Alejandro Tapia y Rivera Alejandro Tapia y Rivera (November 12, 1826 – July 19, 1882) was a Puerto Rican poet, dramaturg, essayist and writer.
Alex Trujillo Alexander ("Alex") Trujillo (born August 28, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a retired professional boxer from Puerto Rico, who was nicknamed "Alexander the Great" during his career.
Alexei Rodriguez Alexei Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican drummer, once known for his time in Canadian heavy metal band, 3 Inches of Blood and the metalcore band Walls of Jericho.
Alfredo De Quesada Alfredo De Quesada is a Puerto Rican film, television and theatre actor.
Amalia Marquez Amalia Marquez (April 4, 1955) was born Amalia Monserrate Marquez Marin in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Amanda Vilanova Amanda Victoria Vilanova Pérez (born December 30, 1991, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is Miss World Puerto Rico 2011.
Amarilys Alméstica Amarilys Alméstica Rivera (born February 12, 1981 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a female hammer thrower from Puerto Rico.
Ana Marie Cox Ana Marie Cox (born 23 September 1972) is an American author and blogger.
Ana María Martínez Ana María Martínez is a Grammy award–winning operatic soprano from Puerto Rico.
Angel Cordero, Jr. Angel Tomas Cordero, Jr. (born: May 8, 1942), is one of the leading thoroughbred horse racing jockeys of all time and the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the United States' Racing Hall of...
Angel Matos García Angel Matos García is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the Popular Democratic Party.
Angel Otero Angel Otero (born 1981 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a contemporary visual artist specializing in painting.
Angel Peña Ramírez Angel R. Peña Ramírez (born April 13, 1978) is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party (PNP).
Anita Lallande Anita Lallande (born 1949) is a former member of the Puerto Rican Olympic swimming team, who holds the record for the most medals won at the Central American and Caribbean Games.
Antonia Pantoja Dr. Antonia Pantoja (September 13, 1922 - May 24, 2002), educator, social worker, feminist, civil rights leader and founder of ASPIRA, the Puerto Rican Forum, Boricua College and Producir.
Antonio Latimer Antonio Latimer Rivera (born November 26, 1978) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player.
Antonio Mignucci Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni, PhD is a biological oceanographer specializing in the biology, management and conservation of marine mammals.
Antonio S. Pedreira Dr. Antonio S. Pedreira (June 13, 1899–October 23, 1939), was a renowned Puerto Rican author and educator.
Aníbal Acevedo Vilá Aníbal Salvador Acevedo Vilá (born February 13, 1962) is a Puerto Rican politician and lawyer.
Aníbal Santiago Acevedo Aníbal Santiago Acevedo is a Puerto Rican boxer, who won a bronze medal in the welterweight division at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Ari Meyers Ari Meyers (born April 6, 1969) is an actress.
Armando Calvo Armando Calvo (25 December 1919 – 6 July 1996) was a Spanish film actor.
Arnaldo Darío Rosado Arnaldo Darío Rosado Torres (November 23, 1953 – July 25, 1978) was an activist for the independence of Puerto Rico from a very young age.
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, also Arthur Schomburg (January 24, 1874 – June 8, 1938), was a Puerto Rican historian, writer, and activist in the United States who researched and raised awaren...
Arturo Somohano Arturo Somohano was a musical composer] and the director of the San Juan Symphony Orchestra, which is now named after him.
Astrid Muñoz Astrid Muñoz (born 1974) is a Puerto Rican model turned photographer.
Augusto Rodríguez (soldier) Lieutenant Augusto Rodríguez (1841 – March 22, 1880), was a Puerto Rican who served as an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Awilda Carbia Awilda Carbia (January 30, 1938 – March 23, 2009) was an actress, comedian, and impersonator.
Bailey Ashford Colonel Bailey K. Ashford (September 28, 1873 – September 10, 1934) was an American physician who had a military career in the United States Army, and afterward taught full-time at the School o...
Bengie Molina Benjamin José "Bengie" Molina (born July 20, 1974), nicknamed "Big Money", is a former Major League Baseball catcher and currently the first base coach and catching instructor for the Texa...
Bernie Williams Bernabé Williams Figueroa Jr. (born September 13, 1968) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball player and musician.
Beverly Ramos Beverly Ramos (born 24 August 1987 in San Juan) is a Puerto Rican athlete.
Braulio Dueño Colón Braulio Dueño Colón (March 26, 1854 – April 4, 1934) was a Puerto Rican musician and composer.
Bruce Gray Bruce Gray (born September 7, 1936) is a Puerto Rican-born Canadian actor.
Butch Lee Alfred "Butch" Lee, Jr. (born December 5, 1956) is a retired Puerto Rican-born professional basketball player.
Camalia Valdés Camalia Valdés (born October 14, 1972), is the President and CEO of Cerveceria India, Inc., Puerto Rico's largest brewery.
Camila Sagardia Camila Sagardia is a model turned actress from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Camille Carrión Camille Carrion (born March 30, 1946 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican Actress, Radio Personality and Meditation Teacher as a certified Chopra Center instructor in Primordial Sound Med...
Cano Estremera Carlos Enrique Estremera Colón (born 2 September 1958) is a Puerto Rican Salsa singer who is a native of San Juan.
Carla Cortijo Carla Cortijo is the starting point guard for the University of Texas women's basketball team.
Carlos Baerga Carlos Obed Baerga Ortiz (born November 4, 1968 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player.
Carlos D. Ramirez Carlos D. Ramirez (August 19, 1946 – July 11, 1999) was an American publisher who purchased El Diario La Prensa — the oldest Spanish-language newspaper in the United States — from the ...
Carlos Del Castillo Carlos Del Castillo is a scientist who, in 2004, became the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States g...
Carlos Díaz Olivo Carlos Eduardo Díaz Olivo is a Puerto Rican attorney, professor of law, former politician, and political analyst.
Carlos Ortiz Longo Carlos Ortiz Longo used to be the Constellation Program Division System Manager for the Structural Engineering Division at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Carlos Ponce (baseball) Carlos Ponce (born Carlos Antonio (Diaz) Ponce) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman.
Carlos Romero Barceló Carlos Antonio Romero Barceló is a Puerto Rican politician who served as the fifth Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the second governor to be elected from the New Progressive Party a...
Carlos Soto Arriví The Cerro Maravilla murders, also known as the Cerro Maravilla massacre, is the name given by the Puerto Rican public and media to describe the events that occurred on July 25, 1978, at Ce...
