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

List ranges from Gwen Stefani to Kevin Costner, plus much more famous CSUF alumni.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California State University, Fullerton?” and “Which celebrities are California State University, Fullerton alumni?”

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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. During the band's hiatus, Stefani ...more

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Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Musician Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and singer. He has won two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Emmy Award, and has been nominated ...more

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Nadya Suleman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
PsychiatricTechnician Nadya Suleman is a mother of 14, including a set of octuplets born in January 2009.  All the children were born subsequent to her separation from her (now) ex-husband, and all were ...more

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Marc Cherry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Marc Cherry is an American television writer and producer. He is best known for creating the ABC dramedy series Desperate Housewives and the Lifetime dramedy series Devious Maids.

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Tracy Caldwell Dyson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson is an American chemist and NASA astronaut. Caldwell Dyson was a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-118 in August 2007. She was part of the Expedition ...more

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Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter, and stage actor. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana and raised in San Diego, California, he performed in amateur theatrical productions as a ...more

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Michael Shermer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Editor, Author Michael Brant Shermer is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating ...more

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Mike Penner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Writer Mike Penner was a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times. Penner self-identified as being transsexual in a 2007 column and returned from a vacation writing with the name Christine Daniels, ...more

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Chuck DeVore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Military Officer Charles S. "Chuck" DeVore is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the California State Assembly from 2004 to 2010 and represented the 70th District, which ...more

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Charles Castronovo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Opera Singer Charles Castronovo, is an American tenor. He is in demand internationally as an opera singer. Castronovo was born to a Sicilian father and an Ecuadorian mother in Queens, New York but grew up in ...more

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Matthew Libatique is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Cinematographer Matthew Libatique is an American cinematographer best known for his work with director Darren Aronofsky on such films as π, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain and Black Swan.

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Elita Loresca is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Journalist Elita A. Loresca, is a Filipino-American newscaster, has worked for KGET-TV, the NBC affiliate in Bakersfield, CA and WSVN 7 in Miami, FL. Loresca currently works at KNBC in Los Angeles.

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Bruce Bowen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Basketball player Bruce E. Bowen Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. Bowen played small forward and graduated from Edison High School and Cal State Fullerton. He went on to play for the ...more

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Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Basketball player Cedric Z. Ceballos is an American former professional basketball player. As a small forward, he played mostly for the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers, later finishing his NBA career with ...more

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Gabe Kapler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Baseball player Gabriel Stefan "Gabe" Kapler is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and the current Director of Player Development for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In his minor league career, in ...more

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Damon Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
American football player Damon Allen is a former professional quarterback who played in the Canadian Football League. He is currently second in all-time professional football passing yards and second in all-time CFL ...more

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Ashley Force Hood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Race car driver Ashley Force Hood is a Top Fuel Funny Car drag racer for John Force Racing. She is the daughter of 16-time NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car national champion John Force and Laurie Force. She is married ...more

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Pape Sow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Basketball player Pape Sow is a Senegalese professional basketball player who has played for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA and for several European and Asian teams.

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Ed Royce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Politician Edward Randall "Ed" Royce is an American politician who currently serves as a member of the United States House of Representatives for California's 39th congressional district, and ...more

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Bentley Little is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Novelist, Writer Bentley Little is an American author of horror novels.

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Judson Scott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Actor Judson Earney Scott is an American stage, film and television actor. He has appeared in a number of science fiction productions, especially within the Star Trek franchise, as well as V and three ...more

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Kirk Saarloos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Kirk Saarloos Baseball player Kirk Craig Saarloos is a former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher. He was on the 2011 Cal State Fullerton coaching staff as an undergraduate assistant coach. Saarloos returns to the ...more

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Neil McDonald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Neil McDonald Actor Neil McDonald; born in Yosemite Village, Callifornia is an Actor and American Film Director. Neil's background includes a BA in acting from UC Santa Cruz and MA in Directing from Cal State ...more

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Kirsten Vangsness is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Actor Kirsten Simone Vangsness is an American actress and writer. She currently stars as FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia on the CBS drama series Criminal Minds. She portrayed the same character ...more

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Kurt Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Baseball player Kurtis Kiyoshi "Kurt" Suzuki, is an American professional baseball catcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Washington Nationals and ...more

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K. W. Jeter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Novelist, Writer Kevin Wayne Jeter, known both personally and professionally as K.W. Jeter, is an American science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, ...more

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Terry Rossio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Terry Rossio is an American screenwriter.

