Santa Monica High School alumniby aemelnick | created - 31 Mar 2015 | updated - 16 Apr 2016 | Public
People who attended Santa Monica High School, in Santa Monica, CA (including both graduates and drop-outs).
Actress | My Best Friend's Girl
A native of Los Angeles, Rakefet Abergel is an award-winning American/Israeli actress, writer/ producer/director, and outspoken stand up comedian. One month after taking a stand up class, Rakefet won Best Comic and Best Overall Talent on the Tyra Banks Show. She appeared in the movie Superbad with ...
2. Jay Adams
Visual_effects | Ray
Jay Adams was born on February 3, 1961 in Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Ray (2004), Lords of Dogtown (2005) and Skateboard (1978). He was married to Tracy and Alisha. He died on August 15, 2014 in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Location_management | Begin Again
Born and raised in Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica, California. Attended Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica High Schools. AA Humanties Degree SMC; Attended University Classes in London, Paris, Rome, and Florence 1989 - 1992.
12 years of travel experience through most of Europe including England, ...
8. Lee Arenberg
Lee Arenberg has the remarkable ability to morph himself into frightening aliens, twisted psychotherapists, lascivious entertainment executives and everything in between. Most frequently referred to as a character actor, Arenberg maintains a flourishing acting career--almost 20 years spanning ...
11. Chris Battle
Animation_department | Dan Vs.
Chris Battle is an American animation character design artist, best known for his work on classic Cartoon Network shows DEXTER'S LABORATORY, POWERPUFF GIRLS, SAMURAI JACK, and the current hit CN series TEEN TITANS GO!, as well as shows for Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, and more.
Born and raised ...
12. John Beasley
Music_department | Skyfall
John Beasley Composer, Pianist, Arranger, Recording Artist, Producer Veteran pianist-composer-arranger John Beasley is a prodigious performer and a prolific composer working in many styles and genres, with musicians from the jazz, classical, rock and pop music worlds, and on various platforms, ...
Actress | Airplane!
Born Barbara Lillian Combes, she attended Los Angeles Junior College in the mid-1930s and then moved to New York City, where she worked as a model. In 1945, she received a contract from MGM, and she appeared in several films during the late 1940s and 1950s, sometimes without screen credit. In the ...
15. Marco Black
Assistant_director | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Marco Black was born on January 8, 1970 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Marco Eugene Black. He is a production manager and producer, known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), CSI: Miami (2002) and Old School (2003). He was previously married to Deborah Ridpath.
16. Dirk Blocker
Actor | Prince of Darkness
Dirk Blocker was born on July 31, 1957 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Dennis Dirk Blocker. He is an actor, known for Prince of Darkness (1987), Poltergeist (1982) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013). He has been married to Danielle Aubuchon since November 3, 1990.
17. Don Bluth
Director | Anastasia
Don Bluth was one of the chief animators at Disney to come to the mantle after the great one's death. He eventually became the animation director for such films as The Rescuers (1977) and Pete's Dragon (1977). Unfortunately, the quality of animation that Disney was producing at this point was not ...
23. Dean Cain
Dean Cain was born Dean George Tanaka in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to actress Sharon Thomas Cain and Roger Tanaka. His mother married his adoptive father, director Christopher Cain, when Dean was three. Though he grew up in Malibu and attended Santa Monica High School, his career plans favored ...
24. Craig Clark
Visual_effects | Mortal Kombat
Craig Clark is an American animator, an alternative musician (Chorus of Souls on Fluxus Records), a comic book artist (Nemesister and Astrothrill), and an album cover artist (The Nymphs on Geffen Records).
Craig Clark began his career as a child actor at the age of 8, when he starred in an ...
26. Ry Cooder
Soundtrack | Primary Colors
Born in Santa Monica, Ca., Ry Cooder, at the age of four had an accident which left him blind in one eye. He became a bit secluded and began playing the guitar. His biggest influences include Blind Willie Johnson, Arthur "Blind" Blake, Joseph Spence and Curtis Mayfield. Cooder has played on several...
27. Keith Coogan
Actor | Adventures in Babysitting
Keith Coogan was born Keith Eric Mitchell on January 13, 1970 in Palm Springs, California. The grandson of legendary character actor Jackie Coogan, Keith began his acting career doing TV commercials -- his first gig was as a stand-in in a McDonalds TV spot -- as well various TV shows and ...
31. Carson Daly
Music_department | Session 9
Carson Daly was born on June 22, 1973 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Carson Jones Daly. He is a producer and actor, known for Session 9 (2001), Josie and the Pussycats (2001) and The Voice (2011). He has been married to Siri Pinter since December 23, 2015. They have three children.
32. Hutch Dano
Actor | Ramona and Beezus
Hutchings Royal Dano was born in Santa Monica, California. Coming from a bloodline of actors before him--including his father Rick Dano and grandfather Royal Dano, a character actor with over 300 credits to his name,--Hutch's destiny was set before him. His grandmother Virginia Bruce was also an ...