Carlos Valcárcel Carlos Valcárcel Díaz (born October 25, 1981 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a boxer from Puerto Rico, who represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Carlos Vizcarrondo Carlos Luis Jesús Vizcarrondo Irizarry is a Puerto Rican politician, judge, and former representative.
Carly Colón Carlos Edwin "Carly" Colón, Jr. (born on February 21, 1979) is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler better known internationally by his ring name Carlito.
Cerro Maravilla murders The Cerro Maravilla murders, also known as the Cerro Maravilla massacre, is the name given by the Puerto Rican public and media to describe the events that occurred on July 25, 1978, at Ce...
Cesar B. Cabrera Cesar B. Cabrera is an American diplomat and incumbent U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius.
Chamaco Ramirez Chamaco Ramirez (September 10, 1941 - March 27, 1983) was a famous Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer.
Charlie Pasarell Charlie (Charles Manuel) Pasarell, Jr. (born February 12, 1944, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a former Puerto Rican tennis player, Tennis Administrator and founder of the current Indian ...
Charlotte Ayanna Charlotte Ayanna is an American actress and former Miss Teen USA.
Chay Santini Chay Lynn Santini is a Puerto Rican fashion model and actress who in 1998 was named "Latina Super Model of the Year" by Avon Products, Inc.
Chi-Chi Rodríguez Juan Antonio "Chi-Chi" Rodríguez (born October 23, 1935) is a Puerto Rican professional golfer.
Choco Orta Choco Orta (born Virgen Milagros Orta Rodriguez on November 28, 1959) is a Santurce, Puerto Rico born Latin/Tropical/Salsa singer, percussionist, dancer and actress, and is one of the most accla...
Christian Claudio Christian Claudio, (born on 17 June 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) was a two time member of the Puerto Rican national taekwondo Olympic team.
Cruz Garcia Cruz Garcia (born 1983, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican architect, artist, and architectural theorist.
Cuci Amador Cristina Elena Garcia known as Cuci Amador is an Electro funk singer.
César Benito Cabrera César Benito Cabrera (born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1947) was the former United States Ambassador to the island nations of Mauritius and the Seychelles, both located in the Indian Ocean.
Daddy Yankee Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer songwriter and recording artist.
Daniel Bernardi Daniel Bernardi (born 1964) is Professor and Chair of the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University (SFSU).
Daniel Santos (boxer) Daniel Santos (born October 10, 1975 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer.
Danny Fraticelli Danny Frati Celli is a Puerto Rican singer, musician and actor.
Danny Rivera Danny Rivera (born February 27, 1945) is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter who was born in San Juan whose career spans nearly 50 years.
David Álvarez (artist) David Álvarez is the creator of the comic strip "Yenny" and illustrator and storyboard artist for DC Comics Looney Tunes series, Disney and other companies.
Dayanara Torres Dayanara Torres Delgado (born October 28, 1974 in San Juan) is a Puerto Rican actress, singer, model, writer and former Miss Universe.
De La Ghetto Rafael Castillo (born September 17, 1986), better known by his stage name De La Ghetto, is an American reggaeton singer originally of the duo Arcángel & De La Ghetto.
Demetrio O'Daly Field Marshal Demetrio O'Daly (January 26, 1780–1837), was the first Puerto Rican to reach the rank of Field Marshal in the Spanish Army.
Desiree Lowry Desiree Lowry Rodríguez (born June 25, 1972 in San Juan, Puerto Rico), is a former Miss Puerto Rico, fashion model, TV host, radio presenter, event coordinator, beauty pageant director and model...
Diego de Torres Vargas Father Diego de Torres Vargas, a priest, was the first person to write a book about the history of Puerto Rico.
Diego E. Hernández Vice Admiral Diego Edyl 'Duke' Hernandez is a retired United States Navy officer who was the first Hispanic to be named Vice Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Digna Gerena Digna Gerena, native of Puerto Rico and a Boston resident, is a TV director and executive producer of Boston Latino TV.
Dolores Piñero Dr. Dolores Mercedes Piñero, (1892–1975) was one of the first four Puerto Rican women to earn a medical degree.
Ed Lopez Eduardo Jesus Lopez-Reyes (Ed Lopez-Reyes, Ed Lopez), of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an American Republican Party activist and National Vice Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
Eddie Benitez Eddie Benitez (born November 12, 1962) is a guitarist.
Eddie Colón Edwin "Eddie" Carlos Colón (born December 21, 1982) is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler.
Eddie Matos (actor) Eddie Matos (born Eduardo Matos on July 18, 1978), a Puerto Rican-American actor best known for his role as Ricky Garza on the ABC daytime soap Port Charles.
Eddie Miró Eddie Miró (born 1936 in Humacao, Puerto Rico), is a television show host in Puerto Rico of Sephardic origin.
Edgard Clemente Edgard Alexis Velazquez Clemente (born December 15, 1975) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent.
Edmund Ernest García Edmund Ernest Garcia (March 25, 1905–July 1, 1971) was a United States Navy Rear Admiral who commanded the destroyer escort USS Sloat (DE-245) during World War II and participated in the invasio...
Eduardo J. Lopez-Reyes Eduardo Jesus Lopez-Reyes (Ed Lopez-Reyes, Ed Lopez), of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an American Republican Party activist and National Vice Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
Eduardo Neumann Gandía Eduardo Neumann Gandía (1852 – 1913), was one of Puerto Rico's most accomplished historians.
Edward G. Miller, Jr. Edward G. Miller, Jr. (1911-1968) was a United States lawyer who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs from 1949 to 1952.
Enrique Figueroa Enrique Figueroa Suárez, also known as "Quique Figueroa" (born February 25, 1964), is a Puerto Rican sailor.
Enrique Llanos Enrique Llanos (born 5 July 1980 in San Juan) is a Puerto Rican hurdler.
Epico Orlando "Ollie" Colón (born March 24, 1982) is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler.
Ernesto Pastor Ernesto Pastor Lavergne was the first, and so far only, Puerto Rican-born bullfighter to gain international fame.
Esmeralda Santiago Esmeralda Santiago (born May 17, 1948) is a Puerto Rican author and former actress known for her novels and memoirs.
Estevan Antonio Fuertes Estevan Antonio Fuertes (May 10, 1838 San Juan, Puerto Rico - June 16, 1903 Ithaca, New York) was a Puerto Rican-American civil engineer.
