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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

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    #27 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#18 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

  • 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

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    #6 of 162 The Best Golfers Of All Time#316 of 568 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

  • 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

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  • Reggie Jackson4

    Reggie Jackson

    Baseball player, Coach


    BirthplaceUSA, Cheltenham Township, Wyncote, Pennsylvania

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

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    #431 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#14 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

  • David Spade5

    David Spade

    Television presenter, Comedian


    BirthplaceMichigan, Birmingham, USA

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

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    David Spade's Life Has Been Even Stranger Than You'd Think#62 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time

  • 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

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    #46 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#114 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

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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

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    #194 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#233 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

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    The Best Harden Vol. 3 Colorways, Ranked#31 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

  • Al Michaels10

    Al Michaels

    Commentator, Announcer


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

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    #189 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#311 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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    #263 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#25 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

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    #419 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#74 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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    #105 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#42 of 115 The Greatest Washington Redskins of All Time

  • 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
  • Spencer Silver21

    Spencer Silver

    Chemist, Inventor


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

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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

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    #53 of 145 The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time#19 of 44 The Best UFC Fighters Who Walked Away From The Octagon

  • 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

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    #628 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#142 of 149 The All-Time Greatest Action Stars