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Famous Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Robert Anton Wilson

    Novelist, Psychologist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1932-2007)

    BirthplaceNew 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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  • 2

    Lou Ferrigno

    Bodybuilder, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA


    Alternative NameLou Ferrigno

    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 title...  more

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  • 3

    Frederik Pohl

    Editor, Literary agent

    AgeDec. at 94 (1919-2013)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA


    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 work,...  more
  • 4

    Arno Allan Penzias

    Physicist, Scientist


    BirthplaceMunich, 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 Robert...  more
  • 5

    Karol J. Bobko

    Pilot, Astronaut


    BirthplaceNew 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 astronaut. Bobko was...  more
  • 6

    Al Lerner

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 69 (1933-2002)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    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 owner of the...  more
  • 7

    Talib Kweli

    Poet, Rapper


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


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  • 8

    Richard Matheson

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 87 (1926-2013)

    BirthplaceAllendale, 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 of I...  more

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  • 9

    Harry Chapin

    Arranger, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 39 (1942-1981)

    BirthplaceNew 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 success...  more

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  • 10

    Lorenzo Charles

    Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 48 (1963-2011)

    BirthplaceNew 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
  • 11

    Warren Adler

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceNew 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 of a...  more
  • 12

    Conrad McRae

    Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 29 (1971-2000)

    BirthplaceNew 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 was...  more
  • 13

    Jack Maggerty

  • 14
    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 Beijing....  more
  • 15

    Leonard Riggio



    BirthplaceNew 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 shareholder since...  more
  • 16

    David Rosand

    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 Italian...  more
  • 17
    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 and...  more
  • 18

    John A. Catsimatidis





    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 grocery...  more
  • 19
    Christopher K Zarins MD is Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery, Emeritus at Stanford University....  more
  • 20

    L. Londell McMillan

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