Evelio Otero, Jr. Colonel Evelio Otero, Jr., a.k.a. "EJ" (born January 15, 1961) is a former officer in the United States Air Force who led the establishment of the first ever U.S. Central Command Headquart...
Fausto Fernós Fausto Fernós (born April 16, 1972) is an openly gay Puerto Rican podcaster, performance artist, and drag performer.
Federico A. Cordero Federico A. Cordero (August 18, 1928-October 9, 2012), was a world-renowned guitarist of classical music.
Felipe Rodríguez Luis Felipe Rodriguez, better known as Felipe "La Voz" Rodríguez, (May 8, 1926– May 26, 1999) born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, was a singer of boleros.
Felipe Rodríguez (singer) Luis Felipe Rodríguez, better known as Felipe "La Voz" Rodríguez, (May 8, 1926– May 26, 1999) born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, was a singer of boleros.
Fermín Tangüis Fermín Tangüis, was a Puerto Rican businessman, agriculturist and scientist who developed the seed that would eventually produce the Tanguis cotton in Peru and save that nation's cotton industry.
Fernando Morales (volleyball) Fernando Morales is a volleyball player from Puerto Rico, who was a member of the Men's National Team that ended up in second place at the 2007 Pan-American Cup in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Frances Negrón-Muntaner Frances Negrón-Muntaner (born 1966) is an award-winning Puerto Rican filmmaker, writer, and scholar.
Francisco Arriví Francisco Arriví (June 24, 1915 – February 8, 2007), a.k.a. Paco, was a writer, poet and playwright known as "The Father of the Puerto Rican Theater.
Francisco Varcarcel Francisco Valcarcel (born c. 1950) is a Puerto Rican lawyer who is also president of the World Boxing Organization.
Félix Arenas Gaspar Captain Félix Arenas Gaspar (December 13, 1891 – July 29, 1921), a Puerto Rican, was a Captain in the Spanish Army who was posthumously awarded the Cruz Laureada de San Fernando for his actions ...
George C. Butte George Charles Butte (May 9, 1877 – January 18, 1940) was a jurist, educator, and Republican politician from the U.S. state of Texas, who was his party's gubernatorial nominee in 1924 aga...
George E. Mayer Rear Admiral George E. "Rico" Mayer (born c. 1952) is a retired United States Naval officer and Naval Aviator.
Georgina Lázaro Georgina Lázaro-Leon is a Puerto Rican poet whose work is focused on children.
Geovany Soto Geovany Soto (born January 20, 1983) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher with the Texas Rangers.
Germán Legarreta Germán Legarreta is a Puerto Rican-born American film and television actor.
Gerónimo Lluberas Gerónimo "Gerry" Lluberas (January 7, 1956 - May 7, 2003) was a Puerto Rican physician, humanitarian, writer and composer.
Giannina Braschi Giannina Braschi (born February 5, 1953) is a Puerto Rican writer.
Gigi Fernández Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández (born February 22, 1964, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a former professional tennis player, the first female athlete from her native Puerto Rico to turn professional, the...
Gilberto José Marxuach Colonel Gilberto José Marxuach a.k.a. "The Father of the San Juan Civil Defense", was a former officer in the United States Army who in 1951 founded and became the first director of the Civil De...
Giovanni Hidalgo Giovanni Hidalgo a.k.a. "Mañenguito" is an educator, percussionist and recording artist in the genre' of Latin jazz.
Giselle Blondet Giselle Blondet (born January 9, 1964) is a Puerto Rican actress and TV host.
Gladys Rodríguez Gladys Rodríguez (born June 4, 1943), is an actress, comedian and television host.
Glenn Monroig Glenn Monroig (born April 22, 1957), is a composer, guitarist, and singer of various types of music styles, such as salsa, boleros and rumba.
Gloria Tristani Gloria Tristani served from 1997 to 2001 as the first Hispanic woman member of the Federal Communications Commission.
Gretchen Gotay Gretchen Gotay Cordero (born August 14, 1980 in San Juan) is a retired Puerto Rican swimmer, who specialized in freestyle and backstroke events.
Hector Feliciano Dr. Hector Feliciano, PhD. (born 1952) is a Puerto Rican journalist and author whose book The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World's Greatest Works of Art has shed a light on...
Hector Ferrer Héctor J. Ferrer Ríos (born March 27, 1970) is a Puerto Rican politician and lawyer.
Henry Arana Henry Arana (1921 – February 28, 2008) was a composer of popular songs who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and lived all but the last years of his life in Puerto Rico.
Herman Santiago Herman Santiago (born February 18, 1941) is a rock and roll pioneer and songwriter who claimed to have written the iconic hit "Why Do Fools Fall In Love".
Hugo Margenat Hugo Margenat (October 10, 1933 – April 7, 1957), was a Puerto Rican poet and Puerto Rican Independence advocate.
Héctor Camacho, Jr. Héctor Camacho Jr. (born September 20, 1978) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer residing in the United States.
Héctor Feliciano Hector Feliciano (born 1952) is a Puerto Rican journalist and author whose book "The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World's Greatest Works of Art" has shed light on an estima...
Héctor Ferrer Héctor J. Ferrer Ríos (born March 27, 1970) is a Puerto Rican lawyer and politician who presides the Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico.
Héctor Luis Acevedo Héctor Luis Acevedo is a politician from Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Ignacio Peña Ignacio Peña Vidal, better known as Ignacio Peña; is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter who was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico on April 21.
Isabel González Isabel González (May 2, 1882 - June 11, 1971) was a Puerto Rican activist who helped pave the way for Puerto Ricans to be given United States citizenship.
Ismael Rivera Ismael Rivera a.k.a. "Maelo" (October 5, 1931 – May 13, 1987), was a Puerto Rican composer and singer of salsa music.
Isolina Rondón Isolina Rondón (April 11, 1913 - October 2, 1990) was a political activist and Treasurer of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party.
Ivan Gonzalez Cancel Ivan F. Gonzalez Cancel is a prominent Cardiovascular and Heart Transplant Surgeon.
Ivonne Belén Ivonne Belén (born 1955) is a Puerto Rican documentary movie director and producer.
Iván DeJesús Iván Alvarez DeJesús (born January 9, 1953) is a former Major League Baseball player from 1974 to 1988 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, New ...
Iván González Cancel Ivan F. Gonzalez Cancel is a cardiovascular and heart transplant surgeon credited for having performed the first heart transplant surgery in Puerto Rico.
