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Famous Buffalo State College Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 7.4k views22 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Buffalo State College and be of some renown.

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

This list contains graduates like John Rzeznik and Tom Fontana.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Buffalo State College?” and “Which celebrities are Buffalo State College alumni?”
  • Brian Higgins1

    Brian Higgins

    Politician, Official


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Brian M. Higgins (born October 6, 1959) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 26th... more on Wikipedia
  • Byron Brown2

    Byron Brown



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Byron William Brown II (born September 24, 1958) is the 62nd and current mayor of Buffalo, New... more on Wikipedia
  • Cindy Sherman3

    Cindy Sherman

    Artist, Film Director


    BirthplaceGlen Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America

    Cynthia Morris Sherman (born January 19, 1954) is an American artist whose work consists... more on Wikipedia
  • 4

    Tom Fontana

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    Tom Fontana (born September 12, 1951 in Buffalo, New York) is an American writer and producer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Randy Smith5

    Randy Smith

    Basketball player, Coach

    AgeDec. at 61 (1948-2009)

    BirthplaceBellport, New York

    Randolph "Randy" Smith (December 12, 1948 – June 4, 2009) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • John Rzeznik6

    John Rzeznik

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik (; born December 5, 1965) is an American musician,... more on Wikipedia
  • Diane English7

    Diane English

    Television producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Diane English (born May 18, 1948) is an American screenwriter, producer and director, best... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    Robert Longo

    Artist, Film Director


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Robert Longo (born January 7, 1953) is an American painter and sculptor. Longo became a rising... more on Wikipedia
  • Ralph Raico9

    Ralph Raico

    Historian, Economist


    Ralph Raico (; October 23, 1936 – December 13, 2016) was an American libertarian historian of... more on Wikipedia
  • Bobby Gonzalez10

    Bobby Gonzalez

    Basketball Coach, Coach


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Robert P. Gonzalez (born March 18, 1963) is the former head coach of the Seton Hall University... more on Wikipedia
  • Beverly Eckert11

    Beverly Eckert

    Beverly Eckert (May 29, 1951 – February 12, 2009) was an activist and advocate for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Susan Gibney12

    Susan Gibney

    Actor, Teacher


    BirthplaceManhattan Beach, California, United States of America

    Susan Gibney is an American actress.
  • 13

    T. J. Cottrell

    American football player


    Theodore John Cottrell Jr. (born May 3, 1982) is a former American football tight end. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Les Krims



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Leslie Robert (Les) Krims (born August 16, 1942) is a conceptualist photographer living in... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Sam Hoyt



    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    William B. "Sam" Hoyt III (born January 9, 1962) is an American politician from New York. A... more on Wikipedia
  • Gene Cretz16

    Gene Cretz



    BirthplaceAlbany, New York

    Gene Allan Cretz (born 1950) is a career diplomat who retired from the Senior Foreign Service... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Evelyn S. Lieberman

    Evelyn May Simonowitz Lieberman (July 9, 1944 – December 12, 2015) was an American public... more on Wikipedia
  • David Franczyk18

    David Franczyk

    David A. "Dave" Franczyk is a councilmember of the Buffalo Common Council, which is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Francine DelMonte

    Francine DelMonte (D-Lewiston) is a former member of the New York State Assembly who... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Robert E. Wright

    Robert E. Wright is a business, economic, financial, and monetary historian and the inaugural... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Kevin Smardz



    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Kevin S. Smardz (born December 12, 1975) is an American Republican politician. In 2010, he was... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Jeanette Steiner

    Jeanette Steiner is a film actress.