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Famous California Institute Of The Arts Alumni

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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!
  • 1

    Dustin Hoffman

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hoffman has been...  more

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  • 2

    Tim Burton

    Television director, Poet
    Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American filmmaker, artist, writer, and...  more

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  • 3

    Michael Richards

    Comedian, Television producer
    Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, writer, television...  more

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  • 4

    David Hasselhoff

    Businessperson, Television producer
    David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952), nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor,...  more

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  • 5

    Paul Reubens

    Television director, Comedian
    Paul Reubens (; né Rubenfeld; born August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film...  more

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  • 6

    Ed Harris

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Edward Allen Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an American actor, producer, director, and...  more

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  • 7

    Alison Brie

    Actor, Voice acting
    Alison Brie Schermerhorn (born December 29, 1982) is an American actress. Brie starred as...  more

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  • 8

    Guillermo Gómez-Peña

    Educator, Interdisciplinary Artist
    Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator....  more
  • 9

    Sofia Coppola

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Sofia Carmina Coppola (; born May 14, 1971) is an American screenwriter, director, producer,...  more

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  • 10

    Laraine Newman

    Editor, Comedian
    Laraine Newman (born March 2, 1952) is an American comedian, actress, and writer who was part...  more

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  • 11
    Jesse Borrego (born August 1, 1962 in San Antonio) is an American actor. He is best known for...  more
  • 12

    John Lasseter

    Television director, Film Producer
    John Alan Lasseter (; born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, filmmaker, and former...  more

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  • 13

    Genndy Tartakovsky

    Television director, Television producer
    Genndy Tartakovsky (; born January 17, 1970) is a Russian-American animator, director,...  more
  • 14

    Katey Sagal

    Singer-songwriter, Actor
    Catherine Louise Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter....  more

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  • 15

    Brad Bird

    Television director, Film Producer
    Phillip Bradley Bird (born September 24, 1957) is an American animator, director,...  more

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  • 16

    Don Cheadle

    Television producer, Film Producer
    Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director,...  more

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  • 17
    Carl Stone (born Carl Joseph Stone, February 10, 1953) is an American composer, primarily...  more
  • 18

    Butch Hartman

    Storyboard Artist, Film Score Composer
    Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV (born January 10, 1965) is an American animator, YouTuber,...  more
  • 19

    Pete Docter

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Peter Hans Docter (born October 9, 1968) is an American animator, film director, screenwriter,...  more
  • 20

    Stephen Hillenburg

    Film Score Composer, Television director
    Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018) was an American animator,...  more
  • 21

    Joe Ranft

    Storyboard Artist, Magician
    Joseph Henry Ranft (March 13, 1960 – August 16, 2005) was an American screenwriter, comedian,...  more
  • 22

    Andrew Stanton

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Andrew Stanton (born December 3, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer...  more

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  • 23

    Peter Sohn

    Storyboard Artist, Animator
    Peter Sohn (born January 23, 1977) is a Korean-American animator, director, voice actor, and...  more
  • 24

    Carrie Mae Weems

    Artist, Photographer
    Carrie Mae Weems (born April 20, 1953) is an American artist who works with text, fabric,...  more
  • 25

    Eric Stefani

    Songwriter, Musician
    Eric Matthew Stefani (born June 17, 1967) is an American musician, composer, writer, and...  more