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Famous Boston College Alumni

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Amy Poehler and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Boston College?” and “Which celebrities are Boston College alumni?”
  • 1
    Brian Leetch

    Brian Leetch

    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas

    Brian Joseph Leetch (born March 3, 1968) is an American former professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia

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    #32 of 502 The Best NHL Players of All Time#9 of 116 The Best Defensemen in NHL History

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    Elisabeth Hasselbeck


    BirthplaceCranston, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Elisabeth DelPadre Hasselbeck (née Filarski; born May 28, 1977) is a retired American... more on Wikipedia

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    #29 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts#78 of 170 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

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    Amy Poehler

    Amy Poehler

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Amy Meredith Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, director,... more on Wikipedia

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    Which Amy Poehler Character Are You, According To Your Zodiac Sign?#111 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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    Amanda Hearst

    Amanda Hearst

    Fashion Model


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Amanda Randolph Hearst (born January 5, 1984) is an American socialite, activist, fashion... more on Wikipedia
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    Leonard Nimoy

    Leonard Nimoy

    Poet, Songwriter


    BirthplaceWest End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director,... more on Wikipedia

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    #92 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#96 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever

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    Ed McMahon

    Ed McMahon

    Spokesperson, Announcer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1923-2009)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game... more on Wikipedia

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    #71 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans#4 of 16 The Best Late Night TV Sidekicks

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    Tip O'Neill

    Tip O'Neill

    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1912-1994)

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill Jr. (December 9, 1912 – January 5, 1994) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Clinton Kelly
    Clinton Kelly (born February 22, 1969) is an American fashion consultant and media personality... more on Wikipedia
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    Maile Flanagan

    Maile Flanagan

    Television producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Maile Flanagan (born May 19, 1965) is an American actress and voice actress, best known for... more on Wikipedia
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    John Wieners

    John Wieners

    Poet, Writer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1934-2002)

    BirthplaceMilton, Massachusetts

    John Joseph Wieners (January 6, 1934 – March 1, 2002) was an American poet.
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    John McLaughlin

    John McLaughlin

    Editor, Commentator


    BirthplaceRhode Island, United States of America

    John Joseph McLaughlin (; March 29, 1927 – August 16, 2016) was an American television... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Cheryl Jacques

    Cheryl Jacques



    Cheryl Ann Jacques (born February 17, 1962) is an American politician and attorney who served... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Chris O'Donnell

    Chris O'Donnell

    Television producer, Model


    BirthplaceWinnetka, Illinois, United States of America

    Christopher Eugene O'Donnell (born June 26, 1970) is an American actor and former model. He... more on Wikipedia

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    #594 of 1,019 The Best Actors in Film History#50 of 70 The Best Actors from DC Movies

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    John Kerry

    John Kerry

    Spokesperson, Prosecutor


    BirthplaceAurora, Colorado, USA

    John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th... more on Wikipedia

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    #316 of 433 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History#35 of 107 Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

  • 15
    Paul Hodes

    Paul Hodes

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Paul William Hodes (born March 21, 1951) is an American attorney, musician, and former U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    John F. Fitzgerald

    AgeDec. at 87 (1863-1950)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, New England, United States of America, United States

    John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (February 11, 1863 – October 2, 1950) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Paul Sally

    Paul Sally


    AgeDec. at 80 (1933-2013)

    BirthplaceRoslindale, Boston, Massachusetts

    Paul Joseph Sally, Jr. (January 29, 1933 – December 30, 2013) was a professor of mathematics... more on Wikipedia
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    Michael E. Capuano

    Michael E. Capuano

    Politician, Lawyer


    Birthplace02143, Middlesex County, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Michael Everett Capuano (; born January 9, 1952) is an American politician who served as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Christopher George Kennedy


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Christopher George "Chris" Kennedy (born July 4, 1963) is an American businessman, politician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Timothy Stack

    Timothy Stack

    Film Score Composer, Television producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Timothy Stack (born November 21, 1954) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter.
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    Edward J. King

    Politician, American football player

    AgeDec. at 81 (1925-2006)

    BirthplaceChelsea, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Edward Joseph King (May 11, 1925 – September 18, 2006) was an American politician who served... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Thomas Stephenson

    Thomas Stephenson

    Venture capitalist
    Tom Stephenson focused on software and services investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital...
  • 23
    Salvatore DiMasi

    Salvatore DiMasi

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBoston, North End, United States, with Territories, Massachusetts

    Salvatore Francis "Sal" DiMasi (born 1945) is a former Democratic state representative in... more on Wikipedia
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    George V. Higgins

    George V. Higgins

    Professor, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 60 (1939-1999)

    BirthplaceBrockton, Massachusetts

    George V. Higgins (November 13, 1939 – November 6, 1999) was an American author, lawyer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Stephen Lynch

    Stephen Lynch

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Area code 617, New England, United States of America

    Stephen Francis Lynch (born March 31, 1955) is an American politician who has served as a... more on Wikipedia