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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Binghamton University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Binghamton University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Binghamton University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Binghamton University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Binghamton 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 Binghamton University.

List includes Stephanie Courtney, Paul Reiser, and more.

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

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Stephanie Courtney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Comedian, Actor Stephanie Courtney is an American actress and comedian, best known for playing the advertising character Flo in television and radio commercials for Progressive Insurance, and noted for her ...more

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Paul Reiser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer Paul Reiser is an American comedian, actor, television personality and writer, author and musician. He is most widely known for his role in the 1990s TV sitcom Mad About You. He is ranked 77th ...more

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Carol Leifer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Carol Leifer is an American comedian, writer, producer and actress whose career as a stand-up comedian started in the 1970s when she was in college. David Letterman discovered her performing in ...more

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Norman Finkelstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Professor, Political scientist, Author Norman Gary Finkelstein is an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the ...more

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Karthi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Actor Karthik Sivakumar better known by his stage name Karthi, is an Indian film actor, who works in the Tamil film industry. The younger son of actor Sivakumar, Karthi holds a Bachelor's degree in ...more

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Bill T. Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Choreographer, Artistic Director, Dancer Bill T. Jones is an American artistic director, choreographer and dancer. Jones has received numerous awards for his work and is the co-founder of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

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Camille Paglia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Cultural critic, Author, Writer Camille Anna Paglia is an American academic and social critic. Paglia, a self-described dissident feminist, has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ...more

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Bruce Benderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author Bruce Benderson is an American author, born to Jewish parents of Russian descent, who lives in New York. He attended William Nottingham High School in Syracuse, New York and then Binghamton ...more

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Sean Egan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Programmer, Software Engineer, Computer scientist Sean Egan is a software engineer at Google, where he worked on Google Talk and is currently working on Google Maps. He is the former project leader of Pidgin, a popular instant messaging client. ...more

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Art Spiegelman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Novelist, Cartoonist, Author Art Spiegelman is an American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate best known for his graphic novel Maus. His work as co-editor on the comics magazines Arcade and Raw has been influential, and ...more

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Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Commentator, Announcer, Journalist Anthony Irwin "Tony" Kornheiser is an American sportswriter and former columnist for The Washington Post, as well as a radio and television talk show host. Kornheiser has hosted The ...more

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Dava Sobel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Author, Science writer Dava Sobel is a writer of popular expositions of scientific topics. Her book Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love was nominated for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for ...more

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Jenna Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist Jenna Wolfe is a Jamaican American journalist, fitness expert and personal trainer. From 2007–2014 she was a correspondent for NBC's Today, and Sunday co-anchor from and news anchor for Weekend ...more

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Matt Ouimet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Matt Ouimet is the president and CEO of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded company that owns 11 amusement parks in the United States and Canada. Cedar Fair's board named him ...more

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William Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Model, Actor, Voice acting William "Billy" Joseph Baldwin is an American actor, producer, and writer known for his starring roles in such films as Flatliners, Backdraft, Sliver, Fair Game, Virus, Double Bang, as ...more

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Deborah Tannen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Professor, Author, Writer Deborah Frances Tannen is an American academic and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University and ...more

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Jeffrey Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Novelist, Essayist, Writer Jeffrey Ford is an American writer in the fantastic genre tradition, although his works have spanned genres including fantasy, science fiction and mystery. His work is characterized by a ...more

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Bobby Rullo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Software Engineer

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Steven Fulop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Politician Steven Michael Fulop is the 49th and current Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey. A Democrat, he was formerly the Councilman for Jersey City's Ward E. On May 14, 2013, Fulop defeated incumbent ...more

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John Liu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Politician John Chun Liu is a New York City politician, who previously served as the 43rd New York City Comptroller from January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2013. He was also a candidate in the 2013 New York ...more

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Lee Ranaldo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet Lee Mark Ranaldo is an American musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, writer, visual artist and record producer, best known as a co-founder of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth. In 2004, ...more

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Ingrid Michaelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer Ingrid Michaelson is an American, New York-based indie pop singer-songwriter. Her first album Slow the Rain was released in 2005 and since then she has released five albums, Girls and Boys, Be ...more

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Anita Diamant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Anita Diamant is an American author of fiction and non-fiction books. She has published five novels, the most recent of which is "The Boston Girl," a New York Times bestseller, and is ...more

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Nathan Englander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Author, Writer Nathan Englander is an American short story writer and novelist. His debut short story collection, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, was published by Alfred A. Knopf, in 1999. His second ...more

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Suzanne Weyn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Suzanne Weyn is an American author. She primarily writes children's and young adult science fiction and fantasy novels. she has written over fifty novels and short stories, and is best known for ...more

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Debbie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Real Estate Broker Deborah "Debbie" Holmes is a Democratic politician from Idaho. She was the 2008 Democratic nominee for United States House of Representatives in the Idaho Second Congressional ...more

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Arnie Zane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Dancer Arnie Zane was an American photographer, choreographer, and dancer. He is best known as the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

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Stan! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Stan! is an American author, cartoonist, and game designer. He is sometimes credited as Stan Brown.

