List of Filipino Americans

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This is a list of Filipino Americans who have made significant contributions to the American culture, politics, or society. It also includes those with notable mentions in the American media.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Filipino American or must have references showing they are Filipino American and are notable.

List

Arts and letters

Dance

Education

Graphic arts

Visual art

History

  • Dorothy Cordova – activist, professor, Co-founder of the Filipino American National Historical Society.
  • Fred Cordova – author, Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans; co-founder, Filipino American National Historical Society.

Journalism

Law

Literature

Theater

Business

Culinary arts

Education

Fashion and pageantry

Fashion

Pageants

Health science

Labor

Military

Politics

Religion

  • Oscar A. Solis – First Filipino American Roman Catholic bishop in the United States, 10th Bishop of Salt Lake City
  • Bruce Reyes-Chow – The first Filipino American head of a major denomination in the U.S. (mother is American-born Filipino), was elected to a two-year term as Moderator of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on June 21, 2008.[57]

Sports

Television and film

Disc jockeys

Music

  • Robert Lopez – composer, first Filipino American Oscar recipient.[64] Recipient of a Grammy Award, Emmy Award and a Tony Award; twelfth individual to achieve an EGOT.[65]
Musicians
Rock music
Pop music
American Idol Contestants
Rap, hip hop
Music producers
R&B
  • Sugar Pie DeSanto – born as Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, Filipino-American rhythm and blues singer of the 1950s and 1960s
  • Billy Crawford – R&B, pop and soul singer
Jazz
International world music
Classical music
Composers
Other / miscellaneous genres
Musical groups
  • One Vo1ce – All-Filipina girl R&B/OPM singing group from the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Blue Scholars – Geo aka. Prometheus Brown, MC of the duo, is Filipino-American
  • Death Angel – thrash metal band
  • Kai – San Francisco Bay Area boy band
  • The Filharmonic – a cappella group featured in Pitch Perfect 2, contestants on The Sing-Off, and recurring singers on The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • Moonpools & Caterpillars – Filipino American rock band based in California in the 1990s
  • My American Heart – rock band
  • The Rocky Fellers – group was composed of four Filipino brothers and their father. Their hit song: "Killer Joe" reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1963.
  • Legaci – Filipino-American R&B band from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, formed in 1997. They are currently the backup singers for Canadian Pop-R&B singer Justin Bieber on the My World Tour.
  • Q-York – Filipino-American hip hop record production duo composed of Flava Matikz (DJ/producer) and Knowa Lazarus (songwriter/MC).

Reality show

Internet

  • Chester See – YouTube personality, musician, and Broadway actor.
  • Christine Gambito – American Internet personality, actress, and comedian; she maintains one of the most-subscribed-to channels on YouTube. Also appointed Ambassador of Philippine tourism
  • Anthony Padilla – famous YouTube celebrity; he is former one half of the comedy duo Smosh and is one of the most subscribed Youtubers on YouTube
  • Wil Dasovich – television personality, commercial model, celebrity endorser and famous Youtube vlogger. He won the Shorty Awards for Vlogger of the Year.

Other

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