Famous People From Fullerton

Fullerton is one of southern California’s most popular bedroom communities mainly due to its proximity to the internationally popular city of Los Angeles. As such, the city is and has been home to a long list of famous people including professional athletes, actors and actresses, politicians, and musicians. Below is a detailed list of some of the most popular residents, former residents and natives of Fullerton, CA:

Steven Frederic Seagal

Seagal is a prominent actor who was born in Michigan and raised up in the Californian city of Fullerton where he also attended college. He is also a screenwriter, film producer, musician, and martial art expert. Apart from the being a resident and citizen of the United States, Seagal has also lived in a number of countries including Mexico and Japan, Serbia and Russia and holds citizenship rights in both Russian and Serbia. He rose to fame by starring in a number of high profile films including  Navy SEAL,  Under Siege, Above the Law, and Lawman just to mention a few. Seagal has residences in both Los Angeles and Louisiana.

Gary Edmund Carter

Carter was a legendary MLB player who played for the New York Mets and Montreal Expos throughout his career. He was born in Culver City and attended Fullerton’s Sunny Hills High School where he played both baseball and football. Popularly known as “The Kid,” Carter was part of the 1986 Mets team that won the World Basketball Championship. He was also one of the players who have had the privilege to captain the New York Mets. Having been inducted into two basketball halls of fame, Carter died in 2012.

James Francis Cameron

Cameron is a celebrated Canadian-born environmentalist and filmmaker who rose to fame after writing and directing the “The Terminator” action film. He has also directed other high profile films including The Abyss, Aliens, Terminator 2, Titanic, and True Lies. He spent a few years in Fullerton while attending Fullerton College and later working odd jobs within the city after dropping out of college. Cameron’s films and movies have received numerous accolades over the years, making him one of the most celebrated self-taught film directors in the world.

Gwen Renée Stefani

Popularly known for being the lead vocalist and co-founder of the No Doubt music band, Stefani is one of the most talented musicians from Fullerton. Apart from enjoying a successful career as part of the band, Stefani has also released several award winning solo hits over the years and is one of the most celebrated musicians from Fullerton.

Others include Kevin Michael Costner, Clyde Jackson Browne, Viet D. Dinh, Jeff Soto, D. J. Houlton, Eric Wynalda, Gary Zimmerman, Kourtney Kunichika, Tommy Lasorda, and Shaun Butler.


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