Several Filipino Americans have made important and notable contributions to the American culture, politics or society, American media, music and movie industry.In Hollywood there are Filipino0American actors who made names in the Film and music industry in the United States, including Tia Carrere, Lou Diamond Phillips, Phoebe Cates, Mark Dacascos, Rob Schneider, ap (Allan Pineda) of the Black Eyed Peas, the White House Executive Chef since 2005, Cristeta Pasia Comerford, Cher Calvin – KTLA Anchor, Channel 5 Los Angeles (daughter of former Filipino actor Roger Calvin), Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize, also known as Mark Marmolejo ( best known for his 1978-1984 Fantasy Island television series in his role as Tattoo) and a lot more artists.Burke began competing at the age of 13, and then began ballroom dancing and decided to change her focus, and began training herself into Latin dances and standard ballroom dancing.
Kimberly Klapow, his sister, has appeared with him in all 3 High School Musicals, also appeared in High Scholl Musical: The Concert as part of the East High basketball team.
4) Van Partible Van Partible, born Efrem Giovanni Bravo Partible in 1971, is a Filipino-born American animator, writer and producer, noted for his animation creation, Johnny Bravo television series.
It was announced on June 9, 2008, that Portacio would be the new artist on Spawn beginning in October 2008 with issue #185, providing pencils with Todd Mc Farlane, Spawn creator returning as co-writer as with the new creative team, Brian Holguin. Johnson was born in the Philippines, to a Filipino mother and a Swedish-American father.
6) Kristine Johnson Kristine Johnson born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines in June 5, 1972, is a WCBS-TV co-anchor in New York City, New York, on the 5 p.m. She graduated with a Bachelor of Ats in Journalism and minors in English, history and political science from the University of Nebraska.
Here are some Filipino-American artists who made names in the United States and other countries.
1) Cheryl Burke Cheryl Stephanie Bautista Burke, known Cheryl Burke, is a professional dancer, best known for being one of the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars of ABC, where she was the first female professional to win the show and the first professional to win twice consecutively.Judd’s family moved to Niceville, Florida where he attended hi high school.While in Florida, Judd, was an avid athlete, and spent a lot of time surfing and playing golf with golf handicap of four.5) Whilce Portacio William “Whilce” Portacio is a Filipino American comic book writer and artist best known for his work on such titles as The Punisher, X-Factor, Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Wetworks and Spawn.Portacio was also credited as one of the seven co-founders of Image Comics, but did not become a partner in the company.Cris Judd was born in Abilene, Texas, but grew up during his early years in Angeles City Air Force bases in the Philippines and Hawaii.