33. Ken Darby
Music_department | How the West Was Won
Composer ("How the West Was Won"), songwriter ("Make Mine Music"), choral director, conductor, arranger, singer and author, educated at Christian College and a student of Tibor Serly, Ernst Toch, Herman Hand, and Victor Young.
He originated The King's Men male vocal quartet in 1929 and appeared on ...
Actor | Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.
Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...
39. John Ehrlichman
Writer | Washington: Behind Closed Doors
John Ehrlichman was born on March 20, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington, USA as John Daniel Ehrlichman. He was a writer and actor, known for Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977), The Silence of Cricket Coogler (2000) and Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story (2008). He was married to Karen Hilliard, ...
41. Rob Estes
Actor | Silk Stalkings
Rob Estes was born on July 22, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Robert Alan Estes. He is an actor and director, known for Silk Stalkings (1991), 90210 (2008) and Melrose Place (1992). He has been married to Erin Bolte since June 15, 2010. They have one child. He was previously married to Josie ...
42. Emilio Estevez
Actor | The Way
Emilio Estevez was born on May 12, 1962, in New York City. He is the eldest son of actor Martin Sheen, who at the time was just breaking into the business. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Emilio's father right after he had moved to Manhattan. ...
43. Ramon Estevez
Actor | The Dead Zone
Being the son of Martin Sheen and brother of Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez, it is no small wonder that Ramon Estevez has also ventured into the world of acting, both in front of and behind the camera. His first acting job was a small role in In the Custody of Strangers (1982) starring his father...
44. Renée Estevez
Actress | Heathers
Renée Pilar Estevez was born in New York City on April 2, 1967. She is the youngest child and only daughter of Janet Sheen (née Templeton), an artist, and Martin Sheen, an actor. Her three older brothers - Emilio Estevez (b. 1962), Ramon Estevez (b. 1963), and Charlie Sheen (b. 1965) - also act.
45. Eric Etebari
Actor | The Lincoln Lawyer
Born and raised in an artist complex in Hollywood, California. While a student at San Diego State University, Eric saved two women from a burning apartment fire. Honored by the San Diego Fire Department, he received a formal tribute and commendation for bravery. Of Iranian descent, lineage/descent:...
47. Glenn Ford
Actor | Superman
Legendary actor Glenn Ford was born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada, to Hannah Wood (Mitchell) and Newton Ford, a railroad executive. His family moved to Santa Monica, California when he was eight years old. His acting career began with plays at high school...
49. Zen Gesner
Actor | The Ringer
Zen Gesner was born on June 23, 1970 in Van Nuys, California, USA as Zen Brant Gesner. He is an actor and producer, known for The Ringer (2005), Dumb and Dumber (1994) and Me, Myself & Irene (2000). He has been married to Cynthia Farrelly Gesner since 1995. They have three children.
50. Lisa Gerritsen
Actress | Airport
Lisa Gerritsen's acting career spanned the years of 1968 to around 1977. She was introduced to acting in a local summer parks department production, when she was eight. Soon afterward, she began pursuing a professional career. Encouraged by her mother and grandfather, veteran screenwriter True ...
51. Charles Gibson
Visual_effects | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Charles Gibson was born as Charles Bateman. He is known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).
54. Satie Gossett
Director | Jewtholic
Satie Gossett is storyteller, thinker and an image builder. Satie began his film career re-creating favorite movie scenes from Star Wars and other movies with his childhood friends and a Super 8 camera. His childhood was filled with legendary people from Muhammad Ali, to playing games with Sidney ...
Actress | Little House on the Prairie
Lindsay Greenbush was born Rachel Lindsay Bush, the elder sister of identical twin sister Sidney Robyn Bush (born three minutes later) on May 25th May, 1970 in Hollywood, California. Their father, Billy Bush, is an actor who starred in films such as "Five Easy Pieces" (1970), "Alice Doesn't Live ...
57. Sidney Greenbush
Actress | Little House on the Prairie
Sidney Greenbush was born Sidney Robyn Danae Bush (born three minutes later), is the identical twin sister of Rachel Lindsay Rene Bush on May 25, 1970 in Hollywood, California. Their father, Billy Bush, is an actor who starred in films such as "Five Easy Pieces" (1970), "Alice Doesn't Live Here ...
58. Conner Greene
Actor | Man in a Cage
Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh round of the Major League Draft in June, 2013, Conner Greene made the jump to professional baseball the same week he graduated from Santa Monica High School.
With a fastball clocking in at 97 mph, the 6' 3" 190 pound right-handed pitcher finished his ...
61. Phil Hill
Actor | Grand Prix
One of America's greatest racing drivers of all time, Hill, a native of Southern California, was the first American to win the Formula 1 World Championship, in 1961. Hill started his racing career in the 1950s, winning the 1955 Sports Car Club of America Championship, then moving to Europe and ...
64. Ryan Hurst
Actor | Remember the Titans
Ryan Hurst was born on June 19, 1976 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Ryan Douglas Hurst. He is an actor and production manager, known for Remember the Titans (2000), The Ladykillers (2004) and We Were Soldiers (2002). He has been married to Molly Cookson since May 8, 2005.
