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.


Arts and letters



Graphic arts

Visual art


  • Belinda Aquino – author, professor, women's and civil rights activist, and founder of the Center for Philippine Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
  • 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.
  • Dawn Mabalon - activist, author Little Manila is in the Heart: The Making of Filipina/o Community in Stockton, California,; Duke University Press, Journey for Justice, The Life of Larry Itliong; Bridge & Delta Publishing






Culinary arts


Fashion and pageantry



Health science



As of 2009




  • Doug Baldwin (Filipina grandmother) – Former NFL Player, Super Bowl Champion
  • Tedy Bruschi – Former NFL Player, three-time Super Bowl Champion
  • Jordan Clarkson – NBA player
  • Kihei Clark – College basketball player
  • Boogie Ellis – basketball player
  • Roman Gabriel - former NFL quarterback (Los Angeles Rams & Philadelphia Eagles). NFL Most Valuable Player (1969); 4× ProBowl (1967–1969 & 1973); NFL passing yards leader (1973); 2× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1969 & 1973)
  • Jalen Green – basketball player
  • Tim Lincecum - former MLB pitcher (San Francisco Giants & Los Angeles Angels). Won multiple World Series championships, won multiple Cy Young Awards, threw multiple no-hitters, and elected to multiple All-Star Games.
  • Raymond Sarmiento - tennis player
  • Erik Spoelstra – NBA Head Coach
  • Jimmy Alapag - former PBA player and current assistant coach for Stockton Kings.

Television and film

Disc jockeys


  • Robert Lopez – composer, first Filipino American Oscar recipient. Recipient of a Grammy Award, Emmy Award and a Tony Award; twelfth individual to achieve an EGOT.
  • Prince — American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, and director.[citation needed]
Rock music
Pop music
American Idol Contestants
Rap, hip hop
Music producers
  • 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
  • H.E.R. (Filipino mother) – R&B
  • Adrian Marcel - R&B singer, songwriter, and rapper from Oakland, California. Who is half African American and half Filipino
  • Yeek – Pop, hip-hop, rock, alternative musician from Florida
International world music
Classical music
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
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Bretman Rock – US-based Filipino internet personality and beauty influencer; he stars in his own reality TV show on MTV
  • Michael Reeves – A Tech and Comedy Youtuber currently streaming under the American Media Collective known as OfflineTV.
  • Valkyrae - A YouTube streamer currently co-owning 100 Thieves. Also won Game Award for Content Creator of the Year 2020.