Iván Rodríguez Traverzo Iván Ariel Rodríguez Traverso (born September 29, 1975) is a Puerto Rican politician who served as a Member of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico.
Jackie Guerrido Jackie Guerrido (born September 24, 1972), is a Puerto Rican television weather forecaster and journalist.
Jadyn Maria Joy Lynn Strand Pas (born April 20, 1985) better known by her stage name Jadyn Maria is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter.
Jailene Cintrón Jailene Cintrón, on recordings credited as Jailene (born 28 May 1966 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican merengue singer and recording artist, as well as a TV personality and en...
Jaime Fonalledas Jaime Fonalledas (born 1946) is the President and CEO of Empresas Fonalledas Inc., which owns Plaza Las Américas, the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean and one of the top retail and enterta...
Jaime Perelló Jaime R. Perelló Borrás(born September 14, 1973) is a Puerto Rican politician, and the current and 30th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico. Perelló is affiliated with the Popula...
Jaime Rexach Benítez Jaime Benítez Rexach (October 29, 1908 – May 30, 2001) was a Puerto Rican author, academic and politician.
Jaime Sabater Colonel Jaime Sabater, Sr. was a United States Marine Corps officer who commanded the 1st Battalion 9th Marines during the Bougainville amphibious operations in World War II. Sabater was also th...
Jaime Sabater, Sr. Colonel Jaime Sabater, Sr. (May 28, 1904 – April 24, 1955) was a United States Marine Corps officer who commanded the 1st Battalion 9th Marines during the Bougainville amphibious operations in W...
Javier Cambre Javier Cambre -born Xavier Cambre in San Juan, Puerto Rico, son of a Spanish father and a Puerto Rican mother of Spanish and French descent- is a contemporary artist working in diverse med...
Javier Grillo-Marxuach Javier "Javi" Grillo-Marxuach, born October 28, 1969 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a television screenwriter and producer, known for his work as writer and producer on the first two seasons of t...
Javier López Javier Alfonso López is a Puerto Rican-American baseball player.
Javier López (baseball) Javier Alfonso López (born July 11, 1977) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.
Jeffrey Sanchez (jockey) Jeffrey Sanchez (born October 18, 1985 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing best known for winning the 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies aboard Awesome F...
Jesus R. Castro Jesũs Ramón Castro Ortiz is the Chairman of, an organization that advocates on behalf of social justice, gender equality, LGBT rights and a woman’s right to choose.
Jesús R. Castro Jesús R. Castro (born December 22, 1976) is the Chairman of (HCSPCCD) an organization that advocates on behalf of social justice, gender equality, LGBT rights and pro choice causes.
Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (né Bottom, born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is an American actor, music video director, producer, musician, and social activist.
Joe Sánchez Joe Sánchez (born January 16, 1947), is a former New York City police officer and author who published books about corruption within the New York City Police Department, or NYPD.
Joey Rive Joey Rive (born July 8, 1963) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.
Johanna Rosaly Johanna Rosaly (born January 13, 1948) is an actress, singer, and television host.
Jose Rivera (politician) Jose Rivera is a member of the New York State Assembly, representing the Fordham-Bedford, Kingsbridge Heights, Bedford Park, and Belmont sections of the Bronx.
Josiah Spaulding Josiah Augustus "Si" Spaulding (December 21, 1922 – March 27, 1983) was an American businessman, attorney, and politician.
José A. Fusté Judge José Antonio Fusté (1943, San Juan, Puerto Rico - ), a United States District Judge, is the former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, a court ...
José Aponte Jose Fernando Aponte Hernández is an accountant and former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico.
José Aponte Hernández Jose Fernando Aponte Hernández (born January 19, 1958), is an accountant and former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico.
José Aybar José M. Aybar, full name José Manuel Aybar de Soto, is the president of Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, one of the City Colleges of Chicago.
José Campeche José Campeche y Jordán (December 23, 1751 – November 7, 1809), is the first known Puerto Rican visual artist and considered by art critics as one of the best rococo artists in the Americas.
José Chico Vega José Chico Vega is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party (PNP).
José De La Torre José De La Torre (born October 17, 1985) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
José Enrique Pedreira José Enrique Pedreira (February 2, 1904 – January 6, 1959) was a Puerto Rican composer noted for danzas.
José Ferrer José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1912 – January 26, 1992), best known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, theater, and film director.
José Ferrer Canales Dr. José Ferrer Canales (September 18, 1913 – July 20, 2005) was an educator, writer and a pro-independence political activist.
José Francisco Salgado José Francisco Salgado is an astronomer, experimental photographer, and visual artist who uses art as a vehicle to communicate science.
José Gualberto Padilla Dr. José Gualberto Padilla (July 12, 1829 – May 26, 1896), also known as El Caribe, was a physician, poet, journalist, politician, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence.
José Julián Acosta José Julián Acosta (February 16, 1825 – August 26, 1891), was a distinguished journalist and a fervent advocate of the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico.
José Miguel Agrelot Giuseppe Michael Agrelot (April 21, 1927 – January 28, 2004), better known as José Miguel Agrelot, was a comedian, radio and television host and media icon in Puerto Rico.
José Ortiz José Rafael Ortiz (born October 23, 1963), better known as Piculín or Picu, is a retired Puerto Rican professional basketball player.
José Ramon Fernández José Ramon Fernández "Marqués de La Esperanza" (1808–1883), was the wealthiest sugar baron in Puerto Rico in the 19th century.
Juan Agosto Juan Roberto Agosto Gonzalez (born February 23, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals ...
Juan Alejo de Arizmendi Bishop Juan Alejo de Arizmendi (July 17, 1760 – October 12, 1814) was a patriot and the first Puerto Rican to be consecrated Bishop.
Juan Alonso Zayas Juan Alonso Zayas (1869-October 8, 1898), was a Puerto Rican who served as Second Lieutenant in the Spanish Army.
Juan Dalmau Ramírez Juan Dalmau Ramírez (born 23 July 1973, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an attorney and candidate for Governor of Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rican Independence Party.
Juan de Amezquita Juan de Amezquita (born c. 1595), was a Captain in the Puerto Rican Militia who defended Puerto Rico from an invasion by the Dutch in 1625.
Juan Pizarro Juan Ramon Pizarro Cordova a.k.a. "Terín" (born February 7, 1937) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.
Juan Ponce de León II Juan Ponce de León II (1524 - 1591), was the first Puerto Rican to become acting governor of Puerto Rico.
