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Famous Arizona State University Alumni

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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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  • 1
    Barry Bonds

    Barry Bonds

    Baseball player, Actor

    Age56

    BirthplaceRiverside, California, United States of America

    Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Phil Mickelson

    Phil Mickelson

    Golfer, Author

    Age50

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970), nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    John Hughes

    John Hughes

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 59 (1950-2009)

    BirthplaceLansing, Michigan, United States of America

    John Wilden Hughes, Jr. was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Reggie Jackson

    Reggie Jackson

    Baseball player, Coach

    Age74

    BirthplaceWyncote, Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Reginald Martinez Jackson (born May 18, 1946) is an American former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    David Spade

    David Spade

    Television presenter, Comedian

    Age56

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Michigan, United States of America

    David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Linda Ronstadt

    Linda Ronstadt

    Record producer, Songwriter

    Age74

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a retired American popular music singer known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Nick Nolte

    Nick Nolte

    Comedian, Model

    Age79

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American actor, producer, author, and former... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Jimmy Kimmel

    Jimmy Kimmel

    Talk show host, Comedian

    Age52

    BirthplaceMill Basin, New York City, New York, USA

    James Christian Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television host, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    James Harden

    James Harden

    Basketball player

    Age31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Al Michaels

    Al Michaels

    Commentator, Announcer

    Age75

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. Now... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Pat Tillman

    Pat Tillman

    Athlete, American football player

    AgeDied at 28 (1976-2004)

    BirthplaceFremont, California

    Patrick Daniel Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American football player in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Andre Ethier

    Andre Ethier

    Baseball player

    Age38

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Andre Ethier (; born April 10, 1982) is an American former professional baseball outfielder.... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Thomas F. Wilson

    Thomas F. Wilson

    Painter, Comedian

    Age61

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Thomas Francis Wilson Jr. (born April 15, 1959) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Terrell Suggs

    Terrell Suggs

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age37

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Terrell Raymonn Suggs (born October 11, 1982), nicknamed "T-Sizzle," is an American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Steve Allen

    Steve Allen

    Film Score Composer, Talk show host

    AgeDec. at 79 (1921-2000)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Lynda Carter

    Lynda Carter

    Pin-up girl, Songwriter

    Age69

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Lynda Carter (born Linda Jean Córdova Carter; July 24, 1951) is an American actress, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    David Hernandez

    David Hernandez

    Stripper, Musician

    Age37

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    David or Dave Hernandez may refer to: David Hernandez (actor) (born 1968) American film and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Teri Byrne

    Teri Byrne

    Actor, Dancer

    Age48

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Teri Byrne (born April 11, 1972) is a former member of WCW's Nitro Girls and is a former... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jerry Smith

    Jerry Smith

    American football player

    AgeDied at 43 (1943-1986)

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon

    Gerald Thomas Smith (July 19, 1943 – October 15, 1986) was a professional American football... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Kate Spade

    Kate Spade

    Fashion designer

    Age57

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    Kate Brosnahan Spade was the co-founder and namesake of the designer brand, Kate Spade New... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Spencer Silver

    Spencer Silver

    Chemist, Inventor

    Age79

    Spencer Ferguson Silver, an American chemist who worked together with Arthur Fry to invent the... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Evan Mecham

    Evan Mecham

    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1924-2008)

    BirthplaceDuchesne, Utah, United States of America

    Evan Mecham ( MEE-kəm; May 12, 1924 – February 21, 2008) was an American businessman and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Brenda Strong

    Brenda Strong

    Yoga Instructor, Actor

    Age55

    BirthplaceBrightwood, Oregon, USA

    Brenda Lee Strong (born March 25, 1960) is an American actress. She began her career in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Dan Severn

    Dan Severn

    Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist

    Age62

    BirthplaceColdwater, Michigan, United States of America

    Daniel DeWayne "Dan" (The Beast) Severn (born June 8, 1958) is an American semi-retired mixed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Grace Park

    Grace Park

    Model, Actor

    Age46

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is a Canadian actress who played Cylon model Number Eight,... more on Wikipedia

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