =http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/chh/bio/cisneros_h.htm| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Henry Cuellar - U.S. House of Representative District 28 [cite web| title =Henry Cuellar| work =wikipedia.com| publisher =Wikipedia| url =http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cuellar| accessdate =2007-12-08]
*Ruben Garcia Jr.- former Executive Assistant Director of FBI
*Alberto Gonzales - United States Attorney General
*Henry Gonzalez (1916 - 2000) U.S. Representative (Texas) [cite web| title =Henry Gonzalez | work =Hispanic Americans in Congress| publisher =Library of Congress| url =http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/gonzalez.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Ron Gonzales - former mayor of San José, California [cite web| last =Harper| first =Will| title =See Ron Run| work =Metroactive.com| publisher =Metro Silicon Valley| date =1998-05-07| url =http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/05.07.98/cover/gonzales1-9818.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Matt Gonzalez - politician, member of the Green Party
*Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo - former governor of New Mexico
*Marco Lopez - mayor of Nogales, Arizona
*Manuel Lujan Jr. - U.S. Representative from New Mexico [cite web| title =Manual Lujan, Jr. | work =Hispanic Americans in Congress| publisher =Library of Congress| url =http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/lujan.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Rosario Marin - 41st Treasurer of the United States
*Gloria Molina - Los Angeles County Supervisor and former vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee [cite web| title =About Gloria Molina| work =Gloria Molina, LA County Supervisor 1st District| publisher =Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors | url =http://molina.lacounty.gov/PDFs/About%20GM-BIO.pdf| format =PDF| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Joseph Montoya - former U.S. Senator from New Mexico [cite web| title =Joseph Manuel Montoya| work =Hispanic Americans in Congress| publisher =Library of Congress| url =http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/montoyaj.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
* Carlos R. Moreno - Supreme Court Justice, California
*Fabian Núñez - California State Representative, current Speaker of the California State Assembly [cite web| title =The Speaker: Biography| work =Fabian Nuñez| publisher =California State Assembly| url =http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a46/biography.aspx| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Solomon Ortiz - U.S. Representative (TX-27) [cite web| title =A Lifetime of Service| work =Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz| publisher =United States House of Representatives| url =http://ortiz.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=66| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Miguel Antonio Otero - former Governor of New Mexico
*Romualdo Pacheco - governor of California
*Alex Padilla- Los Angeles City Council Member
*Federico Peña - former mayor of Denver, Colorado, former United States Secretary of Transportation and former United States Secretary of Energy
*Miguel A. Pulido - mayor Santa Ana, California
*Cruz Reynoso - Former judge on the Supreme Court of California, Presidential Medal of Freedom (Recipient)
*Bill Richardson - New Mexico governor, former U.S. Secretary of Energy [cite web| title =Governor Bill Richardson| work =Office of New Mexico Governor | publisher =State of New Mexico| url =http://www.governor.state.nm.us/governor.php| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Albert Robles - politician and convicted criminal
*Gloria Romero - Democratic Majority Leader in the California State Senate, college professor
*Edward Roybal - former U.S. Representative from California [cite web| title =Edward R. Roybal| work =Hispanic Americans in Congress| publisher =Library of Congress| url =http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/roybal.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*John Salazar - U.S. Representative (CO-3)
*Ken Salazar - U.S. Senator (CO)
*Ezequiel D. Salinas - state court judge from Texas
*Loretta Sanchez - U.S. Representative (CA-47) [cite web| title =About Loretta| work =Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez| publisher =United States House of Representatives| url =http://www.lorettasanchez.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=21| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Linda Sanchez - U.S. Representative (CA-39) [cite web| title =About Linda| work =Congresswoman Linda Sanchez| publisher =United States House of Representatives| url =http://www.lindasanchez.house.gov/index.cfm?section=about_linda| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Raymond Telles - mayor of El Paso, Texas
*Esteban Edward Torres - former Representatives, U.S. ambassador to UNESCO, and labor activist [ [http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=e2c898c82671fc971ec46d6fef3845bf Chopped Lives - NAM ] ]
*Gaddi Vasquez - 8th United States Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
*Antonio Villaraigosa - mayor of Los Angeles [cite web| title =Mayor's Biography| work =Office of the Mayor| publisher =City of Los Angeles Office of the Mayor| url =http://www.lacity.org/mayor/bio1.htm| accessdate =2007-07-18]

