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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?”

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Television director, Businessperson, Television producer
Steven Allan Spielberg is an American filmmaker. Spielberg is consistently considered as one of the leading pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular ...more

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Chris Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Chris Carter is an American television and film producer, director and writer. Born in Bellflower, California, Carter graduated with a degree in journalism from California State University, Long ...more

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J. P. Calderon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Model, Athlete
John Paul "J. P." Calderon is an American professional volleyball player, model and reality television participant. In 2006 he was a contestant on Survivor: Cook Islands, the 13th ...more

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Richard Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer
Richard Lynn Carpenter is an American pop musician, best known as one half of the brother/sister duo the Carpenters, along with his sister Karen Carpenter. He was a record producer, arranger, ...more

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Peter Moore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Peter Moore is a British business executive best known for his former positions as Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division, overseeing the Xbox and ...more

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Juliet Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Pornographic actor, Counselor, Film Producer
Juliet Anderson, also known as Aunt Peg, was an American pornographic actress and adult movie producer, relationship counselor and author. Entering the adult movie business relatively late in ...more

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Terrell Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
American football player
Terrell Lamar Davis is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001. Davis was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth ...more

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Stan Winston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Stanley "Stan" Winston was an American television and film special make-up effects creator. He was best known for his work in The Thing, the Terminator series, the first three Jurassic ...more

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Erin Gruwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Author, Motivational speaker, Teacher
Erin Gruwell is an American teacher known for her unique teaching method, which led to the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves ...more

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Betye Saar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Artist
Betye Irene Saar is an American artist, known for her work in the field of assemblage. Saar was a part of the black arts movement in the 1970s, challenging myths and stereotypes. In the 1990s, ...more

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John G. Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Politician, Professor
John George Schmitz was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and California State Senate from Orange County, California. He was also a member of the John Birch ...more

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Maulana Karenga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Professor, Author, Writer
Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga is an African-American professor of Africana Studies, activist, and author, best known as the creator of the pan-African and African-American holiday of Kwanzaa. ...more

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Denise Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Fitness professional, Entrepreneur, Personal trainer
Denise Austin is an American fitness instructor, author, columnist, and former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

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Ike Nwankwo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Basketball player
Ikenna Nwankwo is a former Nigerian-American professional basketball player.

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Shelly Novack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Actor, American football player
Sheldon Lennard "Shelly" Novack was a professional American AFL player and actor.

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John McCook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Actor
John Thomas McCook is an American actor best known for his roles on daytime soap operas.

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Wendi McLendon-Covey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Wendi Anne McLendon-Covey is an American actress, writer, producer and comedian. McLendon-Covey began her career in the improvisational Comedy Central series Reno 911!, starring as Deputy ...more

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John Platt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
John Carlton Platt is an American Principal Scientist at Google. Formerly he was a Deputy Managing Director at Microsoft Research Redmond Labs. Platt worked for Microsoft from 1997-2015. Prior ...more

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Patrick Fabian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Actor
Patrick Fabian is an American actor of film, stage and television, best known for his frequent guest star roles on episodic television.

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Gilbert Luján is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Gilbert Luján
Gilbert "Magú" Luján was a well known and influential Chicano sculptor, muralist and painter. He founded the famous Chicano collective Los Four that consisted of artists ...more

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Mike Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach
Michael John Montgomery is a retired American college basketball coach. He was the men's basketball coach at Stanford from 1986 to 2004 and at the University of Montana for eight seasons prior ...more

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George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Basketball player
George "The Iceman" Gervin is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the ...more

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Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Baseball player
Evan Michael Longoria, nicknamed "Longo", is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. Formerly, Longoria was a star infielder for the Long Beach State University ...more

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Tim Minear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer
Timothy "Tim" P. Minear is an American screenwriter and director. He has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for his role as an executive producer on American Horror Story.

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Gloria Romero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Long Beach Alumni
Politician
Gloria J. Romero, Ph.D. is active in education reform in California, a former California State Senator and the Democratic majority leader of the California State Senate from 2001 until 2008. She ...more