Famous People Who Have Lived In Fremont, CA

Fremont CA Homeowners, MC HammerAfter San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, Fremont is the Bay Area’s fourth most inhabited city. Fremont is located in the east bay area and is accessible by highways 680 and 880. Fremont was formed by merging small communities – Mission San Jose, Centerville, Warm Springs, Niles and Irvington in the year 1956. Because Fremont is also suitably connected to the Peninsula, Fremont real estate is thriving and it has become a suitable location for many famous people to live in.

The Fremont real estate market has recently broken all home sale records. Some reasons that make Fremont an excellent place to live include presence of some big attractions such as Mission San Jose and Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. As a matter of fact, Fremont is also called a multicultural melting pot. This is because of the extensive ethnic diversity the city has. Fremont contains a mix of languages and cuisines from different countries.

As per 2000 census, the population of Fremont was around 200,000 along with median household income $76,579. Fremont also has some great schools for families such as Chadbourne Elementary and Irvington High school. Availability of all amenities makes Fremont real estate market so flourishing. And I could go on and on about why people love Fremont so much, but let me tell you about some of the celebrities and famous people who have lived here. Some of the famous residents in Fremont have included a Afghan writer Abdul Rashid Benish and Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi and many others. Below is a list of some more famous people from Fremont that I would like to highlight for you.


Meagan Tandy

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Born in Fremont, California, model Medan Tandy became famous in 2007 for winning the title of Miss California. She also represented California in Miss USA pageant in the year 2007. This pageant was held in Hollywood on the 23rd March 2007. She continues her modeling contracts and can be seen on red carpets in Los Angeles.




Dina Ruiz Eastwood

Castro Valley Real Estate, Famous ResidentWife of Director/Actor Clint Eastwood, Dina Eastwood graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, CA. She was also an achor for Newsline at Ohlone College Television, and then went to San Francisco State University to major in Radio/TV. She works for KSBW-TV in the Monterey peninsula area and co-anchors the 5 p.m. newscast show along with Dan Green.









Pete Stark

Born on 11 November 1931, Pete Stark — the member of Democratic Party and US representative for California’s 13th Congressional District lives in Fremont. Pete Stark is currently 5th most senior Representative of Congress. He as been a congressman for more than 18 terms representing Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Oakland, and Alameda.




Dennis Lee Eckersley

Dennis Lee Eckersley was formerly an American Major League Baseball pitcher. In 2004, he was elected to Baseball Hall of Fame and he is the first pitcher in the Major League history to have both 50-save season and 20-win season. Eckersley was drafted by the Cleveland Indians out of Washington High School of Fremont, California, in the third round of the 1972 amateur draft, and made his Major League debut on April 12, 1975.


James Cannida

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This famous NFL player was born on 3 January 1975 in Savannah. He also played recently for Dallas Desperados. In Fremont he attended American High School, which is one of five high schools within the Fremont Unified School District.







Robb Flynn

Fremont Real Estate, Famous ResidentBeing the lead guitarist and vocalist for Machine Head – the famous heavy metal band, Robb Flynn is quite a famous personality. Rob attended American High School in Fremont, CA.





Kai Wen “Kevin” Tan

Fremont Homes For Sale, Famous ResidentKevin was born in Fremont, CA in 1981 to immigrants from Taiwan. He attended Mission San Jose High School where he graduated in 2000. He is of Chinese descent and his legal name is Kai Wen, which is the name he uses in international competitions. He is know for being a six time All-American gymnastic artist. He won the NCAA team championship as a senior at Penn State in 2004 and also won individual titles in 2003 and 2004. He was also selected as team captain for the 2008 Olympic team.



Khaled Hosseini

Fremont Homes For Sale, Famous ResidentBorn on the 4th March in Kabul, Afghanistan, Khaled Hosseini is a physician and famous American novelists. The Kite Runner is his international bestseller and more than 12 million copies on this novel had been sold worldwide. His A Thousand Splendid Suns also acclaimed a lot of recognition and became best-selling novel in Britain selling more than 700,000 copies.


Stanley Kirk Burrell (AKA M.C. Hammer)

Fremont Homes For Sale, Famous ResidentHammer is an American rapper, entertainer, business entrepreneur, dancer and actor. He was commercially most popular during the late 1980s until the mid-1990s. Burrell also became a preacher during the late 1990s, was a television show host and dance judge, is a record label CEO, and as of 2008 works as a co-creator of a dance website called DanceJam, while still performing concerts at music venues and assisting with other social media, ministry and outreach functions.

Hammer spent approximately $12 million to have his Xanadu-like home built in Fremont, California, 30 miles south of where he grew up.

The 11,000 sq ft house had Italian marble floors, a bowling alley, recording studio, 33-seat theater, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and a 17 car garage.

He currently resides in a large ranch-style abode situated on a two-acre corner lot in Tracy, CA with his wife Stephanie of 25 years (whom he met at a church revival meeting and married December 21, 1985) and their five children.


Pat Tillman

Fremont Homes For Sale, Famous ResidentPat Tillman was born in 1976 in Fremont, CA. He was an American football player for the Arizona Cardinals, but left his football career to enlist in the U.S. Army in 2002. He was part of numerous tours in combat before he was killed in action in the mountains of Afghanistan. This is one cool guy and true American hero.




Don Hertzfeldt

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Creator of many short animated films, Don Hertzfeldt’s Everything Will Be OK and Rejected were nominated for Academy Awards. His short films have won more than 150 different awards and had been showcased around the world.

He was born in Fremont, CA in 1976 and that is where he started toying with animation as a young teenager.


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  1. Plus: Mic Gillette and most all of the original Tower of Power (MSJ, ’69); Dale Ockerman (Doobie Brothers,etc. (MSJ, ’70); Mike Campbell of the THUGZ (MSJ, ’69); the Jonus Brothers of Cold Blood fame;Diane Joseph, fashion model and one of the TV featured Oil of Olay models; etc.

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