Civil rights leaders and community activists

*Norma V. Cantu - civil rights lawyer and college professor
*Aurora Castillo - environmental activist
*Sal Castro - civil rights activist and educator [ [http://www.albany.edu/jmmh/vol3/chicano/chicano.html Chicano! A History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement ] ]
*Ernesto Chacon - Latino and low income civil rights activist
*César Chávez - labor leader and activist [cite web| title =Cesar Chavez| work =CLNet| publisher = UCLA | url =http://clnet.ucla.edu/research/chavez/bio/| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Linda Chavez-Thompson - former executive vice-president of the AFL-CIO
*Miguel Contreras - labor leader
*Bert Corona - labor and community organizer
*Ricardo Cruz - attorney, civil rights activist
*Maria Echaveste - former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
*Josefina Fierro de Bright - civil rights activist during The Great Depression
*Rodolfo Gonzales — leader of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement [ [http://www.counterpunch.org/mariscal04152005.html Jorge Mariscal: Rodolfo Gonzales, the Passing of a Legend ] ] , boxer, poet
*Gutiérrez, José Ángel — political activist, founder of the Raza Unida Party, writer, and professor
*John J. Herrera - civil rights leader [ [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/houpub/00009/hpub-00009.html John J. Herrera Papers: An inventory of his records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library ] ]
*Dolores Huerta - civil rights leader
*Nativo Lopez - civil rights activist
*Angel G. Luévano - labor leader and activist
*Rueben Martinez - activist and businessman
*Eliseo Medina - labor activist
*Janet Murguía - civil rights activist
*Alex Pacheco, activist
*Sam Maestas - community activist
*Olga Talamante - political activist
*Emma Tenayuca - labor organizer
*Reies López Tijerina - activist, founder of the Alianza Federal de Mercedes
*Baldemar Velasquez - president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee
*Raul Yzaguirre - civil rights activist [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0PCH/is_6_4/ai_113053402 Raul Yzaguirre: president of the National Council of La Raza: Rockefeller Public Service Award for outstanding Public Service, Order of the Aztec Eagle, Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award, honorary degrees - Top Ten Latinos | Latino Leaders: The National Magazine of the Successful American Latino | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]

Religion

*Jaime Soto - Roman Catholic Coadjutor Bishop of Sacramento
*Virgilio Elizondo - Roman Catholic priest, and theologian [ [http://www.time.com/time/innovators/spirituality/profile_elizondo.html Innovators - Virgilio Elizondo ] ]
*Patrick Flores - Roman Catholic Bishop
*Elias Gabriel Galvan - retired Bishop of the United Methodist Church

cience and technology

*Elsa Salazar Cade - science educator and entomologist
*France A. Cordova - former NASA Chief Scientist
*Henry Eyring - theoretical chemist, writer, and recipient of the National Medal of Science award
*Sidney M. Gutierrez - former astronaut [cite web| title =Biographical data: Sidney M. Gutierrez| work =Astronaut biographies| publisher =NASA Johnson Space Center| year =1996 |month= July| url =http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/gutierrez-sm.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Jose Hernandez (astronaut) - astronaut [cite web| title =Biographical data: Jose M. Hernandez| work =Astronaut biographies| publisher =NASA Johnson Space Center| year =2006| month =February| url =http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/hernandez-jm.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*Ellen Ochoa - astronaut, director for flight crew operations for NASA [cite web| title =Biographical data: Ellen Ochoa (Ph.D.)| work =Astronaut biographies| publisher =NASA Johnson Space Center| year =2006| month=October| url =http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/ochoa.html| accessdate =2007-07-18]
*John D. Olivas - NASA astronaut [http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:-mITKW9mpkwJ:www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/roundups/issues/99-12-03.pdf+John+D.+Olivas+%22mexican+american%22+astronaut&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&gl=us]
*Eloy Rodriguez - biochemist, professor at Cornell University
*Elsa Salazar Cade - entomologist/science educator
*Ted Taylor - physicist and nuclear weapons designer
*Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. - Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and OncologyDirector of the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory at John Hopkins University and brain surgeon at John Hopkins Hospital
*Leticia Máquez-Magaña - biologist, professor at San Francisco State University

cholars and educators

*Rodolfo Acuña - historian and professor
*Alicia Gaspar de Alba - historian, scholar, author
*Mariano Velazquez de la Cadena - grammarian, scholar, and author
*Miguel Angel Corzo - President of the University of the Arts (Philadelphia)
*Jose Cuellar - professor of Chicano studies
*Robert R. Davila - president of Gallaudet University
*Roberta Fernández - novelist, scholar, critic and arts advocate
*Felipe de Ortego y Gasca - writer, college professor [ [http://media.www.theranger.org/media/storage/paper1010/news/2007/04/20/Premiere/Modern.Culture.Themes.Focus.Of.Conference-2869807.shtml Modern culture themes focus of conference - Premiere ] ]
*José Ángel Gutiérrez - professor and attorney
*Arturo Islas - professor of English and novelist
*Juan Gómez-Quiñones - professor, historian, poet and activist
*Arnulfo Trejo - writer, college professor and literary activist [ [http://www.reforma.org/Trejo/Trejo_Tribute.htm Dr ] ]
*Francisco Vázquez - scholar and public intellectual
*Francisco Gil-White - anthropologist and educator
*Erv Wilson - music theorist

Other

*Cesar Milan - television personality, dog trainer
*Geraldo Reyes - fashion designer

ee also

*Notable Hispanics
*List of Spanish Americans
*List of Mexicans

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