Art’s World – Sports and Entertainment Celebrities from Tampa Bay

Art’s World – Sports and Entertainment Celebrities from Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is known for a lot of different things, the sand, surf, restaurants, sports, beaches, tourist attractions and much more. But did you ever realize how many sports and entertainment celebrities grew up and went to various high schools right here in Tampa Bay? Here is a list of just 25 sports and entertainment stars that attended high school in Tampa Bay. There many more, so this is just a small sampling. You may be surprised at some of those on the list. Enjoy!


Wade Boggs, 3B – MLB – Plant HS, Tampa

Pete Alonso, 1B – – MLB – Jesuit & Plant HS, Tampa

Lance McCullers, P – MLB – Jesuit HS, Tampa

Bo Bichette, SS – MLB –  Lakewood HS, St. Pete

Fred McGriff, 1B – MLB – Jefferson HS, Tampa

Brett Phillips, OF – MLB – Seminole HS, Seminole

Dwight Gooden, P – MLB – Hillsborough HS, Tampa

Gary Sheffield, OF – MLB – Hillsborough HS, Tampa

Howard Johnson 3B -MLB – Clearwater HS, Clearwater

Tino Martinez, 1B – MLB – Tampa Catholic & Jefferson HS, Tampa

Kevin Cash – C/Mgr – MLB – Gaither HS

Shaun King NFL QB – Gibbs HS, St. Pete

John Reaves NFL/USFL QB – Robinson HS, Tampa

The Griffin Brothers, Shaquem and Shaquill, NFL, Lakewood HS, St. Pete

Darrell Jackson WR NFL – Tampa Catholic HS

Matt Geiger C – NBA – Countryside HS, Clearwater

Andrew DeClercq F- NBA – Countryside HS, Clearwater

Terry Bollea -WCW, WWE wrestler (Hulk Hogan), Robinson HS, Tampa


Channing Tatum, actor – Gaither and Tampa Catholic HS

Erin Andrews, TV host and reporter – Bloomingdale HS, Brandon

Rich Fields – TV Announcer, meteorologist Channel 10 – Clearwater HS

Angela Bassett, actress –  Boca Ciega HS, St. Pete

Steven Stills, singer/songwriter – St. Leo HS, Tampa, Admiral Farragut Academy, St. Pete

Terrance Mann, Broadway actor (Cats), Largo HS

Brittany Snow, actress – Gaither HS, Tampa

Mark Consuelos, actor – Bloomingdale HS, Brandon

Sometime in the future we will do a Part 2 of this as there are so many celebs that have been born, raised and schooled in Tampa Bay long before they became famous.

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