Juan R. Correa-Pérez Juan R. Correa-Pérez, Ph.D. (born May 3, 1968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a scientist credited with becoming the first (doctoral level) clinical Andrologist and Embryologist established in Puer...
Juan Ríos Juan Oscar Ríos is a former tennis player from Puerto Rico.
Juan Tizol Juan Tizol (22 January 1900 – 23 April 1984) was a Puerto Rican trombonist and composer.
Juano Hernández Juano Hernández (July 19, 1896 – July 17, 1970) was a Puerto Rican stage and film actor of African descent who was a pioneer in the African American fil...
Julian Solís Julian Solís (born 7 January 1957) is a former boxer from Puerto Rico.
Julio Vizcarrondo Julio Vizcarrondo Coronado (December 9, 1829 – 1889) was a Puerto Rican abolitionist, journalist, politician and religious leader.
Justino Díaz Justino Díaz (born January 29, 1940) is a Puerto Rican operatic bass-baritone.
K-Mil Lilian Maranet, known as K-Mil or K-Mill is a Puerto Rican reggaetón singer-songwriter and record producer.
Kenia Arias Kenia Arias (born October 22, 1982), often referred to simply as Kenia (is an American singer-songwriter, model, author and actress.
Kiko Calero Enrique Nomar "Kiko" Calero (born January 9, 1975 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.
Kristina Brandi Kristina Brandi (born March 29, 1977) is a Puerto Rican tennis player.
La India Linda Viera Caballero (born March 9, 1969), better known as India and La Princesa de la Salsa ("The Princess of Salsa"), is a singer of salsa and house music.
Lannie Battistini Landin "Lannie" Battistini is a pianist/keyboardist, arranger, composer, songwriter, recording artist and producer in several musical genres such as; Latin Latin jazz, contemporary and smooth ja...
Leopoldo Figueroa Dr. Leopoldo Figueroa (September 21, 1887 - October 15, 1969) a.k.a. "The deacon of the Puerto Rican Legislature", was a Puerto Rican politician, journalist, medical doctor and lawyer.
Lilia Luciano Lilia Luciano was a television journalist and was a national news correspondent for NBC News's The Today Show, Nightly News with Brian Williams and MSNBC. She is a TEDx speaker and contributing ...
Lillian Hurst Lillian Hurst (born August 13, 1943) is a Puerto Rican actress and comedian.
Lisa M Marlisa Marrero Vázquez (born January 16, 1974) better known by her stage name Lisa M or her nicknames "The Queen of Spanish Rap" or "La Suprema" (The Supreme), is a Puerto Rican singer-so...
Liza Fernández Rodríguez Liza Fernández Rodríguez is a Puerto Rican attorney and politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party (PNP).
Lorenzo Homar Lorenzo Homar (September 10, 1913 – February 16, 2004) is considered by many to be Puerto Rico's greatest graphic artist.
Lornna Soto Lornna J. Soto Villanueva (born May 27, 1970) is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party (PNP).
Los Tres Mosqueteros Los Tres Mosqueteros were a reggaeton trio consisting of MC Ceja, Lito & Polaco, and Polaco.
Lourdes Robles Lourdes Robles is a singer-songwriter and actress, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Luis "Perico" Ortiz Luis Ortiz a.k.a. "Perico"(born December 26, 1949) is a trumpet player, composer, musical arranger and producer.
Luis Alicea Luis René Alicea de Jesús (born July 29, 1965 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman.
Luis Aquino Luis Antonio (Colón) Aquino ah-KEE-noh Born May 19, 1965 is a former middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1986), Kansas City Royals (1988–1992...
Luis Fonsi Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, more commonly known by his stage name Luis Fonsi, (born April 15, 1978) is a Latin Grammy winning Puerto Rican singer and composer.
Luis Fortuño Luis Guillermo Fortuño Burset(born October 31, 1960) is a Puerto Rican politician who served as the tenth elected governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States of Am...
Luis Muñoz Marín José Luis Alberto Muñoz Marín (February 18, 1898April 30, 1980), known as Luis Muñoz Marín, was a Puerto Rican poet, journalist, politician and statesman, regarded as the "Father of Modern...
Luis Oscar Casillas Luis Oscar Casillas Gonzáles known popularly as "El General Casillas" (General Casillas) has become the living symbol of the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico's grassroots leader and is a...
Luis Padial Brigadier General Luis Padial (February 6, 1832-March 5, 1879), was a soldier, politician and one of the most important figures who was responsible for the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico.
Luis Raúl Torres Cruz Luis Raúl Torres Cruz is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the Popular Democratic Party.
Luis Villafañe Luis Villafañe (born June 21, 1981 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player who plays with Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional.
Manuel A. Alonso Dr. Manuel A. Alonso (October 6, 1822 – November 4, 1889) was a writer, poet and journalist.
Manuel Diaz (tennis) Manuel Diaz (born San Juan, Puerto Rico) is the long-time head tennis coach at the University of Georgia.
Manuel Goded Llopis General of the Army Manuel Goded Llopis (October 15, 1882 – August 12, 1936) was a Spanish Army general who was one of the key figures in the July 1936 revolt against the democratically elected...
Mapy Cortés Mapy Cortés (March 1, 1910 – August 2, 1998), born Maria del Pilar Cordero in Santurce, Puerto Rico, was an actress who participated in many films during the Mexican film industry's gold...
Maria Arrillaga María Arrillaga is a Puerto Rican poet who has been a professor at the University of Puerto Rico.
Mariana Vicente Mariana Paola Vicente Morales (born January 8, 1989, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2010 and placed in...
Marion Frederic Ramírez de Arellano Captain Marion Frederic Ramirez de Arellano (August 5, 1913-May 15, 1980), was a submarine commander in the United States Navy and the first Hispanic submarine commanding officer.
Maritza Correia Maritza Correia is an Olympic swimmer from the United States.
Martha Sleeper Martha Sleeper was a silent film comedienne of the 1920s and Broadway and film actress of the 1940s.
Marvin Santiago Marvin Santiago (December 26, 1947 – October 6, 2004) was a Puerto Rican salsa singer who became famous all across Latin America during the 1970s.
María Cordero Hardy Dr. María Cordero Hardy, M.D., a.k.a. Mary Hardy (born: June 12, 1932) is a Puerto Rican physiologist, educator and scientist whose research on vitamin E helped other scientists understan...
