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Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni

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

This list features Steven Spielberg, George Gervin and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California State University, Long Beach?” and “Which celebrities are California State University, Long Beach alumni?”
  • Steven Spielberg1

    Steven Spielberg

    Television director, Businessperson


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Steven Allan Spielberg (; born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker. He is considered...  more

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  • Chris Carter2

    Chris Carter

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceBellflower, California, USA

    Christopher Carl Carter (born October 13, 1956) is an American television and film producer,...  more
  • J. P. Calderon3

    J. P. Calderon

    Model, Athlete


    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    John Paul Calderon (born September 5, 1975) is an American professional volleyball player,...  more

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  • Richard Carpenter4

    Richard Carpenter

    Film Score Composer, Arranger


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Richard Lynn Carpenter (born October 15, 1946) is an American musician, record producer,...  more

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  • Peter Moore5
    Peter Moore (born 1955) is a British/American business executive best known for his former...  more
  • Terrell Davis6

    Terrell Davis

    American football player


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972) is a former American football running back who...  more

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  • Stan Winston7

    Stan Winston

    Television producer, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 62 (1946-2008)

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Stanley "Stan" Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008) was an American television and film...  more
  • Erin Gruwell8

    Erin Gruwell

    Author, Motivational speaker


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Erin Gruwell (born August 15, 1969) is an American teacher known for her unique teaching...  more
  • Betye Saar9


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Betye Irene Saar (born July 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, California) is an African American artist...  more
  • John G. Schmitz10

    John G. Schmitz

    Politician, Professor

    AgeDec. at 71 (1930-2001)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    John George Schmitz (August 12, 1930 – January 10, 2001) was a Republican member of the United...  more
  • Maulana Karenga11

    Maulana Karenga

    Professor, Author


    BirthplaceParsonsburg, Maryland, Maryland, United States of America

    Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga, previously known as Ron Karenga, (born July 14, 1941) is an...  more
  • Denise Austin12

    Denise Austin

    Fitness professional, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceSan Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Denise Austin (née Katnich; born February 13, 1957) is an American fitness instructor, author,...  more
  • 13

    Ike Nwankwo

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Ikenna Nwankwo (born December 27, 1973) is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball...  more
  • 14

    Shelly Novack

    Actor, American football player

    AgeDec. at 34 (1944-1978)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Sheldon Lennard "Shelly" Novack (January 10, 1944 – May 27, 1978) was a professional American...  more
  • John McCook15


    BirthplaceVentura, California, USA

    John Thomas McCook (born June 20, 1944) is an American actor best known for his roles on...  more
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey16

    Wendi McLendon-Covey

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Bellflower, California

    Wendi Anne McLendon-Covey (born Wendy Anne McLendon; October 10, 1969) is an American actress...  more


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  • John Platt17
    John Platt may refer to: John Platt (artist) (1886—1967), English artist John Platt (computer...  more
  • Patrick Fabian18


    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Patrick Fabian (born December 7, 1964) is an American actor of film, stage and television. He...  more
  • 19

    Gilbert Luján

    Gilbert "Magu" Luján (October 16, 1940 – July 24, 2011) was a well known and influential...  more
  • Mike Montgomery20

    Mike Montgomery

    Basketball Coach, Coach


    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Michael John Montgomery (born February 27, 1947) is a retired American basketball coach. He is...  more
  • George Gervin21

    George Gervin

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    George Gervin (born April 27, 1952), nicknamed "The Iceman", is an American retired...  more

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  • Evan Longoria22

    Evan Longoria

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceDowney, California

    Evan Michael Longoria (born October 7, 1985), nicknamed Longo, is an American professional...  more
  • Tim Minear23

    Tim Minear

    Screenwriter, Writer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Timothy P. Minear () (born October 29, 1963) is an American screenwriter and director. He has...  more
  • Gloria Romero24

    Gloria Romero



    BirthplaceBarstow, California, United States of America

    Gloria J. Romero (born July 10, 1955) is active in the charter school industry in California,...  more
  • Jason Giambi25

    Jason Giambi

    Baseball player, Actor


    BirthplaceWest Covina, California, United States of America

    Jason Gilbert Giambi (; born January 8, 1971) is an American former professional baseball...  more

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