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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
  • Barry Bonds1

    Barry Bonds

    Baseball player, Actor


    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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  • Phil Mickelson2

    Phil Mickelson

    Golfer, Author


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970), nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • John Hughes3

    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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  • Reggie Jackson4

    Reggie Jackson

    Baseball player, Coach


    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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    #507 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#124 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

  • David Spade5

    David Spade

    Television presenter, Comedian


    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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  • Linda Ronstadt6

    Linda Ronstadt

    Record producer, Songwriter


    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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    #46 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#104 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • Nick Nolte7

    Nick Nolte

    Comedian, Model


    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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  • Jimmy Kimmel8

    Jimmy Kimmel

    Talk show host, Comedian


    BirthplaceMill Basin, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

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    #193 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#226 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time

  • James Harden9

    James Harden

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

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

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  • Al Michaels10

    Al Michaels

    Commentator, Announcer


    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
  • Pat Tillman11

    Pat Tillman

    Athlete, American football player

    AgeDec. 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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    #192 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#15 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

  • Andre Ethier12

    Andre Ethier

    Baseball player


    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Andre Ethier (; born April 10, 1982) is an American former professional baseball outfielder.... more on Wikipedia
  • Thomas F. Wilson13

    Thomas F. Wilson

    Painter, Comedian


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Thomas Francis Wilson Jr. (born April 15, 1959) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Terrell Suggs14

    Terrell Suggs

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Terrell Raymonn Suggs (born October 11, 1982), nicknamed "T-Sizzle," is an American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Steve Allen15

    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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    #291 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#26 of 57 The Best Male Talk Show Hosts in TV History

  • Lynda Carter16

    Lynda Carter

    Pin-up girl, Songwriter


    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Lynda Carter (born Linda Jean Córdova Carter; July 24, 1951) is an American actress, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • David Hernandez17

    David Hernandez

    Stripper, Musician


    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    David or Dave Hernandez may refer to: David Hernandez (actor) (born 1968) American film and... more on Wikipedia
  • Teri Byrne18

    Teri Byrne

    Actor, Dancer


    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
  • Jerry Smith19

    Jerry Smith

    American football player

    AgeDec. 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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  • Kate Spade20

    Kate Spade

    Fashion designer


    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
  • Spencer Silver21

    Spencer Silver

    Chemist, Inventor


    Spencer Ferguson Silver, an American chemist who worked together with Arthur Fry to invent the... more on Wikipedia
  • Evan Mecham22

    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
  • Brenda Strong23

    Brenda Strong

    Yoga Instructor, Actor


    BirthplaceBrightwood, Oregon, United States of America

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

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  • Dan Severn24

    Dan Severn

    Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist


    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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  • Grace Park25

    Grace Park

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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