María de las Mercedes Barbudo María de las Mercedes Barbudo (1773 – February 17, 1849) was a Puerto Rican political activist, the first woman Independentista in the island, and a "Freedom Fighter".
María de Mater O'Neill María de Mater O'Neill (born 1960, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican artist, lithographer, and educator.
María Elena Holly María Elena Holly (born December 20, 1932) is the widow of rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly.
María V. Martínez Command Sergeant Major (CSM) María V. Martínez (born c. 1960) is the first Puerto Rican female to reach the rank of Command Sergeant Major in the United States Army.
Mayra Calvani Mayra Calvani (born 1967) is a writer of dark fantasy stories.
Melanie Maher Melanie Figueroa Solis (born July 22, 1987) a Puerto Rican singer, actress and model, better known as Melanie Maher; a contestant of the third season of Objetivo Fama and one of the le...
Melina León Melina León (born 12 July 1973 as Yamillette Aponte Yunqué in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican merengue singer and actress.
Michele LaFountain Michele LaFountain (born 1969) is the first Puerto Rican to become anchor of ESPN's Spanish version of SportsCenter.
Miguel Arteta Miguel Arteta (born 1965) is a Puerto Rican director of film and television, known for his independent film Chuck & Buck (2000), for which he received the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes ...
Miguel Enríquez (privateer) Don Miguel Enríquez (c. 1674–1743), was a Puerto Rican privateer in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He intercepted foreign merchant ships in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. A mulatto...
Miguel Rodriguez (NASA) Miguel Rodriguez (born 1952) is the Chief of the Integration Office of the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Management Office.
Miguel Rodríguez (NASA) Miguel Rodríguez (born 1952) is the Chief of the Integration Office of the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Management Office.
Miguel Roman Miguel O. Roman, (born 1981), is a research physical scientist with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) who developed multi-resolution surface Bidirectional Reflectance Dist...
Miguel Ruíz Miguel Ruíz (1856–1912) founded a coffee processing company which would later become "Jimenez & Fernandez, Sucrs, Inc." the makers of "Cafe Yaucono".
Miguel Zenón Miguel Zenón (born December 30, 1976) is an alto saxophonist, composer and bandleader.
Miguel Ángel Suárez Miguel Ángel Suárez (July 5, 1939 – April 1, 2009) was a Puerto Rican soap opera and movie actor.
Miguel Ángel Álvarez Miguel Ángel Álvarez, also known as "El Men," (August 25, 1928 – January 16, 2011), was a Puerto Rican comedian and actor.
Mike Lowell Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball third baseman in Major League Baseball.
Millie Corretjer Milagros Ninnete Corretjer Maldonado, known as, Millie Corretjer (born April 18, 1974, is a Puerto Rican singer and actress.
Milo Adorno Milo Adorno (born 24 June 1977) is an American actor and writer.
Moises Moisty Abreu Moises Moisty Abreu (born March 15, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a American professional vert skater.
Mónica Puig Mónica Puig Marchán (born September 27, 1993 in Hato Rey) is a Puerto Rican tennis player.
Nicholas Estavillo NYPD Chief of Patrol Nicholas Estavillo, is a former member of the New York Police Department who in 2002 became the first Puerto Rican and the first Hispanic in the history of the NYPD to reach...
Nino Escalera Saturnino (Cuadrado) Escalera (born December 1, 1929) is a former outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Redlegs in the 1954 season.
Nitza Margarita Cintron Dr. Nitza Margarita Cintron (born 1950) is an American scientist who is the Chief of Space Medicine and Health Care Systems Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
Nitza Margarita Cintrón Nitza Margarita Cintrón (born 1950 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican scientist and Chief of Space Medicine and Health Care Systems Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
Noelia Noelia Lorenzo Monge (born in San Juan), mostly known as Noelia, is an International Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame in 1999.
Olga E. Custodio Lieutenant Colonel Olga E. Custodio (born 1954) is a former United States Air Force officer who made history when she became the first female Hispanic U.S. military pilot.
Olga Tañón Olga Tañón (born April 13, 1967) is a Puerto Rican recording artist.
Orlando Colón Orlando Colón is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler.
Orlando Fernández Orlando Fernández, a.k.a. "The Puerto Rican Aquaman" (born 1971), is the first Puerto Rican swimmer to cross the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco.
Orlando Figueroa Orlando Figueroa (born: September 9, 1955), previously the NASA Mars Czar Director for Mars Exploration and the Director for the Solar System Division in the Office of Space Science at NASA Head...
Orlando Llenza Major General Orlando Llenza is the second Puerto Rican to reach the rank of Major General in the United States Air Force.
Otilio Warrington Otilio Warrington, known popularly as Bizcocho (born February 26, 1944) is a comedian, best known for his roles of "Bizcocho" and "Cuca Gómez".
Pablo Elvira Pablo Elvira (September 24, 1937 – February 5, 2000) was a Puerto Rican baritone.
Paquito Cordero Paquito Cordero (1932 – June 30, 2009), was a pioneers of Puerto Rican television.
Pedro A. Delgado Hernández Pedro Alberto Delgado Hernández (born 1956) is a Puerto Rico attorney in private practice and is a pending United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Pu...
Pedro Capó Pedro Capó (artistically also Capó) is a Puerto Rican musician and grandson of famous Puerto Rican singer Bobby Capó and former Miss Puerto Rico Irma Nydia Vazquez.
Pedro Cepeda Pedro Cepeda, a.k.a. "Perucho" and "The Bull" (January 31, 1905 – April 16, 1955) was a Puerto Rican baseball player who was considered one of the best players of his generation.
Pedro del Valle Lieutenant General Pedro Augusto del Valle (August 28, 1893 – April 28, 1978) was a United States Marine Corps officer who became the first Hispanic to reach the rank of Lieutenant General.
Pedro Delgado Hernández Pedro Alberto Delgado Hernández (born 1956) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
Pedro Rosselló Pedro Juan Rosselló González, M.D., (born April 5, 1944 in San Juan, Puerto Rico), is a Puerto Rican physician and politician who served as the seventh Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Ric...
Pedro Saúl Pérez Pedro Saúl Pérez (c. 1953 – October 1, 2007) was a Dominican Republic advocate for the rights of Dominican Republic immigrants and migrants in Puerto Rico.
Pedro Telemaco Pedro Telemaco (born October 13, 1968) is a Puerto Rican actor, model and comedian.
Pedro Valle Carlo Dr. Pedro Valle Carlo, is a retired college professor and noted environmentalist leader based in western Puerto Rico.
