San Antonio is a great place to visit and a wonderful place to live. There are many famous people who have chosen San Antonio as their home.
Many of these famous people live in upscale neighborhoods such as Terrell Hills, Castle Hills and Olmos Park. The homes in these areas are luxurious with spacious yards in private communities filled with friendly neighbors. Some other well known professionals choose to be closer to the downtown area near the San Antonio River and make short commutes into work each day crossing the river via one of four bridges that cross over the San Antonio River onto St. Mary’s Street, Commerce Street or Main Avenue where they will arrive at their offices on Houston, Commerce or Market Streets respectively.
The following list includes a variety of famous people who are doing business in San Antonio and practicing their talents for the world to enjoy.
Famous People Living in San Antonio Texas
(in alphabetical order)
Actors, Actresses and Filmmakers
Actress & Producer Gina Rodriguez (Born July 30, 1984) – Actress from TV’s “Jane The Virgin” lives with her family in San Antonio and recently opened a production company here.
Actor Ben Affleck (Born August 15, 1972) – Award winning actor, film director & screenwriter best known as Batman (“Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice”, 2016). He was raised in Cambridge Massachusetts but moved to Boerne where he attended Clemens High School. His first motion picture role was in the 1993 film “Dazed and Confused” which was filmed in Austin, Texas but his first major motion picture role was as a supporting actor alongside Matt Damon in 1997’s Oscar winning Best Picture “Good Will Hunting” which was also filmed in Boston.
Actor Steve Zahn (Born October 1, 1967) – Decorated actor best known for his supporting roles in such films as Saving Silverman (2001), Thirteen Days (2000), The Perfect Storm (2000) and Sahara (2005). He attended James Madison University where he studied graphic design then moved to New York City after graduation and pursued an acting career. In New York he worked at a video rental store on Manhattan’s west side where met actor Vincent D’Onofrio and he encouraged Zahn to move out west to Los Angeles where he currently resides.
Actor Tommy Lee Jones (Born September 15, 1946) – Oscar winning actor for Best Supporting Actor in the 1993 film “The Fugitive” who is known for his roles in such films as Men In Black (1997), No Country For Old Men (2007), The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005), Lincoln (2012) and the television series “V: The Series”. He was born in San Saba, Texas but grew up on a ranch near Duncanville, Texas which was owned by his father’s family. He attended St. Mark’s School of Texas from 1963-1965 then went onto attend Harvard University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Far Eastern Languages and graduated cum laude. His first role was playing good-old-boy Buck Walden on the popular television series “The Waltons” from 1972-1981. Married to Academy Award winning actress Dawn Laurel whom he met on the set of his 1978 film The Eyes of Laura Mars.
Actor Chuck Norris (Born March 10, 1940) – Actor best known for his roles in such films as Way of the Dragon (1972), Lone Wolf McQuade (1983), Delta Force (1986), Firewalker (1986) & Invasion USA (1985). In college he studied geology then joined the Air Force where he became a military martial arts instructor eventually teaching Special Forces at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He has made guest appearances on several television series such as “Walker, Texas Ranger” (1999-2001) & “The Expendables 2” (2012).
Actor Tom Selleck (Born January 29, 1945) – Actor and film producer best known for his starring role in the 80’s TV series “Magnum P.I.” which ran from 1980-1988 along with his roles in other popular films like Quigley Down Under (1990), Mr. Baseball (1992) and High Road To China (1983). He is also a published author having written three novels titled: “Sam”, “Mr. Miracle” & “High Five”. His father was of German descent while his mother was of Irish ancestry so he spent summers on his mother’s family farm in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Actor Robert Duvall (Born January 5, 1931) – Decorated actor and winner of two Academy Awards for the 1971 film “The Godfather” & the 1983 film “Tender Mercies” has appeared in over 135 films since 1955. He is a San Antonian by birth having been born at Fort Sam Houston military base where his father was stationed as an Army doctor. Is considered to be among Hollywood’s top actors having worked alongside such notable stars as: James Caan, George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino & Tommy Lee Jones just to name a few. Actor Ossie Davis once said that he considers Duvall to be “the best white actor”, and the late Jackie Gleason once said, “Duvall is like the hero of a western – only he’s wearing a suit”. His wife since 1972 has been singer-songwriter Victoria Tennant.
Actor James Caan (Born March 26, 1940) – Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1974 film “The Godfather” and also known for his roles in such films as American Gigolo (1980), Thief (1981), Misery (1990), For The Boys (1991) & Elf (2003). He was born in The Bronx borough of New York City to parents who were both aspiring actors but his father abandoned their family during 1936 returned after World War II where he joined the Merchant Marines. He has been married to actress Linda Stokes since 1976 and has four children (James, Alexander, Sophia and Duke).
They are some of the many people doing business in San Antonio Texas, You’re very lucky to meet them hanging around streets and stores.