69. Peri Kolodziej
Actress | Doris
Actress , trained at Carnegie Mellon University and in Los Angeles for drama and singing. Appeared a Featured Dancer in various musical productions at Santa Monica High School. Has been in various TV commercials. Wrote, produced, and starred in a pilot for children's television, on the subject of ...
71. Marta Kristen
Actress | Lost in Space
Marta Kristen was born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen, on February 26, 1945, to a Finnish mother and a German soldier who was killed towards the end of World War II in Europe. Marta was only two months old when she was left in an orphanage. In 1949, Prof. & Mrs. Harold Soderquist of Detroit, Michigan ...
Costume_designer | Keith
Rachel Sage Kunin was born in Berkeley, California and moved to Malibu at the age of seven. She is an alumna of Santa Monica High School. At Fashion Institute of Design her major was visual communication with an emphasis in design. Rachel started her career interning in Roger Corman's costume ...
73. Debra Lamb
Actress | There's No Such Thing as Zombies
Debra Lamb was born on November 24, 1963 in Portland, Oregon, and moved to Los Angeles, California with her family when she was fifteen years old. Known for portraying a variety of authority figures, Debra has worked with acclaimed directors Kathryn Bigelow, David Lynch, Katt Shea, Paul Verhoeven, ...
78. Omar Leyva
Actor | McFarland, USA
Omar Leyva is a bilingual Mexican American Actor living in Los Angeles, CA. He was born in Mexico City and was raised by his grandmother in a small village in the state of Puebla until moving to Los Angeles at the age of 8. He discovered poetry as a teen and then acting during his last years at ...
81. Sandra Tsing Loh
Writer | Chicken Little
Sandra Tsing Loh was born on February 11, 1962 in Orange County, California, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Chicken Little (2005), The Office (2005) and Unaccompanied Minors (2006). She has been married to Mike Miller since 1989. They have two children.
82. Chad Lowe
Actor | Unfaithful
Chad Lowe is an American actor, director, and producer.
He was born Charles Davis Lowe II in Dayton, Ohio, to Barbara Lynn (Hepler), a school teacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a trial lawyer. He is the younger brother of actor Rob Lowe. Chad first appeared opposite Rob in the movie Oxford Blues (1984)...
83. Rob Lowe
Actor | St. Elmo's Fire
Rob Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Barbara Lynn (Hepler), a schoolteacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a lawyer. His brother is actor Chad Lowe. He has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Lowe's family moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was a child. Rob broke ...
85. Dinah Manoff
Actress | Grease
Dinah Manoff was born in New York City, New York, to screenwriter Arnold Manoff and actress, director, and writer Lee Grant. She began her professional career in the PBS production of "The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike". After subsequent guest appearances on various television series, she received a...
88. James Marshall
Actor | A Few Good Men
James Marshall was born James David Greenblatt in Queens, New York, USA, to Charlotte (Bullard), a dancer, and William R. Greenblatt, a producer and director. His father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and his mother has English and Irish ancestry.
James grew up in Bergen County New Jersey. At the ...
89. Nan Martin
Nan Martin was born on July 15, 1927 in Decatur, Illinois, USA as Nan Clow Martin. She is known for her work on A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), Shallow Hal (2001) and Cast Away (2000). She was married to Harry Gesner. She died on March 4, 2010 in Malibu, California, USA.
90. Charles Matthau
Actor | The Grass Harp
Charlie Matthau is that rare director, writer, producer who knows exactly what he wants in all capacities: movies with humanity, heart and humor. In 2018 he is in post production on his latest directorial effort, The Book of Leah, which stars Armand Assante (Gotti). He is also producing the German ...
91. Leigh McCloskey
Actor | Inferno
Born on June 21, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, Leigh McCloskey was classically trained as an actor at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, New York. He began his professional acting career playing Billy Abbott in the original miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976) starring Nick Nolte and Peter ...
95. Rick Monday
Rick Monday was born on November 20, 1945 in Batesville, Arkansas, USA as Robert James Monday. He is an actor, known for 1977 National League Championship Series (1977), 1978 National League Championship Series (1978) and 1977 World Series (1977).
96. Michael D. Moore
Assistant_director | The War of the Worlds
Michael D. Moore was born on October 14, 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Michael Sheffield. He was an assistant director and actor, known for The War of the Worlds (1953), Willow (1988) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). He was married to Esther McNeill and Laurie Abdo. He died on ...
99. Gene Nelson
Actor | Tea for Two
Gene Nelson was barely a teen when he saw the Fred Astaire movie Flying Down to Rio (1933), which would change his life. It was then that he decided he would be a dancer. After graduating from high school, Nelson joined the Sonja Henie Ice Show and toured for 3 years before joining the Army in ...
100. Terri Nunn
Soundtrack | Better Off Dead...
Terri Nunn was born on June 26, 1961 in Baldwin Hills, California, USA as Terri Kathleen Nunn. She is an actress, known for Better Off Dead... (1985), Thank God It's Friday (1978) and Banished (2007). She has been married to Paul Spear since May 17, 1998. They have one child.