Pedro Vázquez Pedro Vázquez (December 16, 1934 – June 23, 2011), served as Puerto Rico's eighth Secretary of State from 1979 to 1981 under Governor Carlos Romero Barceló, Deputy Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Ric...
Pellín Rodríguez Pellín Rodríguez (December 4, 1926 – October 31, 1984), was a Salsa singer.
Primo (wrestler) Edwin "Eddie" Carlos Colón (born December 21, 1982) is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler.
Rafael Carmoega Rafael Carmoega Morales (1894–1968) was a Puerto Rican architect from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Rafael Carrión, Sr. Rafael Carrión, Sr. (January 3, 1891 – March 26, 1964), the patriarch of one of Puerto Rico's financial dynasties, was one of the founding fathers of Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, the largest ba...
Rafael Cepeda Rafael Cepeda Atiles a.k.a. "The Patriarch of the Bomba and Plena" (July 10, 1910 – July 21, 1996) was the patriarch of the Cepeda family, known internationally as the exponents of Afro-...
Rafael Cordero (educator) Rafael Cordero (October, 1790–July 5, 1868), known as "The Father of Public Education in Puerto Rico", was a self-educated Puerto Rican who provided free schooling to children regardless of thei...
Rafael Ithier Rafael Ithier Nadal (born 1926) is a Puerto Rican salsa musician and the founder of the highly successful orchestra El Gran Combo.
Rafael Montalvo Rafael Edgardo Montalvo Torres is a former Major League Baseball pitcher whose time in the big leagues consisted of only one inning in one game at the age of 22.
Rafael Nazario Rafael Antonio Nazario (also Raphael, or "Raf Nazario"; b. July 30, 1952), is a Puerto Rican-born pianist, composer and arranger and actor.
Rafael Rivera Ortega Rafael "June" Rivera Ortega is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party.
Rafael Solis (boxer) Rafael Solis (born January 2, 1958 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a former light middleweight boxer from Puerto Rico.
Rafi Escudero Rafi Escudero (born December 30, 1945) is a Puerto Rican musician, singer, composer, poet and a political activist.
Raimundo Díaz Pacheco Comandante Raimundo Díaz Pacheco (1906-October 30, 1950) was a political activist and the Treasurer General of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party.
Ramón Acha Caamaño Ramón Acha Caamaño (April 24, 1861-November 26, 1930) was a Brigadier General in the Spanish Army.
Ramón Hernández (beach volleyball) Ramón "Moncho" Hernández Cruz is a beach volleyball player from Puerto Rico, who won the bronze medal in the men's beach team competition at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominic...
Ramón Power y Giralt Captain Ramón Power y Giralt (October 7, 1775 – June 10, 1813), commonly known as Ramón Power, was, according to Puerto Rican historian Lidio Cruz Monclova, among the first native-born Pu...
Raphy Leavitt Raphy Leavitt (born September 17, 1948) is a Puerto Rican composer and founder of the salsa orchestra "La Selecta".
Raymond Arrieta Raymond Arrieta (born March 26, 1965) is a Puerto Rican comedian, actor, singer and philanthropist.
Raymond Dalmau Raymond Dalmau Pérez (born October 27, 1948) is a retired Puerto Rican professional basketball player.
Raúl Dávila Raúl Dávila (September 15, 1931 – January 2, 2006) was an actor, who is best remembered for his role of Hector Santos in the American soap opera All My Children.
Raúl Juliá Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor.
Raúl Papaleo Raúl Papaleo Pérez is considered by many islanders to be the greatest Beach Volleyball player in Puerto Rico.
Reinaldo Rampolla-Selles Dr. Reinaldo Emilio Rampolla-Selles is the co-director of the Lung Transplants Services and transplant pulmonologist at Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ricardo Alegría Ricardo E. Alegría Gallardo(April 14, 1921 – July 7, 2011) was a Puerto Rican scholar, cultural anthropologist and archeologist known as the "father of modern Puerto Rican archaeology".
Ricardo Aponte Brigadier General Ricardo "Rico" Aponte (born c. 1949) is a United States Air Force officer who was the first Hispanic Director, J-7, of the United States Southern Command, located in Miami, Florida.
Ricardo Álvarez-Rivón Ricardo Álvarez-Rivón (born c. 1950) is the creator of Turey el Taino, Puerto Rico's most successful locally produced comic book-magazine.
Ricky Martin Enrique "Ricky" Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), is a Puerto Rican pop musician, actor and author.
Rico Rossy Elam José "Rico" Rossy Ramos is a former professional baseball player.
Robert Avellanet Robert Avellanet (born June 30, 1975 in San Juan, Puerto Rico), also known as Roberto Avellanet, is a singer who was a member of Menudo.
Roberto Clemente, Jr. Roberto Clemente, Jr., or in the Spanish naming system Roberto Clemente Zabala (born August 17, 1965), is a baseball broadcaster and former professional baseball player from San Juan, Puer...
Roberto González Nieves Roberto Octavio González Nieves, O.F.M., (born June 2, 1950) is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Puerto Rico and the current Archbishop of San Juan.
Roberto Hernández (baseball) Roberto Manuel Hernández Rodríguez (born November 11, 1964 in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher.
Roberto Vargas Roberto Enrique Vargas Vélez is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball pitcher.
Rolando Hourruitiner Rolando Hourruitiner Ortiz (born May 28, 1975) was a member of the 2004 Puerto Rican National Basketball Team which defeated the United States in the 2004 Olympic Games.
Roselyn Sánchez Roselyn Sánchez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, model, actress, producer and writer.
Rubén Sierra Rubén Angel Sierra García (born October 6, 1965 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder.
Rubén Sánchez Rubén Sánchez is the main radio news personality at Univisión Radio (WKAQ-AM) in San Juan, Puerto Rico as well as anchorman for several TV daily news interview programs.
Sa-Fire Wilma Cosmé (born 16 January 1966, in San Juan, Puerto Rico), better known by her stage name Safire, is a Puerto Rican singer.
Sally Jessy Raphael Sally Lowenthal (born February 25, 1935), better known as Sally Jessy Raphael, is an American talk show host known for her eponymous talk show program Sally, which she hosted for two d...
Salvador E. Felices Major General Salvador E. Felices (August 13, 1923-July 14, 1987) was the first Puerto Rican to reach the rank of Major General (2-Star) in the United States Air Force.
