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Famous Boston College Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 35.3k views493 items

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?”
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    Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Brian Leetch

    Ice Hockey Player

    Age52

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas

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

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    #28 of 502 The Best NHL Players of All Time#10 of 116 The Best Defensemen in NHL History

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    Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Age43

    BirthplaceCranston, Rhode Island, United States of America

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

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    #336 of 409 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2020, Ranked#78 of 170 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

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    Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Amy Poehler

    Television director, Comedian

    Age49

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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    Which Amy Poehler Character Are You, According To Your Zodiac Sign?#109 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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    Amanda Hearst is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Amanda Hearst

    Fashion Model

    Age36

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Amanda Randolph Hearst (born January 5, 1984) is an American socialite, activist, fashion... more
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    Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Leonard Nimoy

    Poet, Songwriter

    Age89

    BirthplaceWest End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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    #264 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History#95 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

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    Ed McMahon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    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

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    #71 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans#14 of 23 The Best Celebrity Game Show Hosts of All Time

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    Tip O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Tip O'Neill

    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1912-1994)

    BirthplaceCambridge, Area code 617, Middlesex County, United States of America, United States

    Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill Jr. (December 9, 1912 – January 5, 1994) was an American... more
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    Clinton Kelly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
    Clinton Kelly (born February 22, 1969) is an American fashion consultant and media personality... more
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    Maile Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Maile Flanagan

    Television producer, Screenwriter

    Age55

    BirthplaceUSA, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Maile Flanagan (born May 19, 1965) is an American actress and voice actress, best known for... more
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    John Wieners is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    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 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    John McLaughlin

    Editor, Commentator

    Age93

    BirthplaceRhode Island, United States of America

    John Joseph McLaughlin (; March 29, 1927 – August 16, 2016) was an American television... more
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    Cheryl Jacques is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Cheryl Jacques

    Politician

    Age58

    Cheryl Ann Jacques (born February 17, 1962) is an American politician and attorney who served... more
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    Chris O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Chris O'Donnell

    Television producer, Model

    Age50

    BirthplaceWinnetka, Illinois, United States of America

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

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    #49 of 70 The Best Actors from DC Movies#16 of 30 Where Are They Now? 30 Actors from Comic Book Movies

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    John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    John Kerry

    Spokesperson, Prosecutor

    Age76

    BirthplaceAurora, Colorado, USA

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

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    #35 of 107 Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With#351 of 433 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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    Paul Hodes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Paul Hodes

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age69

    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
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    John F. Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    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
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    Paul Sally is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Paul Sally

    Mathematician

    AgeDec. at 80 (1933-2013)

    BirthplaceRoslindale, Boston, Massachusetts

    Paul Joseph Sally, Jr. (January 29, 1933 – December 30, 2013) was a professor of mathematics... more
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    Michael E. Capuano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Michael E. Capuano

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age68

    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
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    Christopher George Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Age57

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Christopher George "Chris" Kennedy (born July 4, 1963) is an American businessman, politician,... more
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    Timothy Stack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Timothy Stack

    Film Score Composer, Television producer

    Age63

    BirthplaceUSA, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Timothy Stack (born November 21, 1954) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter.
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    Edward J. King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    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
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    Thomas Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Thomas Stephenson

    Venture capitalist
    Tom Stephenson focused on software and services investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital... more
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    Salvatore DiMasi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Salvatore DiMasi

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age75

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

    Salvatore Francis "Sal" DiMasi (born 1945) is a former Democratic state representative in... more
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    George V. Higgins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    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
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    Stephen Lynch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni

    Stephen Lynch

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age65

    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
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