Anyone famous go to your high school?

Asked by Josh Board

December 2, 2009

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Ivy Bowles

From Mira Mesa (Retired Attorney)

I grew up in New York. In Yonkers. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith went to my high school. I was class of ’72, and he was class of ’67. He was always in garage bands, and we often saw them perform. When he formed Aerosmith, we saw them win a “battle of the bands” competition in Yonkers. And before he became Tyler. His real last name is Tallarico. He’s Italian. He was phenomenal even back then.

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Richard Bowles

From Mira Mesa (Retired)

I went to Hoover High here in San Diego. That’s Ted Williams’s high school. He went there long before me, but there was a huge picture of him and everyone always talked about him playing baseball there. The field was named after the hall-of-famer. I didn’t play any sports while attending Hoover.

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Melina McKamey

From Mira Mesa (Student)

I went to the same middle school as two members of the band Paramore. They did the song “All We Know Is Falling,” and two songs, “Decode” and “I Caught Myself,” were in the movie Twilight. They went to Franklin Classical in Nashville. That’s a private Christian school. A lot of famous people lived in Franklin, though. A lot of country stars. Carrie Underwood moved there from Texas. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Miley Cyrus all live there, too.

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Cathy Kenton

From Del Mar (Marketing Consultant)

I went to Point Loma High, and we had Gabriel Wisdom, the former KGB DJ. La’Roi Glover, who played football for SDSU and then in the NFL for a number of years. And Jason Scheff, who’s been the singer and bassist of the band Chicago.

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Kimberly Gibbons

From Rancho Peñasquitos (Dental Hygienist)

I don’t know how famous Michael Pittman is. He went to Mira Mesa High School about seven years after me. He’s been an NFL running back for at least the last seven or eight years. But a friend from my class of ’86 told me that someone in our class was at the reunion and very successful. He apparently invented Autobots. He might be the most successful guy to ever attend our school. But I have no clue what his name is.

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Gabriel Barrios

From Mission Valley (Student)

I don’t know how famous he is, but Jerry [Trainor], who plays the older brother on iCarly. It’s a Nickelodeon show about a girl that has her own web show. He’s done other things: the show Drake and Josh and the movies Donnie Darko and Bring It On Again. He went to Uni with me. We were in the same group that all went to prom together and graduated in ’95. He always wanted to act. In high school he was into drama.


John Monte Dec. 3, 2009 @ 1:49 p.m.

Cameron Crowe was a fellow student with me at University of San Diego High School - aka: Uni High. Class of '73. Cameron attended Uni, if memory serves, his freshman year only or freshman and sophomore years...then transfered to Clairemont High. While at Uni, Cameron started writing for Rolling Stone magazine as depicted in the movie Almost Famous (2000). Cameron was, and is, ahead of his time - which has proven to be a blessing for all of us, his fans!

John Monte 'The Traffic Guy'


David Dodd Dec. 3, 2009 @ 3:22 p.m.

Two notables include:

Dave Hansen - MLB Baseball Player http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Hansen_(baseball)

Dr. Mark Crear - Olympic Medalist, Track & Field http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Crear

Otherwise, we were all pretty unfamous...


Josh Board Dec. 3, 2009 @ 6:01 p.m.

There was a second guy I had talked to, who went to school with Ted Williams.

Monte: I didn't think Crowe transfered to Clairemont. I had always thought he just registered, a few years after his high school days, to get material (for what became Fast Times at Ridgemont High)


verolicas69 Jan. 7, 2010 @ 9:22 p.m.

Donal Logue, who became famous for his role as Jimmy the cab driver on old MTV promos, went to the same High School in El Centro, CA. He was a senior when we were freshman.

Matt Amar, who has completed a movie named Looking for Lenny http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0926102/

Cher was born in El Centro as well as Ken Howard, the actor.


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