18 Celebrities That Went to High School in San Antonio 

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Jared Padelecki: James Madison High School


Padalecki is best known for his role as Sam Winchester on the seemingingly immortal cult CW series Supernatural.

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Shaquille O'Neal: Robert G. Cole High School (Fort Sam Houston)


O'Neal, possessor of mad hip-hop skills, is the star of the whimsical 90's genie comedy Kazaam. There's also that storied NBA career that people might remember.

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Henry Thomas: East Central High School


Thomas, for better or worse, will forever be remembered as Elliott from E.T., but he also has a following for his role in 1984's Cloak & Dagger, which was filmed in San Antonio.

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Jim Lehrer: Thomas Jefferson High School


Public media geeks worship at the altar of Jim Lehrer, longtime anchor of PBS NewsHour.

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Summer Glau: Homeschool


Technically, we're cheating by including Glau on this list, since she was educated at home to accommodate her ballet training. But there is no way you can't exclude the geek goddess on a list of San Antonio celebrities. She was most recently seen on screen as the villainess Isabel Rochev on the DC Comics television series Arrow.

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Christopher Cross: Alamo Heights High School


Cross, otherwise known as "Not-Michael McDonald," won an Academy Award for "Best Original Song" for "Arthur's Theme (The Best You Can Do)" For many, his songs were part of the soundtrack of the 80's. Don't know who he is? Ask your parents.

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James Roday: William Howard Taft High School


Roday is best known as on of the stars of Psych on the USA Network.

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Austin Mahone: Lady Bird Johnson High School


The YouTube sensation turned teen pop heartthrob had to be pulled out of school because he was getting too famous. You can read our cover story on Mahone from July.

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Jesse Borrego: Harlandale High School


Borrego, who still calls San Antonio home, has a long list of credits to his name. He's best known for his rolls in Blood In, Blood Out, Fame and Con Air. Most recently he had a stint in Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.

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Robert Rodriguez: St. Anthony Catholic High School


Director Rodriguez is proud of his San Antonio roots. His latest film is Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For

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Bruce McGill: Douglas MacArthur High School


Bruce McGill is a quintessential "Hey, It's That Guy" with a number of roles to his name. Currently, he stars as Detective Vince Korsak on Rizzoli & Isles.

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Jessica Collins: Tom C. Clark High School


Collins is known for her roles in the Oscar-winning film Zero Dark Thirty and the AMC television series Rubicon. She was most recently seen on NBC's Revolution.

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Shawn Michaels: Randolph High School


Did you know that the WWE superstar's real name is Michael Shawn Hickenbottom?

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Ricardo Chavira: Robert E. Lee High School


He's best known for playing Carlos Solis in Desperate Housewives. Most recently he was seen in NBC's Welcome to the Family.

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Peter Weller: Alamo Heights High School


You know him best as the human/cyborg hybrid Robocop, but Weller has a long and distinguished acting career, most recently in Longmire and Sons of Anarchy. He also played Admiral Marcus in Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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Nicholas Gonzalez: Central Catholic High School


Gonzalez has a number of credits to his name, including The O.C., where he played a hunky gardener, and Resurrection Blvd. He was most recently seen on the cult-favorite Sleepy Hollow.

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John Quiñones: Brackenridge High School


Quiñones has an extensive career as an ABC news correspondent. He's also the host of Primetime: What Would You Do?

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Jonathan Joss: Dillard McCollum High School High School


You know him as the voice of Chief Redcorn on King of the Hill or as Chief Ken Hotate on the absolutely amazing Parks and Recreation.

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Jared Padelecki: James Madison High School


Padalecki is best known for his role as Sam Winchester on the seemingingly immortal cult CW series Supernatural.

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