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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?”

Take a look at this list of ASU 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 is 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

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Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist, Actor Daniel "Dan" DeWayne Severn is a retired American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, notable for his success in the early years of Ultimate Fighting Championship ...more

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Grace Park is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Model, Actor Grace Park is an American-born Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng ...more

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Jaime Hammer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Pornographic actor, Nude Glamour Model

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Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach Byron Antom Scott is an American former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. As a player, he was an important ...more

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Courtney Simpson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Pornographic actor, Actor Courtney Simpson is an American former pornographic actress.

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Temple Grandin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Professor, Screenwriter, Scientist Mary Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistic activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal ...more

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Mary Kay Letourneau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Teacher Mary Kay Fualaau is a former schoolteacher who pleaded guilty to two counts of felony second degree rape of a child, her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualaau. Her plea agreement called for six ...more

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Scott Peterson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Scott Lee Peterson is an American prisoner currently on death row in California convicted of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son in Modesto, California in 2002. He was ...more

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S. Torriano Berry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Film Director Steven Torriano Berry is an award-winning American film producer, writer and director. He directed Noh Matta Wat!, the first Belizean dramatic television series, which first aired on November ...more

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Neil Giuliano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Activist, Politician, Educator Neil G. Giuliano is an American politician who served as mayor of Tempe, Arizona for four terms, from 1994 to 2004. Giuliano served as President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against ...more

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Isaiah Mustafa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Actor, Athlete Isaiah Mustafa is an American actor and former NFL practice squad wide receiver. Mustafa is widely known as the main character for a series of Old Spice TV commercials, The Man Your Man Could ...more

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Agnes Smedley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Journalist, Writer Agnes Smedley was an American journalist and writer. Well known for her semi-autobiographical novel Daughter of Earth as well as for her sympathetic chronicling of the Communist forces in the ...more

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Kyle Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Coach Kyle Hawkins is the head coach of the German National Men's U-19 lacrosse team, and former head coach of the University of Missouri Men's Lacrosse team. In May 2006, he discussed his sexual ...more

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Barry Goldwater, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Public speaker, Businessperson, Politician Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr. is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from California, serving from 1969–1983. He is the son of Barry Goldwater, U.S. Senator ...more

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Scott MacIntyre is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Pianist Scott Douglas MacIntyre is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist, and the eighth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. MacIntyre is visually impaired, and while not ...more

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Todd Heap is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
American football player Todd Benjamin Heap is a former American football tight end. After playing college football for Arizona State University, he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2001 NFL ...more

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Roger Allers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Screenwriter, Animator, Animation Director Roger Allers is an American film director, screenwriter, storyboard artist, animator and playwright. He is most well known for co-directing the highest-grossing 2D animated film of all time, The ...more

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Doc Severinsen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Bandleader, Actor, Trumpeter Carl Hilding "Doc" Severinsen is an American pop and jazz trumpeter. He is best known for leading the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

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Phil Gordon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Politician Phil Gordon is an American politician who served as the 51st mayor of Phoenix, Arizona from 2004 to 2012. Gordon is a member of the Democratic Party.

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Gordon Lish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Novelist Gordon Jay Lish is an American writer. As a literary editor, he championed many American authors, particularly Raymond Carver, Barry Hannah, Amy Hempel, Rick Bass, and Richard Ford. He is the ...more

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CB Dollaway is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Mixed Martial Artist Clarence Byron "C.B." Dollaway is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently ranked #10 ...more

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Terrelle Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Terrelle Smith American football player Terrelle Vernon Smith is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State. ...more

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Brian Jennings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
American football player Brian Lewis Jennings is a former American football long snapper and tight end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for Arizona State ...more

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Larry R. Carter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Businessperson In May, 2003, Larry Carter stepped away from his role as CFO at Cisco to become a board member and officer. During his career as CFO, his finance organization was spotlighted in major ...more

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Michael Reghi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Arizona State University Alumni
Sports commentator Michael Joseph Reghi is an American television play-by-play announcer and radio sports talk show host. He is best known for being the former television play-by-play announcer of the Baltimore ...more