READ

Famous California State University Alumni

Reference
Updated October 13, 2018 6.2k views 49 items

List Rules People on this list must have gone to California State University and be of some renown.

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

This list is made up of graduates like Eva Mendes and Tom Hanks.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California State University?” and “Which celebrities are California State University alumni?”
1
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Musician

Age: 73

Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America

Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers ...more

More Steve Martin 

27 Of Steve Martin's Funniest Tweets #22 of 274 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #1,758 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

2
James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Environmentalist, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 64

Birthplace: Canada, Kapuskasing, Americas

James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist who currently lives in New Zealand and the United States. After working in special effects, he found ...more

More James Cameron 

#1,118 of 1,471 The Greatest Minds of All Time #1,952 of 2,835 The Most Influential People of All Time #14 of 226 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked

3
Chris Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 61

Birthplace: Bellflower, California, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

Christopher Carl Carter (born October 13, 1956) is an American television and film producer, director and writer. Born in Bellflower, California, Carter graduated with a degree in journalism ...more
4
Peter Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University Alumni

Age: 64

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Peter Moore (born 1955) is a British/American business executive best known for his former positions as Senior VP of Global Sports Marketing at Reebok, President of Sega of America, and ...more
5
Alfonso Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Game Show Host

Age: 47

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

Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Sr. (born September 21, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, dancer, director, game show host and television personality. He played Alfonso Spears on the sitcom Silver ...more

More Alfonso Ribeiro 

#138 of 144 Celebrities Who Are Great To Sit Next To On A Long Flight #144 of 187 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History #15 of 19 Television Actors Who Overact Way Too Hard

6
Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 57

Birthplace: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, (born 4 February 1962) is an Emirati politician and member of the ruling family of Sharjah and the niece to His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin ...more
7
Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 83

Birthplace: Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines

Eduardo "Danding" Murphy Cojuangco Jr. (born June 10, 1935) is a Filipino businessman and politician. He is the chairman of San Miguel Corporation, the largest food and beverage ...more
8
Wendi Deng Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 50

Birthplace: Jinan, China

Wendi Deng Murdoch (simplified Chinese: 邓文迪; traditional Chinese: 鄧文迪; pinyin: Dèng Wéndí) is a Chinese-born American entrepreneur, investor, movie producer and collector of ...more
9
Michael S. Harper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Poet, Professor, Author

Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Michael Steven Harper (March 18, 1938 – May 7, 2016) was an American poet and English professor at Brown University, who was the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island from 1988 to 1993. His poetry was ...more
10
Bob Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Consultant

Age: 74

Birthplace: Takoma Park, Maryland

Robert Gerald Marshall (born May 3, 1944) is an American businessman, author and politician, who was a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates who represented the 13th District. His ...more
11
Paul Cameron is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Psychologist

Age: 79

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

Paul Drummond Cameron (born November 9, 1939) is an American psychologist and sex researcher. While employed at various institutions, including the University of Nebraska, he conducted research ...more
12
Janet E. Grove is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University Alumni

Age: 67

Janet E. Grove has been a member of the board of directors of Safeway since 2004, and serves as chairman of the Macy's Merchandising Group (MMG), a position she has held since 1998. She began ...more
13
Lori Wolf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Lori Wolf Author
Lori Wolf is the partner of Carol Leifer, an American comedienne, writer, producer and actor.
14
Robert S. Woods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Vietnam veteran, Actor

Age: 70

Birthplace: USA, California, Maywood

Robert Sosebee Woods (born March 13, 1948) is an American actor best known for playing Bo Buchanan on the ABC soap One Life to Live, a role for which he won a 1983 Daytime Emmy Award for Lead
15
Fernando Cheung is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 62

Birthplace: Macau, China

Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung (張超雄; born 23 February 1957, in Macau) is a Hong Kong politician, the vice-chairman of the Labour Party, he is a member of the Legislative Council.
16
Romi Haan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Romi Haan Businessperson

Age: 55

Romi Haan started the Haan Corporation in 1999.
17
Doug Chapman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Stunt Performer, Actor
Doug Chapman may refer to: Doug Chapman (stuntman), Canadian stunt performer and actor Doug Chapman (American football) (born 1977), American former running back Doug Chapman (Australian ...more
18
Deborah Voigt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Actor, Singer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Wheeling, Illinois

Deborah Voigt (born August 4, 1960) is an American dramatic soprano who has sung roles in operas by Wagner and Richard Strauss.
19
Fernando Chui is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 62

Birthplace: Portuguese Macau

Fernando Chui Sai On (Chinese: 崔世安; Jyutping: Ceoi1 Sai3 On1; born 13 January 1957) is the second and current Chief Executive of Macau since 2009. He served as Secretary for Social and Cultural ...more
20
Kris Nagel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Kris Nagel is Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Mu Security. Previously, he was vice president of sales at SS8 Networks where his responsibilities included overall management of the global ...more
21
Bonnie G. Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Bonnie G. Hill is President of B. Hill Enterprises, LLC, Los Angeles, California, a consulting company, and Co-Founder of Icon Blue, Inc., Los Angeles, California, a brand marketing company.
22
Stephen Namara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Artist

Age: 66

Birthplace: Kenya

Stephen Namara (born February 28, 1953 in Kenya) is an American Contemporary figurative artist.
23
Michael O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Actor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Michael O'Leary (born March 27, 1958) is an American actor. He is perhaps known for playing Rick Bauer in the soap opera Guiding Light, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in
24
Paul C. Dali is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Paul C. Dali
Paul Dali is a founder and the Managing General Partner of KeyNote Ventures. His emphasis is on investing in enterprise software, storage and security systems. Past investments and Board seats ...more
25
Terrence Roberts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Terrence Roberts

Age: 77

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas

Terrence James Roberts (born December 3, 1941) was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little ...more