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List of famous alumni from Arizona State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Arizona State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Arizona State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Arizona State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Arizona State University.

Some of ASU's most distinguished Sun Devils went on to become some of the most famous athletes in the world. Athletes like Barry Bonds, James Harden, and Phil Mickelson. 

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Arizona State University?” and “Which celebrities are Arizona State University alumni?”

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Baseball player, Actor, Athlete
Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. Bonds received ...more
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Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Golfer, Author, Athlete
Philip Alfred Mickelson is an American professional golfer. He has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships: three Masters titles, a PGA Championship, and an Open ...more
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John Hughes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
John Wilden Hughes, Jr. was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s, including the ...more
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Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Baseball player, Coach, Actor
Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson is a retired American baseball right fielder who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball for five different teams. He was nicknamed "Mr. ...more
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David Spade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer
David Wayne Spade is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, musician, and television personality. He rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, then began a ...more
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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician
Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and ...more
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Nick Nolte is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Comedian, Model, Actor
Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte is an American actor. Nolte has appeared in films such as The Deep, 48 Hrs., Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Another 48 Hrs., Everybody Wins, The Prince of ...more
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Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer
James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel is an American television host, producer, writer, comedian, voice actor, musician and radio personality. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy ...more
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Basketball player
James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for ...more
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Al Michaels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Commentator, Announcer, Journalist
Alan Richard "Al" Michaels is an American television sportscaster. Now employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades with ABC Sports, Michaels is perhaps best known for his many ...more
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Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Patrick Daniel "Pat" Tillman was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 ...more
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Andre Ethier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Baseball player
Andre Ethier is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2006 to 2017 and is the Dodgers all-time leader in ...more
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Thomas F. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Painter, Comedian, Musician
Thomas Francis Wilson Jr. is an American actor, writer, musician, painter, voice-over artist, comedian, and podcaster. He played Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen ...more
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Terrell Suggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Terrell Raymonn Suggs, nicknamed T-Sizzle or Sizzle, is an American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for Arizona ...more
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Steve Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Talk show host, Comedian
Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen was an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best ...more
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Lynda Carter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Pin-up girl, Songwriter, Actor
Lynda Carter is an American actress, songwriter, and gay rights activist known for being Miss World USA in 1972 and as the star of the TV series Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.
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David Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Stripper, Musician, Singer-songwriter
David Anthony Hernandez is an American singer and the twelfth place finalist of FOX's seventh season of the television series American Idol. He recently moved to Los Angeles, California to ...more
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Teri Byrne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Actor, Dancer
Teri Byrne was a member of WCW's Nitro Girls and is a former fitness competitor.
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Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
American football player
Gerald "Jerry" Sanford Smith was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League's Washington Redskins from 1965–1977. By the time he retired he held the ...more
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Kate Spade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Fashion designer
Kate Brosnahan Spade was the co-founder and namesake of the designer brand, Kate Spade New York.
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Audrey Bitoni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Pornographic actor, Adult model
Audrey Bitoni is an American pornographic actress and model. She was nominated for the 2008 AVN Best New Starlet Award.
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Avis Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Nude Glamour Model
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Spencer Silver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Chemist, Inventor, Scientist
Spencer Ferguson Silver is an American chemist who, together with Arthur Fry, invented Post-it notes in 1970. Silver was born in San Antonio, Texas. He majored in chemistry at Arizona State ...more
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Evan Mecham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Politician, Writer
Evan Mecham was the 17th Governor of Arizona. A decorated veteran of World War II, Mecham earned his living as an automotive dealership owner and occasional newspaper publisher. Periodic runs ...more
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Brenda Strong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Yoga Instructor, Actor
Brenda Lee Strong is an American actress and yoga instructor, best known for her role as Mary Alice Young on the ABC television comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives, for which she was ...more