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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Brooklyn Technical High School and be of some renown.

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

Alumni range from Talib Kweli to Richard Matheson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Brooklyn Technical High School?” and “Which celebrities are Brooklyn Technical High School alumni?”
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Robert Anton Wilson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Novelist, Psychologist, Author

Age: Dec. at 75 (1932-2007)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Robert Anton Wilson (born Robert Edward Wilson; January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007) was an American author, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, and self-described agnostic ...more

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Lou Ferrigno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Bodybuilder, Actor, Personal trainer

Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Louis Jude Ferrigno (; born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America ...more

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Frederik Pohl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Editor, Literary agent, Publisher

Age: Dec. at 94 (1919-2013)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Frederik George Pohl Jr. (; November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science-fiction writer, editor, and fan, with a career spanning more than 75 years—from his first published ...more
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Arno Allan Penzias is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Physicist, Scientist, Astronomer

Age: 85

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Arno Allan Penzias (; born April 26, 1933) is an American physicist, radio astronomer and Nobel laureate in physics who is co-discoverer of the cosmic microwave background radiation along with ...more
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Karol J. Bobko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut, Test pilot

Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Karol Joseph "Bo" Bobko (born December 23, 1937), (Col, USAF, Ret.), is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot, and a former USAF and NASA ...more
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Al Lerner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Banker

Age: Dec. at 69 (1933-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more

Alfred "Al" Lerner (May 8, 1933 – October 23, 2002) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was best known as the Chairman of the Board of credit card giant MBNA and the ...more
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Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Poet, Rapper, Musician

Age: 43

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Talib Kweli Greene (; born October 3, 1975) is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and activist. Kweli earned recognition early on through his collaboration with fellow Brooklyn rapper Mos Def, ...more

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Richard Matheson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

Age: Dec. at 87 (1926-2013)

Birthplace: Allendale, New Jersey, United States of America

Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He is best known as the author ...more

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Harry Chapin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Arranger, Songwriter, Musician

Age: Dec. at 39 (1942-1981)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter, humanitarian, and producer best known for his folk rock and pop rock songs, who achieved worldwide ...more

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Lorenzo Charles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: Dec. at 48 (1963-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Lorenzo Emile Charles (November 25, 1963 – June 27, 2011) was an American college and professional basketball player. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Charles played basketball for North Carolina ...more
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Warren Adler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Warren Adler Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 91

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Warren Adler is an American author who has written forty books, 12 of which he went on to sell the movie and film rights to. He is best known for The War of the Roses novel, the fictionalization ...more
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Conrad McRae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: Dec. at 29 (1971-2000)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Conrad Bastien McRae (January 11, 1971 – July 10, 2000) was an American professional basketball player, who had a successful career in Europe, for teams in France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. He ...more
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Jack Maggerty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Jack Maggerty

Age: 35

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York

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Keeth Smart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni

Age: 40

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Keeth Thomas Smart (born July 29, 1978) is a US sabre fencer who became the first American to gain the sport's top ranking for males. He received a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in
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Leonard Riggio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Leonard Riggio Businessperson

Age: 78

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Leonard S. Riggio (born February 28, 1941) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He serves as executive chairman of book store chain Barnes & Noble and has been its largest ...more
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David Rosand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
David Rosand

Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, New York

David Rosand (September 6, 1938 – August 8, 2014) was an American art historian, university professor and writer. He died on August 8, 2014 from cardiac amyloidosis. Rosand specialized in ...more
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Erinn Smart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni

Age: 39

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Erinn Smart (born January 12, 1980) is an American fencer who was a member of the United States Fencing Team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the women's individual ...more
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John A. Catsimatidis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
John A. Catsimatidis Businessperson

Age: 70

Birthplace: Greece

John A. Catsimatidis (born September 7, 1948) is an American billionaire businessman and radio talk show host. He is the owner, president, chairman, and CEO of Gristedes Foods, the largest ...more
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Christopher K. Zarins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
Professor
Christopher K Zarins MD is Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery, Emeritus at Stanford University.
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L. Londell McMillan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni
L. Londell McMillan

Age: 53

Birthplace: New York

L. Londell McMillan (born in 1966 in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York) is an American entertainment attorney, producer, and publisher.