Sammy Betancourt Sammy Betancourt a.k.a. "The Sharpshooter" (born February 21, 1946) is a former basketball player who represented Puerto Rico in the 1975 Pan American Games.
Samuel Beniquez Samuel Beníquez Méndez (born 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican best known for being nominated for an Emmy Award in year 2012 and as a plaintiff in an adoption law case that rose ...
Samuel R. Quiñones Samuel R. Quiñones was a prominent attorney in Puerto Rico who served for twenty years as the fifth President of the Senate of Puerto Rico, from 1949 to 1968, by far the longest serving Senate P...
Saned Saned Rivera (born May 30, 1976, in San Juan Puerto Rico to parents, Edwin Rivera and Sandy Rodriguez) is a singer of Salsa music.
Shalim Ortiz Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco (born February 26, 1979 in San Juan) is a Puerto Rican singer/actor.
Shanira Blanco Shanira Blanco (born August 1, 1981) is a TV Model and TV Presenter in Puerto Rico.
Sila María Calderón Sila María Calderón Serra (born September 23, 1942) is a Puerto Rican politician, businesswoman, and philanthropist who served as the seventh Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 200...
Sylvia del Villard Sylvia del Villard (February 28, 1928 – February 28, 1990), was an actress, dancer, choreographer and Afro-Puerto Rican activist.
Sylvia Rexach Sylvia Rexach (January 22, 1922 – October 20, 1961), was a comedy scriptwriter, poet, singer and composer of boleros.
Taina (model) Noris Díaz Pérez (born October 2, 1975), also known as La Taína, is a Puerto Rican model and host.
Tavin Pumarejo Octavio Ramos Pumarejo, better known as Tavín Pumarejo (born 1934) is a Puerto Rican jíbaro singer and comedian.
Teófilo Cruz Teófilo Cruz Downs (January 8, 1942 – August 30, 2005) was a Puerto Rican professional basketball player.
Teófilo Marxuach Lieutenant Colonel Teófilo Marxuach, (July 28, 1877–November 8, 1939), was the person who ordered the first shots fired in World War I on behalf of the United States on an armed German supply sh...
Tito Rodríguez Tito Rodríguez (January 4, 1923 – February 28, 1973) was a popular 1950s and 1960s Puerto Rican singer and bandleader.
Tomás Blanco (writer) Tomás Blanco (December 9, 1896 – April 12, 1975) was a Puerto Rican writer and historian.
Tony Martinez (actor) Tony Martinez (27 January 1920 - 16 September 2002) was an actor, singer, and bandleader originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, best remembered for having played the Mexican farmhand Pepino Garc...
Tony Martínez (actor) Tony Martínez (27 January 1920 - 16 September 2002) was an actor, singer, and bandleader originally from San Juan Puerto Rico, best remembered for having played the Mexican farmhand Pepino Garcí...
Tony Oliver Rafael Antonio Olivier (born May 12, 1958 in San Juan, Puerto Rico), better known as Tony Oliver, is an American voice actor best known for voicing Rick Hunter from Robotech and Arsène...
Tony Tursi Anthony (Tony) Tursi (February 16, 1901 - April 22, 1989) was an Italian-American organized crime figure who ran nightclubs in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the 1950s and 1970s.
Valery Ortiz Valery Milagros Ortiz (born August 1, 1984) is a Puerto Rican actress, singer, songwriter & author who is known for her role as Madison Duarte on the television series South of Nowhere.
Valmy Thomas Valmy Thomas was a Major League Baseball catcher.
Vanessa García Vanessa García Vega (born July 18, 1984 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an Olympic and National Record holding freestyle swimmer from Puerto Rico.
Victor Gonzalez, Jr. Victor Gonzalez, Jr. (born July 18, 1975 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican stock car racing driver.
Victor Tevah Victor Tevah was a chilean conductor of Jewish-Greek ancestry.
Vidal Santiago Díaz Vidal Santiago Díaz (February 1, 1910-March 1982) was a member of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and served as president of the Santurce Municipal Board of officers of the party.
Virgilio N. Cordero, Jr. Brigadier General Virgilio Norberto Cordero, Jr. (June 6, 1893- June 9, 1980) was a highly decorated Puerto Rican soldier who served in the United States Army.
Víctor Parés Víctor L. Parés Otero (born July 18) is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party (PPD).
Welby Van Horn Sidney Welby Van Horn (born September 8, 1920) is a retired American professional tennis player who later went on to have a career as a major tennis coach.
Wil Nieves Wilbert "Wil" Nieves (born September 25, 1977) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball.
Wilfredo Gómez Wilfredo Gómez (born October 29, 1956), sometimes referred to as Bazooka Gómez, is a former boxer and three-time world champion.
William R. Cumpiano William Richard Cumpiano is a world-renowned authority on the making of stringed musical instruments who is also renowned for his writing and teaching of the art of luthiery.
William Riefkohl William Riefkohl López (October 8, 1939 -) is the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association.
Woody Huyke Elwood B. Huyke (born September 28, 1937 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a minor league baseball player, coach, and manager.
Yamil Benítez Yamil Antonio Benítez is a former right-handed outfielder, who last played for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Yuri Morales Yuri Morales is a Puerto Rican footballer who plays for the United States national beach soccer team.
Zeny & Zory Zeny y Zory (Zenaida Beveraggi & Zoraida Beveraggi), Las gemelas Beveraggi, (The Beveraggi twins) (born May 12, 1957), are identical twins and have performed as a pop-music duet since the ag...
Zoraida Santiago Dr. Zoraida Santiago (born May 25, 1952) is a composer and singer of Puerto Rican folkloric themes.
Zoé Laboy Zoé Laboy Alvarado is a Puerto Rican attorney and public servant.
Álvaro Corrada del Rio Álvaro Corrada del Rio, S.J. is an Puerto Rican-American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Álvaro Corrada del Río Álvaro Corrada del Río, S.J. (born May 13, 1942) is an Puerto Rican-American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Ángel Acevedo Ángel Acevedo (born January 27, 1945) is a professional wrestler known by his ring name The Cuban Assassin and for his famous appearances with Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling, Central State...
Ángel Peña (musician) Ángel "Cucco" Peña (born September 1, 1948) is a composer, musician, singer, and record producer.
Ángel Ramos (educator) Dr. Ángel Ramos (born 1949) was the founder of the National Hispanic Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Superintendent of the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind, and was one of the fe...
Ángela Meyer Ángela Meyer is an actress, comedian and producer of television and theatrical works.