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

This list features graduates like Alison Brie, Dustin Hoffman and many other CalArts alumni.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California Institute of the Arts?” and “Which celebrities are California Institute of the Arts alumni?”

Take a look at this list of famous Cal Arts alumni!
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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 81

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hoffman has been called one of the greatest actors of all time. He is known for his versatile portrayals of ...more

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Tim Burton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Television director, Poet, Television producer

Age: 60

Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States of America

Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, and eccentric horror and fantasy films such as Beetlejuice ...more

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Michael Richards is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 69

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, Culver City, California

Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, writer, television producer and comedian, widely known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld, ...more

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David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952), nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman, who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on ...more

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Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States of America

Paul Reubens (; né Rubenfeld; born August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film producer, game show host, and comedian, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined ...more

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Ed Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 68

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America

Edward Allen Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. His performances in Apollo 13 (1995), The Truman Show (1998), Pollock (2000) and The ...more

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Alison Brie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 36

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Alison Brie Schermerhorn (born December 29, 1982) is an American actress. Brie starred as Annie Edison in the comedy series Community (2009–2015) and Trudy Campbell in the drama series Mad Men ...more

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Guillermo Gómez-P... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Educator, Interdisciplinary Artist, Writer

Age: 64

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator. Gómez-Peña has created work in multiple media, including performance art, ...more
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Sofia Coppola is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 47

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Sofia Carmina Coppola (; born May 14, 1971) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and former actress. The daughter of filmmakers Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola, she made her film ...more

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Laraine Newman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Editor, Comedian, Actor

Age: 66

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Laraine Newman (born March 2, 1952) is an American comedian, actress, and writer who was part of the original cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live, and played the villain Lawanda Dumore in the 1991 ...more

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Jesse Borrego is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Actor

Age: 56

Birthplace: Texas, USA, San Antonio

Jesse Borrego (born August 1, 1962 in San Antonio) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Cruz Candelaria in Blood In Blood Out, Jesse V. Valesquez in Fame, Gael Ortega in 24, ...more
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John Lasseter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 62

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

John Alan Lasseter (; born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, filmmaker, and former chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Disneytoon Studios. He was also the ...more
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Genndy Tartakovsky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 49

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Genndy Tartakovsky (; born January 17, 1970) is a Russian-American animator, director, producer, screenwriter, storyboard artist, comic book writer and artist. He is the creator of the Cartoon ...more
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Katey Sagal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 65

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Catherine Louise Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for playing Peggy Bundy on Married... with Children, Leela on Futurama, and Cate ...more

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Brad Bird is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 61

Birthplace: Kalispell, Montana, United States of America

Phillip Bradley Bird (born September 24, 1957) is an American animator, director, screenwriter, producer and voice actor best known for his animated feature films The Iron Giant (1999), The ...more
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Don Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Author

Age: 54

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director, producer and writer. Following early roles in Hamburger Hill (1987), and as the gangster ...more

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Carl Stone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni

Age: 66

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Carl Stone (born Carl Joseph Stone, February 10, 1953) is an American composer, primarily working in the field of live electronic music. His works have been performed in the United States, ...more
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Butch Hartman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Storyboard Artist, Film Score Composer, Art Director

Age: 54

Birthplace: Detroit, Highland Park, Michigan, United States of America

Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV (born January 10, 1965) is an American animator, YouTuber, illustrator, and voice actor, best known for creating the Nicktoons The Fairly OddParents, ...more
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Pete Docter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Animator

Age: 50

Birthplace: Bloomington, Minnesota, United States of America

Peter Hans Docter (born October 9, 1968) is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer, voice actor and chief creative officer of Pixar. He is best known for directing the ...more

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Stephen Hillenburg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Stephen Hillenburg Film Score Composer, Television director, Marine biologist

Age: 57

Birthplace: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States of America

Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018) was an American animator, voice actor, and marine science educator. He is best remembered for creating the Nickelodeon animated ...more
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Joe Ranft is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Storyboard Artist, Magician, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 45 (1960-2005)

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America

Joseph Henry Ranft (March 13, 1960 – August 16, 2005) was an American screenwriter, comedian, animator, storyboard artist, voice actor and magician who worked for Pixar Animation Studios and ...more
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Andrew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Voice acting

Age: 53

Birthplace: Rockport, Massachusetts, United States of America

Andrew Stanton (born December 3, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and voice actor based at Pixar, which he joined in 1990. His film work includes co-writing Pixar's A ...more

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Peter Sohn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Storyboard Artist, Animator, Animation Director

Age: 42

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

Peter Sohn (born January 23, 1977) is a Korean-American animator, director, voice actor, and storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios.
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Carrie Mae Weems is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Artist, Photographer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

Carrie Mae Weems (born April 20, 1953) is an American artist who works with text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video, but is best known for her work in the field of ...more
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Eric Stefani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Animator

Age: 51

Birthplace: Fullerton, California

Eric Matthew Stefani (born June 17, 1967) is an American musician, composer, writer, and animator best known as the founder and former member of the ska punk band No Doubt. He is the older ...more