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Pamela Sargent is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Editor, Novelist, Author Pamela Sargent is an American feminist, science fiction author, and editor. She has an MA in classical philosophy and has won a Nebula Award. She wrote a series concerning the terraforming of ...more

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Karl Ravech is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Journalist Karl Ravech is an American journalist who currently works as the primary Baseball Tonight host for ESPN.

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Robert A. Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Robert A. Rubinstein Anthropologist Robert A. Rubinstein is a cultural anthropologist whose work bridges the areas of political and medical anthropology, and the history and theory of the discipline. He is Professor of ...more

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an American actor, playwright, and director who has won national awards for his work in all three categories. From 2009 to 2011, he played Captain Roy Montgomery in ...more

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Hakeem Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Politician Hakeem Sekou Jeffries is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing New York's 8th congressional district in Brooklyn and Queens and is running again for the seat in ...more

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Andrew Bergman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author Andrew Bergman is an American screenwriter, film director, and novelist. New York magazine in 1985 dubbed him "The Unknown King of Comedy".

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Patricia Kennealy-Morrison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Novelist Patricia Kennealy-Morrison is an American author and journalist. Her published works include rock criticism, a memoir, and two series of science fiction/fantasy and murder mystery novels. Her ...more

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Victor Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Actor Victor L. Williams is an American actor best known as Doug Heffernan's best friend Deacon Palmer on The King of Queens. He has also appeared on several other hit TV shows, including Homicide: ...more

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Laura Ross is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Laura Ross is an American chess player. She holds the title of Woman FIDE Master. As of September 2011, her FIDE rating is 2217. In 1998 she finished eighth in the World Championship Girls Under ...more

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Joseph H. Boardman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Businessperson Joseph H. Boardman is the President and CEO of Amtrak. Boardman has become the second-longest serving head of Amtrak, after W. Graham Claytor, Jr. in the 1980s.

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Jeff Yass is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Jeff Yass Businessperson, Entrepreneur Jeffrey S. Yass is an options trader, managing director and one of the five founders of the Philadelphia-based Susquehanna International Group. In 2001 he was named one of 76 Revolutionary Minds ...more

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Carol Harter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Carol Clancey Harter was the 7th president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the longest-serving president in UNLV history, at 11 years. From New York, she holds B.A., M.A., and ...more

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Samuel Issacharoff is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Samuel Issacharoff Professor Samuel Issacharoff is an American law professor, whose scholarly work focuses on constitutional law, voting rights and civil procedure.

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Marc Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Marc Lawrence is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director. He is best known for the four films that he has made with actor Hugh Grant.

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Ellen Potter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Ellen Potter Novelist Ellen Potter is an American author of both children's and adult's books. She grew up in Upper West Side, New York and studied creative writing at Binghamton University and now lives in Candor in ...more

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Lisa Rowe Fraustino is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Lisa Rowe Fraustino Writer Lisa Rowe Fraustino is an American writer and editor of children's literature.

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Alicia Erian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Novelist, Author Alicia Erian is an American novelist.

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Jami Floyd is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Journalist, Lawyer Jami Floyd is an American attorney, journalist, network news anchor, legal and political analyst, former White House Fellow, and former host of TED Talks in NYC on NYC Life. She is currently a ...more

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Michele Titus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Politician Michele R. Titus is a member of the New York Assembly representing Assembly District 31, which comprises Far Rockaway, Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, South Ozone Park and South ...more

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Steve Koren is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Steve Koren is an American screenwriter. He co-wrote the movies Bruce Almighty, Click, Superstar, and A Night at the Roxbury, and wrote for Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld. Koren was born in ...more

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Tina Chang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Editor, Poet, Writer Tina Chang is an American poet, teacher, and editor. In 2010, she was named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn.

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Joseph McCartin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Binghamton University Alumni
Joseph McCartin Historian Joseph A. McCartin is a professor of history at Georgetown University whose research focuses on labor unions in the United States.