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Tim Powers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Author, Actor, Writer Timothy Thomas "Tim" Powers is an American science fiction and fantasy author. Powers has won the World Fantasy Award twice for his critically acclaimed novels Last Call and Declare. ...more

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Ricardo Romero is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Baseball player Ricardo "Ricky" Romero, Jr. is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Romero stands at 6 feet and weighs 210 pounds. He throws left-handed and ...more

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Mark Collins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
American football player Mark Anthony Collins is a former American football cornerback and safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 1986 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Mike Lamb is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Mike Lamb Baseball player Michael Robert Lamb is an American former professional baseball third baseman and first baseman. Lamb stands 6'1" and weighs 205 pounds.

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Walter Perez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Musician, Film Producer, Actor Walter Perez is an American film actor, television actor and musician. He is best known for his role in Fame.

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Mary Gray-Reeves is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Mary Gray-Reeves Mary Gray-Reeves became the first woman Episcopal diocesan bishop in California on November 10, 2007, when she was ordained and consecrated the third bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino ...more

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Reed Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Reed Johnson Baseball player Reed Cameron Johnson is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, Los ...more

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Chad Cordero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Baseball player Chad Patrick Cordero is an American former professional baseball player. A pitcher, he played in Major League Baseball for the Montreal Expos / Washington Nationals and Seattle Mariners. ...more

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Mark Kostabi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Painter, Television producer, Musician Kalev Mark Kostabi is an American artist and composer.

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Aaron Rowand is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Baseball player Aaron Ryan Rowand is an American former professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball. He played for the Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants.

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Mark Kotsay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Baseball player Mark Steven Kotsay is an American professional baseball coach and a former Major League outfielder. In 2015, he will serve as hitting coach of the San Diego Padres, his first MLB coaching ...more

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Joe Franchino is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Joe Franchino Joe Franchino is a retired American soccer player.

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Josh Akognon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Basketball player Joshua Emmanuel "Josh" Akognon is an American-Nigerian professional basketball player who plays for Partizan Belgrade of the Basketball League of Serbia. He played college basketball ...more

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Josh Saunders is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Josh Saunders Soccer Player Josh Saunders is an American-born Puerto Rican international footballer who currently plays for New York City FC.

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Mike Harkey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Mike Harkey Baseball player, Coach Michael Anthony Harkey is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball and the current pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. As a player, Harkey pitched for the Chicago Cubs, ...more

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Brian Tee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Brian Tee is an American actor, best known for his role as D.K. in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

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James Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Novelist, Writer James Paul Blaylock is an American fantasy author. He is noted for a distinctive, humorous style, as well as being one of the pioneers of the steampunk genre of science fiction. Blaylock has ...more

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Jeremy Giambi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Baseball player Jeremy Dean Giambi is an American retired professional baseball outfielder and first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia ...more

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Henry Pearson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Henry Pearson was killed in the Andrew Thomas Gallo DUI crash on April 9, 2009.  He was a passenger in the struck vehicle with Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart.

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Jason Windsor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Jason Windsor Baseball player Jason David Windsor is a former professional baseball pitcher. A right-hander, he appeared in four games in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics in 2006.

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Richard Dennis Stephens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Richard (Rick) Stephens is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration for The Boeing Company. Stephens also is a member of the Boeing Executive Council.

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Phil Nevin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Manager, Baseball player Phillip Joseph Nevin is an American professional baseball coach working in the Arizona Diamondbacks system as the manager of the Reno Aces. He spent twelve seasons as a player in Major League ...more

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Justin Turner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous California State University, Fullerton Alumni
Baseball player Justin Matthew Turner is a professional baseball utility infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He has also played in MLB for the Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets. ...more